Lets see those 1911's !!

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  1. tark

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    Custom I helped build in '92 for a friend. I did checkering and polishing. Springfield Armory base gun. That "round the world" checkering on the trigger guard was difficult but the checkering on the hammer was more difficult. Had to cut em' with a single point. The gun Ransomed just over an inch @ 50yrds, 5 shots.
     

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    Top left; Dan Wesson C-Bob
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  3. Gladius

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    First row, top to bottom: 1. Colt 1911 (made in 1914). 2. Remington Rand 1911A1 (made in 1944). 3. Springfield Armory "GI" Model. 4. Colt Lightweight Commander. Second row, same: 1. Kimber Target Longslide. 2. Springfield Armory 1911-A1 Longslide. 3. Cimarron Arms 1911. 4. Taurus PT1911.
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  4. WVsig

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    Current favorite. Don Williams Custom Colt.
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  5. tark

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    Those top serrations on the slide are very classy. Are the 30 LPI or 40? I have serrated the tops of several hundred 1911 slides when I worked for Les but I have never seen the tapering to a point look like your gun exhibits. Btw I share the same last name as Don. If I ever meet the guy I will compliment him on his work.
     
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  6. WVsig

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    Don is great to work with. I have 3 BHPs from him and this 1911. I also own a couple Baers. A TRS and an older Concept VII. Both are excellent shooters and well built.

    Don flattened & serrate top of slide at 40 lpi and added the ghost arrows. Here are pics of the process. Not my fun but the same work.

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    Another pic of my slide.

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    If your Baer's are more than 7 years old, I did the frame to slide fit, the checkering and any serrations on the slide, top or back. We never flattened the top of the slide before serrating and I had an old fashioned mill to work with (As in not a CNC ) I had the depths and spacing of the lines in my head. I never crashed a single one. Looking back, I don't know how I did it!
     
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  8. BrotherMaynard

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    Not the best pics but in alphabetical order:

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  9. X62503

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    My only 1911 is a 1968 Commercial model (also posted elsewhere). Mr. Tussey worked on it a little bit a few years ago, opening up the ejection port and installing a long trigger with adjustable overtravel.

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  10. md7

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    Springfield Mil Spec. It’s a keeper!

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    Sig STX. Best 1911 I've ever owned. Also the only one.
     
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    Do you ever hear the faint sounds of “Lord I Hope This Day Is Good” as you’re driving to shoot it? Or “I believe In You” when you’re about to pull the trigger?
     
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    the hard chromed gun is the same as the first. after it had to go back for something i had them hard chrome it. 20160105_115939-1_copy_1151x695.jpg 20160105_120501-1_copy_800x450.jpg 20181111_094415_copy_800x450.jpg
     
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  16. Griffen

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    Thanks. Those grips are Sambar Stag from Spresser Custom grips. They make particularly nice Sambar stag grips for a variety of firearms; especially 1911’s. I have, over the years, purchased other types of stag, but the Sambar Stag is just consistently superior in look and feel. There is just something special about stag on 1911 style pistols.

    Another 1911-ish pistol dressed in Sambar stag:

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    A mid-1950's 38 Super with a 38 Special barrel installed. A work still in progress as I'm having trouble getting the gun to feed the last round. I might put the 38 Super barrel back in it.
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    Are you able to use .38 Super mags with the .38 Special wadcutters? I ask because I inherited my grandfather's old bullseye gun of very similar configuration. The one magazine I have for it is well beyond it's "best by" date.
     
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    roval

    Love the "frosted" look on your hard chromed Baer Custom!
     
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    Another fan of the Sambar Stag grips on your Colt Mustang Pocketlite!
     
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    For all the Colt hate---there sure is a lot of Colt's out there
     
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    Nothing but hugs and kisses for mine. I have cast a furtive glance at an Alchemy, though.
     
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    OP started with a Taurus, so I'll add mine. Usually sports the white wood, but it's been awhile for the reds. Got this in 2005 when the PT1911 was new to the market. Has been a very good pistol.
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  25. CapnMac

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    AO 1911A1
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