Caspian 1911A1 Retro Sleeper

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    Caspian 1911A1 Retro Sleeper

    I have had this one on the back burner for several months. Just got some time in the shop to work on one of my pieces this weekend. This one is
    Caspian carbon steel frame and slide, 1911A1 specs
    Stormlake Match barrel
    EGW match bushing
    EGW sear, leaf spring and disconnect
    EMC wide spur hammer
    STI titanium hammer strut
    Greider medium trigger (still might put a Colt steel trigger in if I can find one)
    Yo-Bo retro rear sight
    Ed Brown serrated black stake in front sight
    USGI serrated arched MSH
    USGI slide stop
    USGI grip safety
    Premium Double Diamond Cocobolo Grip Panels
    Matte blue frame and 320 polished slide flats for that "USGI" look on the polish.

    Mixed up a new brew of bluing salts. Also let this one cook longer in the soup. It turned out the most black/midnight blue that I have seen on one of my guns in a while. The pics just don't show the real deep black/blue with purple overtones that this has. Anyway, this one will be also getting one of the blue satin lined custom black aluminum gun cases to go with it when I get it done. Have a look. I think the bluing on this one turned out really nice. It should make for a real sleeper retro gun if someone is looking for that sort of thing. Or it just may find a permanent home in the safe, not sure yet. Please pardon the lint on the gun in the photos.

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    they really need to have a drooling smilie

    It's just so beautiful, it almost cause my allergies to act up they really need to have a drooling smilie.

    Great looking pistol
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    Very nice. I really like the sterile slide.
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    very nice

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    Beaut' classic look Jess.
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    Looks very nice, Jess.
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    That will be a real nice deluxe "serious business" shooter.
    Anybody looking for a tuned, accurate and elegantly simple pistola would snatch that up.

    That sure does have some nice deep rich coloration.

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    QK,

    Does the term "retro" make you feel old?
    I remember buying my first "new" Colt's, that's pretty much what they looked like.

    Everything old, is new again (except us).
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    I get so used to front slide serrations and polymer finishes (don't get me wrong, I like both just fine) that I forget how nice a well-blued, clean slide can look.

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    It would look very nice with the rest of the 1911s in the house...
    maybe it and my Springfield will mate and make some 3" models....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlv4_0
    maybe it and my Springfield will mate and make some 3" models....
    ...Awwww...
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    Puss in boots....never saw that coming as a response....And I must say so far the only picture as a response that is truely hilarious is Bud's "I find your lack of pics disturbing" this is a close 2nd

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    We aim to please around here...
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    Actually I take it back, Betty's picture of a WWII grass hopper in response to my "What if grass hoppers had machineguns" was also pretty damn funny, and if I may say so. More funny than the puss in boots, but then again she's a graphic designer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlv4_0
    Actually I take it back, Betty's picture of a WWII grass hopper in response to my "What if grass hoppers had machineguns" was also pretty damn funny....
    Dangit...how did I miss seeing that one?

    And I apologize to ontarget1911 for dragging his thread off track...that is a very fine custom pistol
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