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black mainspring housing on stainless gun?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by seamaster, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. seamaster

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    Ugly or OK?

    Anybody have pictures of such a thing?

    Thanks,
    Seamaster
     
  2. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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  3. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    It would look good if all the other little parts were black as well.
     
  4. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr NRA Life Member

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    I have 3 Para-Ord all stainless guns. Each has a black mainspring housing. Doesn't look bad, doesn't look uber-tacticool either. Maybe if the other controls were black as well, it would be a good contrast.
     
  5. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

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    I bought a SW1911 that had a black mainspring housing and it did have black controls. I like a stainless housing on a stainless gun but it does not totally look out of place.
     
  6. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    That's what I was thinking.
     
  7. the iceman

    the iceman Proud Veteran CLM

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    I'm sure someone could photoshop a picture.
     
  8. bac1023

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    I've got a few like that.

    They look fine.
     
  9. FlaChef

    FlaChef Steyroid

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    depends on the grips to me. If dark colored grips then the black MSH does not stick out like a sore thumb on an otherwise shiny gun.
     
  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    I'm not real fond of multi-toned pistols but here is my S&W 108284.


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  11. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Shiny?<P>

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  12. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

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    I have the same gun as Cobra64 (except mine has the billboard) an did not even notice the black controls until a few days later. I would prefer silver controls to match the matte stainless finish of the gun but it is not worth replacing IMO.
     
  13. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    I agree. If it were a semi-custom, then aesthetics become another whole issue.
     
  14. Oro

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    I put this MSH on this gun not for the "two tone" look but because it's one of the Pachmayr rubber-coated aluminum ones. Very comfortable to shoot. I am picky about the aesthetics of the gun but it never bothered me. I thought it was fine. You will have to imagine the slide is there; I traded it off for a Glock 23.

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  15. seamaster

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    Thanks for the pics guys, you convinced me that it's OK, but I think if I go with a black mainspring housing I would need to change all the controls to black as well as the hammer and grip safety.

    I wasn't planning on changing all those parts. I really just wanted a flat mainspring housing...I might be wiser to just buy a gray one!

    Thanks,
    Seamaster