Before and After

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by doc540, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. doc540

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    Oct 11, 2011
  2. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011

  3. thecableguy

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  4. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Nice :thumb:
     
  5. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Well look at that. Nice restoration. :thumb:

    What are the final finishes on it?

    Andy
     
  6. AlchemyCustomWeaponry

    AlchemyCustomWeaponry Crabby Old Gunsmith

    Nov 4, 2011
    I love that color combo on a 1911.
     
  7. doc540

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    Thanks. Did it first in Black T then again in Cerakote.
     
  8. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    9MM or 38 super ?

    DAT85
     
  9. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Now it looks LNIB. Selling? :lol:
     
  10. butcher 50

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  11. doc540

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    It's a 9mm CC.

    Thought about selling it, but I should probably keep it since it's my first 1911 project.
     
  12. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    Yep... Cheers.. Ron
     
  13. Drgracin72

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    Oct 9, 2011
    you did a helluva job on it
     
  14. doc540

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    Thanks but the credit goes to the gunsmiths and Dawson Precision. I just planned it and bought the parts.
     
  15. Scott

    Scott New Member

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    Nov 8, 2011
    Looks great!
     
  16. Bodyarmorguy

    Bodyarmorguy Member

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    Aug 20, 2011
    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:
    [​IMG]
    And After a trip to Jason Burton at Heirloom Precision....
    [​IMG]
     
  17. doc540

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    VERY nice....I wish I could afford to have a pro do one some day.
     
  18. Blue Ridge

    Blue Ridge Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2011
    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."
     
  19. doc540

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    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:
    [​IMG]

    with CT grips for carry:
    [​IMG]

    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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
  20. too_pure

    too_pure Employed

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    Nov 9, 2011
    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.
     

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