Your Dream 1911

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by swampgas, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. swampgas

    swampgas Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2019
    This has likely been posted before, but what would be your dream 1911? Assuming fit is perfect, what options would you pick? My build list would include:

    1. Melonite finish, everything melonite treated, blacked out, even the small parts
    2. Any caliber but 9mm
    3. 10-8 rear sights, gold bead front sight
    4. Not much in the way of roll marks
    5. MSH and Front Strap stippled
    6. Top slide treatment, to be determined
    7. Package of fitted small parts; extractor, slide stop, thumb safety
    8. No VZ grips
    9. Believe it or not, I'd like to have this in 22 Mag
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  2. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    My guess is......... you have several of your dream 1911s :thumbs:

  3. swampgas

    swampgas Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2019
    Wouldn't go so far as to say "several", a few. But somehow something new pops up and just like Joe the Crow I'm tracking down the new sparkling thing,,,seems to be a common ailment in these parts of the web.
  4. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I actually have my dream 1911 in .45 ACP.
    What I wish is that I could have another one exactly like it in .38 superb.
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  5. swampgas

    swampgas Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2019
    i'm sure you can, bunch of talented builders here could make it same same.
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  6. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
  7. swampgas

    swampgas Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2019
    Not a very firm grip on the stash, a quick tally says you need to get the nice 10mm under current conversation.
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  8. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2013
    I’m pretty easy to please anyway, but the gun SteveO built is just what I wanted. The only thing I would do different is add the package of fitted small parts. That’s a great idea.
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  9. Jim PHL

    Jim PHL Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    I don’t own the treasures that many here do but I’d be satisfied with any of the ones I currently own. My “dream” would be to wave the movie magic wand over, say, my Alchemy SA Loaded or my Valor and turn them into non stop shooters that never had to be reloaded. (Ok - I know it’s stupid but that’s my dream. DON’T WAKE ME!!)
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  10. MajMike

    MajMike Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2019
    An original excellent condition Singer GI issue.
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  11. swampgas

    swampgas Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2019
    I've had that dream, except it was a M14, actually it was a nightmare
  12. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
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    A Rogers and BEC similar to these would be my current “holy grails”.
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  13. cherokee2u

    cherokee2u Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2018
    1. Stainless steel, even the small parts
    2. 9mm or 45 with 10 mags
    3. 10-8 rear sights, tritium or gold bead front sight
    4. Naked slide with carry cuts
    5. No stipple
    6. Slide top 30 LPI serrations, battle sight, serrated blade
    7. One piece magwell, round butt
    8. Desert Ironwood grips by Cherokee Hills (Bob)
    9. Manufacture logo on both sides of rear of slide (WC or NHC only)
  14. AGENT P


    Jun 24, 2019
    Well I guess if I'm going to dream..
    A gun or maybe two built by Lou (business end customs) made out of oh I don't know let's say a meteorite.
    If only that were possible!
    It would probably look something like this.
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  15. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
  16. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Had mine built by a talented local 'smith, Robin Dietrich, it was finished about 5 years ago. Robin did all of the work on it except the DLC finish. Started with a Colt ORM 1911A1 .38 Super, added 9mm and 9x23 barrels, removed the rollmarks, gutted it and fitted new innards, small parts, grip safety, trigger, sights. It was hand checkered and serrated, flats were polished to a mirror finish and the rounds are fine matte. The entire gun, every part except the spirings, is finished in Ionbond DLC. The Hand carved giraffe bone grips that I got from forum member Cigarhead complete the package. I've got numerous other very nice 1911s but this one is the total package for me. It is wicked accurate, 100% reliable, and handles like it was made for me.;) I've got other nice 1911s but this was the one that I pulled out the stops on.

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  17. HEMIpowered

    HEMIpowered Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2019
    It would start with this, with a few added touches.
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  18. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    My first 45, a series 70 GCNM, that has been completely yet tastefully reworked by Mr. Burton. :)
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  19. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    This is as close as I have gotten to my dream gun.
    It was inspired by @WC145 and his Colt on post #16^^^^^.
    My @Steve Owens Valor build. Originally a SS 9mm. Steve transformed it into
    this beauty in (38 Superb/9x23win) convertible complete with a polished slide, gold bead FS, and finished in DLC and sporting Desert Ironwood burl
    shoes from Bob... @Gripwright.
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  20. Mtek

    Mtek Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    Mine is on order, I should have by end of this year...

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