A.D. Swenson Custom 1938 Colt 1911 Super 38

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  1. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    Last edited: May 31, 2020
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  2. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's

    Apr 6, 2019
    That gun has a Swenson safety. That's the extent of the "Swenson".

    Anyone who thinks Swenson built that gun or had any hand in building that gun hasn't done 5 minutes of research on Swenson guns.

    That looks like a Jeff Wassom gun from TX.
     
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  3. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    How can I phrase this diplomatically. This gun is not good.

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  4. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's

    Apr 6, 2019
    Salvador Dali built that gun!
     
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  5. mlea5150

    mlea5150 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 22, 2016
    I'd like to see the seller's answers on the provenance of this gun, and what makes them think it's a Swenson beyond his name of the thumb safety.
     
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  6. handforged

    handforged Limestone Canyon Leather and Tool Supporting Addict

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    May 19, 2020
    In the immortal words if Fat Albert... " that gun is like the summertime. NO CLASS."
     
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  7. gunfighter45

    gunfighter45 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 8, 2012
    About every gun you see lately with one of his safeties is a “Full House Swenson” with a price tag to match!
     
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  8. handforged

    handforged Limestone Canyon Leather and Tool Supporting Addict

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    May 19, 2020
    They are certainly fishing for a sucker. With the bid over 2k, they might have found one.
     
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  9. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 22, 2017
    Agreed, it's not a Swenson.
     
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  10. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    That’s nuts.
     
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  11. zChambers

    zChambers ........... Supporting Addict

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    Jan 21, 2015
    Reminds me of this thing

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  12. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's

    Apr 6, 2019

    Ahh, brings back memories of my cartel days!
     
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  13. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    Apr 8, 2012
    Yup... 'cause it surely wasn't Swenson.
     
  14. Old Rooster

    Old Rooster Well-Known Member

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    May 17, 2020
  15. philk

    philk Active Member

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    May 19, 2020
    I sent them a message asking for that and haven’t heard back yet LOL
     
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  16. handforged

    handforged Limestone Canyon Leather and Tool Supporting Addict

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    May 19, 2020
    I imagine what you'll get (if anything) is conjecture and he said she said over anything verifiable. Which is to be expected.
     
  17. Joni Lynn

    Joni Lynn Professional Pest, NRA Patron member

    Dec 21, 2014
    Any knowledgeable 1911 person that buys that one has certainly been taken for a ride. I see guns for sale with Griffin & Howe scope mounts and the gun are then said to be fully made by G&H.
     
  18. philk

    philk Active Member

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    May 19, 2020
    Kept looking for something that screamed Swenson and just couldn’t see anything, also the back view of the frame rails looks really weird . Interesting treatment of the beaver tail.
     
  19. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's

    Apr 6, 2019
    Screen Shot 2020-06-13 at 8.37.01 AM.png Look familiar? Pace Marketing our of FL around 1988
     
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