Colt Contract m1911a1 slide. A piece of the puzzle!

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  1. Infidel4life11

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    Apr 17, 2019
    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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  2. Infidel4life11

    Infidel4life11 الواحد

    772
    Apr 17, 2019

  3. Infidel4life11

    Infidel4life11 الواحد

    772
    Apr 17, 2019
    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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  4. Infidel4life11

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    772
    Apr 17, 2019
    Fitted a MGW bushing, she’s tight
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  5. Infidel4life11

    Infidel4life11 الواحد

    772
    Apr 17, 2019
    Traded into this ‘61 Colt that is super tight
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    I think I’m going to use it for a base gun for this build. Only problem is it’s so tight the USGI slide won’t fit currently. This is as far as she goes.
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  6. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 22, 2017
    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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  7. Infidel4life11

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    772
    Apr 17, 2019
    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.
     
  8. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 22, 2017

    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.
     
  9. Infidel4life11

    Infidel4life11 الواحد

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    Apr 17, 2019
    Got another piece of the puzzle! I’ll post pics when it arrives!

    I’ll give you a hint: 7791414 and 7267718
     
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  10. zChambers

    zChambers ........... Supporting Addict

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    Jan 21, 2015
    I've been looking at that contract slide for a while now in the sale forum.
     
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  11. Infidel4life11

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    772
    Apr 17, 2019
    She’s still there!
     
  12. Infidel4life11

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    Apr 17, 2019
    I have hunted for one of these for too long!
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  13. sawman556

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    Apr 13, 2020
  14. zChambers

    zChambers ........... Supporting Addict

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    Jan 21, 2015
    yea, but then I'll be in the same boat as you, trying to find a lower to go with it. ;)
     
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  15. Infidel4life11

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    Apr 17, 2019
    Man, for real. I’m about to just order a Caspian Foster Recon and be done with it.
     
  16. zChambers

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  17. Infidel4life11

    Infidel4life11 الواحد

    772
    Apr 17, 2019
    Caspian Recon receiver ordered!
     
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  18. Infidel4life11

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    Apr 17, 2019
    Pretty freaking stoked
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  19. Infidel4life11

    Infidel4life11 الواحد

    772
    Apr 17, 2019
    Quarantine Christmas!
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    HD flat trigger should be in tomorrow!
     

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