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As moniker shows, I really like CZs and CZ-style pistols. I picked up a Jericho 941, semi-compact in 9mm last week and hit the range yesterday. The pistol is awesome in every regard except one, the finish. It scratches very easily hence the Title to this thread. I'm going to need to give it a better finish and was wondering if anyone knew of any good/reputable refinish shops.

I've read of CCR Refinishing from the Sig forum and Robar seems to be pretty good with the NP3. I just came across Birdsong's Black T finish which also sounds good. The pistol is all steel so there should more types of finishes available. Anyone have any experience with these? Any others you might recommend?

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customized creationz is really great.
 

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As moniker shows, I really like CZs and CZ-style pistols.
Thanks.

Your passion for CZ is well founded. They are generally outstanding handguns. I own 7, so I know:wink:
 

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Robar's NP3 or Roguard are excellent finishes, but... expensive, at $285 to start. But until the end of the month, they're running a 20% discount special on full-gun refinishing.

NP3 in particular is a very durable abrasion- and corrosion-resistant coating.
 

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Gasmitty is right. If I had the money to refinish any firearm the RIGHT way, it would be with NP3. It lasts a lifetime, and resists wear better than any other I know.
 

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I like the idea of the Teflon in NP3. I haven't heard of Roguard so I'll have to read up on that. Thanks for all the input.
 

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Yes, I'm close to those guys also. I'd like to get an older Savage 170 rifle refinished. It's not in bad shape but I'm thinking Parkerizing it would toughen it up so I can get many more years out of it. Will just a Parkerized finish be good for an old rifle or should I try another finish? I didn't want to pump too much money into it.
 

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+1 on the Hard Chrome; I do that to all my carry guns, for the cost it is the best finish you can put on a gun. Back in 1993, Virgil Tripp hard chromed my .38 super open gun and I proceeded to put more than 150,000 rounds through that gun over the next 10 years. The only thing I replaced on that gun besides springs was an extractor and a Compensator, which I shot out around 110,000 rounds. The gun still locked up like a bank vault when I sold it to an entry-level shooter in 2003 when I left USPSA for good.

I say hard chrome the gun, you won't be sorry.....
 

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+1 on the Hard Chrome; I do that to all my carry guns, for the cost it is the best finish you can put on a gun. Back in 1993, Virgil Tripp hard chromed my .38 super open gun and I proceeded to put more than 150,000 rounds through that gun over the next 10 years. The only thing I replaced on that gun besides springs was an extractor and a Compensator, which I shot out around 110,000 rounds. The gun still locked up like a bank vault when I sold it to an entry-level shooter in 2003 when I left USPSA for good.

I say hard chrome the gun, you won't be sorry.....
I agree 100%! Try Accurate Plating & Weaponry. Bob and his crew will do you right. They worked over a BHP for me and hard chromed it with the brushed finish which looks exactly like stainless. Finish was fantastic. Sold it like an idiot but had another already.

New Page 1 You WILL NOT be sorry!
 

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With the extortionist prices UPS and FedEx charge for shipping guns, shipping unfortunately is a cost-driver in the investment of re-finishing a gun. On top of that, you don't want to hand your gun to just any yokel who says he's got a hot blueing tank. Results, and reputation, do count.

With a gun that I care about, I'd be seriously on the fence about dealing with a no-name. That issue goes away if you rely on sources like Robar or APW. I've seen work done by both firms, and it's simply beyond reproach. If you're fortunate enough to live close to one or the other, you should have complete confidence in the outcome of the refinishing work.

If you're not sure which finish to choose, pick up the phone and call these firms! They are not so big that you can't talk to a human being, and chances are you'll speak with a real gun-person who knows which end is up, with respect to our needs.

"Out of sight = out of mind," and I had forgotten about Bob Cogan's APW. Glad that Sportsterguy sent up that flare.
 

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I have a Winchester pump that I had parkerized. The barrel as mirrored chrome. The finish was perfect, matte grey. Will never rust, deteriorate or scratch. Unfortunately, it was done by a company in San Antonio, TX, but the name slipped my mind.
 

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some of the guys at work got the black t finish on their guns. all i can say is nice, very nice. walter t birdsong does a great job. if i ever do a redo on a gun then it going to the the black t.
 

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I called Ford's yesterday and they gave me the run down. I think I'll go with them for a matte chrome finish, but I'll do that after the New Year as I'd like to get more rounds down range on the pistol. While the NP3 would be nice, the added cost of shipping makes going with Ford's really attractive and I like how they mention they work on Magnum Research pistols. The pistol I have was the Baby Eagle, but is now imported by Charles Daly/KBI and is given its proper name, Jericho 941.

Thanks for all the input.
 

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NP3 is electroless nickel. While this is a very good finish, it is not as durable as hard chrome.
NP3 is EN, but with the addition of teflon.

Hard chrome is highly wear-resistant, however, it is not a corrosion-resistant coating by itself. Lots of variables, but ferrous materials usually require nickel plating for corrosion resistance beneath the hard chrome to achieve both corrosion and wear resistance.
 
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