Garthwaite goodness.....Round 2

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by mbacker_99, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. mbacker_99

    mbacker_99 Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2017
    I was so pleased with my first Colt build with Mr. Garthwaite I went back for more.

    Build sheet

    New 73B Colt 70 series frame
    Large letter Colt competition slide
    Bomar style rear adjustable sight with .140 wide notch
    .125 wide front sight, serrated
    10k - .080 gold bead insert
    Match target Bar-Sto barrel, special ordered with retro hood engraving
    Precision fit barrel
    Blued barrel bushing
    Blued and checkered spring plug
    Flush cut barrel and crown
    Lower and flair ejection port
    Extended EGW ejector
    Colt slide stop modified for easy insertion
    Serrated slide top at 40lpi
    Serrate rear of slide 50lpi
    Fit slide to frame
    Ed Brown extractor with additional spare extractor
    Wilson bullet proof FPS
    Wolf springs
    Checker front strap 25lpi with high grip cut
    Flat mainspring housing checkered at 25lpi
    Bevel mag well
    Ed Brown machined gunsmith fit grip safety, memory grooves removed
    Ed Brown machined wide thumb safety
    Ed Brown ignition set
    Greider medium trigger
    3.25# trigger job, crisp break
    Wilson bullet proof mag catch
    Ed Brown pin set
    Double diamond cocobolo grips with gold Colt medallions
    Dehorn pistol
    Blue pistol with matte rounds and hand polished flats
    Test fire and sight in

    I wanted a target style gun and this blaster delivers.







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  2. john_anch_ak

    john_anch_ak Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 7, 2017
    Stunning to say the least! That is one mighty fine pistol you have there!

  3. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Yes sir, that is a looker!:thumbs:
  4. Karl Beining

    Karl Beining Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2015
    Beauty, whats the story on the slide?
  5. mbacker_99

    mbacker_99 Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2017
    All the information I could find on the slide was from a post in 2001 over at the 1911forum

    Per Pete Single:

    I think these slides came from Colt Competition parts in VA. I’m not sure who is running it now but Ira Kay, the C-More sight guy, bought a CNC and started a business turning out Colt Competition parts, licensed by Colt, I think they are making these slides, not the Colt factory.

    The slide appears to be nicely made. It is surface ground by machine. It has a nice smooth flat grind on the flats like a Caspian’s i.e. not polished like factory Colt. It is rolled with the original “Colt Series 70 “ and the Colt horse. The rolled lettering is slightly raised. The upper locking lugs are nicely machined and centered in the slide.
  6. Karl Beining

    Karl Beining Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2015
    Fascinating, I really like that roll mark!
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  7. bad2006z71

    bad2006z71 Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2018
    Ohhhh, I like everything but the sights.
    Nice build.
  8. samuse

    samuse Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    Every last bit of that is bad-ass!!
  9. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Now that is damned nice!
  10. Robert F. Ciancio Jr.

    Robert F. Ciancio Jr. Si vis pacem, para bellum

    Jun 25, 2014
    He does beautiful work. When I was deciding on Smith's for my custom, I called and spoke to him. There were things I wanted cosmetically that he just wouldn't do. He was my first choice otherwise.
  11. 1911_Chad

    1911_Chad Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2018
    It's hard to beat a Garthwaite. I really need to send him my S70.
  12. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    That one checks all the boxes, very interesting on the slide and wondering if they can do other Colt style roillmarks? Congratulations!
  13. jdoc7

    jdoc7 Feed my Addiction! Supporting Addict

    Mar 11, 2017
    Very nice Colt! Enjoy!
  14. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    This thing is sweet! Interesting slide. Thanks for the gun porn.
  15. walleyemonster

    walleyemonster Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2017
    Beautiful pistol, tastefully done!

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