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I stopped by the Cabela's and found this Colt CC in the Gun Library I couldn't resist taking it home and the wife was encouraging me so ...
I was excited when I first saw it, as it is hard chromed with square checked trigger and front strap checkering looked like my Swenson and it has the “barrel positioner” - but no Swenson markings...
The other noticeable parts are the Kings - safety, slide stop, trigger shoe and hardball sights.
Upon farther inspection the barrel has been welded up all around for a refit, locks up tight!
Anyway here are some pics, I'm hoping someone might have some inkling of who might have done the work Serial # look up is 1974 -
Brown Gun Firearm White Trigger
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Pipe Cylinder Synthetic rubber
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Looks like a great catch for $850!! I'd have grabbed it for that, for sure. Style wise it looks like it could be a King's gun or maybe a Hoag but both marked their builds. The barrel positioner looks very similar to the one in my King's/Capone built '48 Colt-
 

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Not King's slide stop, though.
I'm not a Kings expert and was using some pics of their builds I had found like the one below:
Product Gun Firearm White Trigger


I thinks it looks pretty much the same save the beveled area on the front.


Watch out for problems caused by a clocking extractor.
I had the same thought but when I disassembled it actually has a bevel on that edge and is not clocked - not sure what the purpose is..

Looks like a great catch for $850!! I'd have grabbed it for that, for sure. Style wise it looks like it could be a King's gun or maybe a Hoag but both marked their builds. The barrel positioner looks very similar to the one in my King's/Capone built '48 Colt-
Thanks, I sure wish it had someones mark on it, I have a Hoag and Swenson both Combat Commanders and the work looks similar - I am happy regardless I feel it was a hidden gem and glad to have found it!
 

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Well, darn. It looks like the extended slide stop I discarded may have been a King's.
They just don't look like the catalog illustration.

I really miss King's, I like their extended safety and especially their Hardball and National Match sights fitting the GI dovetail without a hundred bucks milling machine time for somebody's fancy fixed sight.
 
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