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Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by doc540, Nov 26, 2011.
Very nice :thumb:
Well look at that. Nice restoration. :thumb:
What are the final finishes on it?
I love that color combo on a 1911.
Thanks. Did it first in Black T then again in Cerakote.
9MM or 38 super ?
Now it looks LNIB. Selling? :lol:
It's a 9mm CC.
Thought about selling it, but I should probably keep it since it's my first 1911 project.
Yep... Cheers.. Ron
you did a helluva job on it
Thanks but the credit goes to the gunsmiths and Dawson Precision. I just planned it and bought the parts.
I will play.....Series 70 Colt Combat Government. Early mods included hard chroming the frame, strop in Wilson Grip Safety, Pachmayr MSH, Wilson Commander Hammer. Before:
And After a trip to Jason Burton at Heirloom Precision....
VERY nice....I wish I could afford to have a pro do one some day.
Doc, that's an amazing turnaround. Please tell me what all you had done! You too, body armor guy! That really makes me want to buy a "beater."
It's a total noob job.
Just bought a handful of Ed Brown stainless parts, a set of VZ Operator II's, and the fine folks at EGW machined a 9mm barrel bushing for it.
Black T did the first finish, then a Cerakote finish came later. Dawson Precision did the sights.
A friend applied the Cerakote and did the part installation and fitting.
Not really much to it, if anyone out there wants to resurrect a beater.
I think it came in at less than half of "custom" 1911, but, don't be confused, if I had the cake I'd have one of those fine, custom 1911's!
The .45 Commander came next:
with CT grips for carry:
But, let it be known that I wouldn't modify an old Colt if it was really rare, and neither of those Commanders are rare pieces. The 9mm is a 1978 and the .45 is a 1974. There's a lot of 'em out there.
That's sweet looking. I'm picking up a stock Commander today, late pre-series 80. It's in really nice shape and I plan to change nothing, but then I see stuff like this and am tempted.