1913 Colt Carry-ready to protect

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by Greg Derr, May 19, 2020.

  1. Greg Derr

    Greg Derr Custom Pistolsmith Supporting Addict

    Oct 3, 2011
    This is a very nice 1913 Colt US Army that found its way to me from a base in Georgia. The owner wanted a carry piece but did not want to lose the traditional US Army feel for the old war horse. I refit the slide to frame, fit a new Kart NM barrel with EGW thick flange bushing. Replaced all the internals with new high quality bar stock parts. The hammer is the original and was recut for hammer hook length and surface ground. The front strap is checkered 25 lpi with a matching main spring housing. I fit a Derr Precision conceal carry beavertail grip safety. The thumb safety is a Wilson BP. The rear sight is the Harrison Design Retro, up front is a tritium sight with white outline. Ball cuts and a magwell bevel. The finish is hot blue with figured double diamond grips. What do you think?



    Last edited: May 19, 2020
  2. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    You do some fabulous work sir!
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  3. Fred_G

    Fred_G Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Very classy.
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  4. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Fantastic looking 1911...
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  5. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Great looking pistol, love your work!!
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  6. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
  7. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 26, 2016
    Very nice execution; the owner should be proud.
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  8. JHC

    JHC New Member

    Mar 10, 2012
    Drop dead gorgeous. And I know it'll shoot at great as it looks.
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  9. swampgas

    swampgas Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2019
    That one is as good as it gets, others may cost more but to my old eye, perfection.
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  10. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    CLASS ACT !!!
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  11. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Looks like it was born yesterday. Better than original. Some day, some day . . . . . .
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  12. Journeyman1234

    Journeyman1234 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2017
  13. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Way cool piece there for sure..
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  14. azguy1911

    azguy1911 Screw it, I'm buying more 1911's

    Oct 22, 2015
    That's amazing :) well done, sir, well done
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  15. SLAM37

    SLAM37 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
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  16. Apollo99

    Apollo99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2017
    Holy Toledo! , and I've never even been to Ohio.
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  17. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Wow I love everything about this.
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  18. Jim w.

    Jim w. Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2016
    Looks good.
    Have you got a 'before' picture? Make the collectors cry.
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  19. Rizzo

    Rizzo Active Member

    Nov 4, 2019
    Wow!!! Just Wow!!!

    It was my understanding that porn was not allowed here.:):):)

    A great blend of modern and classic. Very well done.
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  20. cascadewalker

    cascadewalker Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 18, 2018
    That looks amazing. Great work!
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