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yellolab
02-18-2013, 10:52
Thinking about my 1911's this weekend, and it hit me that while I own a few(Kimber Gold Match SS, DW CCO, DW Valor, Colt Defender, Colt Lightweight SS, DW CBOB, Rock Island 9mm, Colt Delta Elite 10mm) I have nothing that is really nicely blued.

Options/reccomendations?

- maybe the Kimber Royal II?
http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/custom-shop/classic-carry-pro
- maybe Kimber Classic carry pro?
http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/custom-ii/royal-ii

My understanding is that on these two the blueing is done by Turnbull.


Or maybe try and find a Talo Royal National Match?
http://www.taloinc.com/colt.htm#RoyalCup



Suggestions?

Kevin
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faawrenchbndr
02-18-2013, 12:25
The Colt would be WAY higher on my list than the Kimber

fnfalman
02-18-2013, 12:34
Good luck with finding that Talo National Match.

yellolab
02-18-2013, 12:42
I called Colt and asked them about reblueing something(maybe buy a new Colt and send it in).

They said they are booked with orders now, and can't accept anything new until June, then 2-3 month turnaround time.

faawrenchbndr
02-18-2013, 13:32
There are other shops that do bluing other than Colt

yellolab
02-18-2013, 13:37
There are other shops that do bluing other than Colt

Will they result in that deep blue that I want? See pic for example. If so, reccomendations would be appreciated, thanks.

faawrenchbndr
02-18-2013, 14:57
1st recommendation

http://www.turnbullmfg.com/store.asp?pid=20180&catid=19872

2nd

http://www.gunbluing.com/

3rd

http://www.fordsguns.com/

mleroux21
02-18-2013, 15:01
I would be all over that talo colt if one came up for a reasonable price.

Spiffums
02-18-2013, 19:03
I love Colt's Royal Blue. It's what I think of when I think nice bluing.

Steel Head
02-18-2013, 20:00
I love Colt's Royal Blue. It's what I think of when I think nice bluing.

Quite honestly if it wasn't for their Royal blue I'd probably have no interest in Colt at all:dunno:

bac1023
02-18-2013, 20:21
Try to find a USFA 1911.

I believe Turnbull did the bluing for them and the pics speak for themselves. :cool:


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/007-7.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/008-16.jpg

Spiffums
02-18-2013, 20:26
Try to find a USFA 1911.

I believe Turnbull did the bluing for them and the pics speak for themselves. :cool:


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/007-7.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/008-16.jpg

That looks like black stainless. That's DEEP !

bac1023
02-19-2013, 20:39
That looks like black stainless. That's DEEP !

Thanks

Yeah, its a great bluing job :cool:

38 Super Fan
02-20-2013, 10:19
Try to find a USFA 1911.

I believe Turnbull did the bluing for them and the pics speak for themselves. :cool:


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/007-7.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/008-16.jpg

:hearts:

bac1023
02-20-2013, 20:20
You really need one of those, Cody :)

SigFTW
02-21-2013, 08:33
Evey time I see a picture of a deep blued 1911 my mouth starts watering, what a thing of beauty!:wow::wow:

yellolab
02-21-2013, 08:50
I think I am going to pick up a series 70 or one of the WW1 re-issue Colts, then send it off for reblueing.

Kevin

38 Super Fan
02-21-2013, 10:19
You really need one of those, Cody :)

Yep, that is right up my alley Brian. I really want to add a USFA someday. :cool::cool:

bac1023
02-21-2013, 12:35
Yep, that is right up my alley Brian. I really want to add a USFA someday. :cool::cool:

I certainly hope you do, my friend.

Teecher45
02-22-2013, 20:15
About 3 years ago I bought a 1991 Colt commander, blue. It wouldn't keep a mag on a paper plate at 10 yards, when I could get it to complete a whole mag without failing to eject.
Almost kept it just because it was the most beautiful pistol I had ever owned, IMO.
God I wish that pistol would have been reliable and a little accurate.

wdp
02-22-2013, 20:21
I love Colt's Royal Blue. It's what I think of when I think nice bluing.

You beat me to it, exactly what I was thinking. Colt Royal Blue is about as purdy as it gets especially the older guns. I had a Python years ago, regretfully sold it but still remember that Royal Blue luster.

Rinspeed
02-22-2013, 21:02
2nd

http://www.gunbluing.com/






Glenrock does a lot of the work for Heirloom Precision last I knew. When it comes to that deep rich bluing like you used to see on the Pythons most of the work is in the polishing and prep. No way in hell you're going to get that type of finish for a couple hundred dollars.

faawrenchbndr
02-22-2013, 21:07
Nope,.......a quality blue job will cost much more.
The key to a great finish is the prep.

bac1023
02-22-2013, 22:13
Nope,.......a quality blue job will cost much more.
The key to a great finish is the prep.

Very true