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Customized Beretta Auto receivers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by OLD ONE EYE, Sep 25, 2012.

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  1. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    I am a Beretta auto shooter and am upgrading my receivers loving the results. I have 3 in progress and a 391 I plan on doing in Gold my gunsmith has been a big help as the receiver has to be stripped down to only aluminum which takes some doing but I think it is worth the effort I love the new look.
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  2. dt10john

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    Looks great. Who is doing the work?
     
  3. dshot

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    Looks great, How does the finish last around the ejection port, the factory finish will chip off after a 1000's or so rounds thru it.
     
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    Neat, can't wait to see the gold one. Who's rib is on the red one.
     
  5. acss

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    buddy- you aint got this one beat for "class"! but i do like the st pat gun!!!
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  6. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    Wally you don't think I would show my best stuff to you but that is a really nice gun you have however I will have to show the wood on this gun just to raise the bar. Tin Cup Man
     
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    Bootyful. Who's doin it? I have a Benelli face lift in mind..
     
  8. Dickgshot

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    Don't do gold. I've seen guns done in gold (Seitz to name one)
    The ones you've done look much better. Violet or purple would look great.
     
  9. DoubleAuto

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    Is this color work being done by the same guys in Missouri who are doing the Double Auto receivers?
     
  10. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    These guns were done in Florida my Gunsmith does the removal and assembly work a metal shop is doing the Anodizing lots of colors available even pink.
     
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    mine (burnt orange) was done by US ANODIZING in virginia --about $175 and i stripped it of all parts
     
  12. BAD 303

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    What a travesty to destroy receivers from the best autos ever made. Why just why? Tic They look great guys. Would like one done in red for sure. I have a silver one done with duracoat.
     
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    Bad, how has the durakote held up?
     
  14. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    The green gun has at least 5000 rounds threw may be even 10000 trap sporting and skeet all combined. I have a duracoat one that has held up very well also but it lacks the finnish and glow of the anodizing buy far the best. My cost was 275.00 including gunsmith the whole gun needs to come apart rear spring housing front mag tube internal ejector and any other metal parts pins etc I think it was worth the cost as I am very happy with the results and how it wears over time.
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    Buddy is correct. The duracoat holds up great but just does not look as bright and brilliant as the anodizing does. Duracoat is about half the cost though.
     
  16. 4th. down

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    Old One Eye - you did good. Anxious to see the gold.
     
  17. Dbl Auto

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    Here is a Double Auto that was redone by Art's gun shop in MO. www.artsgunshop.com Sadly, this one is not mine.

    Old one eye, that green you have matches the green of the factory Double Auto perfectly. It is my favorite.
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  18. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    DBL auto that is one nice browning I had one back in the 60's to hunt with I sure wish I had it now after looking at that one you posted. Did they anodize the gun blue and then fill in the engraving with silver paint?
     
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    I love the work you have had done to the recievers. What is approx. cost and turn around ? Who did the Rib on the Beretta in the first picture? I really would like to have a rib about that height on my Super x.. Thanks, Bill Crane...
     
  20. Dbl Auto

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    Old one eye, I don't know how they are doing it, but yes it is a two step process. They do the color then do the details in silver. Here is another example of one that is for sale at Art's in blood red. They are adding extra scroll work to some of these DA's over what the factory did back in the 60's.
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