Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-10-2017, 11:36 AM
HOUSTON RICK HOUSTON RICK is offline
Member
Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle  
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Posts: 4,431
Likes: 1,663
Liked 3,494 Times in 1,560 Posts
Default Remington R1 in Polished Nickle

After looking for a while, I walked into a gunshow and found a NIB Remington R1 with polished nickel finish for sale. I had wanted this one for awhile and snatched it up. Any tips on keeping the finish shiny?

Last edited by HOUSTON RICK; 04-13-2017 at 10:22 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 04-10-2017, 11:44 AM
ISCS Yoda's Avatar
ISCS Yoda ISCS Yoda is offline
US Veteran
Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 3,872
Likes: 750
Liked 3,399 Times in 1,574 Posts
Default

Don't shoot it?

Well, if you must then you must, but if you don't abuse it and don't carry it on a daily basis in a holster the finish should always be shiny. I only have two nickel guns presently, I used to collect nickel guns but I stopped, and one of them is very worn and "unshiny" because it was a daily carry gun for a Wells Fargo guard. The other is spectacularly shiny because I don't shoot it (I have, but I don't make a habit of it) and I do not abuse it nor do I carry it despite being a major fan of carrying 2" K frames.

I hope the photos show the difference clearly.
Attached Thumbnails
Remington R1 in Polished Nickle-model-10-nickel-sb-jpg   Remington R1 in Polished Nickle-wells-fargo-model-10-4-inch-nickel-jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-10-2017, 01:45 PM
CustomChevyGuy CustomChevyGuy is offline
Member
Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle  
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 472
Likes: 786
Liked 396 Times in 211 Posts
Default

velvet lined holster?

In all seriousness, I don't have any experience with Nickle plated guns. It sounds like a beautiful piece.
__________________
John 14:6, Luke 21:11
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-10-2017, 04:41 PM
bushmaster1313's Avatar
bushmaster1313 bushmaster1313 is online now
Member
Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,936
Likes: 423
Liked 6,392 Times in 1,495 Posts
Default

Take photos in bright light
__________________
Buy American
Vote Responsibly
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-10-2017, 04:44 PM
Laketime's Avatar
Laketime Laketime is offline
Member
Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,722
Likes: 1,719
Liked 1,612 Times in 757 Posts
Default

Ren wax works fantastic on nickel.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-10-2017, 05:28 PM
Jdavis's Avatar
Jdavis Jdavis is offline
Member
Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: central Florida
Posts: 605
Likes: 678
Liked 671 Times in 262 Posts
Default

I was not aware that Remington made the R1 in nickel. Could your gun possibly be polished SS?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 04-13-2017, 10:35 PM
HOUSTON RICK HOUSTON RICK is offline
Member
Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle  
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Posts: 4,431
Likes: 1,663
Liked 3,494 Times in 1,560 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdavis View Post
I was not aware that Remington made the R1 in nickel. Could your gun possibly be polished SS?
http://grabagun.com/remington-96304-...h-nkl2664.html
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-13-2017, 10:49 PM
Jdavis's Avatar
Jdavis Jdavis is offline
Member
Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: central Florida
Posts: 605
Likes: 678
Liked 671 Times in 262 Posts
Default

Thanks Houston Rick. I am aware of the polished nickel finish now. Pretty gun.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-13-2017, 11:20 PM
Irn-Bru Irn-Bru is online now
Member
Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 955
Likes: 759
Liked 1,354 Times in 449 Posts
Default

That's sharp, nice piece.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-13-2017, 11:49 PM
shawn mccarver shawn mccarver is offline
SWCA Member
Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle  
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,232
Likes: 2,787
Liked 5,281 Times in 2,146 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HOUSTON RICK View Post
After looking for a while, I walked into a gunshow and found a NIB Remington R1 with polished nickel finish for sale. I had wanted this one for awhile and snatched it up. Any tips on keeping the finish shiny?
Are you sure it is nickel? I believe that model is stainless steel with a high polish, isn't it? Special run for the distributor Sports South? The link above leads to an ad incorrectly describing the pistol in one place as high polish nickel, and polished chrome in another place in the same ad.

Here is the correct description from the distributor exclusive:

REMINGTON HANDGUNS R1 High Polish

Remington Arms Firearms 96304 1911 R1 SAO 45ACP 5" High Polish SS

The accuracy and reliability that have made the 1911 an American icon
shines brighter than ever, literally, with this high polish version of the
1911R1. This pistol features a crisp trigger, dovetailed front and rear
sights, precision-machined slide and frame with a high polish, and white
pearlized grips. The Model 1911R1 is truly the finest blend of exacting
craftsmanship and out-of-box performance available today. Every element is
produced with ultra tight tolerances in equipment representing the height
of modern technology.


SPECIFICATIONS:
Mfg Item Num: 96304
Category: PISTOLS
Type :Pistol
Action :Single
Caliber :45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Barrel Length :5"
Capacity :7+1
Safety :
Grips :White Synthetic Pearl
Sight Configuration :3-Dot
Weight :38.5 oz
Frame Finish :Stainless Steel High Polish
Frame Material :Stainless Steel
Barrel Type :
Slide Description :Stainless Steel High Polish
Case Type :
Sight Style :
Barrel Length Range :5.00" to 5.99"
Weight Range :

Since yours is "NIB," which means new in box, your box ought to have the Remington catalog number on it, and if it is 96304, then you have the Sports South exclusive high polish stainless steel.

Last edited by shawn mccarver; 04-14-2017 at 12:04 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #11  
Old 04-16-2017, 02:06 AM
HOUSTON RICK HOUSTON RICK is offline
Member
Remington R1 in Polished Nickle Remington R1 in Polished Nickle  
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Posts: 4,431
Likes: 1,663
Liked 3,494 Times in 1,560 Posts
Default

Not sure now. Ads and seller said Polished Nickel, but I cannot find polished nickel in Remington website. Literature that came with gun does not say anything about finish. It is a beautiful gun and either finish is fine.

Last edited by HOUSTON RICK; 04-16-2017 at 10:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Remington R1 With Polished Nickel Finish HOUSTON RICK Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 0 04-09-2017 10:21 PM
WTB Remington 870 2 shot factory mag extension 12 gauge POLISHED BLUE ServiceGun WANTED to Buy 1 12-01-2012 08:01 PM
Polished is always better! perfectcircle1 Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 0 10-17-2012 08:10 PM
Todays Find....1967 Remington 700 BDL .17 Remington 410bore Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 3 08-18-2012 12:03 AM
Remington rifled barrel for Remington 870 with Nikon Slughunter scope mounted. andyo5 Accessories/Misc - For Sale or Trade 1 06-16-2011 04:06 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:44 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)