Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hard Chroming Barrels

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Nightcrawler, Jan 13, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    6,950
    Location:
    Utah, inside the Terraformed Zone
    I read in another post that somebody had the barrel of their Browning Hi Power hard chromed. I'd be interested in doing this to one or more of my firearms.

    Where can I have it sent to do this, and about how much would it cost?
     
  2. HSMITH

    HSMITH Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    4,933
    Call Accurate Plating and Weaponry, if you can get Steve Cogan while he is there great, if not they will give you his phone number (he is still next door as far as I know). He is a superb gunsmith and the plating work at AP&W is awesome. If someone can give you the skinny on plating barrels I would think he is the guy.
     
  3. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    6,950
    Location:
    Utah, inside the Terraformed Zone
    Does anyone have a phone number, website, or other means of contact?
     
  4. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    3,808
    Location:
    Los Gatos, CA
  5. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    5,296
    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Hi I think the best Hard chromer is Checkmate in Florida. Sorry I dont have their number handy.

    I can say this about them..they mess up less than other hard chromers.....and they fix what they screw up...

    Believe me, as someone in the industry, I know...

    And stay away from Fords...
     
  6. Jason Demond

    Jason Demond Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    960
    Location:
    Mivonks, MI
  7. who me

    who me Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Messages:
    180
    Location:
    MS
    Has anyone had any experience with the above or Tripp Research . I am wanting to hard chrome one of my guns and just wanted to hear someone's experience. Oh and pics of the work would be nice also.
     
  8. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    6,950
    Location:
    Utah, inside the Terraformed Zone
    I've heard good things about Tripp Research and their Cobra Chrome. I don't think they do the inside of the barrel. I'd like my CZ-97 to have a chrome lined barrel, possibly.
     
  9. HSMITH

    HSMITH Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    4,933
    If you are shooting corrosive ammo and your maintenance is not perfect a chrome bore is a great idea, but there are only a couple shops in the country that can/will do it. Call all of them and get their best advise, you will know which one to use after talking to them.
     
  10. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    4,922
  11. JPM70535

    JPM70535 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    667
    Location:
    Sunny Florids
    I had a S&W mod 469 hard chromed by Accurate plateing and weaponry in 1989. I believe Cogan called it Enduraguard. I carried that pistol for off duty use just shoved in my waistband,Mexican , and in the 5 years of use it never showed any wear or corrosion. All I ever did was wipe it witha dry cloth at the end of the day. The stuff was used on the barrel also and was always slick clean with no lead buildup. IMO a great finish and at the time turnaround was about 2 weeks.
     
  12. incursion

    incursion Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    294
    I've heard a lot of complaints about Checkmate as well. However I haven't heard anything bad about AP&W. I went with Ford's, and was satisfied. I've never heard anything bad about Tripp's as well. Metaloy and Alamo are supposed to be good too. I would not go with Metalife.
     
  13. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    5,296
    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Just so you know, when I reccommend Checkmate that is based on personal observation and fuction testing of probably 250 hard chrome guns they have done.

    You can use anyone you like, but I would be willing to give them a reference for quality.

    Do not chrome the inside of the bore.


    WildilikeblackgunsbetteranywayAlaska
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page