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Old November 18, 2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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"silver" Chinese 213 Tokarev - finish? - pics are up

cross-posted for convenience :

I've dug through the web a fairly good bit but the "silver" 9mm Chinese Toks are only described as a "stainless finish" (that's a new term for me) or a "brushed chrome" (no way). Anyone know the actual finish used? Is it a "surface finish"?

Haven't tried a magnet but seriously doubt they would've actually built these out of Stainless Steel.

thanks for any input,

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Old November 18, 2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Trueno
Haven't tried a magnet but seriously doubt they would've actually built these out of Stainless Steel.
The magnetic properties of stainless steel vary according to the specific alloy. All my stainless steel firearms are magnetic.
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Old November 18, 2012, 02:51 PM   #3
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Looks like brushed chrome to me.
Why would you think it's not?
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Old November 18, 2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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Hmm... the frame looks very much like mine. I've got the NP-17 Norc in the two-tone finish:

I changed the grip shown in that picture to a non-wrap around wood one shaped like yours, and the hammer doesn't bite my hand anymore. It looks much better too, but I don't have a pic handy at the moment.

Oops, forgot to mention. This gun was advertised when I bought it new as having a "chromed frame". So there ya go.

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Old November 18, 2012, 04:56 PM   #5
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Yup, I would have to agree and say that looks like a brushed chrome finish.
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