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Today I looked at a restored WWI 1911 that was rust blued. It was a very attractive finish and the dealer said very few people can finish a gun in this manner.

What are the pros and cons of this finish? Does anyone know of shops that will do it?


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John Lawson dba The Sight Shop, in Tacoma, WA, does rust blue. He retored my Luger, and the bluing is beautiful. It's not what Colt did originally, but it has an "old-timey" look. I know, from a comment made by someone on pistolsmith.com, that he's rust blued 1911's before. John's been hanging out at pistolsmith.com, if you want to contact him.
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