Black parts... Grrrrrrr

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by tarosean, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    With the popularity of Black over the last couple decades (individual treatment not too important). Why are we still so limited to Blue and SS for small parts?

    Just Frustrated trying to find a simple cheap part. (recoil spring plug)
     
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  2. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    Wilson will black Armortuff an ordered Wilson part for $5
     
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  3. BR549er

    BR549er Well-Known Member

    761
    Jul 6, 2018
    I have a black ionbond plug for gov't .45 if interested. Colt part.
     
  4. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    Wilson thumb safety matched this Fusion pistol as good as it needed to. Difference in finish is really not visible in natural light.
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  5. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    Good point. It's the inventory bean counters.

    However, most anything ordered from Ed Brown as "blued" is going to come black. Same with the Wilson parts I have ordered. None of them were traditional hot salts blued finish.
     
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  6. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    An Ed Brown thumb safety I ordered last year was indeed very much black. Same Fusion 1911 as above but with Ed Brown black thumb safety (that I later changed to the WC low lever thumb safety in ArmorTuff).

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    WC Bulletproof safeties I ordered maybe two years ago were polished blue that fairly well matched a 25 year old Colt with polished flats (in natural light). Although the WC "standard" parts were more “black”. Bulletproof thumb safety and grip safety below.
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    *Sadly, that gouge in the frame left of the grip safety is how it came from the factory 25 years ago. Not nearly as visible normally.
     
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  7. MDP

    MDP MP Custom

    335
    Jul 22, 2016
    Most 1911 parts are blued from the manufacture to identify them as carbon steel. Don't believe I've ever installed a carbon/blued part (except for sights possibly) without cutting or grinding most of the bluing away requiring a refinish.
     
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  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    Yeah, for sure. NEVER order a black trigger . . . .

    Don't ask me how I know . . . .


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