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Posted: 9/3/2005 12:15:47 AM EDT
It arrived at AJs shop today. I won't see it for a while yet, but its paid for and in stock....









The pics, gun and leather were all the work of Steve Bailey. I am so excited I am damn near ready to get in the truck and drive 350 miles to see it. If I left now I could beat AJohnston to his shop by 3 or 4 hours
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 12:43:12 AM EDT
Nice!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 12:50:13 AM EDT
Damn that is a Beautiful Colt



Congrats!!!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 12:53:24 AM EDT
I hate you.


J/K.

That is a GREAT looking pistol. I am in fact, very jealous. Congratualtions!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 4:14:10 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/3/2005 4:46:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 2:15:55 PM EDT by DocGun]
Congratulations! You made the right choice. All the folks at Yost-Bonitz do top notch work and their turn-around time compared to most other smiths "in their league" is excellent. I have almost the exact grips on my 1* Elites. Their work is beautiful and functional. The beavertail to frame fit is superb as is all the other "cosmetics". Wait till you feel the trigger pull. Enjoy!!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:21:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:34:40 AM EDT
South facing screws. Nice touch. You don't see that much outside the very high end shotgun market.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:32:07 AM EDT
So that's your commercial colt I saw on LTW. How do you like the straight eights?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 1:53:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wave:
very nice! Congrats on the beautiful weapon.

Mind if I ask how much?



The price of 4 Kimbers or 7 Glock 17s.

$2500 + a very clean Series 70 he'll build something off of.

And I have no regrets.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 1:56:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By f2:
So that's your commercial colt I saw on LTW. How do you like the straight eights?



Haven't even seen this gun in person, but I've used straight eights on a Kimber and I like them a lot. Its a better setup than three dots across, at least for me.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 2:00:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AJohnston:
CJ –

Ya’ know, if you were a dedicated lad you’d be out on the range tomorrow while I break that gun in properly.

But for now I guess I’ll just have to tease you with a few more detail shots of what I’ll be shooting tomorrow.



I AM a dedicated lad, but if I take five hours each way to go back, I'll never get my homework done. Lemme know how it shoots.

If I had a three day weekend like the rest of you, I would definitely be standing in your shop drooling right now!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:47:31 PM EDT
Very nice!!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:46:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 7:00:24 PM EDT by Combat_Jack]
DocGun,
Thank you for this mornings PM.

And in 5 years I'll still be able to get my money out of this. Not so with a Kimber or Glock.

ETA: Not that I will EVER sell this gun! My great-grand kids are gonna use this as their looter shooter. But its nice to know that something retains value.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:03:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:00:04 AM EDT
They have my S70 for some one ass elite work.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:36:23 AM EDT
What was the turn around time for this work?
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 9:29:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Carb850:
What was the turn around time for this work?



I believe I heard 12-18 months, but don't quote me on that. 1* are 3-4 months. This pistol was bought complete, before it went on sale to the general public.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 1:58:15 PM EDT
Congrats!!!-----------a real beauty--------------------------------!!!

ps, just got back from my local shop and put a nice little pony in layaway "Defender" not 45mins ago!


Congrats again,
GTD
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 9:22:00 PM EDT
I had to look at it again...................and yes I am jealous
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:50:31 AM EDT




I want one


BTW what's wrong with Kimber?? My CDPII has been flawless
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 7:06:02 AM EDT
There's nothing wrong with a Kimber. Trust me, these just feel better...
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 9:28:52 AM EDT
Comparing a Kimber to this thing... it's like comparing a DPMS to a Noveske. Most people wouldn't know the difference. But I do.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 9:31:27 AM EDT
That is a truly fine pistol. Thanks for the pics. Watch-Six
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 9:33:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Watch-Six:
That is a truly fine pistol. Thanks for the pics. Watch-Six



Thank you much for the compliment. And thank the builder for the pics. He's multi-talented.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:54:21 AM EDT
Very nice pistol, Congrats on the new acquisition. Man, I want one now.


^_^_^
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:58:59 AM EDT
That is beautiful!
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 1:07:24 PM EDT
I, too, hate you.

But I love you sense of great taste!!!!

What a work of ART!!!!

Enjoy!
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:14:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SGB:
Outstanding





Oh, by the way can I have your Kimbers?



Darn!!! Beat me to it!!!

BTW, Enjoy!!!
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:46:40 PM EDT
It looks like a Kimber. Very nice.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 10:41:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
And thank the builder for the pics. He's multi-talented.

Combat_Jack, Greetings. Shouldn't that be plural? I believe that Ted and Steve collaborated on your Colt. Btw, how did you acquire the commercial Colt base gun?
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:07:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By f2:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
And thank the builder for the pics. He's multi-talented.

Combat_Jack, Greetings. Shouldn't that be plural? I believe that Ted and Steve collaborated on your Colt. Btw, how did you acquire the commercial Colt base gun?



Ted claims to have influenced Steve in the process, but I believe Steve did all the metal work. Although I think Ted did the bluing. Either way, it turned out great.

The pistol as bought complete and finished. It would have gone up for sale, but I bought it a day ahead of time.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:22:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 11:22:54 PM EDT by f2]

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By f2:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
And thank the builder for the pics. He's multi-talented.

Combat_Jack, Greetings. Shouldn't that be plural? I believe that Ted and Steve collaborated on your Colt. Btw, how did you acquire the commercial Colt base gun?



Ted claims to have influenced Steve in the process, but I believe Steve did all the metal work. Although I think Ted did the bluing. Either way, it turned out great.

The pistol as bought complete and finished. It would have gone up for sale, but I bought it a day ahead of time.

I assume a Best Quality trigger job with matched YB custom action components. So the question remains: how does she shoot?

edit: sp
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:30:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 11:32:54 PM EDT by Combat_Jack]
You've inspired me to find out how much of the work Ted did... I think it's in the LTW thread. I'll check later.

Can't say how it shoots, as I have yet to see the gun. I'm on the other side of the state. AJohnston has temporary custody and was going to try and give it a go tonight. We're expecting one ragged hole
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 12:54:24 AM EDT
Ted Yost:
"This gun is a result of a collaboration between Steve and myself. Steve did all the work, and my part was to get him to slow down, take his time and make something he'd be really proud of, and so would I. My part was the hardest, because Stevie hates to drag out projects to a rate that normal people build guns at."
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 1:15:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
We're expecting one ragged hole



Not sure I would even shoot it.

Great find, C_J !!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:44:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 8:46:44 AM EDT by bear3351]

Originally Posted By bear3351:
It looks like a Kimber. Very nice.



To the guy that send me the nasty IM, I only said it looks like a Kimber, is becouse I own a Kimber Custom Shop CDP II that looks just like Combat_Jack's pistol. I did not mean to put him down. Here is a picture of a K. C. S. like mine, I found in the internet.

Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:58:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 8:59:55 AM EDT by AJohnston]
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 12:35:33 PM EDT
You right, it just looked like it TO ME.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 1:12:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bear3351:

Originally Posted By bear3351:
It looks like a Kimber. Very nice.



To the guy that send me the nasty IM, I only said it looks like a Kimber, is becouse I own a Kimber Custom Shop CDP II that looks just like Combat_Jack's pistol. I did not mean to put him down. Here is a picture of a K. C. S. like mine, I found in the internet.

nas4.atlanta.gbhinc.com/GB/036934000/36934195/pix2062916531.jpg



I hate that stupid "melted" look.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:15:01 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:28:32 PM EDT
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