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  1. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Who would the collective here recommend to polish a stainless steel Manurhin MR-88 Revolver? I am also open to "what not to do or where not to take it to have polished".
  2. General 1911 talk
    A few months ago, I posted pics of a refinishing job that was so bad it was almost funny. Just a few days ago, I got my parts back from a different shop. The only downer is that it seems some parts took a fall and got a few dings but I'm just eager to put that whole ordeal behind me. This is my...
  3. General 1911 talk
    So you all know I've been tinkering on a project gun for some time now. A few weeks ago, I dropped the gun and some other parts off at a local gunsmith to be refinished - the gun to be matte blued and the parts parkerized. Today I got them back and the parts I wanted parkerized were blued, the...
  4. General 1911 talk
    I'm vacillating on whether or not to sell my beloved Ed Brown Kobra Govy. She was my CDP runner in IDPA until I switched to ESP and then CO div. Probably about 2,000 +/- rounds down her pipe and a little bit of holster wear. She was born on 9/22/2009. Assuming I do move to sell, do I send her...
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    I have a Colt Combat Commander long the worse for wear in stainless. I'm thinking of having it bead blasted and then a Cerakote job. The gun is stainless with the accumulate wear marks of nearly 30+ years. I'm kinda leaning towards a simple black slide and keeping the frame stainless, or matte...
  6. General Firearm Discussion
    I’d like to refinish a HK P7, and I’m torn between hard chrome and NP3. I really like the advantages of NP3, but also like the hardness and looks of HC... Anyway, my question is: I’ve read several comments where owners were saying that NP3 does make things slippery when you try to grab them. A...
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