It doesn't have a red dot sight on it? "Retro" is relative. That Novak sight first showed up in the 1980's. Checkering and extended thumb safeties earlier than that. The high-sweep beavertail is probably the most modern thing about this blaster. I recall Brown's hitting market in the 1990's IIRC. Commander hammer? 1960's or so. Flat mainspring housing and long trigger? They pre-date the "new-fangled" 1911A1 mods.What’s retro about it? Just curious.
And I'll own one of them eventually. 😉I was thinking the same thing. It would be terrific if they'd finally gotten a handle on their turn around times.
OP- The gun looks terrific. I have a couple that have been through the custom shop and they're great guns, good looking and excellent shooters.
Nice build I saw it on P-Forum, as for the markings it’s does suck Colt stopped doing them but lost of custom builders don’t. My Garthwaite Colt doesn’t have any but I don’t value it any less....And it turns out, they no longer stamp customer-supplied guns that come through for custom work. Apparently one customer complained about it, so they stopped marking customer guns. They now only mark customs that originate there, and are not built on customer-supplied pieces.
That's a shame, and I sincerely hope that Colt fires that customer.
Edited to add - had I known that, I probably would have sprung for their "Colt Custom" marking on the front dust cover. It's a little...busy, let's call it...but at least it would have been provenance/proof (beyond the invoice) that it passed through their hands.
I sure don't value it less, buuuuuuuuuut if you're gonna get a gun worked over by a higher end smith...you want at least some subtle hint to someone who knows where to look and what to look for, that it was indeed done by someone who's not a bubba with a dremelNice build I saw it on P-Forum, as for the markings it’s does suck Colt stopped doing them but lost of custom builders don’t. My Garthwaite Colt doesn’t have any but I don’t value it any less.