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  1. General 1911 talk
    Would appreciate receiving any comments or opinions on Guncrafter's Hot Salt Blue finish. Thanks ahead for any input.
  2. General 1911 talk
    I just got a new Counselor from a forum sponsor. I have to say the finish is sub par to me. Do others look like mine?
  3. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I'm making an appeal for help here lol but I'm looking for someone who is capable of parkerizing and/or matte bluing. I paid a local gunsmith to matte blue one of my project guns but when I got it back, the small parts were parkerized, the pins were not finished, and the frame and slide were...
  4. AR Forum
    If a lower is already hard anodized, can it be stripped of the anodizing, engraved, and re-anodized without messing up any tolerances that would render it unreliable?
  5. General 1911 talk
    Focusing down on my custom order for a quantico and having a real hard time choosing between the standard blued vs dlc offering. I’ve seen examples of both on other manufacturers but haven’t seen an alchemy in person. Pictures of the blued guns alchemy puts out are gorgeous but I am worried...
  6. 1911 Gunsmithing
    If you had a project gun that you were going to tinker with and you had a choice between bead blasted blue and parkerized, which would it be? I just can't really decide and idk enough about the merits of each at the moment so it's kind of a tossup rn.
  7. AR Forum
    hey guys, I have an issue with (light)rust appearing on my AK and one of the mags for it. I used to use steel wool and oil to remove rust. But recently the rust is appearing more frequently and becoming harder to remove, and the paint job is fading in these areas I cleanse. What is the best...
  8. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    This is a brand new Bob Marvel with the following upgrades: 9mm caliber DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) Complete Pistol The DLC coating gives this gun an almost blued look, but with superior scratch and wear resistance. Pictures don't do the finish justice! Minimum advertised price is $4,895...
  9. Beginner's Corner
    New guy to the site. Been lurking for a while. I finally managed to wear the finish off of my Wilson Combat CQB compact and was looking for input on what colors to refinish it in. I don’t have to send it back to Wilson, so aftermarket suggestions are also welcome.
  10. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Selling a Dan Wesson Valor Commander in 9mm with the Duty finish. 2016 model year not blem. Purchased from another member earlier this year who only put 50 rounds through it and it has been in my safe since. This DW has never been carried or holstered. Also, the slide stop came from the factory...
  11. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Here is the latest to leave the shop.
  12. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Sells by Buds for $800. This is a great little 380. Very accurate. Including 4 additional mags. This was another $160.
  13. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I really, really, really want to keep this one, but my kids can't eat it. Alas, the never ending torment of the Gun Shop Owner... MSRP is $4,295. Financing, Layaway, and Addicts cash discount available. Trades Considered...
  14. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hello Addicts, This is nice Colt's Combat Commander in the scarce Satin Nickel finish. Pistol is as shown, no box or extra mags. Compensator is an easy off with a replaced barrel bushing. Would make an excellent build gun. 1000.00 shipped. Cash, certified check, CC with no fees, and will...
  15. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Sold on another forum, thank you. Dan Wesson Specialist .45 ACP w/Black Duty Finish and custom VZ Black/Blue Diamond Back G10 Grips (Original factory grips included). This one has 50 flawless rounds through it and is in mint condition. $1595.00 Shipped in the CO USA, no trades please, I am...
  16. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    **SOLD on another forum!** New/unfired .45 ACP Dan Wesson Specialist with Black Duty Finish and custom DW logo VZ G10 grips (The original grips and grip screws are included as well). These are awesome pistols with an excellent price tag. Email me if interested: [[email protected][/email]...
  17. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I didn't know what else to use for the title of this thread. If I were to buy a 1911 that I knew I was going to be using as a donor for a rebuild I guess stainless would be the first choice. If that were not an option I'm guessing blued would be the next choice? Some of the finishes used sound...
  18. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Traded, please close. New/Unfired STI Tactical 4.0 2011 .45 ACP with Hard Chrome finish, Night Sights, 4 total magazines (11 Round/126mm), Garrett Industries black leather lined kydex IWB Holster and dual OWB mag carrier. This is a sweet package, dosen't really get any better. $2695.00 OBO...
  19. General Firearm Discussion
    Just wondering what the general consensus is for the most durable finish. I would assume SS is the best for corrosion resistance but it is a softer metal. I have personally Cerakoted a few firearms that I refinished and that seems to hold up well but can still chip since it is a ceramic. I am...
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