Bright or Polished ss 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by rccalzadilla, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. rccalzadilla

    rccalzadilla New Member

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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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  2. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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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.
     

  3. 70cuda383

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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.
     
  4. 70cuda383

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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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  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    It must be a Southern Hemisphere 1911. :p
     
  6. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    Your picture post upside down because the resolution is too high. (to many mega pixles)

    Signing out, Alpha1victor.
     
  7. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter New Member

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    Para Ord makes a polished SS series. I own one, Beautiful, unreliable doesn't feed or cycle worth a crap.
     
  8. 70cuda383

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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.
     
  9. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    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
     
  10. rccalzadilla

    rccalzadilla New Member

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    How about a picture!
    Thanks
     
  11. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Some old Springers were made with high polish finishes (BTW, that streak is oil I just couldn't get off):

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  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    My local Sportsman's warehouse has a hard chrome SA in a sister store. $570.
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Well that's just weird, what I should have said, is that when I was looking at 1911's in the SW store a couple days ago, I was informed that the other store had it in stock. There, that sounds better.
     
  14. MrWray

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    That sounds like a good buy
     
  15. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Mr. Wray, my local Sportsman's warehouse has the best prices on new guns in my area by far. Now the Springer TRP was 1400 and some change. The Springer RO is $799. Then the one I mentioned earlier, and that was the higher of the basic models

    These are springer basic models at their store, or transferable from another SW store or distribution center to theirs.
    GI champion-$519
    GI-$519
    GI Stainless-$559
    GI Hardchrome-$569

    Now their rifle prices are fair, no really great cheap deals but no real ripoffs either.

    They also just got in the Ruger SR1911 for $650, and they are having trouble keeping the R1 in stock at $630.

    Now there's a store down the road a ways that has some lower prices on used guns, but their new guns are higher.
     
  16. MrWray

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    Now i wish that i had one of those stores close to where i live. The closest similar store to me is bass pro
     
  17. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    We have a Bass Pro in Memphis. I don't like their prices, they are marked up beyond MSRP. Sportsman's Warehouse is below MSRP, which just means to me that firearms sales is not where they make their money, but in the other products.

    In fact I don't like any Bass Pro shops, I think their prices of everything is too high. Come on, 5 bucks for a piece of fudge? $4 for some Bass Pro chocolate covered raisins? Forget it. And now the corporation has bought the Memphis Pyramid and is looking at turning it into one of their stores. Crazy. And talking about putting a giant fake fish on the side.
     
  18. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Your right, they are way high on their prices
     
  19. gollygee

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    I haven't done any business with either, but from what I've read, Bass Pro Shop & Cabela's both give out "coupons" for discounts, free freight, etc. If you utilize their coupon system, it brings their prices in line. If you don't, prices will be high & you are paying for the coupons that others use.;)

    I think of it the same as those manufacturers who offer mail-in rebates. If I want the item I determine if it's worth the price, to me, without the rebate. If so, I buy it & if I get a rebate, that's gravey. If there are too many hoops to jump through to get it, I'm still happy with my purchase.
     
  20. trip286

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    That's very true, and some of their coupons are very valuable. But, and there's always a but, Sportsman's Warehouse also has coupons, many of them, and they are comparable to Bass Pro and Cabela's too.

    So something with a cheaper sticker price, and a coupon, is still cheaper than a more expensive item with the same coupon.

    One thing I will give Cabela's, Gander Mtn., and Bass Pro any day of the week though is this-They have a ton more stuff, more brands, more quantity, more brands, and more specialty items.

    If you can't find something at SW, chances are you can at one of the other 3.