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Old 10-19-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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Who makes nickel or stainless, polished finish 1911. Aside from the gold plated, which I don't like.
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I think Rock Island Armory is the main source for nickel 1911s. There all kinds of polishing services that can take a matte stainless gun and polishing to a bright stainless. Most companies making stainless 1911s will only polish the flats of the pistol, meaning the billboards of the slide and the flats of the frame. They will leave the rounded areas a matte or beadblasted finish. It's a way to cut costs because it's easy to polish a flat surface, but takes more time and effort to polish a rounded surface.

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stainless is easy to polish, why not give it a shot yourself? I've polished my share of stainless and aluminum to a mirror finish, being involved in the car hobby as well as guns.

start with some 400 grit sand paper to knockdown the matte finish, and work your way up in grits, wet sanding at 1200, and finishing at 2500-3000.

then get the buffer and polish out.


I kind of like the "shiney slide, matte curves" look. my Kimber has a "half polish" job on it, I sanded the sides to give it a semi-gloss finish, and the rest is the factory matte finish.

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here's a picture (argh!!! I can't figure it out...my picture is right side up on my phone...when I view it on my computer, it's right side up...then I post it to the 'net, and it turns upside down!!)

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here's a picture (argh!!! I can't figure it out...my picture is right side up on my phone...when I view it on my computer, it's right side up...then I post it to the 'net, and it turns upside down!!)
It must be a Southern Hemisphere 1911.
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Your picture post upside down because the resolution is too high. (to many mega pixles)

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Who makes nickel or stainless, polished finish 1911. Aside from the gold plated, which I don't like.
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Para Ord makes a polished SS series. I own one, Beautiful, unreliable doesn't feed or cycle worth a crap.
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? explain how that makes any difference? how is it that when I view it on my computer, it's right, but I upload it and it flips? yet it's a camera phone pic, my nikon shoots MUCH larger pictures and none of them ever "flip" when I upload them.
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? explain how that makes any difference? how is it that when I view it on my computer, it's right, but I upload it and it flips? yet it's a camera phone pic, my nikon shoots MUCH larger pictures and none of them ever "flip" when I upload them.
The camera on my galaxy S2 is an 8mp and my pics dont flip that im aware of.you should be able to go into your settings and change your photo size
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Para Ord makes a polished SS series. I own one, Beautiful, unreliable doesn't feed or cycle worth a crap.
How about a picture!
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