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Thread: Where can I buy a nickel plated slide stop for Colt Series 70 45 ACP?

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    Where can I buy a nickel plated slide stop for Colt Series 70 45 ACP?

    The nickel plating has flaked off the serrations on the original slide stop on my Colt Series 70 and I trying to locate a replacement. Would it be easier to have it refinished? I am afraid of the conditino of the metal under the nickel though. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please email me at mtice1@new.rr.com with suggestions. Thanks

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    Hi

    I suspect you will have more luck sending it out to get re-plated.

    If you can tolerate the color difference, a stainless steel slide stop should be fairly easy to find. I don't think there is anything strange about the one for the Series 70. Any good quality 1911 part should work.

    Bob

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    Yea, find someone who can put a good buff job on a stainless one and it'll be a pretty close match. Make sure to buy one that's made of real steel like Wilson's most money one or the one from EGW.

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    If it is electroless nickel, I think I saw that Brownells sells a kit for applying electroless nickel yourself. If not Brownells (or if not electroless), there are companies that sell small kits for do-it-yourself plating. Texas Platers I think is one of the companies, and there's another large company you can easily find through Google.
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    I would try Brownells or Kings Gun Works.

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    A company named Caswell sells the kits that are sold by many retailers. It's very easy to do and can save you a bunch. You can even make a few bucks plating small parts for friens. Surface prep is the key and with electroless it needs no power, there's no toxic fumes and it's basically a bath just under the boiling point.

    If you only have the one part and never will plate anything else I agree that stainless can be buffed to a great shine and will never chip.
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