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Old 11-23-2011, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default Bright chrome vs. bright nickel

any significant difference?



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Old 11-23-2011, 09:45 AM   #2
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Bling is bling (IMO)



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Firearms were nickelplated in the first half of the 20th century as a means of preventing rust. Some was a shiny as a mirror, some matte. The gun would be copper plated, and then (so the nickel had something to stick to) nickelplated.

Only guns I have seen that were truly chrome plated were the ones that someone took to the local bumper shop for plating. Once in a while, would see war trophy Lugers (SOB!!!) that had that treatment.

Over time, chrome tends to yellow a bit, and when plated directly to steel, will exfoliate (peel).

Electroless nickel or "black nickel" in a different process, intended to protect from rust.

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Chrome is harder than nickel.

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Copper plating and chemicals to remove copper from the barrel do not play well together.
(food for thought)

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This is a Python in "bright stainless" finish.

If y'all think this is "blingy," so be it. I like it quite a bit.

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I like that Lon. Beautiful!
(I'm talking about your avatar, but I like the gun, too)

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Well, I had to get your attention somehow, Dan!

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Properly applied, neither nickel or chrome require a copper underplate. Colt and S7W never used copper on their nickel guns.

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Not blingy....Very nice looking Python.



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