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Old 01-13-2020, 04:48 PM
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Did a search but the answer didn't come up. Did S&W use electroplating or electroless (sulfide) nickel plating? I see that they did not use a copper flash coat, which ever method they used.
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I do not know the exact Ni plating process, but it was electrolytic, not electroless (at least for the earlier ones - no idea if S&W does electroless today). Indeed S&W did not use a copper undercoat, they plated directly on steel. Colt did use a copper undercoat.
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