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Slide finish color

Post by hunter316 » July 24th, 2012, 9:51 am

I recently purchased a P64, and the slide finish is a deep reddish color. I've seen other P64s, but none have this color. Any thoughts on this?

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Re: Slide finish color

Post by Curly1 » July 24th, 2012, 11:04 am

Welcome to the forum.

The plum color is due to the bluing solution not being correct, I have a Luger with a plum receiver and a Mosin 91/30 with one side of the mag being plum.

Can you post pics, would love to see it.
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Re: Slide finish color

Post by trailer-trash » July 24th, 2012, 5:11 pm

Mine is more of a copper color....maybe alil plum in spots.. :?:

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Re: Slide finish color

Post by fully machined » July 25th, 2012, 12:58 am

My 1970 has an "off blue" slide. The-- 9mm ,,P-64" --stamp is also larger along with the circle 11, year, and serial number as shown in the photo. I thought this looked odd, so i pulled out some others and the font size is larger by about one and a half to two font sizes. Other ones looked kinda larger and kinda different, maybe the stamping depth and angle , but this one is larger.

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Re: Slide finish color

Post by hunter316 » July 25th, 2012, 10:19 am

Interesting... I'll see if I can't get some decent photos of it tonight. Based on the photo above, it looks similar to yours, Mr. Machined. Mine is a 1976, and while the grips are rough, doesn't look to have much wear.

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Re: Slide finish color

Post by hunter316 » July 26th, 2012, 1:08 pm

Here we go. Not the best photo in the world, but it's a decent representation of the reddish color. Perhaps more of a rust color rather than a plum color.
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Re: Slide finish color

Post by Curly1 » July 26th, 2012, 3:15 pm

That looks just like my luger receiver I mentioned.
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Re: Slide finish color

Post by normsutton » July 26th, 2012, 4:34 pm

not rust ,deferent heat treating , some mak's have the same color on their safety leaver , and scene a lot of P-64's with same color
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Re: Slide finish color

Post by hunter316 » July 27th, 2012, 12:59 pm

[quote="normsutton"]not rust ,deferent heat treating , some mak's have the same color on their safety leaver , and scene a lot of P-64's with same color
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I said "rust colored" as color reference only. The thing looks to be in good shape. No pitting/rusting on it. I'd like to get new wooden grips for it, but I'm not quite ready to drop $80 on them. Was thinking about maybe finding a 3-D printer and getting aluminum grips.

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