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MADBMW
12-19-2010, 09:09
A little more than a year ago, I finally decided to have my first full house custom built. Inspired by an article I saw in Surefire Combat Tactics magazine about a gun called the T.H.U.G. which was built by Steve Morrision of MARS Armament. After reading the article I eventually gave Steve a call to ask a few questions. I found Steve to be a great guy who was easy to work with and willing to put up with my endless questions. I finally decided on Steve's Axiom package with a few additional features thrown in. On Steve's suggestion I chose a Colt 01918 WWI repro as my base gun and sent it off to him.

Extras:

Gold bead front sight

Modified ledge rear sight

Golf ball texture on the front strap and mainspring housing with matching golf ball grips.

Flush cut muzzle to thick flange bushing.

Black Ceracoat finish.

I also had Steve fit both an extended thumb saftey and fit the GI safety to the gun so I would have a spare. Steve also fitted me a spare extractor. Steve finished final assembly yesterday and the gun will be shipping to me on Monday just in time for Christmas!

Please enjoy the pics and please let me know what you think.

http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/4N20/BlehmLeftSide2.jpg

http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/4N20/BlehmRightSide4.jpg

http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/4N20/DSCN3424.jpg

http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/4N20/DSCN3422.jpg

Hokie1911
12-19-2010, 09:14
Damn. That looks freaking sweet! :thumbsup:

Wade-19
12-19-2010, 09:14
Very nice !!!:supergrin:

Nickpisp
12-19-2010, 09:28
Nice! :rock:

38 Super Fan
12-19-2010, 09:33
Awesome 1911, congratulations. :cool:

brisk21
12-19-2010, 10:03
Looks nice! Kind of a mix of traditional and modern looks with the beavertail/hammer setup and the old style thumb safety.

Alcoy
12-19-2010, 10:06
very nice. thanks for sharing.

Quack
12-19-2010, 10:45
http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac335/4N20/DSCN3424.jpg


Nice!!!

i do have 1 nitpick though. The frame is blended to the slide.

MADBMW
12-19-2010, 11:31
Quack,

I noticed that as well, but for me, on this build it is a non issue. Steve builds guns to run, and some of his packages (like the Axiom) don't include fine hand blending of certain areas. His guns have a reputation of being dead nuts reliable hard use guns, and that was exactally what I wanted. Granted, I did include some cosmetic improvements and alot of handwork went into this build, but as I intend to abuse this gun, that is a very minor issue for me. I am also certainly not implying that finely fit 1911's are not reliable, it was just not part of this specific build.

glock2740
12-19-2010, 11:35
Congrats! Super looking gun. :thumbsup:

ratrodfink
12-19-2010, 11:36
That is a great looking pistol.

Sarge43
12-19-2010, 12:00
Very nice! Congrats!
Sarge

thecableguy
12-19-2010, 12:09
Looks great. Congrats:thumbsup:

GJ1981
12-19-2010, 12:14
I love the contrast of the grips on a black finish, congrats.

PlasticGuy
12-19-2010, 12:24
That's beautiful. Congrats!

Mr. Gekko
12-19-2010, 12:33
Looks nice, congrats! :cool:

MADBMW
12-19-2010, 12:41
Thanks for the compliments so far guys. I can't wait to get this puppy in my hands as I have been waiting with great anticipation for it to be done. I will have it most likely on Teusday, and I hope to get it to the range for a brief shake down on that same day or the next.

1 old 0311
12-19-2010, 12:48
VERY, VERY nice work!

dc2integra
12-19-2010, 14:46
wow :wow:

Cobra64
12-19-2010, 14:55
Congrats! :cool:

proactive
12-19-2010, 15:53
Very nice build. Will you post a range report?

MADBMW
12-19-2010, 16:06
Very nice build. Will you post a range report?

For sure. Gun will most likely be in my hands on Teusday (fingers crossed) and I will try to get some rounds down range on that day or the next. The only fly in the ointment is that it is Christmas week and lots of family are on their way.

proactive
12-19-2010, 17:06
Cool beans. Congrats and enjoy!

airflyer
12-19-2010, 18:09
Nice gun congrats

TKR Reptiles
12-19-2010, 18:56
Very nice! Congrats...

bac1023
12-19-2010, 19:09
That came out great.

Thanks for sharing!

rsxr22
12-19-2010, 19:28
That thing is SWEET

knedrgr
12-19-2010, 19:44
what kind of hammer is on there?

MADBMW
12-19-2010, 19:51
what kind of hammer is on there?

It's a Koenig low mass tool steel hammer. They are sort of a trademark on builds that Steve does. I really like the look of them vs. the oval style hammer. I prefer a commander ring hammer, the Koenig or a GI spur.

ctfireman
12-19-2010, 20:37
I'm really diggin it!