This powder coat style finish is applied by electrically charging each individual part creating a magnetic bond with the oppositely charged Ion-Bond material. The covered parts are then brought up to a high temperature to create a very hard and durable finish. This finish can be applied to the internal bore and chamber of the barrel without influencing cartridge pressure. ($450.00)
This is a thermal-polymer coating originally devised for military weapon applications. Application of this finish must be followed out exactly. Every part must be completely disassembled , de-greased then blasted with aluminum oxide. The parts are coated twice then cured or hardened by inducing heat for a precise duration of time. Rockote has a great durability factor and can be applied in a number of different colors.
The most classic 1911 look available past and present! Today's hot salt bluing systems are computer controlled to regulate and maintain exact temperatures for consistent coloring. With this process there are no more "purple parts" on your beautifully blued pistol. Instead you get a deep, dark and even blued finish that will impress.
For an inside and out rust and corrosion resistant pistol, I use a combination of S300 series stainless steel for my custom 1911s. The build involves two separate series of steel, one for my slide and one for my frame. By incorporating the two different series of steel I minimize the risk of "metal gulling" between the slide and frame while operating the handgun. Stainless steel can be coated with Rockote, Ion-Bond or Np3 for an extremely durable pistol throughout.
Robar Industries has developed a great plating for combat pistols in the last few years. Np3 is a very thin yet strong, self-lubricating finish that makes for a slick running pistol that is extremely easy to clean. Powder residue can literally be wiped off with a dry cloth and no solvent! The plated finish has a distinct Titanium color that sets it apart from all other coatings available today. ($350.00)
Color Case Hardened
Case Hardening gives your firearm a familiar and nostalgic appearance. To achieve this classic look the frame is evenly heated to a specific temperature in a kiln. It is then submerged and cured in a dry calcium mixture then very slowly brought down to room temperature. The color enhances to it's brilliance as the metal cools. No two are alike when finished, this guarantees a true "one of a kind" 1911 for your collection. ($500.00)