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Brought home a blue box

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by faawrenchbndr, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Adopted an orphan Colt today,........#8 out of 10 made.
    Was a Special run from Colt's Custom Shot spec'ed by a member on 1911 Enthusiast
    It is a sweet pistol, think of it being a MEU build of sorts. It will soon get a short,
    black Harrison trigger. Love the old school feel with a nicely fitted GS, gold bead
    front sight kicks butt!

    Here's a link to build info: http://1911enthusiast.com/showthread.php/1142-Enthusiast-Edition-A-Review!

    And the required pics,.......

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    And with a set of Colt Ivory grips,......

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  2. MD357

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    Seriously, one of these 1911 companies should hire me for marketing. If Colt only understood that if they released this configuration, they'd have guys standing out the door a mile long. Including me.



    Got quite the collection now eh FAA??
     
  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats Greg! That's about as classy as classy gets. :thumbsup:
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Pictures do not do it justice,........GS is fit better than any Colt I've ever seen.
     
  5. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    Somewhere in the air.
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Only if it were chambered in the correct caliber...
     
  7. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    Suggest you cericote or paint the existing trigger.

    Long triggers are much easier to control. And, the bow is already fitted to the gun. If it's aluminum, get some of that AR Black Pen stuff by Birchwood Casey.

    If you don't need to fit a new trigger bow for some practical reason, leave well enough alone.
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Yes,......however there is another run starting. Check 1911Enthusiasts
    for details. I believe it is on the Colt page.
    Contact Feral, he is in contact with Brent at the Custom Shop
    Here is a link to the new order.....

    http://1911enthusiast.com/showthread.php/1150-Wounded-Warrior-Gun-2-Sign-Up-Thread


    45 works for me........still Ned to try the 38 Super


    Thanks for the suggestion, but,.........
    I think I know what trigger works best for me. CeraKote or paint is a very
    poor choice on a trigger shoe. I'll stick with the Ionbond Harrison triggers.
     
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  9. Steel Head

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  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Thanks guys,.......the wood grips will be the ones that get left on.
     
  11. bac1023

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  12. Wyoming

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    Very nice!

    Pay no attention to fnfal. When Scooter runs out of Perpetration H he can get really opinionated.

    The correct caliber for the 1911 is 45 ACP and alway will be.
     
  13. mleroux21

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    Congrats! Nice Piece. May I ask what the damage was?? Would love to order if price within reason.

    Marc
     
  14. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Bah! Earl and Bob Lee Swaggers didn't use no sissy, slow .45!!!


    Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
  15. Wyoming

    Wyoming

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    :rofl:

    Oh yeah! Even a dope up Lance Armstrong can't out run a 45.

    BTW, I haven't the heart to tell you I bought three Colt 1911's at the end of 2012. all Commanders and two of them are in 38 Super. They all could use a trigger job:embarassed: