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Finish on 1991

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In the Colt catalog the finish on the 1991s is stated to be "matte blue". Is it really blued or is it parkerized? The reason I ask is that I have had it for a while and plan on parkerizing it. Will muriatic acid remove the finish or will I have to do it another way?
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The very first ones were parkerized. Within the first year or two they were matte blued. Now they are matte blue with surface-ground slide flats.

Let the 'smith do the removal of the old finish. While you can do it using Birchwood Casey's Blue & Rust Remover, you'll have to keep it from rusting afterward.

[This message has been edited by dsk (edited 06-09-2001).]
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