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I got my old 1911 refinished

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by FL Airedale, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. FL Airedale

    FL Airedale Dog Breath

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    I just got my 29 year old Colt 1911 refinished. Here are the before and after photos. This is the original satin nickel finish. There are a lot of wear marks because I carried this gun for over 20 years.

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    I couldn't be happier with the AFTER unless it was free. Total time was exactly two weeks from the time I shipped it until I had it back. The only part they replaced was the grip screws because the old ones were corroded. The other parts were all refinished. Total cost was $190 for the refinish and $12 for the screws. I only specified black slide and sights and aluminum frame. The gunsmith decided which colors to use on the small parts and he did a great job.

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    The only thing left to do is replace the Pachmayr grips. If I can still get them with the pony on them, I'll do it.

    Good results like these make me significantly less grumpy. In fact, when I ran 100 flawless rounds through it, I was actually happy. :cool:
     
  2. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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  3. buyobuyo

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    Looks really nice. What coating/finishes did you get?
     
  4. FL Airedale

    FL Airedale Dog Breath

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    It's Cerakote. The colors are black and satin aluminum.
     
  5. bmoore

    bmoore

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    That thing looks killer. That sucker is as old as me.
     
  6. lsbbigdog

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    Looks nice. Cerakote will hold up well for you..
     
  7. limbkiller

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    ky
  8. Ruggles

    Ruggles

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  9. craig19

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    It looks great. Looks like a brand new gun.
     
  10. tango44

    tango44

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    Nice! I'm sure you have a gun for 20 more years congrats!
     
  11. Scamp

    Scamp Geaux Tigers!

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    Very nice, looks like a brand new Colt!