Has anyone ever built their own 1911? Or other gun, I suppose. It looks like quality finishing could cost as much as a new Rock Island. It's been my dream for years to build my own but this is one of the things that holds me back.
A stainless slide on a stainless frame can be a beautiful gun but it's kind of limiting.
Sending parts off for a 200 to 600 dollar bluing job could just take all the fun out of building one.
What finishes have you used or had done and where did you send your guns to have it done?