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doc540
April 15, 2013, 03:37 PM
finally got some pro pics instead of the amateur pics I've been posting :o

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/M1991A1/fae38ddb-616e-42f2-bd98-489c6bd48713_zpsaa2fad9e.jpg

Colt Custom Shop Royal Blue

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/M1991A1/925a71f1-1766-411a-ac54-5862a50f933b_zps1ab61bfd.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/M1991A1/e871bf88-9054-4759-8813-59601a7ea440_zpsf1e9f531.jpg

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horsemen61
April 15, 2013, 03:42 PM
That is an awesome looking gun can I ask how much the bluing job was roughly.

FitGunner
April 15, 2013, 03:42 PM
Gorgeous! Nice job on the finish. Those grips compliment it very well.

doc540
April 15, 2013, 03:48 PM
Thanks

Colt Custom Shop Royal Blue refin

Kim Ahrends made the stocks from a piece of the same wood as the box

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Presentation%20Case/91a69f85-6199-4d91-85bb-542ee4bace68_zps9c27a957.jpg

horsemen61
April 15, 2013, 03:49 PM
Yes I think the box makes it really stand out

tarosean
April 15, 2013, 03:50 PM
Very nice.. New slide or did they weld the old one up?

doc540
April 15, 2013, 03:57 PM
Thanks

Same slide, that's just a blem in the "before" pic.

CCS charges $350 plus shipping

doc540
April 15, 2013, 04:08 PM
double post

horsemen61
April 15, 2013, 04:10 PM
K thanks for that info

2zulu1
April 15, 2013, 04:15 PM
Very, very nice! :)

Greg528iT
April 15, 2013, 04:16 PM
That looks fantastic.

txgunsuscg
April 15, 2013, 07:13 PM
That is a thing of beauty... And love the presentation box as well...

CmdrSlander
April 15, 2013, 07:35 PM
That's beautiful. Is this going to be a keepsake or a shooter?

doc540
April 15, 2013, 07:37 PM
BBQ special

CmdrSlander
April 15, 2013, 07:41 PM
BBQ special
Help me out here... I've never quite understood what BBQ gun is:

Is it a gun that you show off to people at social gatherings or is it a gun that you carry at such gatherings?

doc540
April 15, 2013, 07:58 PM
excellent question

depends if it's a family gathering (carry) or non-family (show off) :D

BigShep85
April 15, 2013, 08:41 PM
That is a keeper! How long did it take for colt to do the work?

Cocked & Locked
April 15, 2013, 08:49 PM
excellent question

depends if it's a family gathering (carry) or non-family (show off) :D

Good Answer and fine looking Colt!

doc540
April 15, 2013, 10:59 PM
Thanks

Shep, they had it about 8 months.

Stringfellow
April 16, 2013, 12:09 AM
Wow--well done!!!

robby04162
April 16, 2013, 12:30 AM
I love the bluing on that gun, very nice

bannockburn
April 16, 2013, 01:13 AM
doc540

Marvelous polishing and bluing job. Congrats on a truly magnificent looking Colt!

jehicks87
April 16, 2013, 09:35 AM
Very, very nice. The Royal Blue is the best-looking firearm finish that ever was, outside of color case hardening.

jim6172
April 16, 2013, 01:17 PM
I like it thought about getting it done myself but decided i like the patina
http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u673/Jim6172/20130413_165702_zps754945ef.jpg (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/Jim6172/media/20130413_165702_zps754945ef.jpg.html)
http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u673/Jim6172/20130413_165810_zps9ffc19dd.jpg (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/Jim6172/media/20130413_165810_zps9ffc19dd.jpg.html)
thanx
jim

doc540
April 16, 2013, 01:19 PM
I agree, Jim, yours looks all-business and fine "as is".

doc540
April 18, 2013, 01:13 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Presentation%20Case/617df873-fc98-4822-9ae3-ade87bea865e_zpsa6fc7326.jpg

Cocked & Locked
April 18, 2013, 08:34 AM
That Colt certainly does pose well :what:

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