My IOS question is about the fitment and appearance with the iron sight after the cut on a Colt...anyone got a picture?
That’s what I’m getting at tooThat's why NH is a decent value, is it Yost, Burton, Derr or Reid type work, of course not, lets not be silly.
However, you could easily be double what I quoted at Evolution and 4, 5 and 6x's more at some of the aforementioned smiths and be easily 2+ years out even if you could get on their list and that's not easy now-a-days. Heck you'll be without the gun for 12-16 months at Nighthawk.
With punisher grips or Masonic symbols in the slidePlease don't add IOS to a 1979 Colt. Please.
You and me both...At 42 I wouldnt have considered a RDS, if they had been around, at 52 I dont know if I would consider a build without one unless it was a Rogers or Yost build.
Eyesight and needs change quickly in the next decade.........
This! For me, I might avoid the arched mainspring housing and definitely add a magwell. Then shoot, admire, brag, shoot, admire, brag.....I did everything, frame to slide fit, barrel, milled frame for ramped barrel, lowered and flared ejection port, slide top treatment, milled new sight dovetails, sights, etc.
All that was kept was the slide and frame. Everything else was replaced, tuned and updated. Smoke nitride finish.
Its the most cost effective build/restoration of a Colt you can do.
It cost $2,900.
It will be NHC, nobody has their books open or if they are they aren’t building on base guns. Once I’ve had time to talk with Bob Reeves I’ll add some more to this post.I’m really curious to see which way you go. I myself have been pondering these very same questions. It’s just so much easier to purchase a completed pistol, but prices seem to be at a real premium. I’m new to this and maybe prices have always been this way, honestly though it really doesn’t matter, you want what you want. Like you I’m not very patient and would have a difficult time waiting over a year, let alone two years. But a special pistol is just that, spare no expense and have no regrets.
Your hobo palate is quite sophisticated. The build looks greatMy tastes may not be as refined as some of ya'll, but I'm satisfied with the work NHC did on my Colt 1911C. I spec'd the details, Bob and crew were easy to work with, had no issues using some non-NHC parts and did a nice job, even as the virus was initially ramping up.
Is it a top shelf build? Likely not to most of the responders here, but I don't have top shelf tastes and its been said I have the palate of a hobo. View attachment 927608