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5/29/2017 5:35:05 AM
Posted: 12/24/2011 1:29:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2011 12:46:45 PM EDT by Nutro]
I just got it back today.

I still need to find a mag release and slide stop that will work in stainless. There are a few spots that I'll need to hand polish a little more but overall I am happy with the end results. The internal parts and barrel along with everything you see was coated.

I installed the EGW bushing and guide rod plug today.

Its being sent out in 2 weeks have Trijicon night sights installed.

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Link Posted: 12/24/2011 2:13:53 PM EDT
Looks great, Thank you for sharing.
Link Posted: 12/24/2011 4:23:37 PM EDT
Wow, looks Awesome!!! Where did you have it done?
Link Posted: 12/24/2011 4:23:58 PM EDT
Looks great, who did the work?
Link Posted: 12/25/2011 8:42:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
Looks great, who did the work?

This, plus cost.


Also, I've got an engineering diagram somewhere here that details that the RIA "novak" style cuts actually have a few minor fit differences; may want to be sure that the place you're sending it to for NS can take care of that.
Link Posted: 12/25/2011 10:22:14 AM EDT
Looks good.
Link Posted: 12/25/2011 12:42:26 PM EDT
Very nice. I have the same questions as above? Is that coating similar to Robar?
Link Posted: 12/25/2011 6:59:41 PM EDT
wow. my operator has a bright shiny cousin!
+1 on where & how much.
Link Posted: 12/26/2011 6:01:47 AM EDT
This is almost exactly what I've planned for mine, except I planned on going hard chrome. Tagged for updates on pricing
Link Posted: 12/26/2011 12:47:14 PM EDT
Added better pics. The coating was done by WMD guns in Florida.
Link Posted: 12/26/2011 3:23:14 PM EDT
That came out nice,I Iike it.
Link Posted: 12/26/2011 3:44:59 PM EDT
Though I wont go the same route, I plan on getting on of those.
Yours came out great, Excellent job
Link Posted: 12/26/2011 3:56:29 PM EDT
Now have it parked and blackened!
Link Posted: 12/26/2011 4:17:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MTNmyMag:
Now have it parked and blackened!





Too many black 1911's!!
Link Posted: 12/26/2011 4:19:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nutro:
Originally Posted By MTNmyMag:
Now have it parked and blackened!





Too many black 1911's!!


Meh to many pimp guns
Link Posted: 12/26/2011 4:53:39 PM EDT
Good logic but to bling bling for me
Link Posted: 12/27/2011 2:21:31 PM EDT
I'm digging it a lot.
How does it differ from the old-school nickel finish?

a-bare
Link Posted: 12/28/2011 3:52:33 PM EDT
what MSH is that?
Link Posted: 12/28/2011 8:12:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By darkspector:
what MSH is that?


It's an Ed Brown snake skin
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 8:39:38 PM EDT
Looks great! I suppose that is your BBQ gun.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 10:14:08 PM EDT
Looks great! Deserves better than a cheap park job.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 9:13:49 AM EDT
I really like it! Your post helped me decide which coating to use to "highlight" some parts on my new 1911.
The pricing isnt bad either, $50 to do the slid stop, safety levers, grip safety, etc- and it looks much more durable than something like the paint on stuff.
Link Posted: 1/9/2012 11:45:13 AM EDT
New grips:





Link Posted: 1/9/2012 12:13:19 PM EDT
Jupiter looking grips. Awesome!
Link Posted: 1/10/2012 8:21:25 AM EDT
how many rounds down the barrel before treatment? I always wondered how they prep used barrels prior to ionbond or NIB
Link Posted: 1/10/2012 4:22:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eternal24k:
how many rounds down the barrel before treatment? I always wondered how they prep used barrels prior to ionbond or NIB


I dont think Ionbond will do the interior of a barrel but not 100%
Link Posted: 1/10/2012 6:49:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:
Originally Posted By eternal24k:
how many rounds down the barrel before treatment? I always wondered how they prep used barrels prior to ionbond or NIB


I dont think Ionbond will do the interior of a barrel but not 100%


my 1911 has ionbond barrel in and out, but it was a brand new bar-sto
Link Posted: 1/10/2012 7:34:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eternal24k:
Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:
Originally Posted By eternal24k:
how many rounds down the barrel before treatment? I always wondered how they prep used barrels prior to ionbond or NIB


I dont think Ionbond will do the interior of a barrel but not 100%


my 1911 has ionbond barrel in and out, but it was a brand new bar-sto


Weird. Maybe they changed things.
I pulled this from BrianEnos
Only trace amounts of coating get inside the barrel, it isn't like chrome lining a barrel. The coating is a vapor and doesn't go in voids well because it is electrically charged, it finds something to stick to before it can go very far into a barrel. It doesn't affect accuracy and we do fancy one hole shooting rifles all the time.
Link Posted: 1/11/2012 4:08:38 AM EDT
nice gun and well done I love the finish....I hear different theories on nickel boron and lube/no lube.....can you in fact run 100% dry...... any feedback yet OP?
Link Posted: 1/11/2012 5:33:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:
Originally Posted By eternal24k:
Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:
Originally Posted By eternal24k:
how many rounds down the barrel before treatment? I always wondered how they prep used barrels prior to ionbond or NIB


I dont think Ionbond will do the interior of a barrel but not 100%


my 1911 has ionbond barrel in and out, but it was a brand new bar-sto


Weird. Maybe they changed things.
I pulled this from BrianEnos
Only trace amounts of coating get inside the barrel, it isn't like chrome lining a barrel. The coating is a vapor and doesn't go in voids well because it is electrically charged, it finds something to stick to before it can go very far into a barrel. It doesn't affect accuracy and we do fancy one hole shooting rifles all the time.


perhaps, it certainly came back black as far as my eyes could see, it also took around 1500 rounds before it wore on the lands

I am guessing that the short length of the barrel and the relatively large bore let more vapors in than you would normally find.

But I digress, I will not derail this thread, would be interested on the NIB barrel coating.


OP, how has the gun run?
Link Posted: 1/11/2012 1:27:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eternal24k:
Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:
Originally Posted By eternal24k:
Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:
Originally Posted By eternal24k:
how many rounds down the barrel before treatment? I always wondered how they prep used barrels prior to ionbond or NIB


I dont think Ionbond will do the interior of a barrel but not 100%


my 1911 has ionbond barrel in and out, but it was a brand new bar-sto


Weird. Maybe they changed things.
I pulled this from BrianEnos
Only trace amounts of coating get inside the barrel, it isn't like chrome lining a barrel. The coating is a vapor and doesn't go in voids well because it is electrically charged, it finds something to stick to before it can go very far into a barrel. It doesn't affect accuracy and we do fancy one hole shooting rifles all the time.


perhaps, it certainly came back black as far as my eyes could see, it also took around 1500 rounds before it wore on the lands

I am guessing that the short length of the barrel and the relatively large bore let more vapors in than you would normally find.

But I digress, I will not derail this thread, would be interested on the NIB barrel coating.


OP, how has the gun run?



Well the pistol itself only had around 50 rounds through it before I sent it out. When I initially called them, WMD did mention that they will not coat the interior of the barrel but coated everything else.

I ran 200 rounds through it dry 2 weeks ago and it performed flawlessly.
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