I do not have the outer cardboard box with the end label,Very nice. Octopushighball is our Colt Forum master of CQB custom shop collector .. he doesn’t call himself that, but if I may give that title.. he’s one heckava cqb collector and knows his stuff. He’s talked about that gun before and I’m sure he’s got one or had one.
Those all black Ionbond was a good snag.
Did you get the outer shipping box with it by chance, as it would have a label on it?
The smaller pasteboard/cardboard box in some of your photos to prop the gun.. is that to a decommissioned CQB ? I’m thinking you might have some more cqb’s
I acquired this M45A1 from a collector I know that told me he had a low early 4 digit serial number.That's a very early serial number on yours mine is from in the 11000 serial number range. Yours is from when the cqbs were still made as cerakote guns. How cool. Mine has a 3.5 pound trigger on it. Yes I've shot it. How did you locate such a low serial number. Very good find.
Boy I've been asleep at the wheel to miss two great tear-down threads from RPD57!I acquired this M45A1 from a collector I know that told me he had a low early 4 digit serial number.
There is no bar-code or serial number on the back inside frame under the man spring housing, have you checked under yours
There is a great deal of information on the PVD finish method/process on the web. I think some have even assigned a different acronym for the color process to differentiate it from the original black process. The VD stands for vapor deposition. IonBond is only a trade name. Others are doing PVD now.Is it the chemical nature of the ion in IonBonding that gives rise to the different colors? I see that the Brownish IonBond finish often has Zinc associated with it.