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#1 Definitely Deplorable

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:09 PM

If you had a nice 1911 not needing anything but finishing, and you wanted it hard chromed, who would you send it to?



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:51 PM

We used to send parts from the power plant to a place in Tulsa to hard chrome. I don't remember which. 

http://chromeusa.com/

 

http://www.swunited....plating_chr.htm



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:54 PM

http://www.apwcogan....inishing-prices

They did the frame on mine.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:55 PM

We used to send parts from the power plant to a place in Tulsa to hard chrome. I don't remember which. 

http://chromeusa.com/

 

http://www.swunited....plating_chr.htm

 

I've had extensive dealings with SW United.  They don't do guns unless it a .gov military contract.  FFLs aren't required for those.  ;)

 

http://www.apwcogan....inishing-prices

They did the frame on mine.

I can get a better picture if you want.

 

Looks good Matt.  

 

How long ago was it? And how long was it gone?  I'm going to have the gun, barrel and slide done and probably go with black cerakote on the trigger and all the controls.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:08 PM

It was about 4 years ago but I think it was around 3 months. The guy that built mine uses them a lot and said it was worth waiting for their quality. If you have a tight slide to frame fit, hard chroming both may cause some issues. It is a pretty thick coating (up to .010 to .020). I know one guy that had a tight fit and had it chromed. When he got it back the slide would barely go on to then frame.


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:43 PM

Cogan is who I was leaning towards.  Them or Ford.  

 

And it ain't that tight.  It's a STI Trojan that's had some trigger work done.  I think I'll do what I was planning and shoot it through the summer and send it off in the winter.  I can play in PCC until it gets back.



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 07:19 AM

Metaloy in Berryville Ark. is the place to go. They have the best hard chrome finish. This is where Dawson sends theirs & I'm pretty sure STI does as well.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 07:45 AM

How much is it for slide, frame and controls of a 1911? Anyone have a ballpark?

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:42 AM

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:52 AM

How much is it for slide, frame and controls of a 1911? Anyone have a ballpark?

 

I've seen pricing from $235 to $400.



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:55 AM

I've seen pricing from $235 to $400.


Hmmm. Do I really like my 1911 that much? I've had it for probably 6 years and only put about 2k rounds through it.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:53 AM

Hmmm. Do I really like my 1911 that much? I've had it for probably 6 years and only put about 2k rounds through it.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 10:55 AM

Sept 19th is national "talk like a pirate day." If you sent in your new black powder pistol, you should have it back well before then.


That would be pretty cool actually. Hard chrome black powder pistol would make me almost as flashy as Jesse's jeans.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 11:14 AM

Hmmm. Do I really like my 1911 that much? I've had it for probably 6 years and only put about 2k rounds through it.


2k? What????? Damn son, that is 10x what most 1911s see in a lifetime. You are abusing that thing. The 1911 is the Harley Davidson of handguns. Out dated technology, big, Heavy, clunky, exoensive to work on, expensive accessories, finicky to keep running right, designated garage/safe queen...... Need I continue? Take that $200 and go buy a Hi-Point! ;)

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 12:08 PM

2k? What????? Damn son, that is 10x what most 1911s see in a lifetime. You are abusing that thing. The 1911 is the Harley Davidson of handguns. Out dated technology, big, Heavy, clunky, exoensive to work on, expensive accessories, finicky to keep running right, designated garage/safe queen...... Need I continue? Take that $200 and go buy a Hi-Point! ;)

So You mean a timeless classic......right?

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 12:20 PM

Sadly he's right.  Most don't shoot their Kimbers enough to figure out they don't run.   :o



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 12:21 PM

So You mean a timeless classic......right?


Something like that!!

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 04:57 PM

Hey, I've got at least a couple dozen rounds through my Kimber without a single hiccup...and it's 10 years old. The STI on the other hand only took a couple hundred rounds before the rear sight fell off.



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:04 PM

Am I the only one who constantly reloads to actually shoot? WTF? I must be doing things all wrong.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:30 PM

Am I the only one who constantly reloads to actually shoot? WTF? I must be doing things all wrong.


I don't constantly reload, but I load a bit when I do. My ammo bucket is getting low so I'd better get after it.

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