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Starfish
04-11-2009, 11:17 AM
What is the colt royal blue? apparently to claim that a gun is the royal blue, it should have a letter of verification from COLT itself. Does any one know? Apparently this handgun is "suspected" to be a royal blue but no one knows for sure.

I read this on the blog today. thought PG might have something to add.

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Basharat
04-11-2009, 12:32 PM
Colt made their own polishing wheels from large wood disks, covered with leather.
in the good old days they polished the metal with much finer polishing media than anyone else did, and this gave the final finish a deep blue mirror-like shine that was unique to Colt.

While guns like the Detective Special and Trooper Mark III had a very glossy blue finish, only the Python and Custom Shop special order guns had the "Royal Blue" finish, which was always known inside the factory as "the Python finish".

Colt still does a Royal Blue Python finish or re-finish on pistols, and even offer re-stamping services for faint or over-polished stamps and Colt logos. unfortunatly not for us pakistani enthusiasts as sending a weapon in to colt would be very difficult to say the least.

Yardie Jutt
04-11-2009, 12:37 PM
i do not know my self sorry to say
but the pistol is irresistible :)

Starfish
04-11-2009, 03:40 PM
Colt made their own polishing wheels from large wood disks, covered with leather.
in the good old days they polished the metal with much finer polishing media than anyone else did, and this gave the final finish a deep blue mirror-like shine that was unique to Colt.

While guns like the Detective Special and Trooper Mark III had a very glossy blue finish, only the Python and Custom Shop special order guns had the "Royal Blue" finish, which was always known inside the factory as "the Python finish".

Colt still does a Royal Blue Python finish or re-finish on pistols, and even offer re-stamping services for faint or over-polished stamps and Colt logos. unfortunatly not for us pakistani enthusiasts as sending a weapon in to colt would be very difficult to say the least.
So, according to my understanding, any ordinary colt gun would become be royal blue if finished that way. Meaning ordinary colt pieces arent royal blued. only select / on demand ones?
Thanks for your input and clarification.

Basharat
04-11-2009, 04:06 PM
sir,
Custom order guns and the Python upto the 1950s were royal blue
today colt only does the royal blue finish on special request

KageFox
04-11-2009, 05:34 PM
The only thing I can add from PG's side is.... drool over the gun :P

I saw this kind of finish on what I remember as the Last Python or the 50th Anniversary Python (it was in an issue of one gun magazine or another). Absolutely mesmerizing...