Sponsor 9mm Colt Series 70 by Luke Volkmann

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired Classifieds' started by TXP8RIOT, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. TXP8RIOT

    TXP8RIOT Well-Known Member Supporting Addict Sponsor

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    Dec 23, 2014
    Folks: here we have something unique from Luke, a pistol I've nicknamed the "Naked Volkmann". This pistol started out as a 1971 Colt Series 70 with all of the appropriate roll marks:
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    ..then this guy got a hold of it:
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    ...and it ended up naked!:
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    naked's good right? The slide was not perfectly flat (not uncommon for guns made in this time period) which would have made it difficult to do a French border, chamfer etc. Luke and I discussed and we decided he would surface-sand the slide down on both sides and create a Colt sans roll marks. I like how it turned out, hope you do too!
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    CLICK HERE FOR ALBUM: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yVGNVC9PZWUa7SKz5

    Salient Build Details:
    • Magwell
    • French Border
    • Checkered Front Strap
    • Beavertail Fit and Blended
    • Fit and adjusted Match Trigger
    • Fit and tuned extractor
    • "Battlehook" rear sight
    • Gold Bead front sight
    • Match barrel and monogrammed Volkmann barrel bushing
    • Ball radius cuts
    • Traditional blued finish
    • Reverse-crowned barrel
    • Bottom of slide chamfer
    • Flattened and serrated top of slide
    • Gorgeous SK walnut grips with Volkmann medallion
    • Asking $5,900 shipped, cash or credit, no trades or layaways please.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2020
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  2. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Beautiful
     

  3. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    GEEZ! It's like PERFECT!! GLWS
     
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  4. TXP8RIOT

    TXP8RIOT Well-Known Member Supporting Addict Sponsor

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    Dec 23, 2014
  5. otofly

    otofly Well-Known Member

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    Mar 4, 2017
    A true beauty! GLWS
     
  6. 1911_Chad

    1911_Chad Well-Known Member

    332
    Apr 9, 2018
    Jesus....what a masterpiece!
     
  7. SLAM37

    SLAM37 Well-Known Member

    825
    Apr 17, 2016
    Good gracious -- that is gorgeous!
     
  8. Limited 10

    Limited 10 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 17, 2020
    Classy 1911. Very nice work
     
  9. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Mark, sir that is just magnificent, gorgeous!!! I just don't understand how you could possibly part with this firearm. Brother, you must have uncommon willpower! I couldn't do it!

    The wife & kids would just have to go on a diet of soup & crackers for a few months!

    Jim D.
     
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  10. AF_ONE

    AF_ONE Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2019
    Stunning--we are partial to the grips as well. lol
     
  11. TXP8RIOT

    TXP8RIOT Well-Known Member Supporting Addict Sponsor

    787
    Dec 23, 2014
    In the spirit of full disclosure, an astute Addict asked whether the pistol would seat Wilson ETM mags, and the answer is it does not. The pistol came with only one nondescript mag that says "classic pistol" on the bottom of the base pad, that of course works fine in it, and I will throw in two Cobramags of my own which work in it as well.
     
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  12. TXP8RIOT

    TXP8RIOT Well-Known Member Supporting Addict Sponsor

    787
    Dec 23, 2014
    The grips are indeed stunning as well. I love figured dark wood. Are you SK?
     
  13. TXP8RIOT

    TXP8RIOT Well-Known Member Supporting Addict Sponsor

    787
    Dec 23, 2014
    It's not easy to part with this firearm, that's why it's been sitting in my safe for a couple of months. Every time I take it out to photograph it, I end up putting it back! Until now that is, cause build bills coming due!!
     
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  14. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Brother, get the wife & kids extra jobs!!! ANYTHING!

    JD
     
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  15. AF_ONE

    AF_ONE Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2019
    Yes Sir
     
  16. rk1911

    rk1911 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    553
    Jan 13, 2017
    Off by one year
    If it was a 1970...
     
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  17. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2015
    I love Volkmann’s aesthetic
     
  18. TXP8RIOT

    TXP8RIOT Well-Known Member Supporting Addict Sponsor

    787
    Dec 23, 2014
    Well, congrats on the grips, they are drop dead gorgeous. I'm going to have to get with you.
     
  19. ZArugby

    ZArugby Kickin back a little Supporting Addict

    889
    Sep 15, 2016
    Yikes. That is too good.
     
  20. Mike0707

    Mike0707 JMB fan

    363
    Apr 11, 2019
    Whoa..... unbelievable...... GLWS. I wish I was in that income bracket. That is perfect.
     

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