Colt Custom Shop full house build

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by mbacker_99, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. mbacker_99

    mbacker_99 Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2017
    My Colt Custom Shop build finally landed today. There is something special about a factory custom shop gun.

    Build details:

    20lpi front strap checkering (I specified the overruns vs double borders)
    20lpi mainspring housing
    Gunsmith fit National Match barrel
    Flush cut and reverse crown
    EGW bushing with extended checkered plug
    Harrison rear sight
    Gold bead front sight
    Harrison mag catch
    Ball cuts
    Novak thumb safety
    Chip McCormick grip safety
    Harrison trigger
    Trigger job 3.75lbs
    Oversized FPS, small radius
    Lower and flare ejection port
    Reliability work
    Spare extractor
    Carry dehorn
    Dual spring recoil system (this was a little surprise)
    Slide fit to frame
    Esmarelda cocobolo grips with gold Colt medallions
    Colt bluing, beautiful Colt bluing

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  2. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    A very handsome pistol. You must have waited a long time for this one...

  3. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Nice!!!! How long was the wait?
  4. mbacker_99

    mbacker_99 Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2017
    About 20 months if I remember correctly.
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  5. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Very nice build. You made it your own... worth the wait.
  6. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
  7. Kmr54

    Kmr54 Member

    Jul 30, 2014
    Simply elegant
  8. mbacker_99

    mbacker_99 Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2017
    This Colt runs. It appears there is a new version of Colt’s National Match barrel. I’ll post a comparison to my other Custom Shop guns.

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  9. Mad220860

    Mad220860 Member

    May 6, 2013
    Beautiful! How is the slide to frame fit on it?

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  10. hks1911

    hks1911 Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2018
    One day I will get one of those. Really nice gun.
  11. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Dirty pitchers... oh my... outstanding.
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  12. mbacker_99

    mbacker_99 Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2017
    Here is my Colt Custom Shop EE that was part of a group buy a few years ago. This gun has a the older gunsmith fit National Match tube. The barrel fit/bushing fit on this gun is simply outstanding.


    The new National Match barrel is on top. The lower lug profile, the mid section machining and the increase in muzzle diameter are all different.

    The new NM barrel also has no dimple and hood shape is different.
  13. mbacker_99

    mbacker_99 Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2017
    The fit is snug and smooth with just a touch of play. It is reallly, really nice.
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  14. salelcid

    salelcid Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2015
  15. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    I like your new custom Shop pistol, a lot! With Brent moving on to greener pastures, do you recommend a "point of contact" to work with?
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  16. 1911fanatic

    1911fanatic Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2011
  17. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    THAT is the way it is supposed to be!!
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  18. Whiskey Sour

    Whiskey Sour Blossoming Addict

    Apr 13, 2017
    What a beauty; congrats
  19. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    I’ve finally seen a CS Colt, I didn’t know they actually existed. It’s a beauty, thanks for the pics.
  20. mbacker_99

    mbacker_99 Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2017

    They exist and I love them.


    70 series Commander

    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
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