Custom guns from Heinie, Nastoff, Rogers, Hoag, Devel…
Despite what I had though when I began collecting I really can’t own them all forever. More guns than I can shoot, not enough time to shoot ‘em, and building 1911s for myself has made me realize that it’s time to pass on some of these pieces… so here goes.
These are all guns that are out of my personal collection, one that I spent some time compiling with the work of various makers who are, IMO, important to the craft.Additional pictures and information about the guns are available on request.
Please feel free to email or send me a PM with any inquiries. Heinie full-house Government Model on a Springfield Armory .45ACP… SOLD
Numbered “RH 384” this is a current Heinie gun that features scalloped front and back strap, Heinie marked match barrel w/stainless bushing, frame and slide fit, flattened and serrated slide top, serrated rear of slide, beveled bottom of slide, tritium inserts, and more. Finished in matte blue, it is a marked full-house gun from a maker who is no longer accepting work.Nastoff “Super-Comp 4” in .45ACP… $3850
Built on an early model Springfield Armory base gun this signed Nastoff gun features many of his signature embellishments to include a Bar-Sto bull barrel fit to a dual-chamber comp, frame and slide fit, bordered slide, flattened and serrated slide top, swaged mag-well, Swenson ambi-safety, and checkering galore. The gun has 20lpi on the front strap, MSH, hammer, under the trigger guard and on the front, as well as 30pli on the mag-catch, and 50lpi on the rear of slide to include a spare fitted extractor. The gun is finished in hard chrome and wears a buried Bo-Mar rear with an under-cut front sight.Chuck Rogers conversion of a Colt Combat Elite .45ACP… SOLD
A classically styled “gunman’s piece” from someone I consider to be one of the best ever. The gun is a traditional work of functional art featuring a flattened and serrated slide top, stainless match barrel and bushing, serrated rear of slide, Heinie Slant-Pro rear, Colt commercial style thumb safety, Wilson grip safety sans hump, beveled mag-well, bordered slide, and more. True to the Colt Combat Elite the bottom end is stainless steel with the top end finished in an exquisite polished blue. Jim Hoag “FBI” gun in .45ACP… $3000
Built on a “big letter” Series 70 Colt and modeled after the current FBI 1911 this gun from Jim Hoag shows his grand versatility. Checkered at 20lpi front and rear the gun is finished in Bear Coat and has an S&A mag-well and grip-safety, C&S ignition components, Nowlin stainless steel barrel, Novak sights with 3-dot tritium inserts, frame and slide fit, and more. The gun is marked on the cartridge pick-up rail “J. Hoag”. Devel Basic-Chop S&W 59… SOLD
Pictured here with a full-house Devel 39 (not for sale
) this Devel conversion S&W 59 show in the foreground
was treated to the “basic chop” offered by the firm. Shortened at the muzzle and the butt these guns were treated to a host of modifications designed to increase concealability, user friendliness, reliability, and most of all overall function. The gun is complete with one “scull crusher” base pad magazine.