To continue- purchased this 125th version to shoot it but discovered it was unfired but gold plating was worn a lot from just handling. So, shipped all the gold plated pieces plus screws to Reliable Plating who charged $160(including shipped) to strip gold, strip under neath nickel, polish, and renickel. Parts look like new. Now it looks so nice especially with my silver grips I'm not sure if I IMG_2843.JPGIMG_2844.JPGIMG_2845.JPGIMG_2846.JPGIMG_2850.JPG
What a big improvement making a very unique looking Colt. Those grips sure aren't everyone's tastes but they are mine. This is a rare occasion where I don't mind a blued frame. Were those grips an ebay find?
I also had a 125th Commemorative that had the same problem with the gold plating.
Mine went to Turnbull to make it look like a new 2nd. Gen. I think it looks much nicer than when it was original.
Last edited by jbmi; 09-04-2019 at 06:24 AM.
Both look great. The 125'th Anniversary Model I think is one of the better looking commemoratives.
Boy, try to use something like that in a niteclub act today!!!! Matter of fact, try to use ANY firearm, even a toy one.
What a difference a few generations make, huh!!!!!
Very nice work on your gun. I found a few companies named reliable plating, which on did you use?
Nice! With those silver stocks did you consider having your parts plated in silver rather than nickel?
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Reliable Electro Plating Inc
304 West Main St
Chartley, MA 02712
They do the plating for a lot of the well known engravers often mentioned on this forum. Ask for Dale.
Since I planned on using this as a shooter I wanted something very durable. I thought nickel would be much more durable than regolding. I did not think of silver but think nickel is more durable than silver.