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Old February 23, 2008, 01:56 AM   #1
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Help with German Silver (Nickel Silver plating)

Does anyone know of a smith or plater who is able to reproduce the copper / nickel / zinc alloy called German Silver that was used on the trigger guard and backstrap of some civilian 1851s? I have tried all the usual suspects (Turnbull, etc.) but nuthin'.
ANY help would be greatly appreciated
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Old February 23, 2008, 06:44 AM   #2
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It would probably be easier and cheaper to find those already plated.
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Old February 23, 2008, 11:24 AM   #3
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Not that easy

Per VTI, Uberti is 9 months out on this part AND they have changed the spec on the part. Old backstraps and trigger guards are not interchangeable with new. Different size.
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Old February 23, 2008, 11:30 AM   #4
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You might try Cimarron. parts@cimarron-firearms.com
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Old February 23, 2008, 02:41 PM   #5
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Nickel silver can not be plated onto another metal. Originals were silver plated.
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Old February 24, 2008, 02:38 PM   #6
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Here is a place that did some silver plating for me. I just sent the backstrap and trigger guard, so no problem with sending a gun. Very reasonable price and completed in less than a week.

Acme Plating
Bob Tell
1831 Launa Drive
Montrose, CO 81401
(970) 249-8996

btell@gwe.net
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Old February 24, 2008, 03:43 PM   #7
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Thanks

Thanks to all of you. I appreciate the input. I will try Acme.
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