Roaring 20's Colt 1911

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by Greg Derr, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Greg Derr

    Greg Derr Custom Pistolsmith Supporting Addict

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    Oct 3, 2011
    This is part of a four year project to build a Colt 1911 .45 from each decade, in the style of that decade. This was a 1920 Colt which was "bumper chromed" at one time. The chrome was stripped then many internal parts were replaced as was the barrel. The small pins and screws as well at the thumb safety, slide stop, trigger, bushing and spring cap were nitre blued. The major parts were nickel plated after light glass beading to offset the bright blue parts. The grips are synthetic pearl. Each one in the series gets a matching case. And yes that is an original 1927 US Navy Thompson.

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    This has been a fun project, seven down, four to go.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2018
  2. hks1911

    hks1911 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 7, 2018
    So good. Love the nitre blue small parts.
     
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  3. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
  4. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Outstanding. This set of 4 that you did and are doing is brilliant. My hats off, Sir. Stunning!
     
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  5. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    I had to come back and look again!
     
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  6. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Got no words for that! "Insert drool pic here!"
     
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  7. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    A whole bunch of goodness, Greg!
     
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  8. Whiskey Sour

    Whiskey Sour Blossoming Addict

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    Apr 13, 2017
    Such a cool and unique build!
     
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  9. Greg Derr

    Greg Derr Custom Pistolsmith Supporting Addict

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    Oct 3, 2011
    Thanks for the compliments, its been fun so far.
     
  10. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    Very nice!
     
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  11. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
    So sexy....
     
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  12. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    I can’t stay away!
     
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