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Tophatter 11-05-2012 15:45

A Maritime 1911
 
I do a fair amount of work around water, not to mention on a boat, and as I've decided to transition over to a 1911 as my EDC, I'm starting to think about how to make one fit for that kind of environment. The desert and the sea are said to be two environments the 1911 doesn't handle well. Don't plan on going to the desert anytime soon, but I'd like to solve the sea problem.

I'm not going to abuse my Baer more than I already have, so I'll need something new to start with. I'm thinking I'd like something with a rail, and a Government-sized frame. Mostly going between the Rail Gun and one of Springfield's many iterations of the Operator, and honestly leaning towards the Rail Gun, just 'cause, you know, America.

Here's the real question, though: I'm assuming I'll need to get it refinished. What am I looking for? The HE coating on my HK P30 has handled salt water like a champ, but I doubt HK'd be willing to perform that process on somebody else's gun.

Any particular reliability smithing I should get done?

tglahn17 11-05-2012 15:54

Walter Birdsong Black-T www.black-t.com/index.htm

fnfalman 11-05-2012 16:08

An all stainless gun would solve most of your problem.

glock2740 11-05-2012 16:11

NP3+ :thumbsup: It's THE maritime finish.

My Baer TRS has been finished in that and I like it a lot. :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/a...TRgrips016.jpg

DeLo 11-05-2012 16:12

Stainless will do it.

bac1023 11-05-2012 16:56

I'm not much for stainless 1911s, but that's probably the way I'd go in your situation.

klmmicro 11-05-2012 17:03

I carried a 1911 during my shipboard time in the Navy as a rover. No special coatings, paints or anything...just kept it oiled. No rust in 5 years on any of the 1911's that were in the regular watch rotations. My personal experience is that the extra stuff is not really needed.

glock2740 11-05-2012 17:15

Stainless can and will rust. Especially around salt water.

faawrenchbndr 11-05-2012 17:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by glock2740 (Post 19594912)
Stainless can and will rust. Especially around salt water.

Yep,..........

Mayhem like Me 11-05-2012 17:22

Get a stainless gun get it bead blasted and cerakote.....no rust.. or hard hat....

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glock2740 11-05-2012 17:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by klmmicro (Post 19594854)
I carried a 1911 during my shipboard time in the Navy as a rover. No special coatings, paints or anything...just kept it oiled. No rust in 5 years on any of the 1911's that were in the regular watch rotations. My personal experience is that the extra stuff is not really needed.

Agreed. Maintenance is the key for sure. Keeping a maritime gun wet (rimshot), is the best way to keep it in top shape. :cool:

bac1023 11-05-2012 20:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by glock2740 (Post 19594912)
Stainless can and will rust. Especially around salt water.

Very true

pistolwrench 11-05-2012 20:41

Cerakote over stainless.
And use of a lanyard loop!!!!!!

mleroux21 11-05-2012 22:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by glock2740 (Post 19594912)
Stainless can and will rust. Especially around salt water.

I agree. Stainless will rust. Just keep whichever gun you use well oiled and just go through her regularly.

MD357 11-05-2012 22:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by glock2740 (Post 19594912)
Stainless can and will rust. Especially around salt water.

Exactly. Quick fast in a hurry.

Around water you'll need a GOOD finish of some sort. Take your pick, there's a ton of good ones.

ArmoryDoc 11-05-2012 23:10

Colt Rail Gun and a can of Eezox. Set.

Shark1007 11-05-2012 23:46

For what it's worth, I kept an old 1911 essex frame, gov't slide parkerized model on a boat in the Bahamas for years and years. It sat in one of those cheapo foam filled plastic cases locked up, but in salt air. Never an issue of rust with an occasional oiling.

What about an SR1911 and lube her up with froglube?

Tophatter 11-06-2012 05:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shark1007 (Post 19596091)
For what it's worth, I kept an old 1911 essex frame, gov't slide parkerized model on a boat in the Bahamas for years and years. It sat in one of those cheapo foam filled plastic cases locked up, but in salt air. Never an issue of rust with an occasional oiling.

What about an SR1911 and lube her up with froglube?

No rail, unless I'm mistaken. I have heard good things about that SR1911, though.

38 Super Fan 11-06-2012 08:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by glock2740 (Post 19594657)
NP3+ :thumbsup: It's THE maritime finish.

:agree:

bac1023 11-06-2012 08:57

NP3+ is a good finish for sure.

Glockdude1 11-06-2012 09:03

http://www.cylinder-slide.com/trident/t1lg.jpg

http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index....j7pd7wsixb557n

C&S Trident 1911. $3395

(it is on my wish list)

Vanman2004b 11-06-2012 10:00

Stainless with Black-T.

glock2740 11-06-2012 10:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glockdude1 (Post 19597082)

Those are pretty cool guns. I think they're a little over priced for what you get though.

fnfalman 11-06-2012 10:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by glock2740 (Post 19594912)
Stainless can and will rust. Especially around salt water.

So's everything short of titanium.

At least stainless steel doesn't depend on a coating to have corrosion resistance.

Rinspeed 11-06-2012 10:28

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29...ed/Colt003.jpg


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