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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. General 1911 talk
    Fine artistry and 1911s are a perfect match! I just received these today after a good deal of planning and perfect execution by Bob (@Gripwright ) Some here may have noticed that a few of the pic posts I have done included some pachyderm props. Its a long story so I won't bore you with it, but...
  11. General 1911 talk
    For those unfamiliar with the term "Poop Gun" I'll shed some light on the matter. When I received my FS Wilson in CCH & Baron Blueing I almost pooped my pants when it came out of the case. (Those aren't exact words but language modifiers would only change it anyway) To this date I and many...
  12. General 1911 talk
    After months of waiting the original build time for my SS Classic .38 superb. I got to enjoy it for 1 day before its return to the birthing ground. Some omitted detailing had to be finished. My other concern was that it arrived with a "new design" slide logo. WTH!!! was my initial reaction...
  13. 1911 Photo Gallery
    These just arrived today, courtesy of Gunner Products. I asked Gene if he had access to some Brain Coral material he could make into some grips for the Collector's household. These were his results. The magwell set are for my NH Classic... (when/if it ever gets here) The Bobtail set were scales...
  14. General 1911 talk
    As stated the other day, I didn't really know what Zoid-Voice impulse buy command prompted me to purchase. Well.............. today USPS delivered the fruits of his labor. I'm thinking he had me purchase these only to trick me out of them. His out-loud thoughts of Deadpool wearing a pair of...
  15. General 1911 talk
    I made another stop & shop at Gunners the other day now that I know you have to snag some of his stuff right after he puts it on his website. They showed up today as it seems he ships during the middle of the night. These are some of Gene's Aqua Blue Mammoth crosscut ivory. I think they go...
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