View Full Version : Matte 1991A1 Finish

March 6, 2001, 01:54 PM
I have a question about this finish: what, if anything, can be done to bring to it a higher shine than the matte blue? What separates this finish from, for example, the deep blue of a Kimber heritage? What would one do to achieve such a finish on the 1991A1? Or is the 1991A1's finish the same as the parkerized Mil-Spec Springfield, and I am simply mistaken.

Badger Arms
March 6, 2001, 04:45 PM
1991A1 is parkerized. I bought mine back in 1992. The only thing you can do to get it to shine more is paint it. You can also have the finish polished off and blued, but that is up to you. Were it me, I'd keep the parkerized finish. Your 1991 is a Utility gun. If you want a pretty one, there are many choices out there for you.

George Stringer
March 7, 2001, 09:01 AM
Cecelius, Badger is right about the process but being that bluing the pistol would cost much less than buying a new one I'd recommend having it blued. This is a service that I offer. You can check out the pricing at my website. http://www.stringergunsmithing.com George