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There seems to be an epidemic here lately of people confusing "disagreeing" with "misunderstanding."
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It be done! Well, except for sending it out for "real" bluing at a gunsmith. I've got the Birchwood Casey "Super Blue" on there right now which looked great until you start blending it per the directions. I'd hot-caustic blue it myself, but the brass bead front sight is pressed in and the sodium hydroxide would just dissolve it and plate it over the rest of the metal (which is no good by any means) so it'll require taking to a gunsmith to at least remove and re-set the front sight. But for what I'd pay for that, I might as well just have him do the whole job.
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I got that, and it is sort of my point exactly.

There is nothing wrong with a Norinco 1911. It might not be a Nighthawk or a Wilson Combat or a Christen arms but it is easily on par with Springfield and better than some like Auto Ordinance. But it is a solid 1911 with metal work that is on par with many other brands and is more or less indestructible. It'll not wear out.

And you can take it to someone like Les Bauer to get it customised. There are some American brands he refuses to work on.

I do agree that a solid metal weapon is better than a polymer cookie cutter weapon to be handed down from father to son, but that might just be because the polymers haven't been around long enough. How'd you feel if your dad gave you a H&K VP70? If you are buying a beater that you want to shoot that can be passed on, then why not buy economical? If you want something that is valuable then you can buy one of those $3000 jobs.

Nice Tallen. I don't think I have a picture of my .44, but this is a factory finished Pietta 1851
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