Series 70 reissue Custom Shop retro style

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by WC145, May 2, 2019.

  1. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Got the new to me Colt S70 that I bought from ChuckC and I am smitten. This gun looks right, feels right, and shoots right. Even though it had some very nice double diamonds on it I swapped them out for a set of American holly grips DukeSoprano had made for me a while back and with the contrasting ivory color looks terrific. Chuck had sent it to the Colt Custom Shop for the 'tactical package' and he specified Harrison retro ignition set, rear sight, and trigger, the front sight it a Dawson night sight, and the grip safety is a Wilson concealment style. The finish is Ionbond DLC with brushed flats and matte rounds. I also put a Wilson FLGR in it because I'm the one guy that likes them, every gun I put one in feels like it runs a little smoother for it. The 25lpi checkering is secure in the hand and feels great, the trigger breaks clean at 3.5lbs, and it shoots to POA. Even the though the slide to frame fit is typical Colt the Kart bushing and the barrel fit keeps things lined up right. I didn't have time to set up a target but I had no trouble cutting down a 3" thick pine tree from about 12yds with 8rds of Federal 230gr Hi Shok. I hated to sell my S70 Competition to help pay for this one but it was worth it.[​IMG]

    There's an Action Pistol match at the local range this coming Sunday and I'll be running this gun to see how it does. I won Single Stack in the last two matches with the Competition so it's got big shoes to fill but I think it'll be up to the task.:)
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  2. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    Gorgeous pistol, sir. The grips fooled me, thought it was elephant tooth!
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  3. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    I like it ! Now does it shoot ?
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  4. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    I've got a couple sets of elephant ivory but you hate to run the risk of damaging them. American holly looks very close to the real thing, much better looking than the faux ivory options out there. They also feel great and are very reasonably priced so you don't have to worry about them.

    I only had time to shoot one mag through it yesterday, shot a 3" diameter pine tree from about 12yds and cut it in half. I'm really looking forward to Sunday's match.
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  5. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Fun way to collect firewood!!
    Looks great bud!!
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  6. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Man do I like that. Very similar to the two I just got back from Steve.
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  7. SLAM37

    SLAM37 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    Really nice ... that is just my style. Congrats.
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  8. cgff

    cgff Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    Very nice, congrats
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  9. BR549er

    BR549er Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2018
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  10. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
  11. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    I'll be needing to see these in July when I'm up.
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  12. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    One fine ol’ Pony! Congratulations!!
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  13. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Now that's a nice one.
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  14. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Dirtied it up a bit at yesterday's match.:grin:

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  15. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    I sure like this one! A true beauty - clean or dirty!!
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  16. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
    The Colt Custom Shop did some solid work a few years ago. I only have one from them but it runs and shoots great.
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  17. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    I really like that style and the grips look great.
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  18. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
  19. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Snagged a nice set of the old sandblasted Colt grips cheap the other day. I like the contrast of the holly grips but I think these really complete the retro look.

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  20. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    She’s a beauty! Love the early Colt 70 series grips! Nice combination of contemporary and traditional!

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