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    Quote Originally Posted by darbo View Post
    I can't say just one finish. I agree that it depends on the gun. I think the color case hardened looks great on single action revolvers and lever guns. I haven't had the chance to see many but revolvers with the high polish blued look is gorgeous! I do like a satin type SS look on DA revolvers.

    I like some 2 tone looks too. I have a PT1911 that I Duracoted in FDE and Black that I like a lot. And one of my ARs is setup with FDE furniture on the black rifle. And of course let's not forget BLACK!

    So yes I like finishes on guns!
    I like the two tone looks as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonaredeye View Post
    Agree. On an older revolver, period appropriate, can’t beat a good color case hardening. For pocket/mouse guns - stainless or nickel plating might look nice. For a BBQ gun, Other finishes and bling would likely rule the day.

    HEY, FKL, might want to postup a poll to go with the thread.
    Considered a poll but it made my brain hurt just thinking of the options.
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    My preference is a matte stainless steel.
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    The blue of Pre-War Colts, when polishing was an art practiced by experienced and conscientious people n Massachusetts is legendry. And probably my favorite.

    Then next, the polish and blue on S&W P&R revolvers is almost impossible to find these days.

    And the blue on my FEG Hi-Power clone is amazing.

    Green Parkerizing on a Springfield or on a 1911A-1 or an M-1Carbine always makes me stop and sigh. How come nobody does that WWII color any more?

    I have a shiny PT92AFS that has a minor undertone on the alloy that is irridescent in sunlight, just enough to tell that it is not highly polished stainless.

    Oh, and I like Melonite, and Cerrakote and all the colors that Kimbers and LadySmitths and Sccys and . . . . . . .
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    Case hardening finish is indeed beautiful! All of the traditional finishes are represented in our collection, but Matt stainless is my least favorite when it comes time to clean. A more modern colored finish line Cerakote may still find its way into our collection!
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    Without any hesitation my favorite is Colt Royal Blue. A finish the likes of which we will probably never again see on another production gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishinkeylargo View Post
    I like the two tone looks as well.

    I think it looks good on the PT 92 AFS!

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    quite honestly I have came to really appreciate the regular old half dull finish of the standard CZ pistols, its very non glare, wears like a pair of overalls, and the Wonder finish on the Tanfoglio (EAA WITNESS) pistols again its a bit more stainless looking but flat and wears like unbelievable.
    now as for more flashy the 2 Tanfoglio Elite Match have a hard chrome frame and riding in that is a nice high polish blue, that's about as Blingy as I get myself.
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    Cerakote style coatings, matte stainless. I really like the matte blue finish on my PT1911. Thinking about it, I suppose it's that that I hate fingerprints more than favoring a particular finish. lol
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    The type of finish I admire most depends on the gun. I like nice polished bluing, shiny or matt nickel, polished or brushed stainless, I even like guns aged with patina. What I like least are the spray bomb, bake it on coatings and most new era plastic guns.

    Most pleasing to my eye are these.
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