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Posted: 8/9/2004 6:40:47 AM EST
I've seen chrome-plated charging handles in a few magazines and have searched the net but I have had no luck in finding one. Any direction is appreciated....thanks'
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 8:31:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 8:55:01 AM EST
send it out for some bling, there should be a shop close to you
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 10:35:10 AM EST
Good God Man!

WHY
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 10:39:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 10:40:33 AM EST
Why? the handle is aluminum. Aluminum doesn't need much maintenance. (a tennifer or chrome ejection port door or latch plate and nut would make a lot more sense. )


If you want it to be silver just bead blast it.
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 10:52:11 AM EST
Great ideas folks' I appreciate it. For those that ask "why" because I think it looks good........I'll post some pics when I get it all done with some of my other AR's. I do plan to get the other parts with the same finish, I just haven't had any luck finding a charging handle. Does anyone know of a supplier instead of modifying a part I already have, I guess that is the real question I'm asking. Thanks again...
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 10:59:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
Look in your local yellow pages under metal finishing or plating. A shop that can handle the chrome plating of aluminum will be able to help.

You'll have the tackiest AR in the neighborhood, though.

CJ

Link Posted: 8/9/2004 11:14:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Spooge5150:
Good God Man!

WHY



It will look FRESH, Yo!
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 11:28:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By Spooge5150:
Good God Man!

WHY


Link Posted: 8/9/2004 12:29:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/11/2004 7:11:26 AM EST by Lon_Moer]

Originally Posted By JimmyThompson:
I've seen chrome-plated charging handles in a few magazines and have searched the net but I have had no luck in finding one. Any direction is appreciated....thanks'


DPMS is the general vendor with hard chrome pieces. I have a chrome selector, trigger, forward assist, gas key and extractor from them, but I don't know if they have a complete charge handle.

ed; I forgot, I also have chrome hammer and trigger cross pins, and chrome dust cover pivot rod, and front and rear takedown pins.

ed2; I am also using silver front and rear GRSC HK sling loops.
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 12:36:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 12:38:13 PM EST
IIRC you can't chrome aluminum very easily. www.trippresearch.com Tripp can do Cobra Coat which is similiar in color to chrome.
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 12:45:55 PM EST
If you're serious about having a chrome CH, check with DPMS. They sell a steel CH that would be easier/cheaper to chrome and would probably last longer than a chromed aluminum one...

Just my $.02
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 12:57:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/9/2004 12:58:05 PM EST by TexasGunman]
Thought I'd heard & seen everything,till now.

Get some fuzzy dice to hang from her.

TG
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 1:16:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 1:52:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/9/2004 1:53:03 PM EST by bigbore]
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 4:55:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By JimmyThompson:
I've seen chrome-plated charging handles in a few magazines and have searched the net but I have had no luck in finding one. Any direction is appreciated....thanks'



Wills yous bees usein dis ding in da hood?? Dat bees phat!
LOL Sorry JT I had to.
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 5:11:19 AM EST
Dat would be GANGSTA baby! Like jeweled teeth in da hood.

Imagine All these things chromed:

charging handle
forward assist
take down pins
dust cover
rear sight assembly
mag release button
trigger
retaining pins
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 6:56:05 AM EST
LOL you guys are killing me.........
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 1:07:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2004 1:11:59 PM EST by dutch1]

Originally Posted By BangStick1:
Dat would be GANGSTA baby! Like jeweled teeth in da hood.

Imagine All these things chromed:

charging handle
forward assist
take down pins
dust cover
rear sight assembly
mag release button
trigger
retaining pins
hr
Ouch! I'm glad my 20th and 25th anniversary Bushmasters are not chromed!!
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 1:19:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By JimmyThompson:
I've seen chrome-plated charging handles in a few magazines and have searched the net but I have had no luck in finding one. Any direction is appreciated....thanks'

YUK!!!
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 2:45:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By BangStick1:
Dat would be GANGSTA baby! Like jeweled teeth in da hood.



Link Posted: 8/10/2004 3:38:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 3:49:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2004 3:50:14 PM EST by shamayim]
The day you're shooting in the Georgia sun, and the glare off that handle is blinding you, you'll put in an order for a stock piece the minute you get home.

and for the rest of you guys:

THIS MAN DOES NOT REPRESENT GEORGIA AR OWNERS/SHOOTERS!!!

The vast majority of us are sane!
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 6:41:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By shamayim:

THIS MAN DOES NOT REPRESENT GEORGIA AR OWNERS/SHOOTERS!!!




Jeez don't take MY questions so personally...Thanks everyone for the positive input.......
Link Posted: 8/11/2004 12:50:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By JimmyThompson:

Originally Posted By shamayim:

THIS MAN DOES NOT REPRESENT GEORGIA AR OWNERS/SHOOTERS!!!




Jeez don't take MY questions so personally...Thanks everyone for the positive input.......



Nothing personal about it sport. Just a little joshing
Link Posted: 8/11/2004 1:18:27 PM EST
Atleast spell CHROME corretly...

Link Posted: 8/11/2004 1:47:09 PM EST
Hey, my anniversary bushmasters look awsome to me with their nickel plating and
better yet don't have the glare that chrome would from the light. Really a classy touch
and better yet, not a pimp gun!hug.gif
Link Posted: 8/11/2004 4:13:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Timanator:
Atleast spell CHROME corretly...




At least spell CORRECTLY correctly...

<­BR>


Link Posted: 8/12/2004 5:11:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By dutch1:
Hey, my anniversary bushmasters look awsome to me with their nickel plating and
better yet don't have the glare that chrome would from the light. Really a classy touch
and better yet, not a pimp gun!hug.gif



Hey Dutch1 that is exactly where my scope was pointing on this project........I was onle aware of chrome being an option for a plating surface other than the bizarre. Nickel.......where would i get those? C H R O M E or Nickel......doesn't matter to me really. Thanks again'
Link Posted: 8/12/2004 1:41:15 PM EST
Doohhh,

Atleast I didnt start this thread


Link Posted: 8/12/2004 2:10:37 PM EST
I'm sure there are magazines for pimps & hos that have adds for such in the back.
Link Posted: 8/12/2004 2:14:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By BangStick1:
Dat would be GANGSTA baby! Like jeweled teeth in da hood.

Imagine All these things chromed:

charging handle
forward assist
take down pins
dust cover
rear sight assembly
mag release button
trigger
retaining pins



Once when shooting at the Burro Creek (?) range near LA, some gansta types next to us had the most pimped out SKS I've ever seen. And a pimped out Mini-14, as well. Based upon their shooting, I'd have to say chrome parts do little to improve accuracy.

Link Posted: 8/12/2004 2:26:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stasher1:
If you're serious about having a chrome CH, check with DPMS. They sell a steel CH that would be easier/cheaper to chrome and would probably last longer than a chromed aluminum one...

Just my $.02





Ditto what Stasher1 said. Give DPMS a call. They can probably have their steel charging handle hard chromed and you could look at their other HC'ed parts. They also have TiN coated parts if you're into da gold bling look...
Link Posted: 8/12/2004 7:36:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Spooge5150:
Good God Man!

WHY



I always like my AR's to have at least one part that's really shiney, and when light hits them, they show anyone around me EXACTLY where I am. I want me and my rifle to always be a dead give away, under any conditions. I like the chrome idea, makes perfect sense.
Link Posted: 8/12/2004 7:38:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:

Originally Posted By Timanator:
Atleast spell CHROME corretly...




At least spell CORRECTLY correctly...






Always makes me laugh when someone corrects a spelling error of someone else, then proceeds to fuck up the spelling of a simple word in THEIR post.

Back to the subject. Chrome charging handle =
Link Posted: 8/12/2004 9:24:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/12/2004 9:24:33 PM EST by Kisara]

Link Posted: 8/13/2004 5:55:51 AM EST
LOL Kisara......
Link Posted: 8/14/2004 8:40:28 AM EST
Finally. Someone is bringing the term "bling bling" back to ARFCOM.

Bling Bling, baby!
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 7:13:50 AM EST
Not everybody is building combat weapons.
Not every one of MY AR's are combat weapons.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 6:29:44 AM EST
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Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:41:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 10:41:25 AM EST by new-arguy]
hahaha, sorry, but this one is nuts!
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:42:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 10:42:02 AM EST by new-arguy]
unlock top post a reason
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Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:43:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 10:43:53 AM EST by new-arguy]
see above
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