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Old 08-31-2012, 09:05 PM
LongBaller71 LongBaller71 is offline
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RIA 1911 45 - Stainless Duracoat




Just finished reassembling my modified and refinished RIA 45. Had to share a few poor cell phone pics. I'm pretty happy with the outcome of the whole thing.

I put on a new beavertail, new Warrior rear sight, adjusted the trigger pull slightly, and refinished with Duracoat Satinless shake n spray. I'll be putting together a detailed thread of the whole process this weekend; with better pics I hope.





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Old 08-31-2012, 09:31 PM
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I just kept mine stainless without any coating of paint, etc. But nice work none the less brotha.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:49 PM
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I just kept mine stainless without any coating of paint, etc. But nice work none the less brotha.


RIAs don't come stainless as far as I've ever seen. You mean matte nickel? Mine was a parkerized standard GI to start with. Thanks though!!

Before finish with newly fit beavertail:
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:52 PM
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I think there's a bit of miscommunication -- OP seems to have meant "stainless-colored duracoat", and beastmar was thinking that the "stainless" in the title referenced the pistol.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:03 PM
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Nice job and it greatly improves the look of the pistol. I have a soft spot for silver, chrome, nickel etc. 1911's.

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Old 09-01-2012, 02:17 AM
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Actually still a miscommunication error. I removed the parkerization on my tactical and left it polished up.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:40 AM
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Your gun really looks nice! I airbrushed duracoat stainless on my frame and did the slide in semi gloss black and I think it also turned out nice. It was my first experience with duracoat and so far I like the stuff
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:41 AM
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Actually still a miscommunication error. I removed the parkerization on my tactical and left it polished up.
Then you just have standard low carbon steel. It wouldn't be stainless.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:58 AM
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Actually still a miscommunication error. I removed the parkerization on my tactical and left it polished up.
Huh? Why would you do that?
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:44 AM
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What rear sight are you useing?? Is it in the factory RIA dovetail or did you have to recut the slide?
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:38 AM
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, LB, How does the pistol shoot, is it hitting POA,at 20 yrds; the rear sight looks to be to high.??
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:53 AM
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I think it came out pretty slick...n the grips make it unique. Nice job sir. Mike
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:44 PM
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Thx again guys. Look even better the more I look at it.

The rear sight is from a "warrior" 3-dot set designed to fit the standard GI cut and narrow tenon front. Removing the front and staking in the new was just a bit beyond where I wanted to go as a DIY project. I wanted to see if the old would work after getting a coat of blk and a dot, but I do think it's gonna be low. Looking at it; i'm sure the groups would be about 4" high. In another week or so; I'll get a local 1911 smith to set in the new front to match the rear. I want to give the finish plenty of cure time first.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:18 PM
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Sorry, I thought you were going to keep the old front sight on the pistol.....
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:50 PM
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Where do you find a real stainless RIA?
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:26 PM
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Where do you find a real stainless RIA?
They don't make one as of yet. Maybe one day?
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:59 AM
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I duracoated an older model Remington 1100 I had just like that once. Your 1911 job looks better than what my 1100 job turned out. Really nice. I have often wondered what duracoating a pistol would look like. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:28 AM
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You will not find any RIA 1911's in stainless as none were ever manufactured. But Armscor on the other hand had a run of stainless 1911's at one time long ago.

Here are a few of mine.
Armscor Tactical in stainless chambered in 45ACP!


Armscor Target in stainless chambered in 45ACP!


Armscor Compact in stainless chambered in 45ACP!


Armscor Compact in stainless and blue chambered in 45ACP!
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:52 PM
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I want to do my frame in a OD green and the slide in a black, any ideas on my options, I don't want to do it my self though.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:49 AM
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I want to do my frame in a OD green and the slide in a black, any ideas on my options, I don't want to do it my self though.
This just might be what you're looking for, if you want it done by a professional. Check out the Applicator Locator for an Applicator in your area.

The gallery has quite a few really nice guns to drool over as well.

http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/
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