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Bi-tone 1911's?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by silv7, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. silv7

    silv7 Oregon New Member

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    What do people think of Bi-tone 1911's?

    Some people hate them, other people love them...

    I currently have a SA Range Officer and have been thinking about getting it refinished into an OD green/Black bi-tone from the standard parkerization finish... Curious what people think of this color matchup...

    I did a quick mock-up in photoshop of what it would look like:

    STOCK RANGE OFFICER:

    normalRO.jpg


    RANGE OFFICER REFINISHED:

    odgreenRO.jpg
     
  2. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'd leave it alone, but it's your gun. Nice range gun BTW.
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't do anything with it, but hey, different strokes for different folks. Knock yourself out!
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This Colt had some cracks tig welded on the frame near the main spring housing after it was dropped.
    Being an aluminum frame Commander, the black anodizing finish was ruined, so I had Mike at Northwest Gun Refinishing Cerakote it.
    The grips are buffalo horn. I am very happy with the results and the color scheme Mike came up with.
     
  5. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I had my 1911 cerakoted with a desert tan frame and a black slide.
    Personally I like it. Then again, I wasnt concerned with resale or a cool factor. I just thought it looked good.
     
  6. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    I like two tone 1911's. When the finish was worn on my carry pistol it went from being all black oxide to a black slide and SS frame. So I would say go for it... I believe Wilson makes a two tone just like your rendering
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  7. rockstardrnkr

    rockstardrnkr Vancouver Active Member

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    Wow that is awesome looking, I would say definantly go with what you like, but I guarantee you will get alot of folks who will stop and drool.
     
  8. silv7

    silv7 Oregon New Member

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    YES THEY DO!

    The Wilson Combat CQB:

    cqb.jpg

    This is the gun I drool over, but I don't want to spend $2500 on a 1911 right now, though! ... Need to get a p226 elite or a p229 scorpion.

    Nice Kimber!
     
  9. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    Love it!:thumbup:

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  10. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    BiTone'ing is for polymer framed guns. It's the closest you can get to a stainless steel model.

    It's not a feature, it's a "Make Do"

    Why muck up a beautiful Stainless Colt?
     
  11. gunjunky

    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    If you decide to move forward, just do the frame and all other components black.
     
  12. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The Wilson classic supergrade is a two tone. I like the look quite a bit.

    timsguns003-1.jpg

    You might call this a 2 tone as well, and I love this one:

    Full custom build - Stuart Nuss - 1911 Officer's frame with a commander length damascus slide and Schuemann ported match barrel in 45acp
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  13. James 61

    James 61 Clark Co Washington Member

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    My like dislike of bi-tone depends on the combination of colors and intended use. Silv7 that color combination can be found on the Springfield Loaded operator and lightweight champion models. I for one am partial to that color scheme and if I can every pull together the cash for a 1911 the lightweight champion is on my short list.

    Some nice looking 1911s on here. Thanks to the rest for sharing.
     
  14. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    The original production two-tone 1911;

    ce1.jpg


    I prefer black/blued over SS, than some of the newer models that are reverse.
     
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    bt97006 Aloha Member

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    I'm a fan...
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  16. asiparks

    asiparks PDX Active Member

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  17. herman76

    herman76 sherwood or Member

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    I got mine cerakote done at Brooks in Sherwood, blue titanium and black , looks great and easy to clean . can not upload the picture urrggg !
    i'll try later again.
     
  18. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    Yay for cell phone pics!

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  19. waldow777

    waldow777 Hillsboro Active Member

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    Check out some guns i've done with Cerakote. Face book search Killer coating firearm refinishing. I love the way guns look when they are personalized. +1 Cerakote
     
  20. phatdoughnut

    phatdoughnut The Gorge Active Member

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    My norinco, got it refinished because it was it was looking rough and starting to get slight surface rust.

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