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  1. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    This Baer is well traveled but very lightly used. Its resembles a Foster Child going from home to home. I first got this gun from an ADDICT here with 50 rds. Down the tube. I just received it for the second time and I doubt that it has many more than a couple hundred through it now. It has...
  2. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Disclaimer ** this post is NOT for true Pistol/Gun Smiths. ** This is more of a "where there's a will, there's a way" moment. Ok Addict... here's a Buster Smiffin story for you to have a chuckle over. I borrowed a .38 super barrel reamer from a fellow Addict. Unfortunately it was the older...
  3. 1911 Photo Gallery
    This Volkmann Signature 9mm made its way here from @TXP8RIOT and it is amazing! I have to thank Mark for contacting his client who accepted my offer. The finish on this gun equals anything I have/had. They said it hadn't been fired.... hell, I don't think it had even been handled. The 3 mags...
  4. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Qualifier: More like Gunjonesing than Gunsmithing (but they don't have a forum for that) A few months ago I finished Self Build #8. (I thought) It was an older Colt slide and barrel assembly That was pretty pitted but re-blued. I thought it made a pretty fun build that may have been done by...
  5. General 1911 talk
    I currently have a few builds done by various gunsmiths. Some current, some have passed on. I have a couple more on books and am thinking of finding a smith that may be willing to take on my idea. Many smiths are not keen on the idea of straying from the traditional. I'm am presenting my vision...
  6. Rifles & Shotguns
    Let me first plead my ignorance about this subject. Story line: My grandson just entered Marine boot camp and will soon be entering the segment for learning this platform. His decision to forego his college education & scholarships and enlist came as a sudden surprise to the family. Being fully...
  7. 1911 Photo Gallery
    I bought this Wilson Combat Compact New from a great forum member and asked Steve O @Integrity Arms to make it mine. And boy did he ever deliver. What a great experience. How often do you do a project and find that you have made a good friend. During the process it became apparent that Steve...
  8. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Ask Mr. Wizard ............. What can you tell me about collet bushing & barrel sets? I received this beautiful Colt from @jaydoc yesterday. He told me he didn't think it had ever been fired and after taking it down I tend to agree with him. Who can shed some light on the barrel setup? I have...
  9. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I'm looking to purchase a set of Les Baer era TRS double diamond grips with logo. If you have set, know where there's a set you can "acquire" :rolleyes: and would like to sell or trade. Send me a PM with pics. Thanks.
  10. General 1911 talk
    I don't usually ask for opinions., Because a lot of them are like azz holes..... they stink! But here comes your chance to give one. I don't like the final results of my last self build so I'm doing a make-over. The frame is a JEM SS Bobtail set up for .45ACP. I'm going to order a Caspian...
  11. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    One Too Many... ( Did I really just say that?) :eek: I bought this from @Karl Beining in August for a potential build project. ( orig. post: https://www.1911addicts.com/threads/1973-colt-combat-commander-45-acp-clean.108091/ ) I also got a 1950 (Birth year) LW Commander in .38 super for the...
  12. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Unfired SS VBob with a CC frame & controls by Tyler Gun Works. I purchased this new and sent the lower unit to Bobby Tyler for his SS Case Coloring. I realize that its not for everyone. (Just like having all my guns black is not for me) My opinion is that the VBob model was one of the best that...
  13. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Ok........... so I may have made a mistake by selling all my LBs. (there......... I said it) I'm in the market for a lightly used or a not abused T.R.S. I'm not really set on getting a "like new in the box" one. I will consider .45 or 9 mm. I prefer to get one without FCS but that won't be a...
  14. 1911 Gunsmithing
    When I first mentioned that I wanted to try my hand at building a 1911. @ZoidMeister showed me ZOIDS 1911. He was very helpful in getting started. I thought it would be appropriate to build one in that spirit. So..... Here is build #9 I got a unique-ish slide assembly from Steve O. Horse traded...
  15. General 1911 talk
    So while the dinner is in the oven ..... and I have a cold one in hand with JW2 on the tube. The shootout in the tunnels where John is puttin em down like wetted candles. Mrs.C. makes a pretty logical observation. She notices all the bad guys are getting shot and says "well, they're just stupid...
  16. 1911 Photo Gallery
    9 months & 4 days!! From conception to delivery... The long awaited arrival of my ACW Prime Elite .38 superb happened today. It was totally worth the wait.... After getting it home from the FFL and having a few minutes to kind of take it all in. I'm glad it worked out as it did. This gun...
  17. General 1911 talk
    The results of the Range Outing today were pretty good. (See Pre Range Run post below v v v v v ) Of the 8 mags. tested on all 7 Commanders. It disclosed that one of the mags. was not very friendly with the guns. It really took me by somewhat of a surprise. It turned out that one of my new Tripp...
  18. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Beautiful Custom Colt Commander .45 by Steve Owens. This was a very tough decision for me to possibly let this go. My aging & aching hands & wrists just don't enjoy shooting .45 caliber commander size guns. For those who would like a top notch custom build with some "no cookie cutter" features...
  19. 1911 Gunsmithing
    While it has been a terrific learning experience for me over the course of 7 self builds. I think I'll take a break from it for a while. After all.... how many self builds do Mrs. C. & I need. (her words) Anyway........... here's the family portraits (less #2 build. A lefty I gave to my son at...
  20. General 1911 talk
    Good things on their way!!!! :) KGB Customs ( @Karl Beining ) notified me today that my two .38 Superb Colt Builds are headed this way. Tyler ( @Cajun Concealed ) told me that my ACW Prime Elite .38 Superb was due at his place this week. I'm hoping he will check it over and send it my way...
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