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glockin-45 02-09-2013 15:16

Anyone hard chrome their 1911?
 
I like black guns. But i wish i would have gotten my TRP in stainless. Anyone have pis of their 1911, that they had hard chromed, and how it lasted. TKS!

glock2740 02-09-2013 15:30

I've got a few. :cool: It holds up VERY well.

glock2740 02-09-2013 15:33

Here's a few of them.

NH Predator II w/bobtail
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/a...NHPII021-1.jpg

Guncrafter Model 1 in .50GI
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/a...1/IMG_3842.jpg

STI Legacy
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/a...1911/test4.jpg

glock2740 02-09-2013 15:42

RRA
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/a...03149613_n.jpg

Guncrafter No Name CCO
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/a...1/IMG_4008.jpg

Total custom Kimber
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/a...VZgrips001.jpg

Guncrafter No Name Commander and total custom Colt Commander
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/a...11/Guns027.jpg

Well, there's a few of them. I have 4 more out being hardchromed as I type. :cool: Hardchrome is great stuff. And Chris at Metaloy is the best at it. Give him a call and he can hook you up.

glock2740 02-09-2013 15:45

On a side note, hardchrome is extremely hard to photograph. All of those guns have the exact same finish and look identical in person next to each other.

glockin-45 02-09-2013 16:01

Thanks, glock2740. Cool pics, nice guns!:wow:

mleroux21 02-09-2013 17:19

Joe is definitly the guy to talk to about Hardchrome!

Marc

rebby 02-09-2013 17:28

APW Cogan did a matte hard chrome on one of mine. Fantastic finish. Only downside of the matte is that it will polish itself with use so places of friction (under the safety, slide lock) will get that mirror finish eventually. It took probably 5000 rounds for mine to polish itself though.

T-Rod45 02-09-2013 17:52

Mine is hard chromed, but I bought it that way.


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c8...wm_19026-1.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c8...40F27EDCFF.jpg

SPIN2010 02-09-2013 17:56

2740 is known to have caused a chrome shortage in the USA several times in the 1911 forum.

faawrenchbndr 02-09-2013 18:00

I think Joe has a deal to have his carcass hard chromed before he is buried! :rofl:

glock2740 02-09-2013 18:11

Hardchrome. The new Gold. :thumbsup:

:rofl:

1canvas 02-09-2013 19:48

I love blue steel guns but I have sweat like acid. I had the frame on my combat commander done about 25 years ago and the frame looks as good as it did when I had it done.

silversport 02-10-2013 05:31

I had my Kimber Hard Chromed at Tripp Research in 2003...it looks about the same as it did when completed...very pleased with Hard Chroming...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...1/P1000080.jpg

Bill

faawrenchbndr 02-10-2013 05:40

Not a 1911,.....but I love my Tripp hard chromed P7m8

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...37b9597ae4.jpg

BuckyP 02-10-2013 05:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 19970272)
Not a 1911,.....but I love my Tripp hard chromed P7m8

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...37b9597ae4.jpg

That is STUNNING!

My contribution, I had my Caspian race gun hard chromed in 1996 after it rusted when shooting in the rain. Many matches later, some in rain, snow, and 100K+ later, the finish hasn't really changed much.

Done right, it lasts and wears really well.

3rdgen40 02-10-2013 06:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by glock2740 (Post 19968461)
I've got a few. :cool: It holds up VERY well.

Do you use Metaloy in Berryville ? I'm thinking about this finish for my project gun.It's going see some hard use and I need an extremely durable finish for it.

faawrenchbndr 02-10-2013 06:55

Yep,.......Joe paid for Chris' last car.

3rdgen40 02-10-2013 07:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 19970409)
Yep,.......Joe paid for Chris' last car.

He might be able to buy a tank of gas for it with what I need done...:rofl:

MoFormula 02-10-2013 08:46

Colt Sistema
 
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/...la/Systema.jpg
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Systema2.jpg

glock2740 02-10-2013 09:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3rdgen40 (Post 19970397)
Do you use Metaloy in Berryville ? I'm thinking about this finish for my project gun.It's going see some hard use and I need an extremely durable finish for it.

Yes. Chris is the best in the biz. :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 19970409)
Yep,.......Joe paid for Chris' last car.

True dat! :rofl:

faawrenchbndr 02-10-2013 09:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoFormula (Post 19970739)


dAYUMn.......best lookin Sistema I've ever seen!

glock2740 02-10-2013 09:15

My custom Colt Commander is my only Tripp hardchromed gun and it was a great job. LOVE this gun. It's on par with many of my semi-customs, as it should be, since the only thing Colt about it is the slide and frame and those have been re-fit. All Wilson and Ed Brown parts with a Bar-Sto match barrel and Novak night sights. :cool:


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/a...1/DSC01824.jpg

Glockdude1 02-10-2013 09:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 19968940)
I think Joe has a deal to have his carcass hard chromed before he is buried! :rofl:

http://www.berryfh.com/tuscany_open.jpg

:tongueout:

MoFormula 02-10-2013 10:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 19970844)
dAYUMn.......best lookin Sistema I've ever seen!

Thank you. Wish I could take the credit, but I am the second owner. Owner was a TX LEO who purportedly had it built by Eddie Jimenea. He had great taste and I am just the lucky one to benefit from it. It was his go-to gun for requalification and is very accurate and smooth.


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