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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 2/7/2006 4:55:17 PM EDT
I aquired a series 70 satin nickle slide from a Gov't model. My intent is to build a pistol for my son
with the end result being the Black-T finish from W Birdsong.
I took the slide in to have the plating stripped and when I picked it up, it appears to be a stainless
steel slide.
To my knowledge Colt never made any S/S guns under the Series 70 design, and if they did why would they nickle a s/s slide.
I know the original owner, this is a early 80's vintage gun anyone have any imput.
Thanks
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 5:45:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 5:52:50 PM EDT by ikor]
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 6:02:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 6:06:24 PM EDT by anderson3754]
No it wasn't polished, it was stripped in acid then given to me.
I'm comparing it to a s/s 1991 slide and the metal, and the finish are almost identical.
I'm more curious than anything, it is still gonna get the BLK-T finish. Just thought it was really odd, the second you look at it, you say to yourself; this is not a carbon steel slide, it's s/s. Thought I would ask if anyone else, ever ran into this, or knows about it.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 6:03:27 PM EDT
Unfinished steel looks almost stainless. I bet that is whats going on.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 6:15:03 PM EDT
Yes... you could be right, but over the years of replacing target barrels both c/m and s/s, polished or bead blasted, I never questioned this when looking at them, always being able to discern the difference.
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