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Old March 2, 2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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Just ordered a new Nickel Slide?

I ordered a Nickel slide for my Bersa Thunder 45 uc pro. Then remembered that the barrel is black. Not wanting to order a new barrel and pay extra shipping I am just wondering what it will look like.

Anyone have a stainless steel slide,chrome slide or nickel slide with a black barrel?
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Old March 2, 2013, 05:34 PM   #2
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Surplus 96D...

In 2007/2008 I owned a NIB surplus Beretta 96D .40(Brigader slide, Beretta Police Special model for Shelby County TN Sheriff's).
I sent it to Robar; www.robarguns.com & had the pistol treated with NP3 on the barrel & parts, Black Oxide on the slide and Rogard on the frame.

The black Rogard was sub-standard. It nicked & scuffed quickly.
The NP3(the newer NP3+ is better) worked great. It's a nickel-Teflon mix.

I owned a 96D .40S&W with NP3(surplus from the PA Fish Commision) & it was a great sidearm/carry gun.

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Old March 2, 2013, 05:39 PM   #3
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I had a .380 (for less than a month) that had a stainless slide. It looked fine, I didn't keep it long enough to tell you anything else. Got an all black 9mm now.
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Old March 2, 2013, 06:09 PM   #4
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Just ordered a new Nickel Slide?

I really wish Bersa would make a 9 mm thunder without the double stack mag! I love my .380 thunder but I would like it more in 9 mm!
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Old March 2, 2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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Old March 2, 2013, 07:22 PM   #6
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Just ordered a new Nickel Slide?

They had a used one in the LGS this week for $349..... I actually played with it for a while and I have to say the gun seemed really nice and had a great trigger pull. Almost put it on layaway but I don't really need another 9mm and I really like my Kahr.
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Old March 2, 2013, 07:29 PM   #7
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You can polish the face/crown of the barrel and the portion of the chamber area that shows to a mirror finish or leave it black. I polished the barrel chamber area on my s&w 539 to a mirror finish and it looks great, it originally had a rough brushed type finish.
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Old March 3, 2013, 12:39 PM   #8
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After some looking around more on the Bersa website I see that they sell a thunder 45 uc pro duotone pistol for $569(local store). Looking at the specs it will be exactly what I have now and I paid only $60 for the slide
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Old March 3, 2013, 01:24 PM   #9
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Flitz, Mother's...

Flitz is a well made metal polish.
Mother's mag & wheel well product is popular with gun owners/collectors.

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Old March 3, 2013, 01:34 PM   #10
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It will look ok with the nickel slide and black barrel but it will look better with the nickel slide and polished or bead blasted barrel.
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Old March 3, 2013, 03:25 PM   #11
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Not being real sure of myself on doing and polishing on my own I think I will leave it black.
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