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Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by PeteZaHut, Nov 23, 2011.
any significant difference?
Bling is bling (IMO)
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.
Chrome is harder than nickel.
Copper plating and chemicals to remove copper from the barrel do not play well together.
(food for thought)
This is a Python in "bright stainless" finish.
If y'all think this is "blingy," so be it. I like it quite a bit.
I like that Lon. Beautiful!
(I'm talking about your avatar, but I like the gun, too)
Well, I had to get your attention somehow, Dan!
Properly applied, neither nickel or chrome require a copper underplate. Colt and S7W never used copper on their nickel guns.
Not blingy....Very nice looking Python.
Colt Python with a high polish Royal Blue finish... Nothing prettier (IMO)...
All that other stuff is just hollywood fluff (sorry... ) Again, just my opinion, there are only two places for chrome.. Barrel linings and car parts
Exactly an old man's point of view!
Colt's Bright Stainless finish is way different than the chrome on your bumper!
That python is sexy.