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Posted: 10/28/2001 3:46:39 PM EDT
The finish on my 1991A1 slide seems to be chipping/peeling exposing a brass or copper looking metal underneath. Isn't this highly unusual for this type of finish?
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 1:26:28 PM EDT
That's wierd, man. I would take it to a good smith, and have him give it the once over. If it is a factory defect, send it back to Colt. They seem to be better with customer service these days, but they are a bit slow, so it may be worth your while to just get it refinished by a local smith, or a firm with good turnaround time.
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 4:02:45 PM EDT
Where is it chipping? It could be from deflected brass hitting the slide around the ejection port or on other places on the slide depending on how it ejects. I would bet that it is not the finish coming off at all as the metal should not be an off color.
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