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Old 07-31-2012, 4:14 PM
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1943 February, wide-spur hammer - Inspector: Guy H. Drewry - One Risdon and one Scoville magazine.

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My O1991 slighty modded to more of an A1 configuration. Also had Alan Tanaka do an action job and reduce the trigger pull to 4 lbs



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Before i built it...

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After I built it... S80 combat commander. 38 super polished out with Wilson Combat parts, sti trigger and storm lake bull barrel..






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Hey guys new here, I inherited all my dads guns when he passed away. One of them is the Colt .45. It says"combat elite" Model 80 Is this a 1911 ?
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Hey guys new here, I inherited all my dads guns when he passed away. One of them is the Colt .45. It says"combat elite" Model 80 Is this a 1911 ?
Sure is. A real nice one too.
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Great ! a little harder to pull apart, and clean, and reassemble then the 9 mm Baretta, and Browning High Power
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This count?? Goverment .380 MK IV/ Series 80. Just got it a few months ago. I carry this in a DeSantis pocket holster.


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The twins! Factory sterile slides, custom serial numbers as well. I hope to build them up soon
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Those are gorgeous!
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My Series 70 wearing new VZ Operator II's:




My Delta Elite wearing new VZ Gatorbacks:

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I beg to differ. The full length dust cover rail makes a world of difference in the "when I run out of bullets I'm going to beat you to death with the pistol" look that causes bad guys to run in fear, and lesser men to feel inadequate. It looks just plain beastly and the extra heft up front does help manage recoil a bit better. Plus, an angel told me that when God called JMB to heaven it was to build him a full rail 1911!

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:20 PM
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What finish is that? It looks like the Severn's hard hat finish but either way it looks great.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:32 PM
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The pistol is satin blued. I'm very happy with how it came out.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:33 PM
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Nice emblems...
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Looking through the pics, I noticed Colt doesn't like to put front checkering on the grip. Is there a reason?
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The original guns did not have checkering on the front strap. When you see it on older guns it was a custom touch added by gunsmiths aftermarket. It was usually bullseye shooters who desired it. For the decades that Colt has made the 1911 it has not offered front strap checkering.

In 1996 Kimber began offering factory guns with checkering on the front strap along with a number of other touches normally considered aftermarket custom work. Other 1911 manufacturers followed suit and Colt began offering it on occasion on some special runs. But in general it does not do it much.

Whether you want it is a matter of taste.

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Old 01-20-2013, 10:26 AM
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CZ and Colt Series 70 Government.


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My Colt Combat Commander .45
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Default Colt - Wiley Clapp lightweight commander - 21st Century Commander

This is my fourth M1911, and oddly my first Colt.

I was looking for a commander sized M1911 and posted a WTB here on Calguns. I was thinking a used Les Baer, a Wilson Combat CQB Compact or similar high quality/accuracy 'compact' M1911. Based on my WTB, someone contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in an off-roster "Wiley Clapp Lightweight Commander". Colt calls it a "21st Century Commander". Its a TALO issue quasi-producion lightweight commander.

I'd never even heard of this weapon. But I'd never had a Colt and was immediately intrigued. I'm an architect by vocation, so I value and seek out well designed, well made things and I take care of them.

After googling this weapon, I liked this thing the second I laid my eyes on it on the TALO web site. Then I read the description and thought that with a couple minor modifications (I'm a lefty and preferred a bobbed frame) this was, exactly(!!) what I was after.

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So I went to the FFL to see it and sometimes you just know when something is right. Well the second I picked it up, I loved this weapon! I liked the feel, the balance, the center of gravity. The only thing I didn't like about it was the stubby little safety. With my large hands my thumb tended to slide past the end of it. The fact that its just beautiful left me no choice. I bought it. This will likely be the first M1911 I own that I leave the stock grips on. They're beautiful and totally functional. The checkering is just right so your hand grips the weapon but not so aggressive as to shred your hand over the course of firing a hundred rounds.

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I'm a lefty anyway so I didn't let the safety be an issue as I knew I'd need to add a right side, left handed safety. The pictures below include the newly installed Ed Brown ambidextrous tactical safety. As I prefer a higher hand position relative to center line of barrel I also added a new Smith & Alexander arched mainspring housing and magwell. Its a lot cheaper than having the frame bobbed and doesn't print in the thirty-eight states I can legally carry it concealed.

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The work for the safety was done by Steve at Highbridge Arms here in San Francisco. I'm big one for giving props where its due and they did a really nice job on this. I'm pretty handy with a Dremel and if you look at the one photo above where they had to shave out some of the backside of the right side grip for the anti-walk flange (which some people foolishly trim) on the Ed Brown tactical ambi-safety, they just did a beautiful job. Well done gentlemen, and thank you.

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Nest year I'll send it to Colt and have it dehorned. She's still a bit too much like the XSE (Xtra Sharp Edges) to be, IMO, safely and reliably holstered. More specifically the bottom side of the front slide serrations. Where these meet the cutaway of the slide/frame interface I could very easily see these 'teeth' grabbing on the way into or out of a holster. At the very least it would chew the hell out of the holster, at worst. . .

Only a couple of hundred rounds through her thus far. Very different than shooting the wonderful but heavy and quite large full-rail TRP Operator I've been shooting for a couple of years now.

This is my new baby. I liked it immediately when I saw it and read the specs. I loved it the from the moment I picked it up, but she's perfect now. Its been a long time since I bought something I was this happy with.

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Old 11-12-2013, 9:53 AM
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Someone please school me on this; how, do I insert the photos into the post such that they show up as actual photos and not links? Every on-line forum has slightly different ways to do this and thus far thus far this forum has defied my every effort. Its getting' old and frustrating because I'm sure there's a simple way to do this that I just have not yet stumbled upon.
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This is a link to the tutorial that is posted elsewhere on this forum.

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Thank you sir. See the photos of my new baby above.

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Series 70 GCNM


Haha good to see my baby! I have the exact same one. Mines a factory 1 of a kind shooter though. It was .5 moa out of the box. Heres what I can do just standing from 20 yards! Not to brag or anything but shes a shooter

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My Series 70 repro. And it's on the trading block as we speak. Just too damn nice to shoot and I am not a collector (yet)

Tell me I won't regret letting this one go...

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I picked up my Railgun a few months back after an extended stay with Will O'Hara. After shooting it for a while I've decided to finish it off with a few more custom touches- 10-8 U Notch serrated rear sight with serrated rear slide to match, flat top and serrate slide top, gold bead front sight, bevel package, and C&S hammer. Here's the pics before I drop it off for the next round of work:







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