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Thread: A unique Wilson Combat pistol

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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiet Man
    Wow, that is some pistol. Goes to prove that there is always another Wilson Combat out there to buy.
    Well yes, but which one do you buy after this??
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

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    Question


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    I doubt that any bullets will ever grace that gold plated bore.
    I'll put money on that!

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    What did the test target look like. It looks like someone has shot it or maybe just odd reflections in the bore. I prefer blue or a nice od green or black painted finish myself.
    Army Veteran NRA Patron Life Member and North American Hunting Club Life Member

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    Dare you to take it to the range.

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    I double dog dare you!

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    No, this post is deserving of it.

    I TRIPLE DOG DARE YOU!

    Later, Lumpy.

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    Gold is so old school.

    Quote Originally Posted by rekladan
    Well yes, but which one do you buy after this??
    Don't you guys know Platinum is in style now, that's what I want.

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    That's disgusting!!!!

    I really like gold plating, and I've been told that wilson pistols are very good, and the engraving is simple but competent, but the prep is non-existent. This kind of shoddy job is why you have to be careful who you deal with. Incompetence abounds, apparently.

    I'm sure I'm not going to endear anyone to me by mentioning the emperor has no clothes but someone's got to do it. Flame me out of here if you must, but I think whoever paid for that deserves to get the job redone for free.

    That's a horrible job of plating. Just awful. It looks like there was no proper prep work done there at all. I see orange peel casting defect on the trigger, and the frame and slide look like it was shipped wrapped in steel wool, and the trigger is a completely different colour for chrissake!

    There's just no excuse for that. The high cost of metal plating is not because plating is so difficult, it's because it takes so much work to get a gloss finish on the metal or else the gold or nickel or chrome or what have you will make any tiny defect stand out like a sore thumb, like we see here. The high cost of polishing to gloss is why bead blasting is so popular and why wire brushing is so common.

    P.S.I wonder if I'll be the first guy over at the Caswell Metal Plating Forums to repost those shameful pictures. Join us over there if you want to see what a proper polish and plate is supposed to look like.


    Thanks for your time, and apologies to the OP, but I couldn't remain silent.

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    24k gold is much too soft for a guns finish. You can see all of the scratches in the 24K finish. In the USA woman's rings are usually 14K, and men's rings made in harder 10K for endurance.

    Rich
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