STI Finish - Pistolsmith

Go Back   Pistolsmith > Pistol Forum > Strayer Voigt Pistols

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2005, 05:14 AM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4
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?
Remove Ads
Old 02-21-2005, 07:52 AM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Holloman AFB NM
Posts: 5
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, 09:47 AM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4
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, 11:25 AM   #4
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4

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!

  Pistolsmith > Pistol Forum > Strayer Voigt Pistols

Search tags for this page
how can i finish sti
sti blued finish
sti finish

sti hard chrome trogan

sti hard chrome trogan for sale

sti hard chrome trogan pistol


sti trogan pistol


sti trojan finish

sti1911 finish
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you finish the inside of the holster(acrylic finish)? JoseM Holsters and Belts 7 06-26-2007 10:56 AM
what finish is this? combat delta Firearm Finishes 3 04-30-2004 10:58 PM
looking for a certain finish artic_hammer Firearm Finishes 1 11-29-2003 10:21 AM
Used gun - how can I tell if finish is NP3? Metazorro Firearm Finishes 2 06-29-2002 08:08 AM
the finish on Glocks and the HE finish on USPs? Jester Firearm Finishes 1 01-28-2002 08:54 AM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 1999-2012 Pistolsmith. All rights reserved.