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Posted: 10/25/2010 3:59:23 PM EDT
I have a springfield GI 1911 and was looking at getting it refinished but how do i go about this?  i d like to have the frame color case hardened.  havent decided on the slide.  i posted a post in gunsmithing section with no responses.
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 4:05:43 PM EDT
Send it out to someone who specializes in CCH.

Turnbull will do it for a lot of money.
Gary Reeder will do it for quite a bit less.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:17:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2010 7:17:58 AM EDT by D_CRISIS]
go for a two tone.  I just refinished my 1911 in a FDE frame with black grips and parts and a black slide.  It looks nice.  Still waiting for it to cure before I can get pics up though.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:59:58 AM EDT
I was planning doing a two tone and really wanted the frame to be case color hardened. I just don't know if it's worth spending the money on a basic GI sa
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 8:08:17 AM EDT
I can't tell you if it's worth it, but Turnbull will charge you $200 to case color the frame.  I like the look as well, just need to get more shekels saved for the resto I'd like them to do on an old Colt's...
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:50:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By colt05:
I just don't know if it's worth spending the money on a basic GI sa

I'd say no since CCH is more of an aesthetics.  Don't get me wrong, CCH does provide a nice level of protection, but if protection was your number one goal than CCH would not be your desired finish.  

CCH is probably better suited for a more collectible 1911 like a Colt, and the wonder finishes are better choices for the likes of a SA.  

If you want a cool look for your SA GI I'd go with hard chrome on the frame and an IONBonded slide or vice versa.
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