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glockin-45
02-09-2013, 15:16
I like black guns. But i wish i would have gotten my TRP in stainless. Anyone have pis of their 1911, that they had hard chromed, and how it lasted. TKS!

glock2740
02-09-2013, 15:30
I've got a few. :cool: It holds up VERY well.

glock2740
02-09-2013, 15:33
Here's a few of them.

NH Predator II w/bobtail
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/NewDWCCOandNHPII021-1.jpg

Guncrafter Model 1 in .50GI
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3842.jpg

STI Legacy
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/test4.jpg

glock2740
02-09-2013, 15:42
RRA
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/558525_10151114663204867_185284579866_13307354_2003149613_n.jpg

Guncrafter No Name CCO
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_4008.jpg

Total custom Kimber
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/TargetIIswithVZgrips001.jpg

Guncrafter No Name Commander and total custom Colt Commander
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Guns027.jpg

Well, there's a few of them. I have 4 more out being hardchromed as I type. :cool: Hardchrome is great stuff. And Chris at Metaloy is the best at it. Give him a call and he can hook you up.

glock2740
02-09-2013, 15:45
On a side note, hardchrome is extremely hard to photograph. All of those guns have the exact same finish and look identical in person next to each other.

glockin-45
02-09-2013, 16:01
Thanks, glock2740. Cool pics, nice guns!:wow:

mleroux21
02-09-2013, 17:19
Joe is definitly the guy to talk to about Hardchrome!

Marc

rebby
02-09-2013, 17:28
APW Cogan did a matte hard chrome on one of mine. Fantastic finish. Only downside of the matte is that it will polish itself with use so places of friction (under the safety, slide lock) will get that mirror finish eventually. It took probably 5000 rounds for mine to polish itself though.

T-Rod45
02-09-2013, 17:52
Mine is hard chromed, but I bought it that way.


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/turb0_t0m/wm_19026-1.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/turb0_t0m/C1DC3DE9-77BF-4777-BFC0-D2DA8495DC43-833-00000240F27EDCFF.jpg

SPIN2010
02-09-2013, 17:56
2740 is known to have caused a chrome shortage in the USA several times in the 1911 forum.

faawrenchbndr
02-09-2013, 18:00
I think Joe has a deal to have his carcass hard chromed before he is buried! :rofl:

glock2740
02-09-2013, 18:11
Hardchrome. The new Gold. :thumbsup:

:rofl:

1canvas
02-09-2013, 19:48
I love blue steel guns but I have sweat like acid. I had the frame on my combat commander done about 25 years ago and the frame looks as good as it did when I had it done.

silversport
02-10-2013, 05:31
I had my Kimber Hard Chromed at Tripp Research in 2003...it looks about the same as it did when completed...very pleased with Hard Chroming...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/silversport1/P1000080.jpg

Bill

faawrenchbndr
02-10-2013, 05:40
Not a 1911,.....but I love my Tripp hard chromed P7m8

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/HK/b3ee25ed8b9c164ca4e9cd37b9597ae4.jpg

BuckyP
02-10-2013, 05:54
Not a 1911,.....but I love my Tripp hard chromed P7m8

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/HK/b3ee25ed8b9c164ca4e9cd37b9597ae4.jpg

That is STUNNING!

My contribution, I had my Caspian race gun hard chromed in 1996 after it rusted when shooting in the rain. Many matches later, some in rain, snow, and 100K+ later, the finish hasn't really changed much.

Done right, it lasts and wears really well.

3rdgen40
02-10-2013, 06:51
I've got a few. :cool: It holds up VERY well.
Do you use Metaloy in Berryville ? I'm thinking about this finish for my project gun.It's going see some hard use and I need an extremely durable finish for it.

faawrenchbndr
02-10-2013, 06:55
Yep,.......Joe paid for Chris' last car.

3rdgen40
02-10-2013, 07:03
Yep,.......Joe paid for Chris' last car.
He might be able to buy a tank of gas for it with what I need done...:rofl:

MoFormula
02-10-2013, 08:46
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa394/MoFormula/Systema.jpg
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa394/MoFormula/Systema2.jpg
(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa394/MoFormula/Systema.jpg)

glock2740
02-10-2013, 09:05
Do you use Metaloy in Berryville ? I'm thinking about this finish for my project gun.It's going see some hard use and I need an extremely durable finish for it.
Yes. Chris is the best in the biz. :thumbsup:

Yep,.......Joe paid for Chris' last car.
True dat! :rofl:

faawrenchbndr
02-10-2013, 09:10
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa394/MoFormula/Systema.jpg

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dAYUMn.......best lookin Sistema I've ever seen!

glock2740
02-10-2013, 09:15
My custom Colt Commander is my only Tripp hardchromed gun and it was a great job. LOVE this gun. It's on par with many of my semi-customs, as it should be, since the only thing Colt about it is the slide and frame and those have been re-fit. All Wilson and Ed Brown parts with a Bar-Sto match barrel and Novak night sights. :cool:


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/DSC01824.jpg

Glockdude1
02-10-2013, 09:28
I think Joe has a deal to have his carcass hard chromed before he is buried! :rofl:

http://www.berryfh.com/tuscany_open.jpg

:tongueout:

MoFormula
02-10-2013, 10:35
dAYUMn.......best lookin Sistema I've ever seen!

