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Anyone work over or have a Smith work over a Colt Goverment

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by akapennypincher, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

    For Street Carry Gun, what did you do to it, who did it, what was the cost, and how about some after pictures.
     
  2. bac1023

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    All I have is the Colt WWI reproduction done by Ted Yost.
     


  3. drc767

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    I have a Colt Gov't in 38 Super getting worked over by Dave Helton right now. It should be a pretty nice pistol for ccw when I get it back. Here is a list of what he is doing. i am having him Bobtail the frame, as well.

    Machine Slide and Install Novak Tritium Sights
    Lower and Flair Ejection Port and Bevel Lower Inside Edge
    Ed Brown Extended Ejector Installed
    Machine Frame and install Ed Brown Memory Groove Grip Saftey
    Wilson Narrow Extended Thumb Safety Installed
    EGW Hammer, Sear, Disconnector installed with pull at 3.5lbs
    Ed Brown Aluminum Match Trigger
    Ed Brown Flat Checkered Main Spring Housing
    Kart National Match Barrel and Bushing Fitted to Slide
    Ed Brown Extended Magazine Release
    Complete Reliability Tune up
    Install New Recoil Spring, Main Spring and Firing Pin Spring
    Carry Dehorn of all sharp edges
    McCormick Exotic Rose Wood Grips
    Finished in Satin Black Ten Ring Polymer Coating
    Snake Skin Front Grip/MSH Strap treatment
    Ball Cut Slide Dust Cover
     
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  4. AZ Husker

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    Done by Chuck Rogers. I ain't tellin' what or how much...

    [​IMG]
     
  5. fredj338

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    All the Govt. Mdl. needs is good sights, trigger work & maybe a beavertail grip safety, but I've been shooting mine for decades w/o one. Bevel of the mag well is nice too, helps w/ reloads. Some front strap treatment, I like stippling, but grip tape works just as well. The more you do, the more likely something will fail.
     
  6. ive carried a basic milspec and a trp. a cusom gun would be cool but my list of features would be mostly aesthetic as the milspec was a perfectly good gun.
     
  7. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

    Sounds pricy.
     
  8. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic


    Chuck's machine work is like the best, and pricey. His web site is out of this world.
     
  9. pistolwrench

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    The Taurus PT1911 was designed SPECIFICALLY for users like akapennypincher.
    He is clueless and always has been.
     
  10. pistolwrench

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    He is honestly, the only one here, that pisses me off.
     
  11. drc767

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    I guess it depends on what your definition of "pricey" is.....
     
  12. AZ Husker

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  13. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

    Chuckie I think you just hate it when someone build an affordable 1911 like the PT 1911, are you still upset about Captain Eagle telling the world truth about 1911.

    I am still partial to the Colt's, like Captain Eagle was, and was really impress with the Special Combat Government I saw at the NRA Show last year.

    Speaking of the Special Combat Government my neighbor bought for one recently, it works flawless out of the box, but I understand the Colt Smiths make em run before they leave the factory.
     
  14. If you like the work the Colt 'smiths do, send it back to the Colt custom shop, they'll probably turn it around faster than any "big-name" 'smith.

    The Taurus PT1911 serves a purpose, but it will never appeal to the discerning 1911 fan, regardless what hip-pocket reviewers have to say.
     
  15. bac1023

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    Comparing Colt's "Custom shop" to a big name smith is ridiculous.
     
  16. AZ Husker

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    Agreed. The most you'll get is the same standard as they originally put out, with custom parts.
     
  17. Ya think?! :supergrin:

    That was never my intention, just noting the 'pincher was bragging about Colts working from the box, so perhaps those folks are his best bet.
     
  18. bac1023

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    :cool:
     
  19. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

    Pretty guns is nice, but honestly if it don't work, pretty is like a car with no engine. It just don't take you know where.

    1911's first and foremost got to fire, eject the fire case, feed the next round, and fire again time after time is that too much to ask for a 1911 out of the box?

    Yes we all know those who write for the Gun Rag never say nothing is bad like it is no good, not worth the money, poorly made, even if that is TRUTH. Because they would wind up in Court, and worst loose advertisers.
     
  20. drc767

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    Gotta love the public school system in the United States....:)
     
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