Retro Colt 1944 Sleeper

Retro Colt 1944 Sleeper

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    Retro Colt 1944 Sleeper

    This was a really fun project. It started with a 1944 Colt slide on another frame with odd ball parts. The customer bought the other gun with the intention of just using the slide for another retro sleeper. And that is what he got. From 2 feet away this just looks like a pristine 1911 (not A) Colt 1911. Then a closer look would reveal
    Gunsmith Fit Match Barrel and Bushing
    EMC Tool Steel Wide Spur Hammer
    STI Titanium Hammer Strut
    Yost Retro Rear Sight
    Ed Brown Serrated and Ramped Front Sight
    Aluminum Short Trigger in place of steel trigger
    Caspian 1911 Reciever
    S&W Smooth MSH
    Ed Brown 1911A1 Grip Safety
    Just for pics smooth cocobolo grips, will be fitted with proper retro replacement grips
    Hand lapped slide to frame
    3.5 lb. crisp trigger.
    Midnight Blue Finish
    Polished slide flats
    "Brushed" reciever flats for proper look

    And some other things I am sure I forget. PLEASE forgive the crummy pics. It just does not show how nice looking this gun turned out.

    Jess








    This gun shot 8 rounds through a quarter sized hole free hand at about 25 yards. I did not want to let it go.
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    That gun is a Wolf In Sheeps Clothing.
    Very Nice Jess.
    You put a lot of custom work into that pistola. Simple & Sweet.

    I love it when you post photos of your creations Jess.
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    I agree with QK, very nice !!!
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    Very nice indeed.

    I like the retro look, I've two pistols that look very much like this.
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    Wow, sweet project indeed.

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