finish question

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by ST13Pilot, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. ST13Pilot

    ST13Pilot New Member

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    Nov 21, 2007
    First, I have to say, what a great forum! I'm new (this is my first post!) and I am amazined at all the great info available here. I've got a first generation P3AT that I sort of inherited from my ex-wife (I bought it for her the day she got her CCP, but she never touched it - now that we're splitting up, I'm keeping it ;D) I do have an embarrassing question regarding the finish, however. How can I tell if it's Parkerized or Hard Chrome? It's obviously not blue, but other than that, how can I tell? On the back of the gun, under the slide, there is "HCQxx" - I'm guessing the HC stands for hard chrome? Thanks for any info, sorry for rambling.

    jeff
     
  2. virtual-rj

    virtual-rj New Member

    Jul 22, 2007
    Houston, TX
    uhm, HC would be shiny silver.

    the HCQxx is the serial #, has nothing to do with the finish.

    only other options are blued and parkerized.  what color is the barrel?
     

  3. 98_1LE

    98_1LE New Member

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    Dec 29, 2005
    One of these is HC, the other is parkerized.

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  4. ST13Pilot

    ST13Pilot New Member

    7
    Nov 21, 2007
    The barrel and the slide are the same (I'm assuming HC) semi-shiny silver. I took a pic, but have no clue how to add it to my post.

    jeff
     
  5. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Sure sounds like HC. Does it look like the top one of the two above?

    Posting Pics:
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1115586716

    -Scott
     
  6. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Welcome to KTOG ST13Pilot.

    besides determining what finish you have, from the serial # yours maybe a first generation 1G verses current 2G

    Here is a photo so you can tell

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  7. ST13Pilot

    ST13Pilot New Member

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    Nov 21, 2007
    Yes, it looks like the slide/barel on top.

    Here it is:

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    just fired it yesterday for the first time, now's time to clean it!
     
  8. ST13Pilot

    ST13Pilot New Member

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    Nov 21, 2007
    Thanks! Actually, I figured out mine was a first gen from your pic in another post. It looks like the bottom gun (ejector area)
     
  9. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Nice looking piece. I am starting to have feelings for the HC.

    But you know, that is old technology (1g) and I wouldn't want you to be burdened with it. Plus, it being the ex's and all it has to feel bad having it. All of that combined with the pain of the divorce I really feel for you man. Because we care about the new guys around here I will be willing to take it off your hands for, say $100 to help you get on your way to a new good quality 2g gun???

    -Scott.
     
  10. Plex

    Plex New Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    $150!

    --Plex
     
  11. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    BAD SOCIAL NETIQUITTE!!!

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    ;D
     
  12. ST13Pilot

    ST13Pilot New Member

    7
    Nov 21, 2007
    :D Ha Ha...sorry Plex and Scott.......I'm thinking I'll hang on to the little guy! Just got a little Desantis Nemesis holster yesterday.....this little gun is sweet All I need to do is shoot it a couple more times, and it will be all set to carry. Hmmm maybe I can modify it a bit.... I'll just poke around this site some more for ideas.... :D

    jeff
     
  13. Plex

    Plex New Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Just bidding closer to the actual used price.  OK, so I'll up it to $165.00.

    To the winner go the spoils!

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    --Plex
     
  14. Plex

    Plex New Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Jeff:

    You'll love the Nemesis. I've carried my P3AT in one for years. Good choice. Question? Is the bottom of it closed or open? Mine is iopen.

    --Plex
     
  15. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Yah, we can tell that from your post above...

    -Scott
     
  16. ST13Pilot

    ST13Pilot New Member

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    Nov 21, 2007
    Jeff:

    You'll love the Nemesis. I've carried my P3AT in one for years. Good choice. Question? Is the bottom of it closed or open? Mine is iopen.

    --Plex
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    by "bottom" I assume you mean end of the barell? If so, mine is closed.
     
  17. Plex

    Plex New Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Yep, muzzle end. I'd heard they sold them with a closed end now ...

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    --Plex
     
  18. ST13Pilot

    ST13Pilot New Member

    7
    Nov 21, 2007
    geez....maybe I should have actually looked at the thing before answering....It's "open". I didn't buy directly from DeSantis, so maybe it was on the shelf awhile.