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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 3/17/2006 4:12:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 4:13:08 PM EST by imcoltsguy]

He has a very nice older gun that needs refinishing and he wants it nickle plated (which was a factory option for this gun when it was originally made but Colt apparently won't do it any longer).

Does anyone know a plating shop they can recommend? It doesn't have to be a gun shop--last one I knew somebody had redone was by a Harley shop that did chrome work and the gun turned out great.

Link Posted: 3/17/2006 4:40:04 PM EST
You might try General Magnaplate in Arlington. I visited their facility about 8 years ago and it was very impressive.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:55:01 AM EST

Thanks, Sheltot.

Does anybody else have a plating source?

Link Posted: 3/19/2006 8:52:21 AM EST
there used to be a guy in Irving..... TRIPP I believe was his name? I think he is at the Market Hall gun show.... which is next weekend!
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 8:57:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By newatthis:
there used to be a guy in Irving..... TRIPP I believe was his name? I think he is at the Market Hall gun show.... which is next weekend!




Thanks. I'll be there and I'll check him out.

Link Posted: 3/19/2006 10:33:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 10:33:20 AM EST by Mongo63A]
Freinds don't let friends nickle (chrome, gold plates....etc) guns
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 10:42:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 10:48:52 AM EST by FALARAK]

Originally Posted By Mongo63A:
Freinds don't let friends nickle (chrome, gold plates....etc) guns



Nickel and Chrome are COOL.

If I could afford it... I have a 1911 I would totally pimp out.


Link Posted: 3/19/2006 1:36:23 PM EST
+1for tripp research
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 8:01:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:18:16 AM EST
Make sure your friend understands electroless nickle is yellow colored if he goes that option.
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