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    Color Case hardening on Colt SAA's

    Joe Perkins states on his website: Colt's frames are “color case hardened”, a chemical treatment. USFA and SM revolvers are “bone and charcoal case hardened”, the real deal.
    https://classicsingleaction.com/opinion under heading: THE BIG QUESTION

    I asume that he means Colt SAA's from the 3rd generation. Can someone say more about it or confirm this statement? I always thought, that all Colt SAA's from all generations have real bone and charcoal case hardening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dallascowboy View Post
    Joe Perkins states on his website: Colt's frames are “color case hardened”, a chemical treatment. USFA and SM revolvers are “bone and charcoal case hardened”, the real deal.
    https://classicsingleaction.com/opinion
    I asume that he means Colt SAA's from the 3rd generation. Can someone say more about it or confirm this statement? I always thought, that all Colt SAA's from all generations have real bone and charcoal case hardening.
    And so did I !!!! Hope someone will add to this here.
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    Quote: "Colt's frames are “color case hardened”, a chemical treatment."

    Me: Please say it ain't so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOOTER13 View Post
    Quote: "Colt's frames are “color case hardened”, a chemical treatment."

    Me: Please say it ain't so...

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    Amen. Amen. Nice SAA my forum friend.
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    That doesn't sound right. If you want to see chemical applications, look at the Colt Cowboy, the old Beretta Stampede, and the old Ruger Vaqueros.

    Here is a 1950s SAA rework that has a chemical cased frame.

    https://www.coltforum.com/forums/sin...oto-essay.html

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    I held a brand new production third gen.. latest serial number.. Colt SAA this past week and it’s the same case hardening finish thats on all of my SAA’s, all of my USFA’s, and Turnbull guns. Nothing has changed. The out-of-production late 90’s Colt Cowboy model was chemical case colored and most anyone can see the difference between the two finish processes.
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    Yep. I was under that same impression guys.... Just knew something wasn't right here.
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    I have been told by Standard Mfg and Colt reps that Standard was doing Colt's CCH for undisclosed period of time. Standard uses bone and charcoal. Cozmo did a thread on the CCH methods used by various companies a few months back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOOTER13 View Post
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