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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by FLIPPER 348, Feb 13, 2013.


  1. FLIPPER 348

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    It's my 'last man standing build' as I used my:
    last Essex frame, discontinued
    last 7790314 TZ slide, discontinued in the early 50s and now insanely priced on Ebay!
    last EGW wide-spur hammer, sadly discontinued

    There are two used components, a Colt MK IV barrel and an old Springfield Armory trigger. Other than a EB slide release and the grips the rest of the parts & mags are new Colt Series 70. I like to use Hogue aluminum grips as I tend to shoot mostly Tula and my own reloads. I've see shattered wooden grips from a case failure and don't want to take the chance. I'd realized this pistol went over 1000 rounds as I opened the 3rd 450 round tin of Tula for it the other day.

    The parts cost $650 or so, the ammo so far another $300
     

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    #21 FLIPPER 348, Feb 16, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  2. faawrenchbndr

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    Very nice............I'm diggin it!
     

  3. kingdong

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    She's hot.
     
  4. MajorD

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    One of my current favorites is a colt ww1 repro I recently picked up- it looks so pretty I can't bring myself to swap out the long trigger
     
  5. FLIPPER 348

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    don't!
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

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    Any more updates on this one?
    What's the round count at now?
     
  7. sawgrass

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    Nice clean gun! It looks great.