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    That is a beautiful Officer's/Commander Colt. One word comes to mind. Perfection.

    I know how you feel jeep. Makes me want....more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yqtszhj View Post
    Is that an original or Master Greg finish job. Looks too good to be factory and more like a piece of your handiwork.
    I did some touch up on the upper, but it's mostly factory. I did refinish the lower.
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    .... He isn't my wife's favorite people but I like him a lot!
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    What does one do to touch up a blued finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepster09 View Post
    Maaannnnn you keeps showing Colt's i'm gonna end up needing one!
    This is the only Colt 1911 I had. My DIL now owns itů.

    Right side up.
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    Dagnabit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dao View Post
    What does one do to touch up a blued finish?
    For the polished/satin finished flats: Degrease, then use one of the various cold blues (best color match) to touch up any bare shiny spots. Use vary fine steel wool and oil to blend the finishes . Repeat as need.

    For the matte surfaces: Degrease, cold blue, clean up/blend with oil and cloth. Repeat as desired.
    If an area of matte (sand blasted) finish has become shiny/smooth, I've found you can hold a piece of appropriate grit abrasive paper slightly above the area and tap it with whatever tool you think will work to mimic the original finish. It's also possible to tape and use a abrasive blaster to duplicate the finish on small areas.

    Cold blue like Oxpho-Blue can be quite durable when applied correctly and is easily touched up.
    Oxpho-Blue is more black in color than other cold blues (IE, Birchwood Casey) that tend towards blue.

    Nano Ceramic coatings, https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Nano+Cera...ref=nb_sb_noss, can be applied to further increase the durability of the finish. They do look best on shiny surfaces, but if applied evenly is still good looking on matte (could give a bit of shine to it). I've had particularly good results using these types of products doing touch up with Aluminum black. I also use it to protect my case colored guns:


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    You have the touch Greg! Thanks for the info. Beautiful gun Sir.

    I like blued guns but they don't see to be very common anymore.

    I've been working on getting the roll marks on my stainless Colt Defender smoothed out. I've just about got them now. I started with 600 grit paper, then 800, 1000, and 1500, then back to 800. Followed by Mothers. I don't want this one to have a mirror finish like I got close to on my Tisas. But I just don't like roll marks that distort the metal. It's gotta be a lot less expensive to do them that way, which is why we see so many. If my name was on a gun though I'd go a more expensive route and either laser etch them or engrave them. Of course not being an astute businessman I'd probably also go bankrupt.

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    I mix and match all the cold blues. Some end up with a deep finish but rather dull, others end up a bit shinier. I'll do one, then the other, back and forth until I get what I want. I use the Oxpho-Blue along with the Birchwood and some others through Brownells. Haven't done much bluing for quite some time. I did a whole rifle once, a 1917 Enfield and was pretty proud of it, till I took it in for some machine work and the guy said it needed bluing...wasn't so proud. I let them do it, real hot blue of course and it turned out fantastic but too late in the game and I'm not good enough at wrenching to get into hot bluing.

    And of course case hardened with stag to finish me off for the day. That's about the most beautiful thing I've ever laid eyes on. A true my oh my right there.
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    I've always been kind of a plain look guy. I love his "little" 1911 A1 myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yqtszhj View Post
    I think I need one of these. When I saw pictures of these I thought they were ugly. But I saw one in person yesterday and held it and it was pretty nice. Comes with 10 and 12 round mags. S&W CSX 9mm.
    A few have come into our range and the alloy frame makes it feel special compared to all the plastic out there today. The S&W will appeal to a lot of people.

    I would love to see a Sig P365 frame in alloy at a reasonable price.
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