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Old 11-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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Ok I'm new to this post but I really wanna get a 1911. I was thinking of either a Springfield or a Remington. What do you guys think?
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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Either way, you are good to go. I'd take the springer as they have a great CS reputation. Get the mil-spec if you go springer. I really like the finish on the r1 though.
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Both are good choices however I would lean towards the Springfield
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Not to sound silly but is there a difference in parkerized or stainless.
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Not to sound silly but is there a difference in parkerized or stainless.
Yes. Stainless does not require a rust preventative as it will not rust easily. The 4100 steel (not stainless) needs to be parkerized, blued or coated to prevent rust. BTW, welcome to the forum!
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Yes there is a major difference. A parked finish is an applied finish like painting. SS is SS steel polished to a high gloss.

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Springfield ALL day. You will not be disappointed in a nice Springfield.
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If you can swing it get the Springer-
If not the Remmie will certainly be a good choice too ---
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Parkerizing is a method of building up a crystaline structure on the surface of the metal through using a phosphoric acid bath. It is kind of a controlled rusting / chemical reaction. The crystaline structure then works to trap oil and hold it on the metal to protect it.

Stainless steel is a different alloy than carbon steel.
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