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Armalloy Finish

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by shell70634, Apr 19, 2006.

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  1. shell70634

    shell70634 Member

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    I have a revolver that i believe was refinished in the mid 80's in Texas. I believe that company is out of business. I like the finish. Can anyone tell me what finishes are available that closely resemble armalloy in both appearance and toughness.
     
  2. dfariswheel

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    Armoloy of Dallas was one of the first to offer firearms plating, and they're still in business.

    Armoloy of Fort Worth
    204 E. Dagget St.
    Fort Worth, TX 76104
    Plant: 817-654-1751
    Fax: 817-335-6517
    Web: www.armoloyftworth.com
    Contact: Tony DePaul

    However, Armoloy is just a proprietary name for hard chrome, and there are a number of top companies doing first rate gun plating.
    These companies all differ in the options offered, and you can choose anything from the original Armoloy flat pearl gray to a bright shiny finish:

    http://www.originalmetaloy.com/

    http://www.apwcogan.com/Greetings.htm

    http://www.fordsguns.com/index1.htm

    http://www.trippresearch.com/

    http://www.techplate.com/firearms_pl.htm

    I stopped using Armoloy in Dallas back in the mid-1980's after customer complaints about substandard jobs, and a BAD incident with a "missing/stolen"??? gun.

    Today, I think you get better consistent work from platers that specialize in firearms plating.
     
  3. shell70634

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    Thank you.
    The information is greatly appreciated. You have killed yet another gun show ?fact?
     
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    Try Accurate Plating down in Clearwater Florida. Been around forever and first class work.
     
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