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Old 06-04-2012, 02:36 PM   #21
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I like the color case hardening, not sure if it will hold up though....

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Turnbull is the BEST at it
Had a Colt SAA done by him

Again- I think grips are the first best change you can make-

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I like the color case hardening, not sure if it will hold up though....

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Looks good, but mine is aluminum.Hossfly, I agree about the grips. Just need to find so that I'll like even after I refinish it.
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Some of the best wood grips I've seen.
Thanks. I tend to keep the best ones for myself.
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Definitely. Most people take care of their own kids better than the neighbor kids. I'm the same way with my guns.
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Definitely. Most people take care of their own kids better than the neighbor kids. I'm the same way with my guns.
I'm sure we're all like that
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Turnbull is the BEST at it
Had a Colt SAA done by him

Again- I think grips are the first best change you can make-

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HOSSFLY, what kind of set up do you have that requires a philips head screw where the thumb safety pin should be? now thats an interesting mod.

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Here is my Taurus after about $200 worth of parts and modifications. The sky is the limit....our maybe just your bank account.
What/ did you do after the blasting for the finish any coating or treatment to help the finish hold up. It looks killer I love the grips
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What/ did you do after the blasting for the finish any coating or treatment to help the finish hold up. It looks killer I love the grips
Bead blasting is not a coating or treatment. It is simply little little beads that are blasted by air. On a stainless gun, it is used to "scuff-up" the finish on a very small scale. It gives the appearance of a matte finish. At any time, I can send that same gun off to be polished and have it back looking as shiny as a nickel finish. And I can have it bead blasted again to look like it does now. Stainless is very forgiving, versatile, durable, and low maintenance.
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You might consider a spingloaded shock buffer. Especially if you plan on shooting this gun a lot. You can drop one in yourself it will ease felt recoil and lenghthen the life of your frame. They're cheap enough and do wonders for the way the gun 'feels'.

A rounded hammer spring housing adds to comfort, and gives the gun a little different lines.

1911's are cool because no two guns need be alike, you can really have one set up the way YOU like it.

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