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Missing a nicely blued 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by yellolab, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. yellolab

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    Thinking about my 1911's this weekend, and it hit me that while I own a few(Kimber Gold Match SS, DW CCO, DW Valor, Colt Defender, Colt Lightweight SS, DW CBOB, Rock Island 9mm, Colt Delta Elite 10mm) I have nothing that is really nicely blued.

    Options/reccomendations?

    - maybe the Kimber Royal II?
    http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/custom-shop/classic-carry-pro
    - maybe Kimber Classic carry pro?
    http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/custom-ii/royal-ii

    My understanding is that on these two the blueing is done by Turnbull.


    Or maybe try and find a Talo Royal National Match?
    http://www.taloinc.com/colt.htm#RoyalCup



    Suggestions?

    Kevin
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    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    The Colt would be WAY higher on my list than the Kimber
     


  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Good luck with finding that Talo National Match.
     
  4. yellolab

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    I called Colt and asked them about reblueing something(maybe buy a new Colt and send it in).

    They said they are booked with orders now, and can't accept anything new until June, then 2-3 month turnaround time.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    There are other shops that do bluing other than Colt
     
  6. yellolab

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    Will they result in that deep blue that I want? See pic for example. If so, reccomendations would be appreciated, thanks.
     
  7. mleroux21

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    I would be all over that talo colt if one came up for a reasonable price.
     
  8. Spiffums

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    I love Colt's Royal Blue. It's what I think of when I think nice bluing.
     
  9. Steel Head

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    Quite honestly if it wasn't for their Royal blue I'd probably have no interest in Colt at all:dunno:
     
  10. bac1023

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    Try to find a USFA 1911.

    I believe Turnbull did the bluing for them and the pics speak for themselves. :cool:


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  11. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    That looks like black stainless. That's DEEP !
     
  12. bac1023

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    Thanks

    Yeah, its a great bluing job :cool:
     
  13. 38 Super Fan

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    :hearts:
     
  14. bac1023

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  15. SigFTW

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    Evey time I see a picture of a deep blued 1911 my mouth starts watering, what a thing of beauty!:wow::wow:
     
  16. yellolab

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    I think I am going to pick up a series 70 or one of the WW1 re-issue Colts, then send it off for reblueing.

    Kevin
     
  17. 38 Super Fan

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    Yep, that is right up my alley Brian. I really want to add a USFA someday. :cool::cool:
     
  18. bac1023

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    I certainly hope you do, my friend.
     
  19. Teecher45

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    About 3 years ago I bought a 1991 Colt commander, blue. It wouldn't keep a mag on a paper plate at 10 yards, when I could get it to complete a whole mag without failing to eject.
    Almost kept it just because it was the most beautiful pistol I had ever owned, IMO.
    God I wish that pistol would have been reliable and a little accurate.