View Full Version : R.I.A. 1911 Barrel .... Plated?

September 19, 2005, 06:54 PM
A person I recently met, had picked up a new Rock Island Armory 1911 a while back, and at the barrels muzzle, it looks as if there is 'plating' flaking off of it. Are the barrels on these, chrome plated? Was wondering what kind of warranty do these RIA's have .... as I've been considering one, for myself.

September 19, 2005, 07:01 PM
Every RIA I have seen, and the one I owned, had the seemingly nasty plating job on the barrel. The good side is that after some firing and cycling, it smooths right up, and goes away. I think all it is s what we use to call "flash" when I was into scale modeling.