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Recommendation for Hard Chrome Plater?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by madmattmd, Aug 17, 2006.

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  1. madmattmd

    madmattmd Member

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    Hi folks,

    I have an IAI (AMT) 1911 and I'm interested in having the slide and frame hard chrome plated for durability. Can someone suggest a reputable company that does high quality work?

    TIA,
    Matt
     
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  3. Just_a_dude_with_a_gun

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    I've heard the same ^^ Most people i've seen posting excellent work, used tripp.
     
  4. Will Fennell

    Will Fennell Member

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    Send it to Texas

    Virgil Tripp does awesome work.....and a very knowledgable 1911 guy to boot!
     
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    That one link has a bunch of people who don't know the difference between decorative chrome and hard chrome. :rolleyes:

    The old guns with decorative chrome all look pretty crappy now but hard chrome won't have that issue.

    I was looking at having tripp do a rifle when I can affford it. I want a good all weather shtf bolt rifle.
     
  7. kahr404life

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  8. HSMITH

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    Tripp and Accurate Plating and Weaponry get all of my business.
     
  9. Tim Burke

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    +1 on Tripp
     
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    I second Virgil Tripp.

    IMHO he's undeniably one of the best as proven on my Colt 1911 frame manufactured 1918!

    Great mag kits also!:D
     
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    Accurate Plating and Weaponry did my Classic Gold Match and did awesome work for a reasonable price.
     
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    Make sure you specify hard or soft chrome and polished or matt finish. If you want any changes on the gun such as chamfering the corners you must do it before plating !!
     
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