Thread: Nickel or Blue?
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Old October 11, 2012, 01:53 PM   #19
Bob Wright
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Bill DeShivs wrote:

There is a lot of misinformation about nickel here.

It CAN be applied directly to steel-most factories do it this way.
Well, gee whiz! Learned something new today! I'd always heard nickel required a non-ferrous base. Elmer Keith wrote about a Colt Single Action someone was having plated. The owner saw the gun in its copper coating and halted the process right there, preferring the copper coating. The gun ultimately turned the color of dark oxidized copper except where it was polished by holster wear.

The rest of the story was that the owner "traded it for a red-headed woman."

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