SLide Mod. - Armond Swenson Style


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BlindJustice
November 19, 2007, 12:54 AM
Does any Custom shop these days offer the modification
to the slide of a 1911 as Armond Swenson did back
in the Day? I am referring to his 1911 work where he stippled
the top arch of the slide. He also cut into the slide to make
room for a S & W adj. rear sight . Of course these days we
have a lot of 1911s offered with the bead blast or Matte finish
but it isn't the same as having an artisan stipple the top of
the slide for a persoanl touch.

FYI for rookies, Armond Swenson invented the ambidextrious
safety

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XavierBreath
November 19, 2007, 01:18 AM
You mean like this 'un?
http://www.bayourovers.com/CLARKSandWrearsightLEFT.jpg

Heirloom Precision (http://www.heirloomprecision.com/) aka Ted Yost did a Retro Package when they were Yost~Bonitz. He can probably fix you up.

Mad Magyar
November 19, 2007, 09:50 AM
You forgot at least one other mod that makes an A. Swenson: the squared trigger guard...Quite a fad back then.....:)

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