A Green Commander...pics!


November 28, 2008, 01:08 PM




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November 28, 2008, 01:22 PM

love the golf ball pattern.

what kind of finish?


Hostile Amish
November 28, 2008, 02:20 PM
That is an impressive 1911. It looks like a Cerakote finish, but i'm no expert.

November 28, 2008, 03:30 PM

November 28, 2008, 05:23 PM
Ordinarily, I don't like the look of guns that aren't a black or blued finish, but this is just excellent looking.

November 28, 2008, 05:30 PM
It isn't every day that you see a color coat applied in a tasteful manner. Looks good.

Jim Watson
November 28, 2008, 05:36 PM
My, that's ugly.

Fun Gun
November 28, 2008, 06:08 PM
I'm green with envy!

November 28, 2008, 06:35 PM
The work, as usual, is awesome, but I can't get enthusiastic about the green. Sorry. I am sure the intended owner loves it though. :)

November 28, 2008, 07:23 PM
Gorgeous. You've definitely steered me back towards a commander for my next purchase!

November 28, 2008, 07:57 PM
Firstly, your pics are phenominal in their clarity.

Secondly, I've always thought the green 1911's were pretty cool. Regardless of mfr.

Very nice.

November 28, 2008, 08:03 PM
Gahhhhh. That's gorgeous.

November 28, 2008, 08:20 PM
Excellent workmanship.

But something about the green, with the de-horning, and the golf-ball dimples makes the whole thing really plastic looking.

Though I'm sure the client will be very pleased.

November 28, 2008, 11:15 PM
i take it, its hot in AZ? all of your guns are melted :neener:

November 28, 2008, 11:30 PM
Thanks for the comments guys!
This one was built to the owner's specs and he did specify green with black trim. I think he does some work in Central America. :rolleyes:
It is Cerakote over parkerizing.
The green doesn't do much for me either, Jim.
The next commander I build is mine! :D

November 29, 2008, 12:31 AM
Very impressive workmanship... beautiful guns on your website too!

November 29, 2008, 12:52 AM
This one was built to the owner's specs and he did specify green with black trim. I think he does some work in Central America.

i did some work in western belize myself. very green jungle with lizards that very shade and as big as small gators.

he better not drop it in the jungle. he would need a metal detector to find it.

November 29, 2008, 01:04 AM
Once again, your muzzles are the most nicely crowned I've ever seen.

ETA: That sounded dirty. That's not how I meant it.

November 29, 2008, 05:20 AM

Man, I hope the owner does not drop that in the woods!!

November 29, 2008, 06:30 AM
It's green, yes, but it's easier to take if you refer to it as "Army Green". You might even get away with calling it "Olive Drab".

So being a military color, I guess I could live with it. :scrutiny:

November 29, 2008, 07:11 AM

1) look at post of awesome pictures of gun as art

2) start thinking "I would like to start a project like that for an old commander I have"

3) Click through to artisans website, and once again be terribly disappointed to discover that Due to an overwhelming backlog,
I am not accepting any work at this time. posted 10 months ago.:banghead:

I've inquired a few times to the Louder Than Words crew to get some work done and they're all backed up with orders past retirement.

There is opportunity out there for a person with pistolsmith skills.

November 30, 2008, 05:30 AM
I think it's great. Not what I would have built up, but still a great looking piece. Would make for a sweet hunting sidearm. I consider it a kind of OD or Army green.

I don't know how I feel about the golf-ball style checkering..maybe a new set of grips would help tone it down a bit.

November 30, 2008, 06:50 AM
I think it's very .....Kimberlike.

November 30, 2008, 09:07 AM
Nice !!

The two dot sights are kind of interesting too...

November 30, 2008, 06:00 PM
I've come to appreciate what a great gunsmith can do. Thank you for showing your work and sharing some of your hard won knowledge on gun forums.

Like that rear sight. Advantageous for one-hand drills. Question: I have a couple of 1911's with Novak rear sights. Are these sights compatible with a Novak cut and can the dot be had in Tritium?

November 30, 2008, 06:41 PM
I enjoyed the photography. Made a green gun look good. :cool:

November 30, 2008, 06:50 PM
Very nice looking pistol! Give us details on the internals and parts. The sights don't do much for me, but still a sweet pistol! How's it shoot?

November 30, 2008, 07:30 PM
The sights do have Trijicon tritium lamps. Front sight has a green lamp with a white outline. Rear sight has a yellow lamp without a white outline.
Parts used:
Rogers' Tier One sights
Caspian frame and slide
Kart barrel
King's barrel bushing
Wilson hammer and sear
Colt disconnector
Greider medium length trigger. Internally lightened
Wilson extractors
Rogers' bar-stock ejector
Nighthawk plunger tube
EGW firing pin stop. Small radius
Davidson grips
Wolff springs

Which model Kimber does this resemble?

November 30, 2008, 07:35 PM
:what: My keyboard needs to dry out from all my drool! :D Them are some good parts. I'm sure the new owner will be extremely happy. Nice work!

November 30, 2008, 07:51 PM
Very nice gun. Love that you kept the straight, classic cocking serrations, they are rare nowadays. The lanyard loop is great too. What rear and front sight are those?

November 30, 2008, 08:06 PM
While that looks like a very high quality 1911, I have to admit the color had a very un-viagra like effect on me.

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