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Traditional two-tones pic request

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by seamaster, Mar 3, 2013.


  1. seamaster

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    Hi guys, what do you think of the traditional two-tone (black frame + stainless slide)?

    If you have one like this I'd love to see pics.

    Thanks,
     

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  2. Bodyarmorguy

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    Actually...the traditional two tone is a black/blue slide and hard chrome/stainless frame.

    Here is a Colt Series 70 Combat Model that I purchased in circa 1985. It came in a factory all blue and I had it sent that same year to Accurate Plating & Weaponary to hard chrome the frame, reblue the slide, drop in beavertail, Commander hammer, Pachmayr MSH and a few other mods that were very vogue for that era.

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    Same gun, sent to Heirloom Precision for some of Jason Burton's goodness in January 2009 and shipped back to me in March 2010
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    I don't know why companies started shipping guns with the black/blue lower and chrome/stainless uppers. It never made sense to me. The lower is what gets exposed to most of the elements and to the salt and acid in your hands.
     

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  3. bac1023

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    That's not traditional.

    You have it backwards.
     
  4. seamaster

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    Then that's why I don't see it as much. I'm thinking about refinishing a 1911 but not sure if the frame should be finish to look SS or have a black frame. The slide is new with stainless finish so I want to that as is.
     
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    :welcome: to Glock Talk! :patriot:
     
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    Do it any which way you like.
     
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    lets change "traditional" for "old school" blue slide, hard chrome frame, around the 1970s and the beaver tails were in the infancy back then.
     
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    One thing nice with a SS slide is that it reduces the typical muzzle wear from holstering.
     
  10. Mushinto

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    THESE are Two-Tones:

    Heinie I:

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    Heinie II:

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    A reverse two-tone is like a reverse birth; an abortion.
     
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    Mine is a backward 2 tone, but I think it looks good, but then again that's probably why I bought it.
     

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    It does look good and it's not backwards.
     
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    I really dislike two-tone guns, alas in this case it's either put up with the color scheme or not having a pair of Lightweight Commander .38 Supers.

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    ^those LWCs are sweeet. :cowboy:
     
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    I don't care for the slim grips but I can live with it. Took a couple hundreds of rounds to break in the accuracies but they group ok now.


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    How are the follow ups with the .38 Super compared to .45 ACP with premium carry ammo?
     
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    this is how a two-tone 1911 should look....
     
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    I will tell you what I told Dolly Parton, "great looking pair you got there."
     
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    Early two tones had chrome plated receivers to resist sweat and grip wear. Slides were blue to reduce glare.

    The first reverse two tone, white over black, that I saw was a Sig Sauer.
    I think it came about because it was easy to just slap a stainless or plated slide on the regular black anodized aluminum receiver.

    I have one, bought on price, not style.
     
  20. seamaster

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    I put this one together shortly after posting this topic and tonight I replaced the blue grip screws with stainless. It's grown on me. I was considering painting the frame with stainless alumahyde but now I think I'm going to keep it black.

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