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Old June 1, 2013, 12:55 AM   #501
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I have posted mine in other threads but not in the picture thread. This started out as a standard Citadel (Armscor) Gov't 1911; then it got a new thumb safety, trigger, front sight, arched MSH, and hard chrome treatment by APW.

Since this picture was taken I got some new mesquite wood grips but I haven't had the chance to get a decent picture with them yet.
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Old June 4, 2013, 12:10 PM   #502
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Old June 5, 2013, 06:11 PM   #503
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Springfield Armory GI Champion:



Going to give it a trigger job and replace those hideous US grips........
otherwise, leaving it stock!
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Old June 6, 2013, 10:39 PM   #504
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Now I want another one....Any one have an extra they don't want? LOL
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Old July 11, 2013, 05:36 PM   #505
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Old July 11, 2013, 05:58 PM   #506
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I really like that picture, Tarosean! And the guns are beautiful.

You know how I feel about that Baer
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Old July 11, 2013, 08:11 PM   #507
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Old July 12, 2013, 12:05 PM   #508
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Chuck I sure hope that pic gives Sen Fiensteien a heart attack.. Sweet black pistol and that super scarey, deadly ammo!!!
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Old July 12, 2013, 12:12 PM   #509
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rogersprecison that's some darn fine work
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Old July 12, 2013, 01:25 PM   #510
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Here's my attempt at putting lipstick on a pig. My AMT Hardballer purchased new in 1987. Here's the before pic...



It started off with me wanting to install a beavertail grip safety and commander hammer, and ended with about eight hours worth of polishing, laser etching the slide, new Wilson Combat spring set, and some homemade Koa wood grips with hand cast pewter medallions.

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Old July 12, 2013, 02:04 PM   #511
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That's a pretty successful lipstick job. The porcine qualities only show through now in that trigger. I think it would look a good deal better with a three hole or solid. Either way, though, it looks a whole lot better than stock AMT trim.

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Old July 12, 2013, 02:40 PM   #512
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Four of them

If it attaches, here are 4 of the last few out the door.
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Old July 12, 2013, 04:04 PM   #513
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Nice job BHarada! Like the subtle name change too.
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Old July 12, 2013, 04:42 PM   #514
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I really like that picture, Tarosean! And the guns are beautiful.

You know how I feel about that Baer
Thanks... The Baer ranks way up there in my fav's that I own..
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Old July 12, 2013, 06:49 PM   #515
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That's a pretty successful lipstick job. The porcine qualities only show through now in that trigger. I think it would look a good deal better with a three hole or solid. Either way, though, it looks a whole lot better than stock AMT trim.
Thanks. Trigger, sear and disconnector are all in the queue for round two upgrades.

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Nice job BHarada! Like the subtle name change too.
That was the entire reason why I had the slide etched. Luckily I was able to find a guy locally who does laser etching as a side business. It only cost me $45.
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Old July 12, 2013, 07:41 PM   #516
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Old July 13, 2013, 01:02 AM   #517
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BHarada - First off, GORGEOUS GUN! It's like night and day lookin' at the before and after pics. Amazing job. Also, I think the trigger looks really good the way it is, I think that style looks way better than 3-hole, and = or > solid trigger, but that's just my lil ol opinion.

Secondly, LOVE the subtle Haradaballer name change, I looked at it twice, and scratched my head once or twice before realizing your username, hehehehe. That is Ballin!


Highpower, Love that Springer, it is so beautiful!
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Old July 13, 2013, 01:41 AM   #518
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Dan Wesson Classic...





Colt Combat Commander from 1972...





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Old July 13, 2013, 01:45 AM   #519
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Highpower, that Springfield definitely has some history to it.

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BHarada - First off, GORGEOUS GUN! It's like night and day lookin' at the before and after pics. Amazing job. Also, I think the trigger looks really good the way it is, I think that style looks way better than 3-hole, and = or > solid trigger, but that's just my lil ol opinion.

Secondly, LOVE the subtle Haradaballer name change, I looked at it twice, and scratched my head once or twice before realizing your username, hehehehe. That is Ballin!
I like the look of the stock trigger as well, but I'm in the process of replacing the internals mainly because they're AMT parts. I had the sear break after the first time I shot the gun back in '87. AMT replaced it, but the quality of the internal parts is crude at best.

One day I'll have to spring for a new barrel and bushing as well.
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Old July 13, 2013, 08:07 AM   #520
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Old July 14, 2013, 07:05 AM   #521
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BHarada- That is one sharp gun, very nice work, certainly the best looking AMT I've ever seen. Great job!
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Old July 14, 2013, 10:46 AM   #522
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Great "attempt"...
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Old July 14, 2013, 02:21 PM   #523
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Thumbs up Three year Thread!

AWESOME GUNS GENTLEMEN!!!
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Old July 17, 2013, 07:54 PM   #524
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My 1911's

Here's my humble 1911's:

1911A1




Colt Commander with trigger job, ramp job:




The two of them: With some of my 230gr / 5.5gr W-231 / Starline case / Remington primers.




M1911A1 closer:








Colt Commander:








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Old July 17, 2013, 08:47 PM   #525
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Here's my attempt at putting lipstick on a pig.
Bill,
That is hands down the most beautiful AMT I've ever seen, and one of the most beautiful 1911s in general, I've seen. Hopefully, it runs as good as it looks.

I once had a AMT Govt. model, but I don't want to talk about it.
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