“Sleeper” pistol - post ur pics!

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  1. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 28, 2013
    ok guys...so what is a “sleeper” pistol? Well my Father owns a Heavy equipment/Diesel repair shop and on the side he builds “sleeper” cars...ie: he has a 1975 Mercedes SL that looks stock, but has a custom drivetrain and 475+hp engine in it....a “sleeper” from the line, LOL.

    So i got the idea about a “sleeper” gun for my first build. A Pistol that looks like nothing, but shoots lights out.

    Anyone have a pistol like this and care to post for inspiration?
     
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  2. NPV

    NPV Previously CT Specialist Supporting Addict

    Nov 15, 2017
    Retro Colt Series 70 build sound like what you are looking for.
     
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  3. ChuckC

    ChuckC Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Feb 2, 2016
    Here's mine, Colt S70 Repro that had the tactical package minus some options. [​IMG]
     
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  4. azguy1911

    azguy1911 Collection Complete Supporting Addict

    Oct 22, 2015
    well, to me, a sleeper would have to look like it had been left out n the rain, rusty, beat up, cracked grips and all brand new proven internals.

    Elderly-1911-1.jpg
     
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  5. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire Supporting Addict

    Apr 12, 2016
    Sounds like a great idea!!
     
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  6. WHEELS

    WHEELS 1911ADDICT

    May 12, 2015
    Sounds almost like a guncrafter no name to me.
    :p:p
     
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  7. SCS1911

    SCS1911 Failed all therapy Supporting Addict

    Oct 5, 2012
    I have had cars like that (no badging and a stroked engine), but don’t have a beater. Have some shiny guns that run like “fighting” pistols (because they are built correctly).
     
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  8. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 14, 2016
    Yep, a no name is a sleeper....
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair.

    Aug 18, 2011
    [​IMG]
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    -Cylinder and Slide hammer, sear, disconnector
    -Colt O1918 mainspring housing, checkered and parkerized by Alchemy
    - 'N' seris 80 saftey plunger lever
    -new Colt aluminum trigger
    -Hogue Pao Ferro grips
    -new Colt checkered magazine catch assembly
    - Harrison Retro U-notch rear, Novak serrated front, both installed by Alchemy
    - Wilson Combat Bulletproof firing pin stop (7/32" radius)
    - new Colt short guide rod and plug

    Shoots fantastic!!!
     
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  10. 605atthe wheels

    605atthe wheels In the staging lanes Supporting Addict

    Oct 19, 2012

    That's more of a Rat Rod look :D Don't some Mfg's have that "distressed" look finish already? I agree though, it's got to look like a beater but shoots 1" groups at a mile.;)

    George
     
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  11. Steven1973

    Steven1973 New Member

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    May 18, 2017
    My Slightly worked over R1. [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-J700T1 using Tapatalk
     
  12. WHEELS

    WHEELS 1911ADDICT

    May 12, 2015
    I think the Dan Wesson A2 might also qualify.
     
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  13. whetrick1

    whetrick1 New Member

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    Oct 10, 2013
    Here's mine [​IMG][​IMG]


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  14. blitz45

    blitz45 Cogito ergo armatus sum Supporting Addict

    Nov 6, 2017
    That's what first came to mind when I saw the thread title.
     
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  15. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 28, 2013
    exactly AZguy!
     
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  16. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 28, 2013
    you got it George....."Rat Rod" of 1911's is what I'm thinking....and I agree, I HATE the "new" distressed look finish that is out there....ya want distressed looking guns, USE 'EM!
     
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  17. ShotgunS1im

    ShotgunS1im Member

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    Nov 30, 2017
    So i got the idea about a “sleeper” gun for my first build. A Pistol that looks like nothing, but shoots lights out.

    Well im not a proud owner of one, and i may get tarred and feathered for this by some for saying it. Try looking into finding an older cz75B
     

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  18. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 28, 2013
    LOL...no Tar and Feathers here S1im....actually, a CZ75b is on my "acquire" list. I've shot one and like the ergonomics...similar to a Tanfoglio I once had....and they are workhorses!
     
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  19. ShotgunS1im

    ShotgunS1im Member

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    Nov 30, 2017
    Hell yeah they are. Im currently looking for a 75 compact with a rail.
     
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  20. ShotgunS1im

    ShotgunS1im Member

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    Nov 30, 2017
    That is one very nice r1. Although i prefer a rail, i love the classic a1
     
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