Thank you. Wish I could take the credit, but I am the second owner. Owner was a TX LEO who purportedly had it built by Eddie Jimenea. He had great taste and I am just the lucky one to benefit from it. It was his go-to gun for requalification and is very accurate and smooth.

glock2740
02-10-2013, 11:17
http://www.berryfh.com/tuscany_open.jpg

:tongueout:
I recently bought this Tundra and had it hardchromed too. :rofl:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Dogs%20trucks%20and%20house/NewTundra002.jpg

faawrenchbndr
02-10-2013, 11:26
:rofl:

Glockdude1
02-10-2013, 12:56
I recently bought this Tundra and had it hardchromed too. :rofl:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Dogs%20trucks%20and%20house/NewTundra002.jpg

:thumbsup:

rock185
02-14-2013, 15:45
I had two guns hard chromed 30+ years ago by Armoloy in Texas. One, a Gold Cup, is still owned by a family member and still looks about like it did over three decades ago. HC is the hardest, toughest finish I have ever experinced on a firearm. Cleaning is easy, fouling just does not stick to the HC. I will attempt to attach a recent photo of the old gun. I don't care for the rubber grips at all, but it's not mine anymore ;-D

G26AZ
02-14-2013, 17:13
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q295/jschlechty/DSCN2633.jpg

This Commander was plated with NP3+ by ROBAR. Can someone tell me what the difference between hard Chrome and NP3+ is? I know that ROBAR says that the NP3+ is a nickel and teflon mixture that is self-lubricating

I had this one done last May, and it seems to be holding up well. The points where the gun rubs in the holster have become shiny (polished?), but don't seem to be wearing thin or anything. I like it so far!

Cwlongshot
02-14-2013, 17:23
I hard chromed a Commander... Its held up pretty well for 5-6 years of daily carry...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/CWLONGSHOT/Temp%20stuff/sporting%20pics/Targets%20and%20such/1e1970d4.jpg

CW

bac1023
02-14-2013, 18:15
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/060-1.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/062-1.jpg





http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/085.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/088.jpg






http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/064.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/089.jpg

glock2740
02-14-2013, 18:45
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/064.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/089.jpg

My Pistol Dynamics is at Paul's about to look very similar to that one. I decided against the magwell, but the HP cuts are a go. :cool: Shouldn't be long...:whistling:

glockin-45
02-14-2013, 19:04
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/060-1.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/062-1.jpg





http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/085.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/088.jpg






http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/064.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/089.jpg
bac, Are any of those pistols stainless? or blue steel, hard chromed?

bac1023
02-14-2013, 19:12
My Pistol Dynamics is at Paul's about to look very similar to that one. I decided against the magwell, but the HP cuts are a go. :cool: Shouldn't be long...:whistling:

Awesome Joe

I can't wait to see the pics!

bac1023
02-14-2013, 19:13
bac, Are any of those pistols stainless? or blue steel, hard chromed?

None are stainless or blued.

They're carbon steel hard chromed.

glock2740
02-14-2013, 19:28
Awesome Joe

I can't wait to see the pics!
Me neither. :cool:

CU4X4N
02-15-2013, 00:50
Not a 1911,.....but I love my Tripp hard chromed P7m8

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/HK/b3ee25ed8b9c164ca4e9cd37b9597ae4.jpg



Love my Sig 226 hard chromed by Tripp Research in 2007

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww360/cu4x4n/Photos/Cache/SigSauer226.jpg

G26AZ
02-15-2013, 07:22
Is hard chrome the best finish to apply to an EDC gun? Not understanding metallurgy (SP?), what are the advantages of hard chrome vs nickle, parkerizing, NP3 - or any of the other finishes you hear about? Or, is hard chrome chosen mainly for its looks? If you are looking for rust resisitance, would it just be better to go with stainless steel in the first place?

bac1023
02-15-2013, 19:34
Is hard chrome the best finish to apply to an EDC gun? Not understanding metallurgy (SP?), what are the advantages of hard chrome vs nickle, parkerizing, NP3 - or any of the other finishes you hear about? Or, is hard chrome chosen mainly for its looks? If you are looking for rust resisitance, would it just be better to go with stainless steel in the first place?

I'd say it's one of the best.

glock2740
02-15-2013, 19:48
I'd say it's one of the best.
You KNOW I gotta second that. :cool:

Wyoming
02-15-2013, 21:35
OK gentleman. I bought a Kimber "Heritage Edition" last fall for a very reasonable price off of Gun Broker. The reason probably was poor photos and it showed some holster wear. (If you are going to sell something in an Internet auction take good pictures or find someone that can for you.)

This pistol will shoot 1" to 1 1/2" at 25 yards with Federal HST 230 grain JHP that is with my soon to be 60 years old eyes. It is also very reliable but someone else already broke it in.

This gun deserve to be refinished and I was leaning toward hard chrome based on my experience in industry use.

So for Metaloy and Tripp come highly recommended.

I haven't figured out how to start a post or to post good pictures but I will find someone that can show me and will do a before and after of the pistol.

Any more ideas on who to send it?