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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:19 pm 
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Remember those items from your youth that were so well made that they seemed to last forever? Like fine fishing reels, the family car, and the vintage collectibles that were important to the family? One of this years offerings for the LTW charities is just that.

A vintage Colt Commander done up in LTW fashion for the fine folks and beneficiaries of POSA COPS 4 KIDS. Last years campaign with the same group made a great showing at the Shot Show so there was absolutely no reason not to do it again.

This gun was donated to LTW for a charity and we can't thank those who have done that and will in the future enough. LTW 5 was built by Ted Yost, CT Brian, and John Harrison. It is simply one of the finest firearms you will see in this category. A fine carry gun with all the trimmings.

This set up reminds me of my grandfather carrying his old Colt .38 in his waistband, he always had a handkerchief, a case for his cigarettes, and always had the cool accessories. He in fact was a gentleman of the first order, but you knew if you ran your mouth he would close it for you.

So when we set out to design this one for POSA we figured we should get a hold of another gentleman in the industry Josh Bulman who is doing the finest leather work anywhere. We told him what we were looking for and he delivered BIG. Holster, matching mag pouch, and key fob. This leather work was done in a "honey shark" as Josh calls it. It is even better looking in person I guarantee you.

And if you want to top off a set up like this with a knife you call Jim Burke, also doing the best work of his career or anyone else's for that matter. I told him what the package was going to look like and he said "let me get something together" he did not disappoint. This knife is simply incredible.

This is the best part of anyone's job at LTW, creating opportunities for those less fortunate. But you folks are the ones that make this motor run. We throw the fastballs you hit them out of the park. Thanks again to all of you who support these efforts.

Now to the gun and gear!

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You can never replace those old roll marks.
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Hand cut checkering and handmade walnut stocks.
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One of CT Brian trademark mods...a flat backed and serrated rear of slide done perfectly. The carry bevel sets it off nicely.
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If you are going to put a beavertail on it you might as well do it right as John Harrison shows here.
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High Power cuts and a beautifully done crown on the front of this shooting piece of art....as a friend of mine says.
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A ghosted arrow pattern on the flat top accompanied by a Kart barrel.
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Now for the good stuff, knives and leather. The work of Josh Bulman. This honey shark is unreal.
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The knife by Jim Burke, only the finest stuff comes out of his shop.
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:shock: :shock: :shock:

Oh My!!! That may be my favorite of the bunch, and considering everything else I've seen on here, THAT is saying something!!!

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That is spectacular work all around!!!! You guys are going to send me to the poor house. I'm going to have to get another job just to pay for all the raffle tickets that I want to buy.

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stupendous.................

A Burke, Custom Leather and a Full House Custom Collaboration Combat Commander: Triple Whammy!


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Unreal,.....congratulations on the group effort!

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I hate it when somebody beats me to saying stupendous...... but it just IS.


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Just superb!


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Wow :!:


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Fantastic work from everyone.

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DAYUM!!!!!
Too bad I can't buy tickets.......
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That gun is simply synergistic!

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I must be so blinded by this beauty that I can't see where to buy my raffle tickets. Can someone please lead me in the right direction. thanks.

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good lord that is gorgeous... wow.


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This has got to be my favorite LTW combo. Well done gentlemen.


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absolutely gorgeous creations by master craftsmen-cam


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Being Mr. Redundant here, but I think that may be the best one yet.


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Are raffle tickets available for this pistol?

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I just reviewed this thread again to give the leather and knife the eye-time they deserve-- great stuff. I love having the leather "serialized" to the project.

One questions for Josh:

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Key fob or flat sap for fending off really, really small bad guys? :lol:


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Key fob or flat sap for fending off really, really small bad guys?


That is funny. Since it says Bulman Gunleather it is a sap. If it said Alessi it would be a key "fob" :roll:

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I can't stop staring at this gun and leather.

Beside the listed work, who did what to the rest of the gun?
What holster model is that?


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smooth one wrote:
IBeside the listed work, who did what to the rest of the gun?



Guess I'll break the first glass.

Here's my little contribution to the project:

Match barrel & bushing
Oversize ejector
Oversize firing pin stop
Lower & flair ejection port
Flatten & serrate top of slide (with mirages)
Extreme low mount fixed sights
Rear of slide flatbacked & serrated
American border
Hi Power cuts
Slide stop reprofiled
Stainless recoil spring plug
Slide bottom beveled
Test fired (BTW, it's a shooter)

The person who wins this package is going to have a very special setup.

Personally, I believe very strongly in this Cops 4 Kids benefit, and I want to thank each and every one of you who is supporting this outstanding cause by purchasing a ticket or two. A tip of the fez to all of you!

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Thanks Tim. Very beautiful upper half. Now who did the lower? :)


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I did the frame lines, hand checkering, high cut, round butt and grips.

Also final finish.

John had the hard stuff :lol:

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Beautiful job gents, are the tickets available yet?


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And to think, today I came to the conclusion to stick to DA/SA manual of arms for my carry pistols. Then I see this beauty. Now I have to totally rethink my choice!

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As everyone else has said, this set-up is awesome! The word that comes to mind is "stunning". Great effort from everyone involved, and I can't wait until my ticket is pulled. A boy can dream, can't he??


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Steve, Ted, Ned or John...

As a lot of folks have remarked, "Great job on LTW #5"! Several folks have also asked about y'all giving some guidance relative to the raffle for LTW #5. LTW #4 is out there, but not #5; do we need to wait for #4 to close out before #5 begins, or is there a seperate web site url, or has it simply not been added yet? Please let those of us "chomping at the bit" to know how to proceed; thanks. :?

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Thanks!!! :oops:

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Just added a few pics.

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