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Old April 4, 2013, 07:34 AM   #1
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Revolver finish

Do you like polished stainless or gold color ( like TiN )?
On a Smith & Wesson 500
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Old April 4, 2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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Polished stainless would be nice on any revolver but a gold sw500 would be like a gold desert eagle.. Completely BADASS!!! Think I'll go look one up now and stare at it for 5 min
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Old April 4, 2013, 11:01 AM   #3
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Huge fan of stainless myself. Low maintenance and still looks good after some use.

Not big on gold color... The Desert Eagles came in that flavor for a while as well, and I'd hate to shoot one. A big scratch in a gold finish would bother me.
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Old April 4, 2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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got a series 70 Colt 45 that is chromed ( or shiny nickel ) that has a big scratch... & it drives me crazy to look at it...

I love my polished stainless Rugers... I think that is one of the most user serviceable finishes they put on guns... even bead blasted / satin finish stainless is tough to match the finish if you have holster wear, or a scratch... with the polished stainless finish, a little Flitz & it's good to go...
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Old April 4, 2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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A gold gun just doesn't look right unless you wear a fur coat and drive a plush Cadillac.
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Old April 4, 2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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I think gold finished guns only belong in the dead hands of terrorist dictators. Anywhere else looks weird.
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Old April 4, 2013, 03:24 PM   #7
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Ttitanium nitride isn't gold. Using a right plating method it shine like 24k gold.
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Old April 4, 2013, 03:35 PM   #8
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I think a TiN coated S&W 500 would be way too flashy for my taste. There are varieties of ceramic coating with similar material properties that are a lot more dull in color. The coating itself is a pretty awesome material that is useful for gun parts because of its lubricity, scratch resistance, corrosion resistance. I just don't like the gold color myself.

Now coating one in a similar ceramic coating that was like matte black. I might like that on a .500
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Old April 4, 2013, 06:46 PM   #9
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Nahhhh. Every gold gun I've ever seen looked like a...uhhh...procurer's...cufflinks.
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Old April 5, 2013, 03:36 AM   #10
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For me the more flashy the better. I am a little bit extravagant, so it would match my personality I think. With a pair of karl nill wood grips ( I like ivory, but I think it's too fragile in this case ) I am sure I will make my S&W 500 look like this someday.
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Old April 5, 2013, 08:39 AM   #11
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No, and no.

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Old April 5, 2013, 12:23 PM   #12
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I prefer the older guns in Nickel finishes ....but I'll take stainless...on the newer versions.
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Old April 5, 2013, 12:28 PM   #13
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Ttitanium nitride isn't gold. Using a right plating method it shine like 24k gold.
Agreed - it seems to do a good job of mimicking a gold finish (for good or for ill).

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Old April 5, 2013, 01:05 PM   #14
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Parkerized.
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Old April 5, 2013, 04:25 PM   #15
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Gold finish looks astonishing.
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Old April 5, 2013, 08:07 PM   #16
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Blue, thank you.
Same here.
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Old April 6, 2013, 09:27 AM   #17
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I saw a gun the other day with a copper color finish on it. It was a Kimber 1911 at a pawn shop. I am sure it was a custom job because I have never seen a gun like that. It looked like a shinny penny! I loved it!
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Old April 6, 2013, 09:59 PM   #18
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I prefer my stainless guns bead blasted. Don't mind it on a blued gun either. Unlike an earlier poster, I am the opposite of flashy. The beauty of a firearm is in it's design, form and the way it's put together. Not in something as transitory as a shiny or colorful finish.

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Old April 6, 2013, 10:58 PM   #19
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Can you imaging Dirty Harry carrying a gold gun? Maybe Angie Dickenson or Charlie's Angels, but not Dirty Harry.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old April 6, 2013, 11:10 PM   #20
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I love finely finished blued guns, bright nickel, color case hardening, engraving and carved ivory stocks but gold plating is tacky. Maybe a little gold wire inlay on a heavily engraved gun but no fully plated, otherwise un-embellished guns. Unless you're a foreign dictator or a rapper.
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Old April 6, 2013, 11:21 PM   #21
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I am a big fan of stainless steel but the gold is somethig different which can be nice/special
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Old April 6, 2013, 11:36 PM   #22
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polished all the way

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Old April 6, 2013, 11:41 PM   #23
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stanislav you wouldn't be related to our other member X-five would you? Gold and ivory?
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Old April 7, 2013, 07:00 AM   #24
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No, Venom I am not related. I like nice wood much more than ivory. But of course I wouldn't mind ivory handled gun. My favourite gun grips are Karl Nill.
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Old April 7, 2013, 03:12 PM   #25
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Nills are the coolest.
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