Anyone Used a Colt WWI or WWII Repro as a Base for a Custom??

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Nalajr, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Infidel4life11

    Infidel4life11 الواحد

    Apr 17, 2019

  2. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
  3. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    It'll be awhile but, I'll have one of these done by next year not sure on build specs yet, but it won't be a light build I don't believe.
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  4. Apollo99

    Apollo99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2017
    A few weeks ago Chuck made me speechless with one of his comments, something about hairy sweaty men. Now he makes me speechless again with that golf balled colt, outstanding work. Looks like it would feel like velvet in the palm of your hands.
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  5. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    Almost nothing feels better in the palm of your hands.

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  6. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
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  7. Zero1911

    Zero1911 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2019
    Geno’s listing has a short trigger so that’s sorta cool. There were a few O1911C’s that had long triggers. I just missed out on one of those.
  8. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2012
    Some do and some don’t... I’ve seen guns of mine that after a few years of ownership look new and others that look like they have lived a life full of holster miles. I think for the most part the folks who come to me appreciate the guns as something that is both great to look at and enjoyable to shoot and so long as the client is happy I’m happy.
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  9. mbacker_99

    mbacker_99 Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2017
    I know I do. My Burton build delivered last year:


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  10. newt

    newt Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2011
    I've got a gun with Jason @HP now. I intend to shoot the heck out of it. :)

    For those repros, I think they are some of the BEST base guns. Here's mine by MARS.


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  11. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    No, not yet. I bought one of the WMK or "blue" ones when they came out because my grandfather was in WWI and it was a little less than $1K new from a LGS. He passed in 1973 but it would have been interesting to show it to him and see what he said. Anyway I was impressed enough with it that I bought one of the WWI or "black" ones when they came out thinking about having work done on it. It was just over $1K from a LGS. Have other places to shovel money right now. Maybe someday although it would probably be on an ANVIII if I find a good deal on one of those.


    And of course Colt made a little over 4K of the WMKs and exactly 4K of the WWIs and a little under 8K of the ANVIIIs as I recall.
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  12. rjinaz85308

    rjinaz85308 North Central AZ Grasslands Supporting Addict

    Jul 27, 2012
    not a repro, but an original 1915 that was brought back from overseas after the war and was modified by an unknown to me smith many years ago.

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  13. Chuc

    Chuc Active Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Colt 1911 A1 repro I think. This just got black nitrided. 39DE8C64-5F1A-4812-AA8F-C55DA1B12D7F.jpeg F5FA0E9E-C00B-4ABF-A929-8C133CA3541F.jpeg 12734CA5-885B-419A-90E4-329F26C550AC.jpeg 1410BDC2-70FC-4C62-BDFD-68F58BC6072D.jpeg 893DA34E-9223-45DE-80DA-A4713291636F.jpeg
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