Gold bead for my Krebs Commander... the final touch

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by WC145, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. WC145

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

    Jan 1, 2013
    This is post is mostly just an excuse to post a couple of pics of my Krebs Custom Colt Commander since I haven't in a while, but, it really did get a new gold bead in the front sight. When I sent Mark Hartshorne the 28-2 for the .41mag conversion he was kind enough to also agree to drill the Heinie front sight on my Krebs Commander and install a gold bead for me, even though he stopped working on 1911s years ago. He used a bead out of a S&W revolver sight that he had lying around. It came out great, perfectly centered, and makes all the difference in the world compared to the bare black sight post. This is one of my favorite 1911s, and now it is complete.:)
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  2. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Very nice, and a very classy piece
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  3. Jollyroger1

    Jollyroger1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2015
    Damn man, I love that Magwell. Just Beautiful!
  4. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    That's sweet!!
    Good choice on that gold bead,like an eye-magnet!!!
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  5. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    That is an impressively high cut on the grip safety!
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  6. WC145

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

    Jan 1, 2013
    Marc Krebs is nothing if not detail oriented. Took me a couple of years to find a carry 1911 built by him after I bought the Crowbar but it was worth it. He was best known for his race guns before giving up on 1911s to focus on AKs and the like.
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  7. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Beautiful piece
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  8. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011
    Nicely done. Kreb's Dragon gun is one of my all time favorite pieces of 1911 artwork. You should be getting a couple of other gold bead sighted guns back here very shortly. ;-)
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  9. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Gold bead, way to go. Magnificent work..
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  10. WC145

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

    Jan 1, 2013
    Looking forward to them coming home!!

    The Dragon pistol was insane. It's a shame he got away from doing handgun work, though the AK aficionados are better off for it.
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  11. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Imagine being a bystander when the Dragon's fired for the first time, definitely cool!!
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  12. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    This gun looks so familiar. :smile2:
    Very nicely done.
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  13. Redcat94

    Redcat94 Active Member

    Jun 14, 2017
    Looks pretty classy.
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  14. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Very nice looking gun!!
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  15. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    I love a domed gold bead! Once again, you've inspired me!
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