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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:55 pm 
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This project started out with a commercial Colt .45 of 1952 vintage. The owner also had a .38 Super top end of the same vintage. Both had been chromed, as in bumper chrome which was the thing to do long ago. My task was to make both run, and blue again on the same frame. It took a bit of work and some help to get them done right. I managed to use most of what they came with, with a few additions. The Super had a vintage Triangle sight, but is was installed on the GI dovetail which was much too high. That was set lower in the slide and a new dovetail front sight added. The .45 got a similar set up with a BoMar clone rear. I had to get the chrome commercial stripped at a local plater. The internals were up graded with some bar stock parts. The barrels got two new bushings cut for a close tolerance. The hammer is original and was surface ground to clear the slide slot. Two ejectors were cut, one for each caliber and slide. Finish is a hot blue to mimic a period Colt finish. The pins and screws were nitre blued to add a little contrast.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:37 pm 
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Nicely done; I like the classic look....


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:17 pm 
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Greg, very nice recoup on this one. Cool that you stuck with the old Triangle.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:54 am 
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The peeling on the before pics is incredible. Great transformation!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:41 pm 
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Nice work Greg. You know how I feel about the traditional looking, yet custom 1911 pistols. I dig em'!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:15 pm 
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Guys - Greg refinished them exactly as I knew and expected he would!

Can't wait to get them but have to wait...darn it!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:20 am 
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Nice work! This makes an awesome dual caliber setup.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:26 pm 
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Damn nice work sir


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:08 am 
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NIce one

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:48 am 
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Amazing looking set. What wood is that used for the grips?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:34 am 
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Very nice work. One question;

Why not mill the .45 slide ejector slot to accept the Super ejector, and save a loseable parts swap when changing uppers?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:08 am 
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Patrick Sweeney wrote:
Very nice work. One question;

Why not mill the .45 slide ejector slot to accept the Super ejector, and save a loseable parts swap when changing uppers?


Patrick, sorry to say I never thought of that. I'll have to remember that for the future.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:32 am 
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I was just wondering if there had been a reason you did it that way.

I built a few upper-swap guns back in the day, and I re-did the ejector slot. Well, I did until I ran into a fully-hardened Colt slide. After that, I hardness-checked the slide before proceeding.

For my own guns it was easier to simply build a second gun,than fit two uppers.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:31 pm 
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I love seeing before and afters. Nice grips and awesome classic look.

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