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PeteZaHut 03-26-2011 06:49 PM

Bright Chrome
 
Does anyone having experience with getting a bright chrome finish on a handgun? Are there any disadvantages?

c3shooter 03-27-2011 12:47 AM

With the exception of GIs that took war souvenirs to the local bumper shop, firearms were not chromed- they were (and are) nickel plated. There is a reason for the distinction- thickness and adherence to the base metal. I have some nickeled guns, some stainless, some blued, some parkerized, etc. For discreet carry, I prefer blued- it does not jump out at you visually. Reflection off a nickeled weapon interfering with sight picture COULD be an issue some day, never has been for me. Nickel was introduced as a means of resisting rust. Stainless has largely replaced it from a functional standpoint.

PeteZaHut 03-27-2011 01:02 AM

I'm talking about something custom like from here Customized Creationz Custom Gun Works Shop

BillDeShivs 05-18-2011 06:59 AM

Browning handguns were/are chromed. The lightweight .25 was bright chromed, and High POowers are frequently satin chromed.
Industrial hard chrome is also a popular finish.
If chroming is done properly, there are no disadvantages.

yankee2500 06-04-2011 02:36 AM

I have a Colt Gold Cup that was Hard Chromed about twenty five years ago, still looks like it did the day it was done.


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