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A pretty plum TT
« on: April 20, 2017, 07:39:23 PM »
Whatever makes things a funny color doesnt just affect svt bolts it seems.
(i thought i had the side pic too, cant remember where i saw this now)
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Re: A pretty plum TT
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 07:48:12 PM »
Is that an arsenal refurbished TT? I read somewhere that the finish on those may not be perfect. Heard of some with a "straw" color, too.

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Re: A pretty plum TT
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 07:54:51 PM »
Is that an arsenal refurbished TT?
Presumably, i mean it had to be refinished at least once since 1937, but i have never seen a wacky color like this.
Of course i wouldn't  touch it with those import markings anyway, plus i already have 2.
But interesting none the less.
(enter RM with color wheel to tell us this is shade 37 out of 64) :))

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Re: A pretty plum TT
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 08:01:46 PM »
I can't see the pic at my current location for some reason, but I think plum bluing can be a nice looking feature. I've got a P-64 with a plum slide (almost a brownish-purple) that I really like.



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Re: A pretty plum TT
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 08:09:40 PM »
I've seen plum colored Finn M39s, usually a "B" barrel.

 
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Re: A pretty plum TT
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 08:12:58 PM »
I can't see the pic at my current location for some reason, but I think plum bluing can be a nice looking feature. I've got a P-64 with a plum slide (almost a brownish-purple) that I really like.


Ok, did you switch the safetys for contrast, or did you get a plum slide with black safety and vice versa?
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Re: A pretty plum TT
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 08:14:27 PM »
Plum Yugo M59


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Re: A pretty plum TT
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 08:17:07 PM »
Well, thats it, we need a plum subforum.
I had no idea it happened so often
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Re: A pretty plum TT
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 10:05:40 PM »
I can't see the pic at my current location for some reason, but I think plum bluing can be a nice looking feature. I've got a P-64 with a plum slide (almost a brownish-purple) that I really like.


Ok, did you switch the safetys for contrast, or did you get a plum slide with black safety and vice versa?

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Re: A pretty plum TT
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 06:55:26 AM »
The plum color is the result of the bluing process not being correct.  IE the chemicals not correctly mixed.

I have seem the plum color on Walther P.38 Frames and barrels on 1944 and early 1945 guns when there was a rush to get them out.

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Re: A pretty plum TT
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 08:33:10 AM »
My Bulgarian Makarovs have "plum" colored safetys and hammers.
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