SOLD Vintage Armand Swenson Custom Colt Government Model-SOLD

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired Classifieds' started by bladeandbarrel, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2019
    From my personal collection comes another unique, vintage piece. When was the last time a Swenson graced this forum for sale?

    Built on a Small letter 70 prefix Colt, this unique Swenson custom had some customization lovingly done by the master to create someone’s ideal carry gun.

    This Swenson has an unusual two-tone finish that is a direct shot at the Pachmayr Combat Special which was the most prized custom gun of the era when this gun was built
    (late 70’s/Early 80’s).

    Since all Swenson builds were a-la-carte, all custom guns from his shop tend to be slightly different.

    The following custom work was performed

    Action job with NM parts, 3.5# pull

    S&W adjustable rear sight, lo-mount

    Ramp front sight, soldered

    Reworked ejection port, flared

    Ramp/throat barrel

    Serrated rear of slide, 40 LPI

    Weld and refit stock barrel for hard fit, oversize target bushing, hard fit

    Checkered frontstrap 40LPI

    Swenson-single side extended safety! Rare since most were ambi.

    Bevel mag opening

    Hard Chrome lower and small parts (extractor, firing pin stop, plug)

    Polish blued slide

    This gun is a great shooter with a fantastic trigger (Unusual for a Swenson). The finish is very strong on the slide. what looks like "wear" is mostly oil smudges

    $3500 shipped to your FFL

    PP, F&F, Cashiers check

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  2. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Man, the entire forum is selling off the Museum piece by piece . . . . . . .
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  3. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2015
    I bet anybody on the forum $10 that Jason Burton buys this gun before 10pm.
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  4. hpguru

    hpguru Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2017
    sorry Alpina9, I’ll take it.
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  5. Alpina9

    Alpina9 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2015
    Congrats — that’s a piece of history
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  6. hpguru

    hpguru Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2017
    I will enjoy it very much. That is until the wife wants a new kitchen :p
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  7. AJP

    AJP Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2017
    Damn, well bought
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  8. RMA

    RMA Active Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Nice pick up.
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