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FL Airedale
06-17-2011, 17:08
I just got my 29 year old Colt 1911 refinished. Here are the before and after photos. This is the original satin nickel finish. There are a lot of wear marks because I carried this gun for over 20 years.

http://www.boohers.com/sharefiles/coltbefore2872.jpghttp://www.boohers.com/sharefiles/coltbefore2873.jpg
I couldn't be happier with the AFTER unless it was free. Total time was exactly two weeks from the time I shipped it until I had it back. The only part they replaced was the grip screws because the old ones were corroded. The other parts were all refinished. Total cost was $190 for the refinish and $12 for the screws. I only specified black slide and sights and aluminum frame. The gunsmith decided which colors to use on the small parts and he did a great job.

http://www.boohers.com/sharefiles/coltafter0479.jpg

http://www.boohers.com/sharefiles/coltafter0480.jpg

The only thing left to do is replace the Pachmayr grips. If I can still get them with the pony on them, I'll do it.

Good results like these make me significantly less grumpy. In fact, when I ran 100 flawless rounds through it, I was actually happy. :cool:

HotRoderX
06-17-2011, 17:11
looks amazing turned out really good. I dont see why you wanna replace the grips thought they still look good. Colt does offer these there pretty close to what you have http://www.coltsmfg.com/ShopOnline/tabid/62/ProdID/146/Default.aspx. I still keep the orginal thought

up1911fan
06-17-2011, 17:25
Look's good.

buyobuyo
06-17-2011, 17:28
Looks really nice. What coating/finishes did you get?

FL Airedale
06-17-2011, 17:41
Looks really nice. What coating/finishes did you get?

It's Cerakote. The colors are black and satin aluminum.

bmoore
06-17-2011, 17:46
That thing looks killer. That sucker is as old as me.

Fedor
06-17-2011, 17:47
Congrats, it looks awesome.

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 18:02
Congrats! Well done! :cool:

lsbbigdog
06-17-2011, 18:26
Looks nice. Cerakote will hold up well for you..

limbkiller
06-17-2011, 18:35
Looks good dude congrats on the new look.

faawrenchbndr
06-17-2011, 18:40
The old Gal looks great :thumbsup:

Ruggles
06-17-2011, 18:42
Heck yeah that is nice looking indeed :)

craig19
06-17-2011, 20:29
It looks great. Looks like a brand new gun.

Mr. Gekko
06-17-2011, 21:23
Looks good to me. :thumbsup:

TexasLEO
06-17-2011, 21:32
amazing indeed sir :wow:

Hokie1911
06-17-2011, 21:55
Looks great. :thumbsup:

tango44
06-17-2011, 21:56
Nice! I'm sure you have a gun for 20 more years congrats!

CMG
06-17-2011, 22:30
Nice improvement.

BryGuy
06-17-2011, 22:56
It looks really nice.

Scamp
06-18-2011, 09:15
Very nice, looks like a brand new Colt!