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Pet Peeve: Black Parts On Shiny Guns

Discussion in 'Replica Airguns' started by Geezer, Aug 2, 2020.

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Black parts on shiny guns

  1. Hate them

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  2. Not keen, but don’t hate them

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    25.0%
  3. Don’t care either way

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    37.5%
  4. I am weird and actually like them for some sick reason

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  1. Geezer

    Geezer Keyboard Hero

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    Maybe I’m OCD, but a pet hate of mine are nickel/“stainless” finish guns with black parts (even though I own a couple).

    If you look at real steel nickel and stainless pistols, everything apart from the sights is uniformly shiny.

    But with lots of CO2 replicas, the major assemblies (frame, slide, barrel) are shiny, but the lesser controls (trigger, hammer, slide catch, cylinder release, safety/decocker) are black.

    I’m thinking about the classic Umarex pellet pistols, and the Webley MkVI.

    Whereas the Western guns seem to get it right.

    Is it just me? Does it matter?
     
  2. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast, HW97, K98 owner

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    Can you give us a photo example of what you mean bud?
     
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    MoggyM FLM

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    TRIGGSEY Replica Air Gun Collector

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    Can’t say I agree, It’s a nice contrast.
     
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  6. Geezer

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    Can’t do pics from my device, but if you look at the guns/holsters thread, or just the pics threads, there are a number there.

    Umarex 686 is a great example. Setting aside the black forward cylinder, the pellet pistol has a black hammer, black trigger, black cylinder release and black (fake) ejector rod. On the real thing, they are all stainless.
     
  7. garryt

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    Agreed.
     
  8. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast, HW97, K98 owner

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    You mean like this?

    PY-4483_Webley-MKVI-Service-Revolver_1506959693.jpg
     
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  9. Headhunter

    Headhunter Where is my Chiappa Rhino !!!

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    If it's on the original real steel then I'm a happy bunny, like the S&W model 66...

    S&W model 66 pic4.jpg

    And on the replica CO2.......

    S&W model 66 finished 13.jpg

    S&W have a habit of doing different versions in different finishes, I think that they call it 'customer service' (that's never gonna catch on here I tell you).

    But when you see a gun that should be in a silver finish and it's not then what can you do ? there's only a couple of choices available, well three spring to mind....1-Buy it and learn to live with it, 2-Don't buy it and forever wish you had bought it and 3-Buy it and change it ! My S&W model 66 didn't come with all the black parts done by the manufacturer, that's all my own work, even down to the hammer re-shaping and fitting S&W grip medallions (it still irks me about the cylinder latch shape, but that will get done).

    Don't get too carried away though, look at what this 'OTT OCD handgun Nerd' did just to change the colour of a perfectly good gun to the proper real steel colour (dear me, some people have just got too much time on their hands !!!);

    https://www.airgunforum.co.uk/commu...oo-o-c-d-for-my-own-good.310645/#post-2950671

    Don't judge him too harshly, it's an affliction which has no known cure....:D
     
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  10. Geezer

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    That (real) 66 is odd. In a previous life, I had a lovely 1970s nickel 19, all of which was plated, apart from the rear sight. Great little gun. Short, light, carried easily, pointed superbly with factory grips and a Tyler adaptor, punchy, and accurate.

    I guess my thing is that (unlike me) a lot of replica shooters seem to care a lot about “realism” and value things like “factory trades”, but people seem to care less about the shiny gun with black parts and screws thing. Just a shame that Umarex (say) can’t go the extra 10% and plate the smaller parts on their shiny guns in the same way most of the real guns are, yet the Taiwanese can for (eg) the DW715 or the old West guns.
     

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