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Posted: 12/17/2005 7:47:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:53:32 AM EDT
I love 1911s that have personality and character. If you ever want to throw it away, throw it my way. I'll give her a good home!

Nice job! JD
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:39:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 8:40:14 AM EDT by GUNGUY1911]
Looks good! What are the markings along the slide on the ejection port side? (photoshop out identifying markings?)
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:58:48 AM EDT
Looks good!

And +1, what are the slashes or x's on the slide? Photoshopped serial numbers out, or number of vietcong killed?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:01:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:23:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:24:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CockedandLocked:
lets just say the slide is one of the "contract" match slides for the govt. built on an essex frame. and leave it at that



Gotcha.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 12:19:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CockedandLocked:
Ol reliables finish was getting a bit thin and blotchy in its ol age, This being my truck/field/beater and all
Been around the block a few times as my duty weapon also
Heres the before pic taken several years ago and posted here

I decided that she need a little remake, not much mind you just a facelift if you will
Stripped,, a little emory paper to get rid of some war scars, bead blast and re park



not bad for an ol beater



Looks great ! Less is more !
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 12:30:31 PM EDT
LOOSE THE PAYCMAR GRIPS AND GET SOME PROPER WOODEN STOCKS.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:23:20 PM EDT
I dunno.......

Don't get me wrong. She looks real nice now. But she ALSO looked real pretty before the facelift! After all....the only thing that looks like honest wear on a .45 is, well....honest wear!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:25:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scooper:
LOOSE THE PAYCMAR GRIPS AND GET SOME PROPER WOODEN STOCKS.



While I agree that wood looks better on 1911s (and my current 1911 wears rosewood), I've used Pachmeyers on 1911's before and they worked well.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:28:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 3:28:39 PM EDT by Seth_Livzz]

Originally Posted By scooper:
LOOSE THE PAYCMAR GRIPS AND GET SOME PROPER WOODEN STOCKS.



AND MAKE SURE YOUR CAPS LOCK FUNCTIONS AS WELL AS MISSPELLING EVERY OTHER WORD FOR FULL EFFECT

Nice beater CnL. Should've left it as is IMO though
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 6:48:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 6:49:27 PM EDT by Trumpet]
"Beater", my ass. That's a "Proven" pistol. Looks great! I too am in the "less is more" camp.


BTW what kind of rear sight is that?


Rich
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:16:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 7:15:13 AM EDT by CockedandLocked]
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:47:04 AM EDT
Any pics showing the sight picture of the King's target sight? It looks "Heinie-ish", but significantly bigger, but not so big as to be "in the way". I'm also thinking of a Yo-Bo retro sight. To the eye, how much bigger does the Yo-Bo's .140" notch compare to the Heinie (what I have on my Nighthawk) .125"? Is it that much easier to pick up?


Rich
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:51:38 AM EDT
Great topic!!! It's great to see that I am not even close to the only "less is more" guy around here!!!

There's some great ol' 1911's here!!!!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:57:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 5:57:35 AM EDT by Trumpet]
Yeah,
My Nighthawk is about as "tricked" as I like 'em, and by NH and "semi-custom" standards, it's pretty tame. I was thinking of getting my Colt 70 modded, and I realized I like it pretty much "as is". I'll prolly get a SA GI WWII or Mil-spec over the holidays and have it very mildly modded (trigger/reliability job, LIGHT dehorn, new sights). I just love the "original" lines, and since I don't need a beavertail (I put 200 rounds through the Colt last week with no injuries...other than a sore hand the next day because I fired 400 rounds total ), I figure why get one?

Rich
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:07:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 6:13:14 AM EDT by desertmoon]

Originally Posted By Trumpet:
Yeah,
My Nighthawk is about as "tricked" as I like 'em, and by NH and "semi-custom" standards, it's pretty tame. I was thinking of getting my Colt 70 modded, and I realized I like it pretty much "as is". I'll prolly get a SA GI WWII or Mil-spec over the holidays and have it very mildly modded (trigger/reliability job, LIGHT dehorn, new sights). I just love the "original" lines, and since I don't need a beavertail (I put 200 rounds through the Colt last week with no injuries...other than a sore hand the next day because I fired 400 rounds total ), I figure why get one?

Rich



I have gotten to the point that what you see here is the most of my external mods. I have a very good friend of mine dehorn the grip safety and chop the hammer back a few ( 4 ) notches and soften the frame tangs up just a bit. Internally I changed out the sear and the disconnector to non MIM components and I use a Cylinder and Slide Extractor and a Wollf 18.5 RS with a CP shock buff.....that's it.

I have actually decided to leave this gun in the "unfinished" state as a demonstration of how little you actually need to do to a 1911 to defang it.



Oops...forgot the Ed Brown grip screws ( my buddy MAKES me put those on.....and they do look good ) and the Robar G.I. rear site, it's just a bit beefier but gives a nice sight picture. I do need to put on a more hi - vis front sight.



ETA: Oops.....ANND the Ed Brown barstock mag catch!!!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:36:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By scooper:
LOOSE THE PAYCMAR GRIPS AND GET SOME PROPER WOODEN STOCKS.



Should he set the old grips "loose" (to maybe run amok) or shit can them ?
P.S. No need to shout.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 12:50:11 PM EDT
i prefere the before look.patina i believe they call that rustic look.man you dont see funtional shooters like that every day.now it looks like every other 1911.thats not bad.[
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 2:18:02 PM EDT
I have had those grips on my Officers ACP since I picked it up 15 or 16 years ago. Nothing wrong with them at all.

I liked the well used look as well but that is okay, in another 10 years or so it will look that way again.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:08:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scooper:
i prefere the before look.patina i believe they call that rustic look.man you dont see funtional shooters like that every day.now it looks like every other 1911.thats not bad.[



I am kind of the same way. I like the well worn but still functional look that comes from honest use rather than abuse.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:20:07 PM EDT
Great looking 1911s!

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:05:59 AM EDT
C&L, that 1911 looks barely broken in.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:10:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 7:11:49 AM EDT by CockedandLocked]
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:13:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:56:04 AM EDT
Sweet 1911 that's seen some action through the years...
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