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Show Me your Polished (Royal or Charcoal) Blued Guns

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CmdrSlander, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander Member

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    I'm considering refinishing one my 1911s, having been inspired by this.

    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.
     
  2. huntershooter

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    USFA mod-P, Turnbulls finishing:

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  3. Urban_Redneck

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    IIRC Charcoal blue is much less durable than other blue finishes.

    YMMV
     
  4. ScratchnDent

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    Charcoal blued Cimmaron. This finish wears off easily!
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  5. WC145

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    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.

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  6. ScratchnDent

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    WC145, Stunning!!
     
  7. jtsteiert

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    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.
     
  8. Drail

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    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?
     
  9. WC145

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    No way!!:D

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  10. jogar80

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    WC145... nicest 1911 I've seen... WOW
     
  11. Thompsoncustom

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    You got to love a nicely done high gloss blue job. One of the sexier 1911 i've seen.
     
  12. RevolvingGarbage

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    WC145,

    You forgot to put /thread after those pictures!

    :D
     
  13. winchester1886

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    :what:That is just beautiful!
     
  14. BADUNAME2

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    This guy has a point.

    I've drooled over that gun every time it's been posted.
     
  15. WC145

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    Thanks guys.
    Sorry, but I don't know what "/thread" means:eek:
     
  16. erkman

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    Means end of thread.
     
  17. J2FLAN

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    this ^^^^^^
    What a gun, Can`t get much better that that
     
  18. KAS1981

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    Nicest bluing on any gun I own. Smith & Wesson 29:

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  19. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

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    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

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    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
     
  20. MK75

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    wow, wc145. Incredible pistol.
     
  21. WC145

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    Thanks!

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

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    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)
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  23. Odd Job
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    That 1911 is amazing, so nicely polished it looks wet.
     
  24. Rubber_Duck

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    WC145 wins the thread. That's one classy carry piece.
     
  25. Lantern

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    OK WC145, I will admit that I have visited this thread JUST to look at that gorgeous gun. Absolutely amazing finish.
     
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