Something old, something new, something blue

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by Greg Derr, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Greg Derr

    Greg Derr Custom Pistolsmith Supporting Addict

    Oct 3, 2011
    While at Camp Perry in July the NRA had a small showing of some rare Colts. One was Colt #4 which was just outstanding. The thing that caught my
    eye was the the small parts in nitre blue. The pins, the screws and the trigger were all iridescent blue. I've used nitre blue in the past for pins and screws. This project I was given some latitude by the client so I went with some old features and some new ones. The sights, an XS big dot up front and a 10-8 U notch in the rear for older eyes. I kept the Colt barrel which I welded up old school, the crown was recessed and fitted with an EGW bushing and large plug. The grip safety is a Caspian on top of a flat MSH. The slide stop was flushed and hole recessed. The front and rear were checkered at 20 lpi and high cut. On the rear I took influence from Ned Christiansen and flattened the rear of the slide to match the sight, then serrations were
    added at 50 lpi. The hammer is also nitre blued and is Wilson. The grips are by Tony Cap and are ironwood. The trigger is steel and short with nitre bluing. Hope I didn't leave anything out. Sorry to see this one go.
  2. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Nice work :thumb:

  3. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

    Sep 17, 2011

    Something about an old colt in "blue"
  4. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Very nice Greg. The flatten rear slide is a nice touch. I've also seen them on a few of Brian CT's 1911, and thought it's a cool thing to do.
  5. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Wow, very nice work sir. Gorgeous in it's simplicity. :thumb:
  6. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Crikey,.........I'm diggin that!
  7. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Frikkin' awesome! :thumb:

  8. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Nice work! Agreed, I like that you took on the challenge of straightening the rear of the slide; it turned out well.

    How did you like working with the Caspian grip safety? I don't see those being used as often as one would think. Looks like a pretty good blending job. :thumb:

  9. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Beautiful pistol. I bet you hated seeing it go, I would.
  10. shooter1201

    shooter1201 New Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    That's the EXACT sight setup I want put on my SA Compact.
  11. MoleRat

    MoleRat New Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Is it the photo or are the ejection port lines kind of wavy? Nice gun.
  12. chris1280

    chris1280 Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    That Nitre Blue rocks on this gun!!!:thumb:
  13. Greg Derr

    Greg Derr Custom Pistolsmith Supporting Addict

    Oct 3, 2011
    Just the photo looks funny on the computer. Port cut with a Bridgeport mill.
  14. dnuggett

    dnuggett Your ad goes here for $20/month or $200/year Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Looks fantastic!

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