Colt Lightweight Commander 38 / 9 2-tone Build -- KGB Customs

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by Karl Beining, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Karl Beining

    Karl Beining Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2015
    A well known addict had been talking to me off and on for nearly a year until I pulled this Colt out of the base gun pile and it struck a chord with him, he decided on the spot he wanted it built. I had to break it to him that I had already decided HOW that gun was going to be built, and I was pretty set on building it to that vision. Luckily he put his faith in my vision and here we are some 8 or so (who's keeping track?) months later, with a Colt built pretty much how I want to build all the Colts with only minor tweaks to suit him.

    Looking forward to putting it in his hands, I have sure enjoyed having it in mine!

    Build specs (as best as I can do from memory)
    1951 4 Digit Colt LW Commander 9mm base
    KKM C/P 38 Super barrel
    KKM C/P 9mm Barrel
    2x Bunker radial bore bushings, thinned flange by me, one blue one HC
    2x checkered recoil plugs, one blued one HC
    Heinie Ledge rear sight, legs removed and body contoured
    SDM wide dovetail front blank, blended, regulated, gold bead turned down slightly
    Harrison trigger
    Harrison Ignition components, hammer hole opened up by me
    10-8 slide stop
    Wilson Ejector
    Wilson BP extractors
    Wilson BP TS
    Wilson BP mag catch
    Chen Max Bevel MSH
    EGW BTGS
    Grips by Me
    Bluing by Me
    Hardchrome over nickle on alloy frame by Fords Plating
    Front checkering by Pete Single
    . . . Bunch of other odds n ends, ball cuts, bevel work, French border, serrations etc

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  2. Stogies

    Stogies One more please!

    Aug 22, 2015
    That's beautiful
     
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  3. WC145

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

    Jan 1, 2013
    Very nice!! Looks like we have similar tastes.
     
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  4. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Hot darn, that is a sweet one! Would love to have that in my inventory!!:grin::thumbs:
     
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  5. Gimpster

    Gimpster Kevin G Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2017
    My goodness that's purdy!
     
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  6. Brandog

    Brandog Member

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    Apr 24, 2017
    Exquisite. I love how the mainspring housing has been beveled into a magwell.

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  7. Mike Hays

    Mike Hays New Member

    18
    Jun 19, 2018
    I'm drooling on my keyboard. That is gorgeous.
     
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  8. SparkyAZ

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

    Sep 11, 2012
    Outstanding KGB...
     
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  9. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful pistol!


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  10. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    saaaaweeeetttt build!
     
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  11. Greg Derr

    Greg Derr Custom Pistolsmith Supporting Addict Sponsor

    659
    Oct 3, 2011
    Very nice Karl!
     
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  12. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Well, my love of that pistols means little compared to Mr. Derr, but dang Karl that's perfect from my point of view. Congrats to the new owner as well.
    If ever you have that colt in your possession again, please contact me. Seriously, that's perfect.
     
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  13. Razer

    Razer On The Razers Edge Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Jul 1, 2012
    Nicely done Karl.
     
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  14. Just Terry

    Just Terry Well-Known Member

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    Dec 24, 2018
  15. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    You have some true skills, Sir! And my favorite caliber! Well played!!
     
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  16. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
  17. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    That one is amazing Karl! Very nicely done, including the packaging
     
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  18. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    That's amazing, nothing prettier than a two-tone 1911 ;)
     
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  19. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Is it ok if I just leave my jaw on the floor??????
     
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  20. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    Beautiful pistol , Karl !
     
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