Bobtail and checkering

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by pacecars, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. pacecars

    pacecars Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2012
    i have a Springfield RO Elite 10mm and want to have the frontstrap checkered and the frame bobtailed and refinished for a two tone look. I can’t decide if it should be chromed, Ceracoated or some other silver wonder finish. Who would you recommend for the work? Any ideas on which finish?
  2. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    @Steve Owens seems too be the go to Smith for the addicts right now. As far as finish I think any you named would be fine or let Steve recommend something.
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  3. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    If I was going to two-tone a pistol, I'd have the lower hard chromed and the top blued. But that's just me. :)
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  4. MDP

    MDP MP Custom

    Jul 22, 2016
    Take a look at my website for pictures of my work including a couple of two-tone guns, As far as finish goes are you wanting rust protection or maximum durability? Cerakote for rust and hard chrome and DLC for durability.
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