Bad news on the 1913


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doc540
April 1, 2010, 01:52 PM
Met the guy at lunch today, and, of course, if it's a bargain there's usually something wrong, right?

Refinished, among other things
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/DSCN1079-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/DSCN1080-1.jpg

Thanks for everyone's help here.

"On to the next one..."

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Strahley
April 1, 2010, 02:16 PM
hmmmmm.... next time I will lock my computer before going to eat my lunch nom nom nom.....

MattTheHat
April 1, 2010, 02:21 PM
You can remove that chrome plating without too much trouble. (I know you can chemically remove nickel plate, not sure about Kee-Rhome.) I wonder how much pitting it might be hiding underneath, though.

If you don't want to fool with it, send it on up to me, I'll suffer through with her. :)

-Matt

doc540
April 1, 2010, 04:07 PM
For the $1000 he's wants for it, you'll do better with a bag of doorknobs.:o

1911Tuner
April 1, 2010, 04:30 PM
Not to mention that the trigger...grips...mainspring housing...grip safety...and mag catch are incorrect. Can't tell about the slidestop and the thumb safety without seeing the other side.

The mag catch lock has also been honked out by somebody who thought it was a screw.

doc540
April 1, 2010, 05:08 PM
"Not to mention that the trigger...grips...mainspring housing...grip safety...and mag catch are incorrect. Can't tell about the slidestop and the thumb safety without seeing the other side.

The mag catch lock has also been honked out by somebody who thought it was a screw."


Sad, ain't it?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/DSCN1081-1.jpg

.45Heater
April 1, 2010, 05:17 PM
Chrome spray paint?:rolleyes:

1911Tuner
April 1, 2010, 06:03 PM
Thumb safety and slidestop appear to be original, or at least correct.

The Lone Haranguer
April 1, 2010, 06:36 PM
It might be a shooter, but even then, not at a grand.

Double Naught Spy
April 2, 2010, 10:11 AM
Did he chrome the outside of the barrel as well, or just polish up the metal? You know, I bet that is chrome spray paint as noted above.

MattTheHat
April 2, 2010, 10:37 AM
A grand? The poor guy is dreaming.


-Matt

Jim K
April 2, 2010, 08:38 PM
A grand is about what the guy took off the value by the buff and plating job.

Jim

rcmodel
April 3, 2010, 12:53 PM
You can remove that chrome plating without too much trouble. Judging by the rest of the work, it appears to have been done by a Harley Muffler plater.

Too much risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement from bumper plating high carbon steel to be worth fooling around with it.

You just don't know what Evil is lurking deep down inside the steel!

BTW: He ask $1,000 bucks for it on April 1st?
No doubt that was an April Fools joke!

rc

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