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  1. General 1911 talk
    I have been looking at different finishes for my alloy framed Commanders. DLC was a finish at the top of my list. However today I read today that DLC was not a good choice for alloy framed because ally frames are easily dented causing the DLC to flake. Are there other nice finishes out there...
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    I’m looking for a good refinishing shop to send a 1911 for a two tone (black slide over gray frame) Cerakote finish job. All suggestions appreciated. Thanks Bill
  3. General 1911 talk
    I've disassembled my Caspian Hi-Cap 38 Super and am about to send it off to H&M Blacknitride for refinishing, in their version of melonite finish of course. Other than aesthetics, which I don't really care about for this pistol, is there any reason NOT to have the barrel, bushing, trigger...
  4. General 1911 talk
    This is a SHOUTOUT to Forum Member dclevinger for his outstanding work on refinishing my Colt Gold Cup . . . Awesome!
  5. AR Forum
    Hey guys, one quick question before I go through with it. So one of my black rifle is getting a trip to the paint shop and I am wondering if it is okay to paint over the existing finish? (I know I have to de-grease the parts I am going to paint, and I also know to scuff up the rifle with...
  6. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I wanted to take a second to thank Steve Owens for fixing an eyesore on one of my guns. The trigger was looking pretty ragged. I chatted with Steve on PM and he said he thought he could media blast it back to new looking. Thanks Steve for the outstanding work and helping out a fellow addict...
  7. General 1911 talk
    I have a 41 year old Colt Series 70 GI and the blue finish is pretty shabby. I accidently installed the Mother of All Idiot Scratches when but a young pup who did not know any better. My question is, should I seek a good refinishing service to make it prettier (re-blued), or let it wear its...
  8. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I have 70 series Colt Combat Commander with electroless nickel finish. Looking for advice on refinishing options other than Colt - they said 8 months minimum turn around. How about ROBAR - like a two tone finish (frame satin nickel and slide blued or blackened). Thanks in advance for the...
  9. General 1911 talk
    Guys, Interested in your opinion on refinishing a used Les Baer Concept VI?? I don't like bare stainless Steel, so... I was thinking a goo Cerakote Job, here in the valley I have a great applicator/gunsmith. What do you think?? Y
  10. General 1911 talk
    I just purchased a nice custom all stainless 1911 that will arrive in my FFL on FRI. Finish is in brushed stainless with polished sides on the slide. Overall condition is superb except for the 'idiot scratch' left by the previous owner. Since the finish is brushed stainless, would I have to...
  11. 1911 Gunsmithing
    After a long discussion with chuck i was told how to refinish my frame myself. I was also told I was a terrible photographer. Best I could.
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