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I have several older magazine (stock 1911) that I want to keep and use occasionally. I already have the go fast mags and such, I just wanted to know if I can dissasemble and paint these old magazines. And if I can, what color paint. Or if I can't paint them, can I re-blue them.

Thanks guys, Mark Edmond Oklahoma
 

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You can "paint" them with a dedicated gun coating, but it will tend to scrape off when inserted into the gun.

Two coatings that work well are Brownell's Aluma-Hyde and Aluma-Hyde II, and Lauer Duracoat.
These are epoxy type finishes developed for guns.

The Aluma-Hyde requires baking in the kitchen oven.
The Aluma-Hyde II and Lauer Duracoat air cure over several days and get really hard in a couple of weeks.
These come in a number of colors, (especially the Lauer).
The Aluma-Hyde can be bought in spray cans, the Lauer requires an airbrush:

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=0/k=aluma-hyde/t=P/ksubmit=y/Products/All/search=aluma-hyde

http://www.lauerweaponry.com/

You can alos cold blue them, but cold bluing is not very durable, often doesn't color very dark, and often tends to actually cause rust.
Some of the best cold blues are sold by Brownell's.
44-40 and Oxpho-blue are some of the best.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=0/k=cold+blue/t=P/ksubmit=y/Products/All/search=cold_blue
 
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