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Custom Chroming

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by RallySoob, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    Anybody here have a gun chromed before? Anybody know of a local shop that does it?

    I'm thinking of doing my HK USP slide, lever and bbl in Hi Polish Chrome

    The Company I'm looking at now is Ford's Guns unless I find something local. They do Pistols and Rifles. A chrome AK would be pretty neat to look at...

    Here is one of their customer photo's of an HK USP done up in 24K gold with an A-Grip kit

    Ford's Gunshop Pricing for Handguns
    http://www.fordsguns.com/index2-1.htm

    Here's the site you can buy the A-Grip if any1's interested
    http://www.brookstactical.com/index-2.html

    And here's a shot of an 1911-A1 done in chrome by the same people to get an idea what the Hi-Polish looks like
    gun11.JPG

    Overland Plating is another one I found doing this kind of work
    http://www.overlandplating.com/services.php

    Overland's Gold AK47....
     
  2. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I like the 1911 but the Gold over Plastic looks a little weird...
    I have a Bright Stainless Officers Model so I like shiny things...
     
  3. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    no doubt, reminds me of the HK they seized at one of saddams palace's

    Goldgun.jpg
     
  4. nwg19

    nwg19 Auburn WA. Member

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    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    1) If you are just doing the slide/upper parts, it's not such a big deal to ship it - just mail it, no FFL/etc. needed. So if you don't find a quality local person, it's not such a big deal to send it to a nationally known/respected place.

    2) I used Cogan/APW (the link above) to hard-chrome a S&W revolver years ago. It was excellent. I have not used them since they relocated to AL, but I would not hesitate to use them again - they have a great reputation.
     
  6. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Are you a pimp or something?:thumbup:
     
  7. nwg19

    nwg19 Auburn WA. Member

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    That's good to hear, I've been thinking of having them do a gun for me in a matte chrome finish.
     
  8. Oro

    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    Yes, it was great. The only thing I didn't like was not their fault. It was a revolver, and the "matte" texture meant the surface got dirty much faster and clung to powder residue better. If you are the type that likes your guns 100% clean and shiny, it's not a great choice, especially a revolver with all those cylinder bores. That's the nature of the finish, not their work. I'm just particular about that, and some gun owners are. I wish I'd done shiny chrome, nickel, or just high polished blue for that reason.
     
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    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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  10. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    They do look realy BLING BLING. We in the 1911 world calls them barbeque guns. Not much of a conceal gun buy you will stand out at the old barbeeee. :bluelaugh: To each there own.:)
     
  11. nwg19

    nwg19 Auburn WA. Member

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  12. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    I'm trying out the A-grip for a while. Not sure if I like the way it looks but the stuff feels really nice. It mounts up solid, pretty easy to install. Supposed to leave no residue when I take it off too...we'll see bout that.

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  13. tuckerha

    tuckerha Tucson, Arizona Member

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    Had a 1911 done in Hard Chrome. Left it Matte and it looked great. But I here the Tripp's in Texas aren't doing hard chrome any more.

    What about this though?

    http://southridgearms.net/wordpress/?p=400

    Dave at Southridge is refinishing a 1911 of mine in a different finish. But this nickel finish looks matte and pretty nice. Has anyone had one done?
     
  14. pdx1

    pdx1 Portland Area Active Member

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    I had my Mossberg Rolling Thunder done locally.
    Off I-205 & Johnson Creek
    Had it back in 3 days
     
  15. Zhivago

    Zhivago Everett, WA Member

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    You see...a pimp's love is different from that of a square...
     
  16. nwg19

    nwg19 Auburn WA. Member

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    Hey tuckerha, I just spoke to southridge and I think I may have them put a nickel finish on my p-7. They're just down the road from me.
    Thanks for the link!!!
    .....tom
     
  17. tuckerha

    tuckerha Tucson, Arizona Member

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    I should have my pistol back from Southridge this week. I'll post pictures once I get it.

    Tuck
     
  18. nwg19

    nwg19 Auburn WA. Member

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    Are you getting the gunkote? That sounds like a great finish.
     
  19. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    NAme of business? more info please
     
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    PosterGuy Hillsboro Member

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    I like money....