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Old 11-25-2016, 09:03 PM
PatriotPolishing PatriotPolishing is offline
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Talking Polished Stainless Springfield 1911-A1

These stainless Springfields sure do clean up nicely! My prep and polishing process has been evolving, which has enabled me to keep the transition lines separating the flats from the rounds sharper. It's a little difficult to show that in photos, though! It doesn't seem to be a big issue to most people, but, hey, if I can do a better job...





















You can see more of my work at:
www.GunsPolishing.com
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Old 11-25-2016, 09:33 PM
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That came out really nice!

I went to the web site and looked your other work.
I think the SW1911PC looks absolutely awesome, all polished up!


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Old 11-25-2016, 09:34 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:23 AM
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Great job. Keeping the edges and markings crisp may not sound like a big deal, but it makes all the difference between a master polisher and somebody who just knows how to go ape with a buffing wheel. Too many polished guns that I've seen were turnoffs to me because they reminded me of a well-used bar of soap.
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:36 AM
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Great job. Keeping the edges and markings crisp may not sound like a big deal, but it makes all the difference between a master polisher and somebody who just knows how to go ape with a buffing wheel. Too many polished guns that I've seen were turnoffs to me because they reminded me of a well-used bar of soap.
Well said DSK

And nice work PatriotPolishing Not my kind of look for a pistol. But I can respect the art involved. DSK Nailed it. You got the lines and sharp edges there. Makes me wonder what I did with my old AMT Hardballer and if polishing that would have ever made it work.

But that is some damn fine work.
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:12 PM
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Your improved technique raises the bar even further.
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