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Old 02-18-2005, 07:28 AM   #1
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Black T or Armory Kote finish???

What are the pro’s and con’s on the Black T finish and the Armory Kote finish (both through the SA Custom shop)? I will need to have my 1911 refinished soon and both of these finishes have jumped out at me.

Thanks for your input,

James S.
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Old 02-18-2005, 03:51 PM   #2
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Black T is a teflon type finish, armory kote is bake on finish like Gun Kote.
Old 02-22-2005, 06:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. Greatly appreciated.

Old 08-19-2005, 06:11 AM   #4
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which one is better though? :-?
Old 12-13-2005, 02:13 PM   #5
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Black T is better by far. 4,000+ hours of resistance to salt water... plus... if the finish wears..and they all do, the exposed metal will still be corrosian resistant. That's why the SEALS and the special ops community takes up so much of Walter Birdsong's time!

Just had my Stainless Kimber done... total inside and out except bore... even the springs.
Old 01-10-2006, 06:45 PM   #6
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Black-T is an excellent choice. I have the slide done in Black-T and the receiver in matte Hard Chrome.

Walt is a great guy too.
Old 02-28-2006, 04:50 PM   #7
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does Walter Birdsong have a website?
Old 02-28-2006, 08:09 PM   #8
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Walter Birdsong

Walter does not have or need a website... you know the old saying about building a better mousetrap.

Do a search on Walter Birdsong and Black T and you will find his phone number. Walter is the only one that will answer the phone. He is one hell of a nice guy and has forgotten more about coating weapons than most of his competition knows.

He is really booked doing heavy weapons for SOCOM , the Feds and homeland security.. but he usually can fit a civilian job in.

Old 03-01-2006, 03:57 PM   #9
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hassiman - thanks..
Old 09-21-2006, 06:28 PM   #10
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Just had my Springfield TRP Operator and S&W 360 SC refinished in Black T.

Im very happy about the finish.

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