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  1. General 1911 talk
    Hey all..... my memory may be faulty on this one, but I seem to remember a sort of omnibus thread where virtually all of the proprietary and other available surface treatments, case hardening and applied finish options currently available for firearms... with lots of opinions and experience...
  2. General 1911 talk
    I have a question for the addicts. On higher end 1911 pistols how do you feel about the Cerakote or similar finish? I have to admit I have mixed feelings myself. Do you think it is something worth offering? I have to say what brought this to my attention again is seeing a thread with a pair...
  3. General 1911 talk
    Most everyone probably knows my next 1911 I plan to send to Turnbull for a Charcoal Blue since no one offers it right just. (Most semi custom ships don’t minus WC) when purchasing a base gun, is there a recommended finish to go with and finishes to avoid if you plan to send it in for bluing...
  4. General 1911 talk
    How do you delete a thread starry post that you made? I’ve found where I can edit it, but not delete it.
  5. General 1911 talk
    I just bought a new DW Vigil from a fellow forum member. It is an absolutely beautiful pistol and a heck of a shooter, but I’ve been waiting for the day (5-years down the road?) when it’ll have those beautiful wear/use marks. I love the look of a thinning finish and highlighted edges, but it...
  6. General 1911 talk
    I am still new to weapons, sort of. I picked my Ruger based on the feel in my hand and knew a Ruger would be a good weapon with a lifetime warranty. If the best one was black, that would have been fine too, but i liked this one. I had a .22 rifle as a kid, shot a 1911 4 times in the navy for...
  7. General 1911 talk
    Would appreciate receiving any comments or opinions on Guncrafter's Hot Salt Blue finish. Thanks ahead for any input.
  8. 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?
  9. 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...
  10. 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?
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. Nighthawk Custom
    Today I must decide final finish for my custom classic. The gun should be back from the finish shop next week, it will return in tuxedo black nitride. I specified smoked nitride, the smoked part is done in house at NightHawk. So,,,Tux Black or Shabby Chic. It's not likely the outcome will...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Here is the latest to leave the shop.
  19. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Sells by Buds for $800. This is a great little 380. Very accurate. Including 4 additional mags. This was another $160.
  20. 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...
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