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    Refurbishing Colt 125th Commemortive Model

    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

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    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?

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    Nice job,
    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.
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    Both look great. The 125'th Anniversary Model I think is one of the better looking commemoratives.
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    Sammy Davis Jr. liked one enough to use it in his nightclub act in this familiar video. This film is probably from '61 when those guns came out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6aNzFYHyz8
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    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!!!!!
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    Very nice work on your gun. I found a few companies named reliable plating, which on did you use?
    SKW

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    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
    (508)222-0620
    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.
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