Colt Competition Makeover

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by dustinoif3, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. dustinoif3

    dustinoif3 HS Custom LLC Supporting Addict

    Mar 9, 2014
    Now this one is a special one. The son of one of my team leaders in Afghanistan then later becoming a Staff Sergeant and retiring several years ago approached me with a rough idea. He wanted to buy his father a 45 as he had always wanted one. Couple things he requested. One a Colt and two it had to have a thin green line. Of course I had to accept as he and his father had spent the last 10 years together.

    The pistol itself is a stock colt comp. I went through the gun top to bottom correcting the deflection, tension and hook shape on the extractor, marvel disco cut, set gap and throated the barrel, blended the frame and slide and underside of the GS the best I could, put a heavy chamfer on the bottom of the slide, medium chamfer on all other edges to soften it and flush cut and crowned the barrel. Finally I found the PERFECT grips. Just got it together and will be presenting it this Sunday. I am SO happy with the finished product.

    The color scheme came last minute I really wanted it to have that military them so FDE frame, black pins and controls it had to be. Enjoy![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. blue steel 55

    blue steel 55 Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2015
    Very nicely done. He should be proud of this weapon.
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  3. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
  4. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Great job Dustin. And a special thanks from an old army veteran to you guys. Love it's a colt base and the simple nature of the work. Beautiful
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  5. Colt1911Guy

    Colt1911Guy Lifetime NRA member

    Aug 27, 2017
    That looks great man! I am sure he will be proud of it!
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  6. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Great job and a great gift that any father would be proud of. Nice work!
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  7. 1911 crazed

    1911 crazed Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2019
    Fantastic work. Great act of love of a son. Everybody involved should all be proud.
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  8. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Wonderful thing to do!!!!!!!!
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    Apr 5, 2015
    Nice throating!!!!!!
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  10. dustinoif3

    dustinoif3 HS Custom LLC Supporting Addict

    Mar 9, 2014
    Thanks for all the comments guys! I'm really looking forward to Sunday. Him and I haven't spent a whole lot of time together in years. It'll be nice to catch up for sure. I think some shooting therapy and a few fingers of bourbon will make for a wonderful afternoon!

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  11. Bud White

    Bud White Member

    Sep 4, 2018
    Very nice excellent work
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  12. UncleEd

    UncleEd Member

    Sep 23, 2016
    Regarding the barrel throating, the getting rid of the
    "trough" which Colt has used for years now:

    Have you found that opening up the rear of the
    barrel feed improves over Colt's design which I
    believe handles successfully many types
    of bullet configurations?
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  13. dustinoif3

    dustinoif3 HS Custom LLC Supporting Addict

    Mar 9, 2014

    I will be perfectly honest with you in that I have NOT taken the nor had the opportunity to run a ton of all kinds of shapes and weights with Colts trough. It's basically an automatic thing in the shop if I'm going through the gun tuning.

    I do have an M45 that's only seen 100 or 200gr SWC. I bought the gun just to have as I had always wanted that model. It ran those fine. Maybe if i get some time this summer I'll run everything i have to see if it'll hiccup. I bet most likely it won't but should be a fun test.

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