My latest Colt

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by too_pure, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. too_pure

    too_pure Employed

    Nov 9, 2011
    Mark IV Series 80 Government Model. Yeah... :nod: Acquired two days ago. Hope to get to shoot it Monday. It didn't come with these Walnut Grips (see below), but I like'em best for now.







    It came with these grips...


    And I tried out these 320's, too.


  2. geaux1911

    geaux1911 Who Dat

    Dec 26, 2011
    Beautiful man, congrats. Nice way to say bye to 2011. :nod:


    R0CKETMAN NRA member Supporting Addict

    Dec 24, 2011
    Nice looking Colt. Those 320's look like they were made for that pistol.
  4. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    I like the walnut grips.... but the 320's are really cool too...
  5. too_pure

    too_pure Employed

    Nov 9, 2011
    Just doing a pic test.,,

  6. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Nice Colt flat top!
  7. GM*

    GM* ~

    Oct 15, 2011
    That is a sweet 1911! Congrats.
  8. Colt 45

    Colt 45 Member

    Sep 26, 2011
    Very nice, congratulations!

  9. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Looks good to me! I like the walnut grips you put on it; I think they give it a nice vintage feel. The flattened slide top is interesting as well.

    Thanks for sharing. :thumb:

  10. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    That Colt is SCREAMING for some stags or ivory ! :grin:

  11. ca survivor

    ca survivor Active Member

    Dec 28, 2011
    very nice, enjoy. What model is that with the flat slide ?
  12. Bodyarmorguy

    Bodyarmorguy Member

    Aug 20, 2011
  13. too_pure

    too_pure Employed

    Nov 9, 2011
    Put the 320's on it a few days ago. The walnut ones are on my Commander and looking just right.
  14. deadguy

    deadguy Eddie Van Halen Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Great choice for both.
  15. Roscoe.45

    Roscoe.45 Active Member

    Jan 23, 2012
    Love Colts. That MkIV is gorgeous. Congrats.
  16. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 28, 2011
    Nice find! I think the fully checkered hardwood is great on this or the commander.
  17. too_pure

    too_pure Employed

    Nov 9, 2011
    You guys may have read me hinting around about picking up a Baer soon, but I saw a picture recently that has me playing with idea of putting a Baer's worth of dollars into this Colt. It'd be no Heirloom but it'd still be pretty sweet.

    I usually tend toward another gun over changing one. But this Colt would be nice with an upswept beaver tail, checkered front strap, serrated flat top, Heinie sights, black ionbond slide, silver/black dymondwood double diamond grips, flush crown barrel and some reliability work, which it needs.

    Or I could just get it bead blasted and worked for reliability and get the Baer. Decisions...

    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012
  18. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 28, 2011
    I think you might have a good platform already to create a pistol that is what you want it to be. I have taken what seemed like eons to refine what I wanted a little at a time and ended up with a few nice pistols and learned a little along the way. It was worth the patience and agonizing. Take your build list and list it in order of what will close the group sizes and save the cosmetics for last.

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