Colt Wetstein build Colts

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  1. BigAll

    BigAll New Member

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    Nov 6, 2017
    I had a Pachmayr Combat Special years ago. I would like to know more about guns build by Wetstein that are marked AUTO SHOP. The one I am looking at is build on a 1980 full size series 70 .45 Colt. But it seems a bit different than the one that was for sale on this forum. Main differences are : real beavertail , single finger grove , one piece mag well, regular thumb safety, black carbon fiber trigger, frame seems to have undercut bellow trigger guard Gun is 99% +.
     
  2. Wilsoncombatrep

    Wilsoncombatrep Active Member

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  3. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Looks like an old Safari Arms frame.
     
  4. BigAll

    BigAll New Member

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    Nov 6, 2017
    Colt series 70 . Made in 1980
     
  5. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Interesting.
    Must of welded up frame and fabricated the finger grip.
    That was an 80’s “thing” from memory.
     
  6. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Ditto . . . .

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  7. Whiskey Sour

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  8. BigAll

    BigAll New Member

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    Nov 6, 2017
    Here is a pic. Any information about these guns is appreciated. Specifically things like their accuracy requirements.
     

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  9. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2019
    That gun has some modifications done after the fact like the S&A magwell, ed brown beavertail and STI trigger...these were all parts not used when Craig was building guns... (1982-86)
     
  10. BigAll

    BigAll New Member

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    Nov 6, 2017
    I see. Thank You. Were those guns ( Auto Shop like mine ) all build the same way ? Or were there variations as far as the options go ? For example my gun has rear of the slide serrated, the gun that earier sold in this forum does not. My gun has square trigger guard ( just like the actual Pachmayr Combat Special had that I used to own ) and the one I saw here does not. I just have not seen enough of Auto Shop guns around.
     
  11. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2019
    He was a true custom shop so the guns varied a bit but from what I have seen most of his guns followed the Pachmayr theme.
     
  12. BigAll

    BigAll New Member

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    Nov 6, 2017
    The one I got ( in the photo ). Had trigger changed and beavertail grip safery installed. The one piece magwell I was told was already there. Gun looks like it did not see any use. Super accurate out to 50 yards. Reminds me of my original PCS.
     

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