Publicado em 9 Abr 2021
Restoration of a gun lighter model Colt Python .357 Magnum. I will restore this cool looking cigarette revolver lighter and make it work again.
ABOUT THE GUN LIGHTER
Note: THIS IS NOT a firearm it’s a very cheap Chinese cigarette lighter model of the famous Colt Python .357 Magnum who was introduced 1955 the same year that Smith & Wesson released the .44 Magnum revolver. I got the lighter from a metal dumpster station. I was very curious to see if I could make it work again. These cheap butane lighters have a bad reputation for not working very well.
THE RESTORATION PROCESS
I started brushing the dirt and rust off the lighter. After giving it a little squeeze of WD40 I disassemble it and sandblasted the revolver case. It was made of very cheap metal and had a lot of pitting therefore I grinded it with fine sandpaper grit 1000 and 1500 and then I did some serious polishing of the case just to make it look ok. I cleaned all the small parts in my mini tumbler.
The handle was like the rest of the lighter made of very cheap materials. I had to drill a hole in the handle to just get it off. I cleaned the handle of this revolver with warm soap water and I grinded it with fine sandpaper and polished it with car wax. The cylinder on this Colt Python was unfortunately made of cheap plastic, so I just cleaned it with some harsh chemicals to achieve the matt black plastic look.
I think it turned out OK and I am positive surprised that I was able to light the lighter. I hope that you enjoy this restoration video. Please subscribe if you want to see more cool upcoming projects 🙂 And DON’T FORGET TO SEE my RARE WW2 PICKAXE RESTORATION - brdown.net/top/m5zbo9impoKsl6Q/video
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