Two 2nd Chances...... was it meant to be???

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by TheCollector, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    A couple weeks ago @Alpina9 offered up this Dane Burns build. I was a little slow in jumpin on it and it went to another Addict. As it would happen, an offering was made to me (a 2nd chance) and I bought if from @AF_ONE.
    Not too much earlier than that, Bob ( @Gripwright ) offered up for a 2nd time a set of grips he made to auction off for raising funds to go towards his great-nephew's (Wilder) medical battle.
    When I PM'd Bob I told him that I didn't really have a specific gun for them to go on. I told him "maybe I'll have to buy one" and we chuckled.

    Well, yesterday I received the Dane's build. I was cleaning & lubing it up as I always do with new receivals. When Mrs. C. came in to get a look. As she usually does, she gave me a nod of approval..... Almost. She said she didn't really care for the grips all that much. It was her that said "you know what would look good is the Wilder Grips."

    I think that she was right....... and perhaps they were meant to be. Both being 2nd chances.

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  2. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    Very nice pickups my friend! I was upset I missed that one, seems like a great build!
     

  3. nikerret

    nikerret Well-Known Member

    964
    Mar 2, 2019
    Nice addition.
     
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  4. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    Beautiful as always.
     
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  5. AGENT P

    AGENT P 1911 'TIL DEATH DO US PART

    Jun 24, 2019
    I second her choice on the second chance.
    See what I did there?
     
  6. RDJones

    RDJones New Member

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    Mar 18, 2020
    She was right. The grips help transition the eye from the lighter stainless frame to the blued slide. Very coherent and visually pleasing!
     
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  7. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Give me a second...... I'll figure it out. :confused::confused:
     
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  8. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I'll relay your kudos! :laugh:
     
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  9. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Meant to be together, indeed! Your Mrs has good taste, obviously so do you Mr. C

    Congratulations. And heres to "second chances". Its a stunning piece, I lusted over it when alpina first offered it up. Glad it has found a forever home
     
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  10. Gripwright

    Gripwright Well-Known Member

    521
    Feb 8, 2016
    Thank you so much for showcasing your "Wilder" grips. That stand is too cool, and I love the way the wood in the stand seems to flow up the grips....osmosis maybe?
     
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  11. random84

    random84 Well-Known Member

    531
    May 4, 2020
    I didn't like the grips - until I saw them on that pistol!

    It looks fantastic!

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
     
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  12. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    The only osmosis thingy I want going on is Marie Osmosis ...... I mean Osmond and me!!

    BTW Bob, I haven't let low tide reveal our latest collaboration..... Neptune (aka NH) hasn't cast the Trident to me yet.
     
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  13. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Very cool. Those grips look really nice on that Burns build.
     
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  14. azguy1911

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

    Oct 22, 2015
    That looks great, well done ;)
     
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  15. Gripwright

    Gripwright Well-Known Member

    521
    Feb 8, 2016
    Ahh, we're speaking in code now....cool! I've been waiting for Neptune to cast said Trident, can't wait to sea what washes up.
     
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  16. AF_ONE

    AF_ONE SKGRIPS.COM Supporting Addict

    321
    Dec 25, 2019
    I'm glad you could put it to good use!
     
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  17. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    It will have a good home..... alongside good friends.
     
  18. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2015
    Mrs. Collector nailed it!!
     
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