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Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Greg Derr, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Greg Derr

    Greg Derr Custom Pistolsmith Supporting Addict

    Oct 3, 2011
    Typical 70's vintage Colt work. Probably made at 3pm on a Friday. I resculpted the guard and thinned it out to the proper proportions for this project. A long list of fixes on the one which will be part of a two gun set.




    Plenty if blending and smoothing left to do.
  2. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Very well done Sir! Decades ago I worked on many old Colts and I was never impressed with the quality or workmanship. I was heavy into USPSA competition back then and wanted a pistol that would last through tens of thousands of rounds. IIRC forged Springfields were the frame and slide of choice amongst the crowd I shot with.

    I look at what you and other smiths do with these old Colts to be similar to that of a custom car guy taking a 60s car (they were built like crap IMO) and turning it into art. :)

  3. BobRock

    BobRock Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2017
    A little goes along way!

    I assume that's all hand file and sandpaper work?

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