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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 7/7/2003 8:08:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/7/2003 8:09:55 PM EDT by shotgun]
I've been wanting to take the plunge and get my first 1911 for a while now but now I'm broke. how
Thanks for thoughts.
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 11:03:36 PM EDT
Same as blued steel, IMO. It offers no more protection over rust then blueing.
Link Posted: 7/8/2003 5:27:15 AM EDT
Not having any blued pistols, I'd agree with Bob. Don't expect the parkerizing to be some kind of super armor rust/corrosion deterrant. It can and will scratch or wear off. Not saying it's NOT durable, tho.

Link Posted: 7/8/2003 6:50:28 AM EDT
Holster wear shows up early on the "high" spots.
When and if rust shows up it's not as big a deal as a nicely blued one, IMO, as it's a sacrificial finish anyway...a working gun.
Keep the insides cleaned and lubed and "old ugly" will still do it's job, holster wear, rust or not.
Short of buying a stainless model, sending the frame (and/or slide) out for a "wonder finish" of some kind at a later date may be most practical when funds permit it.
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 12:04:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2003 12:05:21 AM EDT by dennysguns]
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 12:24:06 AM EDT
Ive had good luck keeping a parked 1911 and my SIGs from rusting using Sentry Solutions Tuf-Cloth. I have very acidic skin and can rust anything.
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 10:56:24 PM EDT
Looks like I am gonna be the house parrot today, been pluggin azex a bit:


the parkote finish really rocks...it's a moly resin ( or something ) soaked into a parkerized finish. Gorgeous and holds up VERY well.

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