I am interested in getting a VZ 82. My local gunshop has three of them and its only a matter of time till one comes home with me. My only issue is the "blueing". I really dislike a painted on finish and would like to give it a fresh Nitre Blue.
What is the best way to remove the old finish? Any way to avoid a harsh abraisive sanding or buffing? Will a prolonged soak in a solvent loosen the baked on paint?
Also, does anyone know if it is OK to remove the import markings? I know messing with the serial number is a felony, but what about other markings?