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1911 refinish prices

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by mclaren, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. mclaren

    mclaren

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    What can I expect to have a government 1911 refinished? What are some options on finish? I was thinking hard chrome. I dont want blued. I need corrosion resistance and durability. What would an honest qualified 'smith charge for this or any other finishes?
    I live in middle TN and I was considering Franklin Gun to do it. I am not interested in shipping. It is not really a valuable gun. I just want utility, function over form.
     
  2. Expdnarc

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    Guncoat from Brownells $25 abrasive blast at a machine shop $10 use light coats and bake you would be surprised
     

  3. Deployment Solu

    Deployment Solu Kydex Crafter

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    I would think sand blasting would be a bit more expensive. There is a bit of detail to prepare the parts to refinish. I do all the parts (internal & external) when I refinish mine. I use Moly-resin (of course, John Norell (he holds the patent and makes the coating) is right here). I would not sand blast someone's gun for $10.00.
     
  4. doc540

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    Black T = $160 for all parts including internals
     
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    I recommend Cerakote its super hard and slick and available in a bunch of colors
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    sgt-spam NRA Life Member

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