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Posted: 1/8/2005 5:16:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 5:19:33 PM EDT by FortyFiveAutomatic]
I want to get a few opinions, for I plan to refinish my old Springfield 1911 soon.

ETA: Poll added. If OTHER, specify which.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:23:33 PM EDT
My uncle has the Roguard finish on a couple of handguns and it looks good and holds up very well on his duty weapon.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:24:14 PM EDT
Stainless Steel.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:25:28 PM EDT
Parkerized.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:31:10 PM EDT
Best for what purpose?

I think an old-time rust blued finish, like on a DWM Luger, looks the best, but it's not very durable and doesn't protect much.

Parkerizing is a good general purpose finish... I like it on everything but my "pretty" guns.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 10:21:33 PM EDT
Hard chrome is the most durable in my limited experience.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 10:24:32 PM EDT
Hard chrome or NP3. I'm going with NP3.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 10:26:52 PM EDT
Gold plating. Bling Bling.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 10:34:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 10:35:07 PM EDT by Specop_007]
I like blueing with a nice dark wood stock and scope. Thats the ticket. Very conservative, very classy. That doesnt work on all firearms though obviously. For a 1911, dark colors with checkered wodden grips and maybe a chrome slide or something.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 10:34:44 PM EDT
I like Parkerizing
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 10:42:05 PM EDT


CHROME IT, BABY!!!

Though I originally wanted all my guns to be blak... that didn't turn out:



Oh well. Black is nice. I'd go with parkerizing unless you need it a little more durable, then maybe DuraHeat, I've heard good things about that.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 1:00:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
I want to get a few opinions, for I plan to refinish my old Springfield 1911 soon.

ETA: Poll added. If OTHER, specify which.




which springfield is this? a modern SA or an early pre or post WW2 one ?

if its an early gun then refinishing it would hurt its collectability, if still wanted to then park would prolly be the original finish.
if its a modern SA then do what ya want ....even bling bling gold anodizing
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 1:03:17 AM EDT
Boron Carbide!
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