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Old 04-07-2016, 08:59 PM
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Mirror Polished Colt Rail Gun

This customer's Rail Gun, which I finished up yesterday, and his Ruger SR1911, which I finished up this evening, will be on their way back to him in the A.M. I had never personally seen, let alone polished, a Colt Rail Gun before this one. Rails on a pistol or revolver require a bit more patience and care to prep and polish, but they don't present any particular difficulty and come out looking great. I'll post a thread for the Ruger tomorrow evening!




















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Old 04-07-2016, 09:58 PM
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that's amazing and outstanding work
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:17 PM
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:20 PM
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That looks amazing
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:04 PM
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Just amazing! I'd be afraid to shoot it! Wouldn't want to mess up that beautiful finish!

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Old 04-08-2016, 06:15 PM
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Did it start out as a blackened or the other?


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Old 06-03-2016, 08:01 PM
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Did it start out as a blackened or the other?


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Sorry for the extremely delayed response to this, but I only just now happened to see your question. This Colt started out as a plain Jane brushed and matte stainless like the one in the photo below.

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Old 06-03-2016, 10:08 PM
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I wonder how attaching something like a sure fire X300 on and off would affect the finish as opposed to the black finishes. Cool looking Rail Gun.


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Old 06-03-2016, 10:35 PM
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I wonder how attaching something like a sure fire X300 on and off would affect the finish as opposed to the black finishes. Cool looking Rail Gun.


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You ask a great question. The polished finish is definitely more scratch-prone than the black or matte stainless finishes. It will show wear sooner as a result. The advantage of the polished finish in this case is that one can buff out scratches from use with metal polish (Mother's, Flitz, et al.) and a little effort, or send it to me for touch up in the worst case. With the blued or stock matte stainless finishes, while they are less prone to wear than the polished, once you do mar them up, you're stuck with repairing and re-bluing or repairing and re-blasting.
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:44 PM
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I was thinking along the same lines. I was able to UN-idiot scratch my dad's guns that way. He can't figure out the whole assembly process...


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Old 06-04-2016, 09:47 PM
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Incredible! I'll bet it took one heck of an effort to get the Rail Gun to turn out so stunning. That had to be a time consuming endeavor.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:36 AM
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This customer's Rail Gun, which I finished up yesterday, and his Ruger SR1911, which I finished up this evening, will be on their way back to him in the A.M. I had never personally seen, let alone polished, a Colt Rail Gun before this one. Rails on a pistol or revolver require a bit more patience and care to prep and polish, but they don't present any particular difficulty and come out looking great. I'll post a thread for the Ruger tomorrow evening!




















You can see more of my work at:
www.GunsPolishing.com

You've probably just sold a Colt Rail Gun. Colt should thank you. I wanted a stainless-steel 9mm 1911 with a rail but withOUT a checkered front strap... and all the other bells/whistles I usually prefer. Colt is the only one I can find... but I hated the bottom (frame). My only other choice was the Dan Wesson "Specialist." I didn't think the Rail Gun could look like this. Wow! Great work!
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:04 PM
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You've probably just sold a Colt Rail Gun. Colt should thank you. I wanted a stainless-steel 9mm 1911 with a rail but withOUT a checkered front strap... and all the other bells/whistles I usually prefer. Colt is the only one I can find... but I hated the bottom (frame). My only other choice was the Dan Wesson "Specialist." I didn't think the Rail Gun could look like this. Wow! Great work!
Thank you for the kind words, Sniper! Just responded to your PM, by the way
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You're very welcome, sir.
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