Old custom chopped 1911 on GB...info?

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by blamo, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. blamo

    blamo Well-Known Member

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    Jun 16, 2018
    Came across this choppped Colt commander on GB.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/879220506

    Looks like a combat commander slide and lightweight frame? Seller has no info. Curious if anyone here knows about this blaster?
     
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  2. Doc45

    Doc45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2018
    Outside of the rear sight it reminds me of the Adventurer (I think that's what it was called) from Cylinder and Slide.
     
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  3. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    Never buy a gun from a guy that calls a magazine a "clip" :)
     
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  4. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2019
  5. blamo

    blamo Well-Known Member

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    Jun 16, 2018
    Not interested in buying (that recoil spring plug looks like a screw and a washer), but curious if anyone had info.
     
  6. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2019
    This is a homebrew take off on a Detonics. It doesn't look like the work of a professional gunsmith. i would like to see under the grips.
     
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  7. Doc45

    Doc45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2018
    And the recoil spring plug :roflmaro: And I don't remember ever seeing the end of the mainspring housing attached to the mag baseplate............I also haven't ever seen a sasquatch but I believe they exist :D

    This is what it reminded me off though obviously not as refined:
    https://www.cylinder-slide.com/images/ultimatemini45/ultimate1lg.jpg
     
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  8. blamo

    blamo Well-Known Member

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    Jun 16, 2018
    @bladeandbarrel @Doc45 thanks for taking the time to educate me. What a funny little casuality of a Commander.
     
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  9. Lakeman45

    Lakeman45 Active Member

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    May 15, 2017
    Someone ruined a 1970 vintage Colt Lightweight Commander.
     
  10. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    A frontstrap only a mother could love
     
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  11. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 22, 2017
    Chop jobs aren't uncommon, but they can be quirky and unreliable. Saw a lot of them in the 70s. Only thing I like about the Detonic shorty is they were the first company to make them reliable.

    For collectors yes, for serious work? No.
     

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