Colt SAA, Nickel or blue?


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sixgun MAK
February 28, 2010, 09:49 PM
Which finish do you like best?

I pick nickel.

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LightningMan
February 28, 2010, 10:10 PM
Personally I prefer the look of Colt SAA with case-hardened frame & blued cylinder, barrel, back-strap, & trigger guard, but if you want to shoot it and still retain most of it's value, then nickled is the way to go. The finish is more durable & cleans up easy, where as bluing wears & case-hardening fades the more you shoot it. Usually if you have problems with nickle plating flaking off, it was a poor job done by the factory. Just my opinion, LM.

Jim K
March 1, 2010, 02:46 PM
If you can keep the nickel looking good, or keep the gun in a case, nickel looks great. But nickel is a soft metal and IMHO, chipped, peeling, scratched or worn nickel looks a lot worse than the wear on a blued gun.

Jim

rcmodel
March 1, 2010, 02:52 PM
Blue & color case for me.

The nickle ones shine like a lighthouse when out in the sun, and it is near impossible for me to see the sights for accurate shooting.

Besides, a blue & case Colt looks like a Colt should look.
A nickle one looks too much like a Ruger stainless steel New Model.

rc

Fremmer
March 1, 2010, 02:53 PM
Blued!

Because blue is beautiful. And it ain't easy being green.

glockman19
March 1, 2010, 06:49 PM
I love the Nickle. I want to get a model #1641. 4.75" .357.

bannockburn
March 1, 2010, 07:52 PM
Nickel with ivory stocks, preferably with the Colt logo on them.

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