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Try to make a long story short. I saw some Army 1911s in my travels that weren’t standard. The picture of those guns is burned into my head. So decided I was going to have one like it built down the road and started chasing parts. I wanted a Contract Replacement Hard Slide with the drawing number. I miss out on one for sale here due to timing. I didn’t care who the MFG was just wanted it USGI and correct.

Browsing gunbroker I found one and it’s a Colt! From about the Vietnam era the seller said. I had no idea Colt made these.

rambling done here’s the pics

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Plans
-Harrison Design Retro rear sight Ed Brown black Novak rear
-Trijicon HD front Ed Brown XR Front
-Matching front cocking serrations
-Checker front strap
-EB safeties and most small parts, C&S ignition kit, a few Wilson parts, HD trigger, Stan Chen magwell
-National Match Barrel
-National Match Bushing
-Maybe some ejection port work, this baby will be ready to go!
 

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Might think about replacing a staked front sight. They do come off at awkward moments. Leave the 60s Colt alone, it's a classic. Just get a frame and start fresh.
 

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Post #3 details some of the work planned. Leaving the ‘61 alone and keeping it isn’t an option. It’s serves me no practical purpose as is. It’ll either be used for this project or sold.
 

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Post #3 details some of the work planned. Leaving the ‘61 alone and keeping it isn’t an option. It’s serves me no practical purpose as is. It’ll either be used for this project or sold.

If it's in good or better condition, sell it. It'll cover a whole lot of parts and then some. 50s and early 60s Colts do bring good prices if they're in good or better condition.

EDIT: I just went back and looked at the pictures. if the insides are as nice and the outsides, sell it. Then build up a good shopping list... you'll have the money for it.
 
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