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Thread: Norinco 1911 and color case hardening??

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    I may have mis-stated the specifics of the actual process that Tyler Gun Works uses - I'm still exploring that option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas yankee View Post
    I may have mis-stated the specifics of the actual process that Tyler Gun Works uses - I'm still exploring that option.
    Tyler's web site calls what he does "color casing," not "color case hardening." In fact, the web site specifically says they use a lower temperature in order to avoid double hardening the steel. However, the web site doesn't appear to provide any information whatsoever about how they accomplish this.
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    Anyone know what process Smith & Wesson used on their triggers and hammers?

    That was also referred to as color case hardening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megafiddle View Post
    Anyone know what process Smith & Wesson used on their triggers and hammers?

    That was also referred to as color case hardening.

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    When are you talking about? Last week, last month, last year, or last century?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    When are you talking about? Last week, last month, last year, or last century?
    Back as far as the 1960's at least and 'till the current day.

    Color case-hardened hammers and triggers are common on their blue and nickel finished revolvers.

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    I learned a lot about CCH - thanks, everyone, for all of your insights - I've decided to leave my Norinco as it is - there appear to be at least several approaches to getting something like I want, but for me, since Turnbull doesn't CCH 1911 slides, I think I'm gonna pass - not commenting on anyone's capabilities, but I figure that Turnbull knows more than me about 1911s.

    On a different note, but related to gun appearance, I did have a Norinco (and an AMT Longslide) mirror polished by Patriot Gun Polishing, and the finished product looks great - I just need to get a set of grips to go with the mirror polish look.

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