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Old 06-03-2011, 04:32 PM
Joe C Joe C is offline
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Originally Posted by SemperFi1977m View Post
are all the black parts carbon steel, blacked-out SS, or is it a combination of both? Knowing which parts are what will be great to know...since I imagine going all-stainless will be a common cosmetic mod on SR1911's.

Also, any recommendations on grit, etc when blasting small parts to resemble the Ruger's finish?

Nice Job as always Joe! ....and thanks for taking the time to share with us again.
From what I can tell, they are all made of carbon. I thought at first that the GS and MSH were SS but after checking them with a different type of cold blue I found that they appear to be carbon.

I used sand blasting to do this one as I prefer the darker look but I think that glass beads would match the finish very well. YMMV.

And you're welcome.

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