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I think the finish of the WWI Replica is the deciding point between the WWII replica, WWI and the blue Series 70.
I called a customer service rep at Colt and he gave me the name of the guy (one of the guys?) who does the Carbonia blueing.
This is his web site-
http://www.ronsgunshop.com/index.html

I figure on getting a blue Series 70 and have him do the Carbonia Blueing finish. Even with the blueing and shipping costs, I'd be close to the price of the two WWI replicas that I found, for sale, today.
He can't blue the stainless Series 70. He can blue the WWII version.
DSK didn't think the WWI was the best choice for a shooter (hammer bite and sights). AZ Husker and others had internal flaws on their Series 70's.
How bout an informal poll on which newer Colt to have the Carbonia Blueing finish applied.
Thanx for replys, in advance.
 

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I like the short trigger on the WWII Replica but I don't like the grips. So maybe get the WWII blued and put the WWI grips on it. Or get the S.A. WWII Carbonia Blued.
Any thoughts?
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The carbonia blue is sometimes called Nitrite blue also. It is my personal favorite finish of all times, nothing compares, nothing looks better, and nothing damages easier.

The real secret to this style of finish is metal prep, and lots of it. It is a magnifying glass on mistakes and they stand out like a sore thumb. Polishing must be done to a much higher degree and quality, or your just wasting your money. The actual blueing usually costs less than $200.00 but the metal prep ( depending on what you start with ) can triple the cost of the job.

Your looking in the right place for this kind of work, the smiths that do this well usually specialise in restoration work. I have a 1911 year 1914 Commercial being done now, I have been fiddling for close to a year on getting the exact parts and I am months away from it being finished but I am anxiously awaiting it being finished. I will eventually post pic's but that is a while off.
 
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