Springfield 1911 Material Question


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fletcher
August 23, 2007, 01:53 PM
I've got a question about the alloy(s) used for the different types of 1911s Springfield offers. The "stainless" version is clearly stainless. For the parkerized version, is it also stainless, but parkerized, or is it a carbon steel?

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Detritus
August 23, 2007, 02:23 PM
AFAIK their blued, and parkerized guns, as well as that nickeled 38super they but out last year, are carbon steel.

Ghost Tracker
August 23, 2007, 02:28 PM
That's the way I understand it as well. "Stainless" is the only Stainless. The rest are Carbon Steel. In fact, I don't think you can Parkerize stainless steel.

fletcher
August 23, 2007, 02:33 PM
OK, makes sense. I'm not familiar with finishing processes for firearms.

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