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Ok, I was working on two HP's - a Browning and an FEG. I had to take the triggers out of both and everything went fine with the Browning. The FEG was another story - the trigger pin was very tough to get out and I managed to bung up the area aroung the pinhole with some scratches and hammer marks. My question is - can these be removed? Would it be really expensive - meaning professionally done on a milling machine - or is it something that can be done by hand with files if your'e willing to work at it?
 

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Files? Are the scars THAT deep?
The usual method of removing pe--er tracks is to attach pieces of 320 Wetordry paper to flat pieces of ground flat stock with double sided tape and rub the area uniformly in a single direction until the scars are faint. Then go to 400 grit and finally finish with 600 grit. Maintain a single direction stroke.
If possible, stroke the same direction as the piece's major contours. This insures a blending.
Naturally, you have to refinish the pistol.
Milling will leave its own variety of markings. If you are equipped with very large diameter buffing wheels you could remove the milling bit tracks using progressively finer grit on the wheels.
The best plan is always to use abrasive sticks rather than files, for a finished surface.
 
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