Custom chrome P64 - My main carry piece

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Custom chrome P64 - My main carry piece

Post by Berkowwm » June 8th, 2017, 7:51 pm

I just got my 1970 P 64 back from having it hard chromed, and while it was out I decided to dress the old boy up a bit.

This is my main carry piece, and it now has a Polish Eagle, a set of Marschal zebrawood grips with red shellac, and a bit of an action job from APW Cogan Custom. I know that the Polish Eagle isn't quite era-appropriate for a communist bloc pistol... but as a descendant of a 100% Polish family who immigrated to the USA to make a better life amidst Russian and German oppression, I thought it would be fitting to take some pride while exercising my 2nd amendment freedom here.
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1970 P64 with Polish Eagle and wood grips
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Post by Ketchman » June 8th, 2017, 9:35 pm

Very very sharp. And considering the lineage of.you AND the pistol I think the Polish Eagle is quite appropriate.
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Post by Curly1 » June 9th, 2017, 1:33 pm

That is sweet!
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Post by OG17 » June 9th, 2017, 6:58 pm

Very nice.

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Post by Berkowwm » June 9th, 2017, 10:59 pm

Thanks guys! I couldn't be happier with it, and the folks at APW were awesome to work with. They communicated with me by phone and email every step of the way, and went above and beyond to make it function better than I thought a P64 possibly could. The action on this thing is amazing. 8)

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Post by Ketchman » June 10th, 2017, 10:33 am

Did APW do the finish? And if so what othet finishes do they do?
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Re: Custom chrome P64 - My main carry piece

Post by Berkowwm » June 12th, 2017, 1:54 pm

Yep, APW did the finish too. According to their website, they do hard chrome, nickel, blue, and cerakote. The eagle was laser etched based on an image I sent them. Overall they were really nice people to work with!

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Post by Ketchman » June 12th, 2017, 2:53 pm

I may have to check them out. I recently aquired an Astra A75 in stainless that I think I want finished in either NP3, brushed chrome or possibly siler grey cerekote. I am not a big fan of the Spanish pistols stainless color as it is kind of champagne colored.
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Post by OG17 » June 12th, 2017, 6:22 pm

Ketch - I know someone in Florida that may assist you with this. :evilgrin:

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Re: Custom chrome P64 - My main carry piece

Post by Ketchman » June 12th, 2017, 11:14 pm

But I want it back after it is refinished.
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Re: Custom chrome P64 - My main carry piece

Post by Berkowwm » June 13th, 2017, 9:36 pm

I bet that Astra would look really good in brushed chrome! I never used to be a fan of bling on my guns, but I gotta admit, I kinda dig this P64 now that I have had it back for a few days. It is My Precious. :twisted:

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Post by Ketchman » June 13th, 2017, 10:02 pm

I think you may be correct.
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Re: Custom chrome P64 - My main carry piece

Post by normsutton » July 2nd, 2017, 3:37 pm

I had one chromed too also one of PA 63's,

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and a CZ82

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I like your's the Polish Eagle really makes it
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Re: Custom chrome P64 - My main carry piece

Post by Spud28 » August 4th, 2017, 11:25 am

It's a beauty!

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Re: Custom chrome P64 - My main carry piece

Post by manicmechanic » August 17th, 2017, 8:23 am

Those chromed 64''s are really looking nice. With the Polish Eagle, wow!!

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