Show Me your Polished (Royal or Charcoal) Blued Guns


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CmdrSlander
April 16, 2013, 12:57 AM
I'm considering refinishing one my 1911s, having been inspired by this (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=713031).

I want to see what it looks like from different angles, on different guns, etc. I like charcoal bluing so if you have guns finished like that definitely do post them up.

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huntershooter
April 16, 2013, 06:00 AM
USFA mod-P, Turnbulls finishing:

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b434/huntershooter/USFA%20mod%20P/model%20P/pistol020.jpg

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b434/huntershooter/USFA%20mod%20P/model%20P/pistol028.jpg

Urban_Redneck
April 16, 2013, 09:08 AM
IIRC Charcoal blue is much less durable than other blue finishes.

YMMV

ScratchnDent
April 16, 2013, 11:30 AM
Charcoal blued Cimmaron. This finish wears off easily!
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/ScratchnDentthr/SANY0205.jpg

WC145
April 16, 2013, 05:41 PM
Colt 1991A1 Compact w/Clark Custom Meltdown package. In addition, Dietrich Gunsmithy removed the rollmarks from the slide, did an 11deg crown on the barrel, checkered the front strap, fitted a checkered S&A MSH, fitted a brass insert in the front sight, polished the gun and barrel, and hot blued it. The grips are Grashorn stags. I've included pics taken from different angles, as requested.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gF1sNHR64sU/UIA-GEDQ5CI/AAAAAAAAE9U/h523s_s1w-E/s720/SDC10003.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-OzQ5GarzEXQ/UIA-KMbFndI/AAAAAAAAE90/u5esypgnffs/s800/SDC10007.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e8t7nKnPUGI/T6mJD2qYQBI/AAAAAAAAEZg/osGllDE6TII/s640/SDC12065.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h8FTfxVIsoo/T6mJJNiptUI/AAAAAAAAEXw/r_V7gtkJnD0/s512/SDC12067.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ckGSg0MEdNg/T6mJJySAfLI/AAAAAAAAEYA/7Q_QEAs5mZQ/s512/SDC12069.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ePlc0inyMyQ/T6mJKQk-8gI/AAAAAAAAEYI/7_syKHPXbbQ/s800/SDC12070.JPG

ScratchnDent
April 16, 2013, 05:50 PM
WC145, Stunning!!

jtsteiert
April 16, 2013, 06:05 PM
WC145, that has to be the nicest looking 1911 I have seen. I love the finish that is on it. I would hate to pay the bill for that job.

Drail
April 16, 2013, 06:15 PM
First off, thank you for posting those photos. THAT is how guns used to be finished "back in the day". The front end of that thing looks just like a 1940 Ford. SMOOTH. I gotta ask, safe queen?

WC145
April 16, 2013, 06:28 PM
First off, thank you for posting those photos. THAT is how guns used to be finished "back in the day". The front end of that thing looks just like a 1940 Ford. SMOOTH. I gotta ask, safe queen?
No way!!:D

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-AhWwUKuVjiY/UT3zDT7G6pI/AAAAAAAAFOE/CZkcs3XeHGA/s640/SDC10118.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MIt6XR-lD4I/UAVoN32htKI/AAAAAAAAFAI/LGuBAAYD22I/s576/SDC12299.JPG

jogar80
April 16, 2013, 06:36 PM
WC145... nicest 1911 I've seen... WOW

Thompsoncustom
April 17, 2013, 04:27 PM
You got to love a nicely done high gloss blue job. One of the sexier 1911 i've seen.

RevolvingGarbage
April 17, 2013, 04:35 PM
WC145,

You forgot to put /thread after those pictures!

:D

winchester1886
April 18, 2013, 02:29 AM
:what:That is just beautiful!

Mat, not doormat
April 18, 2013, 03:26 PM
WC145,

You forgot to put /thread after those pictures!



This guy has a point.

I've drooled over that gun every time it's been posted.

WC145
April 18, 2013, 04:21 PM
WC145,

You forgot to put /thread after those pictures!

:D
Thanks guys.
Sorry, but I don't know what "/thread" means:o

erkman
April 18, 2013, 04:32 PM
Means end of thread.

