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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
In 10+years of marriage, I can't recall every scratching anything with my wedding bad.

You must not own a 1911 or something else of that ilk.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by jeansandtshirt
You must not own a 1911 or something else of that ilk.

That would be hard to do unless you're left handed?
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by jeansandtshirt
You must not own a 1911 or something else of that ilk.
No, a caulking gun is about as close as I come. But in any event, wouldn't the pistol be made of steel or something like that? It's hard to imagine, even assuming I had one, that it would be scratched by the white gold of my wedding band.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
No, a caulking gun is about as close as I come. But in any event, wouldn't the pistol be made of steel or something like that? It's hard to imagine, even assuming I had one, that it would be scratched by the white gold of my wedding band.


Yes, many things are made out of steel, that can be marked and scratched. Cars are made out of steel...they don't get all marked and dinged up now, do they? Anything can be scratched by a ring, not just blueing on a 1911. How about a vintage sports car? Think a wooden steering wheel will not get all marked up by a ring? Go to a Perazzi dealer and make sure you run your ring up the side of it, and see what happens.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by jeansandtshirt
Yes, many things are made out of steel, that can be marked and scratched. Cars are made out of steel...they don't get all marked and dinged up now, do they? Anything can be scratched by a ring, not just blueing on a 1911. How about a vintage sports car? Think a wooden steering wheel will not get all marked up by a ring? Go to a Perazzi dealer and make sure you run your ring up the side of it, and see what happens.
I know bupkis about handguns and their finishes, so I'm sure you're right. But with a car (leaving the wooden steering wheel example aside), I think most minor scrapes are really to the paint, not the underlying metal. I've certainly had my hands on the outside of my car many times in the 5+ years I've owned my car (washing, fueling, etc.) and don't believe I've ever scratched it with my ring. Obviously, it would depend on the ring, though. Mine's a pretty smooth, rounded white gold ring that doesn't really present an sharp edges from my finger. A more angular ring or one with gemstones, obviously, could be more problematic.
But yeah, I agree that theoretically even my ring could leave marks on a variety of stuff. All I can tell you is that in 10+ years it's never happened that I'm aware of, so it's more of a theoretical issue than an actual.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by jeansandtshirt
Yes, many things are made out of steel, that can be marked and scratched. Cars are made out of steel...they don't get all marked and dinged up now, do they? Anything can be scratched by a ring, not just blueing on a 1911. How about a vintage sports car? Think a wooden steering wheel will not get all marked up by a ring? Go to a Perazzi dealer and make sure you run your ring up the side of it, and see what happens.

Are you being sarcastic? Of course cars get scratched, but mostly by things that are rather harder than gold, and that occur as a result of impact. "Anything can be scratched by a ring" No, not really. Scratching is almost strictly a one way relationship -- harder scratches softer. Of course surface texture and finish play a role, but as a general rule it's true. I just took a low carat (hence harder) gold to the inside of the grip frame on a Mk IV Series 70 GCNM, and precisely what was expected occurred -- a streak of gold was left on the blue, which was not scratched, per se.

So a ring will scratch the oil finish on a Perazzi, but if that isn't a well, duh, I don't know what is.

Regards,
Huntsman
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
No, a caulking gun is about as close as I come. But in any event, wouldn't the pistol be made of steel or something like that? It's hard to imagine, even assuming I had one, that it would be scratched by the white gold of my wedding band.

Yes, you're right -- steel of various finishes is the most common, which wouldn't be scratched by andy casual contact. I was referring to a scratch occuring from recoil, which adds impact to the event, and a rightie would be shooting with the left ring finger more or less gripping the right hand, away from the gun. A leftie would have the ring where, with recoil, it could scrtach the frontstrap and the grip. But the ring would bear the lion's share of any damage.

Regards,
Huntsman
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