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Some custom LAV SS Colt 80 series pics...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by RMA, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. RMA

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    Figured I would share with you guys. Not mine unfortunatly :crying:. It belongs to an internet buddy from M4 Carbine.net & he gave me permission to post up his pictures for display being its rare to find a Vicker's SS custom build. Hope you enjoy! :supergrin:
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  2. Hokie1911

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    No offense, that is a sweet build, but if I were going to have a smith of that caliber (or Chuck, Harrison, Heirloom, etc...) do a build for me....it would be a Series 70 Colt basegun. Granted, I have no idea what the circumstances of his selection and build were, just my preference. Gorgeous gun regardless. All business.
     
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  3. RMA

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    I realize it does not have the added "fluff" to it but the owner's intentions were to have a fully functional pistol. Not sure if he had 70 series parts switched over or not but figured I would display the 1 of 5 (if I'm not mistaken) SS pistols that Larry had built.
     
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  4. Hokie1911

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    No fluff needed. That is perfect as is. Like I said, all business. I just prefer 70 vs 80. Would pretty much want the build done just like that.
     
  5. drc767

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    Nothing against LV, but for what his pistols cost, I would think that he could at least take the extra little bit of time and blend the extractor to the slide. I have never shot one of his pistols, but almost every one I have ever seen looks like they were built for function with little in the way of aesthetics. That is fine, but his pistols seem to be very expensive for the level of detail on the finish work as compared to, let's say, a Heirloom Precision or a Chuck Rogers build.
     
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  6. bac1023

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    :agree:
     
  7. Rinspeed

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  8. 40 0'Glock

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  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I like it, but I bet it costs more than I'd want to pay for it. It's definatley all business and I bet it shoots great and is very reliable.
     
  10. GJ1981

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    It's stainless steel.
     
  11. RMA

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    I still wish it was in my collection :crying:
     
  12. denn1911

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    That's a gorgeous pistol. Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. CAcop

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    I've seen some pics where he has blended the extractor to the slide. The whole story behind this gun would help.

    From what I have read of LV's own words on the matter he looks at modifications to the pistol from a functional standpoint first, then he goes cosmetic. I think it comes from what his day job was for a significant chunk of his adut life.
     
  14. GJ1981

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    This.

    One thing some may not have noticed was this pistol doesn't have LV's stamp on the frame, which probably means it wasn't a "full" build. RMA showed me the build sheet so I think this pistol was either some basic enhancements or the owner didn't want LV's markings?

    This possibility could explain the aesthetics that some might be expecting not being present. I had to pay/request having the slide/frame blending on a SACS pistol, which some would have thought would be standard with their "reputation."

    The other possibility is the owner has shot this pistol to the point of needing a new extractor. The one presently in the pistol may be a basic replacement that was never blended to the frame.
     
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  15. cdunn

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    I'm surprised someone from there let you post there pictures here or anywhere .
     
  16. d90king

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    One thing is certain... Its runs like a raped ape.
     
  17. up1911fan

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    I'm thinking that could be a new extractor as well.