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Old 02-15-2005, 04:14 AM   #1
 
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STI Finish

Looking at an STI Trojan 5". I have had the 1911 bug since I sold my last one. Question: what is the finish on this gun? It doesn't appear to be blued, but more likely seems "painted" with one of the many finishes on the market. Does anybody know what it is?

Also, the age old debate, how do you feel about the frame being cast? If I was ever to get it refinished down the road, would NP3 look good on a cast frame, or would I need a "paint" type finish?
 
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:52 AM   #2
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It is a nicely blued gun

So far my Trojan is holding up very nicely, but it is definitely blued. I don't know about refinishing the frame and how the cast frame might be different. I too would like to know the answer, as I've been planning to refinish mine and had never considered it could be different.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 08:47 AM   #3
 
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STI Finish

I am thinking about getting my slide haed chromed by Tripp Research, but I am not quite sure what I am going to do about the frame. I would like it to stay blued or a black finish, but nothing is as durable as the hard chrome!
 
 
Old 02-21-2005, 10:25 AM   #4
 
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UPDATE

Went ahead and bought a used Trojan .45 5.0 and am having feeding issues with it. Spoke with STI today concerning several things, one being the feeding problem, the other being the the finish.

The feeding problem is being handled under warranty EVEN THOUGH THE GUN IS USED!!!! Outstanding customer performance is all I can say!

Second, the finish is in fact blued. STI changes their chemical tanks often enough that the bluing remains incredibly dark on every gun!
 
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