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where should i get my colt refinished?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ICEMAN28, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. ICEMAN28


    Jan 10, 2007
    Frederick, MD
    Whats going on fellas, its been a while seen I've been on board, and much has happened since. Along with a lot of people the ocodomy (sorry my spelling is less then par) has been hard on me. I'v been forced to sell off much of my gun collection. I'm left with my Ar15 and my beloved Colt 1911. Its actually a 1991 but has tons of work done by my local smith. The gun shoots perfectly, and I hope to give it to my son/daughter one day. I like to shoot matches with it so its got some wear and tear. Though the internals are tip top!

    With that being said there are some things I would like done that I suspect is beyond my local smith capabilty. First I would like it deburd and refinished. The rear sight could be fitted a little tighter as well.

    What I am asking of you fine gentleman is could you guys point me in the right direction where I can get this work done in a fairly decent turn around. I'm not interested in hard chrome, but I do like the finish on those kimber warriors. I am open to other finishes as well. Give me some suggestions fellas. thanks in advance

  2. ICEMAN28


    Jan 10, 2007
    Frederick, MD
    please excuse my ignorance, but is ionbond a specific company?

    If not where would one get this finish, along with fitting my rear sight better, and tightening my plunger tube?

    Again, sorry for the ignorance, been out of the game for a while.

    Also what would something like that set me back?
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  4. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

    Dec 26, 2003
    NE Ohio

    JH lists his prices for services. :thumbsup:
  5. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    why not send a Colt back to Colt for a standard refinishing?
  6. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Feb 3, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH
    Ionbond is recommended as a black finish by JH. He charges $350 + shipping for the gun, but I believe he uses Ionbond, Inc. which is in North Carolina. They have several other facilities. I would contact them directly. Turn-around is 6-8 weeks. I'm on week 6 right now.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  7. MajorD


    Aug 16, 2010
    if it is a using gun I myself ,especially if cash is tight , see no point on refinish- I like the looks of a gun that is used. When the gun is down to 70 percent of less finish or has large areas of bare metal then do it if you must. As long as it works pretty is not at all important. (to tohers it may be but that is just me) spend money on ammo.
  8. ICEMAN28


    Jan 10, 2007
    Frederick, MD
    Thanks for the replies fellas. For what I want done the Hard Hat finish from severn custom looks really nice!

    MajorD I agree wih you totally, but I think I'm gonna bit the bullet on this one and splurge a bit.
  9. lsbbigdog


    Dec 12, 2008
    I can do it in Cerakote for $185 plush return shipping.
  10. they'd just send it to china.
  11. ICEMAN28


    Jan 10, 2007
    Frederick, MD
    I'm interested.

    Whats about re-fitting the rear sight, and deburing (get rid of all the sharp edges)? Also what kind of turn around can I expect?
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  12. ICEMAN28


    Jan 10, 2007
    Frederick, MD
    I dont get it???
  13. nolt

    nolt DONT PANIC!

    Aug 4, 2009
    i really didnt mean to disrespect or derail. to be honest there are SO many finish options that it seems to me that more people are confused about it than those that really understand and know what they want.

    its kind of like having a baby. youll have 100 different people telling you 100 different things.

    all in all its a terribly difficult decision to make, but at the same time there are quite a few really good finishes out there. it just depends on where you are on the:

    "i want it to be reasonable<------->im going to wring my hands about it being the best"

    ..... line youre on.

    are you asking about types of finishes in general or specific people to send the gun to?
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  14. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Screw all that other crap. Get it hardchromed by Chris Peters at Metaloy. :thumbsup: