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#1 timg953

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:03 AM

I just picked up a 1927a1 reciever, bolt, barrel and partially complete trigger frame. I'm contemplating a project x type gun. Where can I find nice wood and what were the barrel dimensions on the Colt 1921? I think they were lighter and more graceful looking than this auto Ord 1927 barrel. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.
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#2 Zamm

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 11:29 PM

timg953.
Basically, there is but one way to go on your quest for a Colt looking gun out of a semi and you said it
yourself. "Project X". Just take a close look at it and then get in touch with PK.
.. he will make that semi glow with the look of a Colt if that's what you want,
Cheers, Zamm
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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 11:36 PM

Except that reproducing the original Colt style blue on a West Hurley/Kahr is unlikely.
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Posted 30 September 2003 - 11:42 PM

Arthur--
Why is the Colt bluing so difficult to reproduce? Thanks
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Posted 30 September 2003 - 11:43 PM

Arthur,
Why is that? I'm just curious. Is it the old stlye blueing Process or the newer metal alloys?
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Posted 30 September 2003 - 11:45 PM

Hey Ralph and Arthur, seems we all can't sleep tonight!!
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Posted 01 October 2003 - 04:29 AM

In an acronem you can't do old style Colt bluing becouse of the EPA

First the old Colt Bluing was proceded by some damn fine polishing then the chemicals involved included arsnic I belive. Or maybe that is the reason we can't get good case colors.... The cemicals are a problem as are the health hazards asociated with them. of course pretty soon the US Surgon General is going to say living is the prime cause of dying....

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 01:13 PM

FWIW, I was able to locate a source who still offers Rust Bluing.
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#9 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 05:36 PM

Wow! Bisley and Phil, thank you for your immediate response regarding Zamm's question about my post on "old blue". Questions do not go long unanswered here considering the depth of board memebers knowledge.

Damon,
Does this source actually apply the product or only furnish/sell it?

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 06:00 PM

Arthur,

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Damon,
Does this source actually apply the product or only furnish/sell it?


I am sorry...not sure what you meant. Did you mean to direct that question to Devlin?

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#11 LIONHART

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 06:46 PM

Arthur, they do it all. From start to finish. Brownells sells Rust Blue in a Bottle for those who want to try it at home.
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#12 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 07:54 PM

Ooops! I did mean Devlin. Sorry Damon.
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#13 Zamm

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 08:12 PM

Wow, excellent info,
Thanks guys!
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