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Old 04-05-2001, 04:07 PM
hdm25 hdm25 is offline
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Cast vs. Barstock

What is the difference between barstock and cast frames? A lot of people say a lot of things about the two and it's almost like a Ford vs. Chevy debate, but what are the real advantages and disadvantages?

I know that Brian Bilby built a lot of his "Professional Series" pistols on the cast frames rather than the barstock and he was a big proponent of them. I have heard others argue both for and against. Anyone have any well-reasoned comments?
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Old 04-06-2001, 04:33 PM
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What is the difference between barstock and cast frames? A lot of people say a lot of things about the two and it's almost like a Ford vs. Chevy debate, but what are the real advantages and disadvantages?

I know that Brian Bilby built a lot of his "Professional Series" pistols on the cast frames rather than the barstock and he was a big proponent of them. I have heard others argue both for and against. Anyone have any well-reasoned comments?
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Old 04-06-2001, 04:39 PM
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The main advantage of the barstock frame is surface cosmetics. If you are going to high polish or engrave your pistol then barstock is the better choice. Having said this, there is really no difference as far as stregnth and precision is concerned. It also can be argued that the 'as cast' finish of the cast frames in the areas of the trigger bow and magwell are smoother than the broached surfaces of the barstock frame. The barstock frame costs more because it is more difficult to manufacture. Both frames carry 'forever' guarantees.
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