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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:11 pm 
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I have for years been intrigued with the "Fitz Special".
Knowing that, even if I were to ever find a genuine Fitz Special, I probably would not be able to afford one.

Then I saw posts from Kevin Williams, JR Munsey, and others on different boards.
That got my wheels spinning. Why not make your own Fitz Special?
Well the quest was on for the perfect specimen.
I found a Colt Agent at a Police Equipment store. It was a Police trade in. Dates to 1968. The Agent was pretty beat up, but functioned perfectly.
I studied many Fitz Special pictures, this is the closest I could come to a real Fitz Special. The only thing I did not do was checker the cylinder release, and the top of the hammer.
Finally about a year ago I got the nerve to cut up the Colt.
Here's my story. Enjoy.

This is what the Colt looked like when I got it.
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Finished bobbing the hammer, and smoothing it out.
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Cutting the trigger guard.
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Cutting the ejector rod,
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It took many hours of cutting, grinding, sanding, and polishing.
After I was satisfied with everything the Colt was sent off to Ford's in Florida for a "bright hard chrome" finish.
This is the result. The "New" Fitz Special.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:11 pm 
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Bocephus....very nice job!! As we all know, I am a HUGE "Fitz" fan and that is one very handsome interpretation!! I take it you did all the mechanical work yourself and sent it out for the finish only??--John

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:18 pm 
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JR Munsey wrote:
Bocephus....very nice job!! As we all know, I am a HUGE "Fitz" fan and that is one very handsome interpretation!! I take it you did all the mechanical work yourself and sent it out for the finish only??--John

Yes Sir, I did all the work myself, then sent it to Ford's for the chrome.
Thanks for the acolades JR Munsey. You do realize you (amongst others) are partially responsible for the "New" Fitz Special! :D
Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:50 pm 
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Wow, that is really an interesting looking project. Cool. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:23 am 
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The Fitz Specials always struck me as pretty neat guns and I think you did a great job on your project. Thanks for letting us see it. :)


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Added Eagle Secret Service grips.
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