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The "Official" 1911 Thread

This is a discussion on The "Official" 1911 Thread within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Old Man I purchased a Colt Gold Cup National Match in 1979 from C&R Specialties in Kansas City, Missouri. Included with the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Man View Post
    I purchased a Colt Gold Cup National Match in 1979 from C&R Specialties in Kansas City, Missouri. Included with the pistol was a Colt key ring screwdriver with blades sized to fit the grip screws and adjustable sights. The pistol was unfortunately traded in one of my many thoughtless moments of stupidity, but I still have the screwdriver. I don't know when these were included with the boxed pistols, but thought some would like to see one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Those things chew holes in your pockets so fast your head would spin, ask me how I know.
    But not nearly as fast as cash chews its way out of my pockets, when it sniffs-out a deal on a nice Colt ! Ask me how I know.
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    Here's one you don't see every day. It's an OC Arms/DGC Custom Gunsmithing 1911 that I picked up for a song not too long ago from a dealer that had to take it as part of multi gun purchase. The company hit the 1911 market in 2009 and thought they were going to be the next big thing but only lasted a year. From what I can find they only built a handful of guns, this one is #15. It's a bit rough, it's got a few miles on it, and someone was inside bubbafying it before me but after cleaning and lubing it, replacing the sear and disconnector with Colt parts left over from a build, swapping in new springs, and tweaking the extractor, it runs fine on 230gr ball. I also changed the factory arched MSH for a flat checkered one that was hiding in the parts drawer and added some grip tape to the front strap. It came with XS Big Dot sights from the factory, they're fast but don't lend themselves to precision work, but it still keeps a mag full in a tennis ball sized group at 12yds. It's stainless and reliable and accurate enough for a truck/tractor/lawn mower gun that I'll never have to worry about scratching or having out in the weather. Not too bad for $275 and a little bit of sorting out.



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    You can learn something new about 1911s everyday.

    That is pretty interesting, Scott.
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    Picked this one today. Only thing I absolutely have to change are the stock screws to standard style heads.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinTime View Post
    Picked this one today. Only thing I absolutely have to change are the stock screws to standard style heads.

    Woo - Hoo !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinTime View Post
    Picked this one today. Only thing I absolutely have to change are the stock screws to standard style heads.

    Hex head screws weren't around when Saint John designed the 1911, but he intended that the grip screws could be removed with a .45 ACP case rim. You're moving in the right direction!
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    Very nice indeed, Justin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaedrusIV View Post
    Woo - Hoo !!!
    I told you it was just a matter of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Hex head screws weren't around when Saint John designed the 1911, but he intended that the grip screws could be removed with a .45 ACP case rim. You're moving in the right direction!
    Thank you, I have a good teacher on 1911 do's and dont's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Very nice indeed, Justin!
    Thank you sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinTime View Post
    Picked this one today. Only thing I absolutely have to change are the stock screws to standard style heads.

    Beautiful, Justin! That one is definitely on my short list.
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    My Ruger SR1911 LWC is sitting in the safe with a stripped out grip bushing going to have to order an oversized tap and bushing. So sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit212 View Post
    My Ruger SR1911 LWC is sitting in the safe with a stripped out grip bushing going to have to order an oversized tap and bushing. So sad.
    @Rabbit212 Sorry it has happened to you, what an aggravation. Pretty easy to do if the grip screws are over tightened and if you are like me, thinking you don't want them loosening while shooting, you might go beyond that point that causes the bushing to initially seize and then strip upon trying to remove the screw. I admit to doing it on a steel frame 1911, never-the-less on an aluminum frame one, which is easier yet to do! I had one on a Colt steel frame that stripped the first time I removed the grips. I said "rats" or something similar, use your own imagination.
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    Originally I was sending a Colt Delta Elite to Evolution Armory for a build, long story short UPS lost my Colt.

    We talked and we ended up with EA making me a full custom Evo Elite in 10mm using their frame & slide.

    Turned out better than expected, now time for some pics:















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