ANY number of auto re-chroming shops in TIAJUANA, MEXICO do GREAT jobs. ====> BRIGHT nickel & 14K Gold decorated handguns are REALLY POPULAR south of the border. They DO Mother-of-pearl grips well, too.
(The devil made me do it! = CHUCKLE.)
P.S. = Remind me sometime to tell you about the BLUED Colt's GM in .38Super that I gave away down there & what the BIG-SHOT in the FJP did to it.
(My friends, afterwards, called it the JUAREZ SPECIAL.
Not so sure I'd want to try to take a gun to Mexico. A ex-marine tried to bring an old shotgun down there. He even stopped at a border station on the U.S. side and asked about it, filled out the paperwork and all ... the Mexican authorities still arrested him and jailed him. Bill O'Reilly on his Fox News program highlighted the story and managed to push it hard enough our state dept. finally shoved its a$$ in gear and helped convince the Mexicans to release him.
They do that to a U.S. Marine .... think an average Joe is going to stand a chance?
EVERYTHING is "for sale" down there. - I know, as I used to work the border area & I personally KNOW of senior Mexican LEOs, who were "bought & paid for".
(Like a lot of other nations, Mexico is a matter of "who you know" & nothing more than that.)
I'd bet 100 bucks to a hole in a doughnut that I could still get a POLICEMAN to pick the item up & bring it back for 20.ooUSD or less.
Stand Watie, I won't argue with you. I see you are in San Antonio, Tx and I've no doubt in the world you know the situation maybe 100X better than I, but--BUT I still wouldn't do it or recomend it.
I certainly wouldn't try myself. But I'm the kind of guy, you know, if I didn't have bad luck then I'd have no luck at all.
"A man's GOT to know his limitations," ~~ Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry, in The Enforcers.