J2FLAN
April 18, 2013, 06:01 PM
this ^^^^^^
What a gun, Can`t get much better that that

KAS1981
April 18, 2013, 11:17 PM
Nicest bluing on any gun I own. Smith & Wesson 29:

http://i.imgur.com/W0hmAE1.jpg

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
April 19, 2013, 02:01 AM
This is my high-polish blued Cimarron (Fancied-up Armscor) 1911 in .45acp

It's pretty difficult to get good photos of it, the bluing is like a mirror

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/7784494834_4914a4e97d_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8307/7784481970_ea676be702_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7784482538_2ab6500b67_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/7904562142_095a644730_c.jpg


WC145's has been my favorite 1911 of all time for quite a while now :D


I love me some shiny blued shootin' irons. Please keep 'em comin

MK75
April 19, 2013, 06:19 PM
wow, wc145. Incredible pistol.

WC145
April 19, 2013, 08:07 PM
Thanks!

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns - Is that the factory polish and bluing on your Cimarron? It looks great, I like the bare slide.

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
April 20, 2013, 04:12 AM
KAS1981 was the S&W 29, I need one of those to go with my 629 :D

Yes that is the factory polish/finish on my Cimarron, which is a large percentage of why I decided to buy one. Though after I got the factory grease off the gun I noticed there were definite flaws in the bluing on the slide - permanent droplet marks all down the side from some spill or contaminate in the process. So after calling Cimarron the slide went back to Ford's in FL for a re-blue. Took about two months to get it back, but it looks great now. I shoot it often and carry it often, in rotation with my other 1911.

The right side of the slide is blank, the left side has a subtle roll-stamp as seen below, it's usually hard to see that it's even there, the angle of the photo helped make it 'pop'

(leapord print lamp-shade reflected on gun as well)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6810850105_6aec9b7951_b.jpg

Odd Job
April 20, 2013, 04:23 AM
That 1911 is amazing, so nicely polished it looks wet.

Rubber_Duck
April 20, 2013, 11:22 PM
WC145 wins the thread. That's one classy carry piece.

Lantern
April 21, 2013, 10:06 AM
OK WC145, I will admit that I have visited this thread JUST to look at that gorgeous gun. Absolutely amazing finish.

highpower
April 21, 2013, 11:47 AM
Colts Royal Blue on a Python.

http://highpower.smugmug.com/Firearms/Python/i-cxzxmMw/0/XL/IMG_0358-XL.jpg
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Firearms/Python/i-8VxjwHj/0/XL/IMG_0742-XL.jpg
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Firearms/Python/i-wrCDkn6/0/XL/IMG_0746-XL.jpg

High polish blue on some S&W's.
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Firearms/sw/i-8DwTLdJ/1/XL/IMG_1829-XL.jpg
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Firearms/sw/i-mg9QQgC/0/XL/IMG_1873-XL.jpg
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Firearms/SmithandWesson/i-hmsXDts/0/XL/004-XL.jpg

Colt single action.
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Firearms/Colt-Single-action/i-3H3jqMF/0/XL/IMG_0343-XL.jpg

The bluing on these is really much deeper and black looking than the pictures show. It looks like I am going to have to make a light box so I can take better photos.

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
April 23, 2013, 01:01 PM
This thread is beautiful!

mes228
April 23, 2013, 02:00 PM
Somebody post a high polish "Carbonna Blue" picture. And I'll cry, as I once owned a Clark Bros. custom 1911 with that finish. It was the most beautiful pistol I've seen. I've had sellers remorse and can't believe I did such a stupid thing as sell it. Not only was astoundingly beautiful, it ran as well as it looked. Those old boys at Clark's can build a 1911 as well as anyone among the several custom 1911's I've owned.

Olympus
April 23, 2013, 05:27 PM
If Clark was still offering their Meltdown service on customer guns, I'd have a gun like WC's no matter what the cost was. You see tons of pictures on forums and there are surely plenty of amazing pistols. But nothing comes even remotely close to that gun! True legend right there.

alienbogey
April 24, 2013, 11:16 PM
WC145 wins the thread. That's one classy carry piece.

Hey, the thread isn't over yet!


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/PythonAfter3of9.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/PythonAfter3of9.jpg.html)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/ColtANVIIIRight.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/ColtANVIIIRight.jpg.html)

WC145
April 25, 2013, 07:59 AM
That's a sweet pair of Colts you've got there, alienbogey. That Python looks like the cylinder has never been turned, is it original?

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