I am not going to get into the history of Bunker and myself, but at the time he built this 1911 for me, we were going through a lot of the same things in our lives. I really did connect with him... we talked for hours about this build. As documented, the pistol was supposed to be collision course of "old meets new".... meaning if JMB had access to modern day machines, what would his vision of the perfect 1911 be (Spare me that "the original 1911 was just that talk"). The reason I wanted to write up a bit more on this pistol is because I am giving a rare in detailed peek at the internals of the gun. Something most will never, ever, ever see posted on the internet. Most 1911 threads are pics of the outside of the gun... the "look at me" pics. But it is rare is the soul of the gun pictured... For a recap, here is the work up on her... Premium Oil Grained Blue Kart 9mm Cone Barrel Kart 38 Super Cone Barrel Deep Bevel Magwell Fabricate and Blend Custom Lanyard Look MSH High Power Cuts French Boarder Ball Cuts in Slide Full Blend Front Sight Hand Made Gold Bead Front Sight Ultra Match Hammer Set Trigger Puil 2.8lbs Harrison Controls Bull Nose Front of Slide Bunker Arms Cartouche under Mag Release Short Steel Trigger Spur Hammer Marvel Disconnector Cut Top Slide Serrations (Leave top of slide round) Nitre Blue All Small Parts Extra 9mm and 38 Super extractors To add to the top, this was the very first 1911 Brandan built on his own frame variance. I requested the serial number 7 for many reasons, but in religious context the number 7 is the number of completeness and perfection. 5 years ago the 1911's Bunker Arms was building is very much different than the 1911's he is building today. When I got this gun, the approach was the way the old masters did it... all over sized parts, all hand fit, and all very labor intensive. You can see the contact points of the barrel fit, the slide stop wear, and the utter perfection of the inner workings on the slide. Today, Brandans approach is much different... He approaches things practically with laser precision of CNC machines. His guns have evolved a lot... Coding a machine to do a lot of the labor that he once did on a mill. He now makes all his parts in house vs sourcing them. Bunker still does some of the best blueing in the business... His trade mark oil grained premium blue work (which is pictured) looks very turnbull charcoal like in color but still has that blue vs grey look. Its a dead give away that he did the finish work! Today you will see much more PVD, DLC, or "Ion Bond" coming from his shop, which look equally as attractive and the finish work he puts on the newer guns also is a dead give away that it was done in his shop! I am lucky blessed to own a 1911 build the older way he approached guns, and the new way he approach's a custom gun as well. Both extraordinary guns, yet very different from each other. I am not joking when I say this, to date I have not had a malfunction with this pistol... dead nuts reliable and spot on accurate! As always enjoy the pictures and I hope you all liked the write up!