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Colt SAA, Nickel or blue?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by sixgun MAK, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. sixgun MAK

    sixgun MAK Member

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    Which finish do you like best?

    I pick nickel.
     
  2. LightningMan

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    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.
     
  3. Jim K

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    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
     
  4. rcmodel

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    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
     
  5. Fremmer

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    Blued!

    Because blue is beautiful. And it ain't easy being green.
     
  6. glockman19

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    I love the Nickle. I want to get a model #1641. 4.75" .357.
     
  7. bannockburn

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    Nickel with ivory stocks, preferably with the Colt logo on them.
     
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