SOLD Colt 1911 in 45 ACP by Kings Gunworks

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired Classifieds' started by Alpina9, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2015
    Up for sale out of my personal collection is what can only be described as the nicest Kings on the planet. This Kings 1911
    by Arnold Capone (circa 1979) features Kings grip safety, Kings bushing, Swenson Ambi safety, K frame S&W sight, high polish flats/matte rounds, shod in American Holly grips with gold medallions by John Culina. The bluing on this gun is absolutely exquisite. There isn’t a ding, dent, or scratch anywhere on the gun. I bought it as unfired, and since owning it, I have put exactly 3 magazines through it. I therefore think it’s the nicest survivor on the planet. I’m not in a hurry to sell this one. I will list it on Gunbroker on Saturday but before I do that, I am offering here to my Addict brethren for:

    $2500 shipped

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  2. SLAM37

    SLAM37 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    My goodness, that is gorgeous.

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  3. Greg6640

    Greg6640 John 14:6 Supporting Addict

    Apr 20, 2015
    Son of a gun that's really nice!
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  4. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2015
    Thanks Greg — I really have a thing for these old Kings builds and I don’t think I have ever seen one this nice.
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  5. Cbzr1107

    Cbzr1107 Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2019
    I can't recall seeing a nicer one. Love the S&W rear sight.
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  6. crcornish

    crcornish Active Member

    Feb 12, 2016
    Wow. I actually gasped a bit when I first looked. Those Kings builds really tug at the heart strings a bit.
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  7. cundiff5535

    cundiff5535 Chambers Custom Owners Club

    Apr 1, 2013
    Whats not to like about this one! Great looking heater Mark... I am sure its will not last long!

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  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    The profile on that mainspring housing is totally unique as well. I've never seen one similar. It's definitely a modified arched.

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  9. jdoc7

    jdoc7 Feed my Addiction! Supporting Addict

    Mar 11, 2017
    Oh wow, that’s a beauty! Everything about it exudes class. GLWS!
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  10. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2015
  11. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Love the way they carried to top all the way out with the sight in mind.. Very nice. GLWS
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  12. Cbzr1107

    Cbzr1107 Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2019
    Damn. I keep coming back. Wish it was up for trade. GLWS!!

    What's taking its place?
  13. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2015
    Had three — going down to one. Open to trades on really nice Dinan or Chow.
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  14. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    That is more than one could ask for. Gonna have to go check the slush fund.
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  15. otofly

    otofly Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2017
    Another beauty from a Master's collection GLWS my friend!
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  16. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2019
    In the history of custom 1911's, Kings was there at the very beginning of the Big Bear leatherslap matches with Jeff Cooper at the helm. They were ideally located at the nexus of practical shooting in So. Cal and had super talented,old school craftsmen (like Jim Hoag who was their top gunsmith from 1960-1972). Kings was a legendary outfit-one of the first top shops and makers of fine custom parts. The crown means quality! This is a great gun!
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  17. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2015
    That’s high praise coming from you my friend. Thank you. It will be a crown in any collection.
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  18. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
  19. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Stunning! Too new dammit. The Old Guard knows, but for the FNG's, Mark is great to deal with.
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  20. 7.62Kolectr

    7.62Kolectr On guard

    Jun 6, 2018
    That is a really nice looking Colt.
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