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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/11/2005 5:33:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 2:54:29 AM EDT by TravisAasen]
The Story:

About a year ago I posted a question on this forum as to whether this 1911 was a good value because it had some pitting and was generally in rough shape, but functioned fine. Just about everyone mentioned 'BUY IT now'. Well I did. I then put some rounds through it last fall and early spring. I then decided to give Bill Adair a shot at refinishing it. Bringing it back to life! The first thing Bill noticed was the 1911 had the wrong blueing on it for a 1935 - he corrected that. He re did the grips. He polished the pitting down. I know a few of you will say ' I would never re-do a pistol. Well, I made a decision to have it re-done. I wasn't happy with the pitting and as it turns out this pistol was already re-done once before and it was done wrong. I can't state how thrilled I am with Bills job. The pictures don't do it justice. Enjoy!

The before:

Here is the after (My pistol was sent to Bill on 5/7/2005. I received it back the first week in September)

I almost forgot - I'm in need of a proper two tone mag for this pistol. If you have one that won't break the bank let me know.

Again, let me know if anyone has one of those two tone mags for this pistol.

Link Posted: 9/11/2005 5:58:33 AM EDT
Wow. That is one hell of a nice looking gun. I love the roll marks of the older guns.

I am envious.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:58:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 3:11:47 PM EDT
Bah. Looks like shit. To save you from hurt feelings, I'll give ya $100 for it so you can go buy a Glock.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 3:16:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 5:13:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
Bah. Looks like shit. To save you from hurt feelings, I'll give ya $100 for it so you can go buy a Glock.

Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:29:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:53:21 PM EDT
Looks fantastic!
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:03:32 PM EDT
Can you post the last pic again without your name on it? I want to make that my desktop, it's that nice.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 2:50:57 AM EDT
Thank you for the compliment. I made the pic 1024 x780 for you. If this isn't the one you want just let me know. I have all of them at 4mp.

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:21:54 AM EDT
You da man! Thanks Travis.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:14:19 AM EDT
Very nice Travis. How does it shoot?
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:18:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SP10:
Very nice Travis. How does it shoot?

it shoots a little low (probably me) ... otherwise the gun is a dream (I love the .45 cal). I have several 9mm and I probably prefer this one over the rest

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:37:43 PM EDT
W O W !!!

S W E E T !!!!!

Do they have a "wankie" smilie???

That is one GORGEOUS Pony!!!!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:47:20 PM EDT
Outstanding, Travis! You have every right to be proud as hell of that beauty.

Damn, I love an old Colt in good shape-- or one which has been well-resurrected!!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:00:09 PM EDT
Thanks boys! I'm pretty pleased with this beauty!
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