close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

"Check This Out...."

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Glockdude1, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    Joined:
    May 24, 2000
    Messages:
    25,777
    Likes Received:
    5,024
    Location:
    Beaumont,Texas
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Messages:
    54,380
    Likes Received:
    7,976
    Location:
    California & New Mexico, US
    What's wrong with nickel plating a Colt M1911A1?

    Though since that it's not a factory finish, I'd dock the price by at least half if not more.
     

  3. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    Joined:
    May 24, 2000
    Messages:
    25,777
    Likes Received:
    5,024
    Location:
    Beaumont,Texas
    It is a very early 1911.........
     
  4. bac1023

    bac1023

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Messages:
    109,348
    Likes Received:
    8,159
    Location:
    PA
    Sometimes the finish is so bad, you need to refinish it one way or another.
     
  5. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    47,208
    Likes Received:
    18,491
    Location:
    Kentucky
    They should have picked "another" - parkerizing would have been a reasonable choice, like the original finish, and would have required less polishing/metal removal.

    Nickel, on that gun, is a really, really bad choice.
     
  6. Road Dog

    Road Dog Senior Member Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 1999
    Messages:
    1,189
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Ringgold, GA
    That one is way over priced but it would be nice to see someone send it to Turnbull and restore it.
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    37,876
    Likes Received:
    2,397
    Location:
    east of East St Louis
    That nickel is a great way to hide a LOT of pitting. May be worth about $800
     
  8. jakebrake

    jakebrake cracker

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Messages:
    7,925
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    too close to philly
    yeah, that's not passing the sniff test. i'd pass.