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Security Six Polished Stainless
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JMullis
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30 Sep 2015 01:46 PM
    I recently traded for a Security Six that is polished stainless, It's a 1976 ""Liberty"" model. The owner said it has been in his safe for about 20 years and he bought it from the original owner. He said the finish is factory, and I tend to believe that, nothing is washed out by buffing, edges are very sharp, definitely a professional job. On the other hand, is it a factory finish? I looked closely in the crevices, etc and I can't see any discrepancy. I used to own a 1976 stainless but it was the typical brushed stainless finish. Factory finish or not its a beautiful gun and whoever polished it did a fantastic job.
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    Doc Nonverbal
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    02 Oct 2015 12:45 PM
    I have a 70's Security Six as well with the typical brushed stainless finish. I'll let someone more knowledgeable comment about whether or not the factory ever produced a polished stainless Security Six, but I can comment on the finish.

    It's actually quite easy to put a mirror polish on a brushed stainless firearm. All it takes is some Mother's Mag polish, an old white cotton t-shirt, elbow grease and patience. To facilitate getting into crevices, I made some oak dowel tools (round, point & chisel) to push the t-shirt into these areas. Very minor marks and scratches can be removed with Scotch Brite pads. I typically use the grey pads for scratches, then follow up with the white. The maroon pads are much more aggressive, but are great for touching up the flats of the Mark II Competition model. Don't use them on a brushed stainless finish or you'll have more scratches than you'll know what to do with.

    This is probably more than you wanted or needed to know, but my point in this is that if I were a betting man, my money would be on that polished finish being post-factory.

    Hopefully I'm wrong and you have an unusual revolver.

    Best wishes,


    David
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    T.A.Workman
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    15 Oct 2015 10:57 AM
    I know that Weaselmeatgravy has a Factory ""Hi-Polish"" in his collection.
    There is a post over on the Ruger Forum with a picture.
    Terry

    Here's the link.

    http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=226031
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