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Cost to refinish a 1911

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by TOVO, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Anyone have a ball park cost to have a pro refinish a 1911? Looking for a cost for a quality job. Just a ballpark figure. Again just a ballpark. Full size 1911. Many thanks
     
  2. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    $200.
     
  3. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Many thanks. Anyone else?


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  4. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Parkerized $150
     
  5. CLT65

    CLT65 Yamhill County Active Member

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    I think those are good ballpark numbers. Unfortunately quality gunsmith work, including bluing, is not cheap. Gunsmiths have to make a living too.

    I don't think I could ever shell out the money to have something professionally refinished unless it was really special. An acquaintance once had a rifle totally refinished. The rifle wasn't anything special, just something he'd had around for a while; the bluing was worn and the stock a bit beat up. He took it to a gunsmith and had it reblued and the stock refinished - cost more than it was worth. I mentioned that he could have sold it as it was and with that money and what it cost to refinish he could have bought something really nice. Oh well.
     
  6. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It depends what you want done. Do you want a custom finish? Bluing? Different color slide and frame? Digital Camo?
    I charge anywhere from $200 and up depending on what a customer is interested in. Also more if I have to tear it down.
     
  7. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Many thanks everyone and that give me a good idea on cost.
     
  8. Inspector

    Inspector Washington State Member

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    Turnbull Restorations does a very nice old school charcoal blueing. $275 for a 1911 plus shipping.
     
  9. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    Tactical supply in Yakima is about $150 to Cerakote a slide and frame if you bring it in stripped.