Want to see pics of hardchrome finish


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Sisco
March 29, 2003, 12:01 PM
I'm thinking seriously of sending my Kimber to Tripp Research for a hardchrome finish. Their website is lacking good photos of the finished product, I'd like to see more of what the finish looks like before I commit.
Anybody got one?

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mr. e
March 29, 2003, 12:25 PM
I had this done to my slide, and the result is great. The finish and workmanship are both excellent. Virgil Tripp does a great job.

cratz2
March 29, 2003, 03:02 PM
I've seen a couple guns in the shop just back from Tripp and they have all looked perfectly done. I have a mut that if I ever get everything ironed out so that I'm happy with it, I'll have it Tripped.

I'll try to find some pics of Tripp treated guns.

cratz2
March 29, 2003, 03:06 PM
None of these are my guns... thanks to the respective owners and photographers.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid38/p96f05286a1be55d790c692ad0f091506/fd114792.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid38/p1f276bbb7e42f91c2309f6b8634e8d77/fd114787.jpg

cratz2
March 29, 2003, 03:07 PM
Another STI

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=198117

cratz2
March 29, 2003, 03:08 PM
And a Caspian Commander frame.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=198119

cratz2
March 29, 2003, 03:10 PM
An EGW-built Caspian:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid27/pca9157932aaf56084eefad4309955ec9/fd74ac89.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid27/pd9dff8d143d662489b42c81b5f0b10d5/fd74ac8d.jpg

cratz2
March 29, 2003, 03:12 PM
A Yost Browning HP

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid22/p826c270c8722df72ec0e95c32b692a31/fdadb7b2.jpg

cratz2
March 29, 2003, 03:14 PM
Tripped Baer

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=198128

cratz2
March 29, 2003, 03:15 PM
Another of the same

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=198132

Sisco
March 29, 2003, 03:32 PM
OK, I'm convinced!
Now...
wonder what it would look like if I had the whole gun done in chrome and the slide release, safety lever and grip safety done in the black Cobra coat then put on a pair of black engraved Alumnagrips??

cratz2
March 29, 2003, 03:40 PM
OK, I'm convinced!

Good! Tell Virgil he owes me $10. :p



On the 2-tone idea... hrmm... I think it would look like a 2-tone Charles Daly special.

Personally, I like either all one color or the slide one finish and the frame and small parts another finish. But that's just me.

incursion
March 29, 2003, 04:12 PM
http://bba00.bus.utexas.edu/Eric.Lim/P7M8%20&%20EDI%20Genesis%20800x600.jpg

http://bba00.bus.utexas.edu/Eric.Lim/Picture%20136.jpg

..
March 29, 2003, 04:40 PM
sweet pics :what: now i want to buy a kimber :)

AK103K
March 29, 2003, 07:43 PM
Those are all nice, but here's one that's carried everyday. Its been in and out of leather,(and soaked in sweat) and kydex(pretty much dry). The black streaks on the slide and frame are actually "polished" mirror bright from holster wear. Theres a little surface rust(yes hard chrome can rust) just under the safety, which did come off. This finish is about 8-10 years old, and the gun is carried pretty much every day. As nasty as it looks compared to the others here, I'd get another done in a heartbeat and wont have a carry gun that isnt.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid53/p503ab20a2cc27bb1304150bf157b5800/fc9373aa.jpg

DMK
March 29, 2003, 08:25 PM
Had this one done by Tripp Research. They got it back to my gunsmith in a week, and that was over Christmas. They do an outstanding job, much better than my poor photography skills can illustrate.

For more pics Click Here (http://home.mchsi.com/~dmk0210/1911/)

http://home.mchsi.com/~dmk0210/1911/Sistema_1.JPG

incursion
March 30, 2003, 12:29 AM
I carry my P7 everyday. It has some pits underneath the grips.

Kentucky Rifle
March 30, 2003, 10:54 AM
Just when I decide I've got about enough pistols, you post a picture of that stunning P7. It's usually Ken Lunde who lights the fire of "Gotta, just GOTTA have one"! :) I think I prefer the "heal clip" rather than the "push button" magazine release. Is there a single stack P7 variant with a heal clip?
(Sorry to hi-jack the thread.)

KR

incursion
March 30, 2003, 12:12 PM
KR, yes there are two versions of the P7 with a heal release. One extends a little downward and the other is flush. The flush one is a lot rarer.

cratz2
March 31, 2003, 02:03 PM
Yeah, I've been resisting a P7 for several years but incursion and lunde make it more difficult every time they post those pictures.

colubrid
March 31, 2003, 10:43 PM
I've never been a P7 fan , but OMG!

tlhelmer
April 1, 2003, 07:21 AM
I hate it when incursion does that. First of all, That gun is beyond beautiful. Secondly, he takes fantastic pictures of the gun.:eek:

ruger357
April 1, 2003, 07:25 AM
Nice. Like to get that done to my Ultra Carry.

HSMITH
April 1, 2003, 11:02 AM
Here is a poor shot of a AP&W Para, full hard chrome. Looks a lot better in person.

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