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Rinspeed
08-12-2011, 21:45
If this doesn't get you excited you're either gay or damn near dead. :supergrin:



http://www.louderthanwords.us/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8850

GeorgiaRedfish
08-12-2011, 21:47
They do amazing work.

Solid Snake
08-12-2011, 21:47
that is LEGIT! one of the best looking 1911s i've seen in a long time...

faawrenchbndr
08-12-2011, 21:53
I saw that on TOS,......hands down the finest resto-mod 1911 I've ever seen.

thecableguy
08-12-2011, 21:57
:drool: :faint: :drool: :faint: Beautiful

Hokie1911
08-12-2011, 21:57
Oh man, that's just stupid good. I've said it before and I'll say it again, if I won the lottery, JB would be getting a phone call before the ink dried on the giant check.

Wade-19
08-12-2011, 21:59
If this doesn't get you excited you're either gay or damn near dead. :supergrin:



http://www.louderthanwords.us/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8850

Man for a second I thought I was gay or dead !! Then I realized I was looking at the "before" pics . :rofl:

denn1911
08-12-2011, 22:05
He is an artist, and that impressive pistol is a work of art. They do outstanding work there.

xdmikey
08-12-2011, 22:10
+1 Wade!

dnuggett
08-12-2011, 22:29
Absolutely beautiful!

38 Super Fan
08-12-2011, 22:49
:wow:Damn! I think that may be coolest custom build I've ever seen.

PlasticGuy
08-13-2011, 01:14
Those guys are amazing. I have a Yost Signature built on a Colt that is amazing. I'd love to have them do a retro build on my WWI repro Colt someday. Seeing pictures like that are great inspiration.

And on the bright side, it appears I'm neither gay nor dead. Cool.

4949shooter
08-13-2011, 04:38
Looks good!

eracer
08-13-2011, 04:44
That's the kind of custom 1911 that I'd want to own forever.

3rdgen40
08-13-2011, 04:53
That is one dead sexy 1911...:wow:

CMG
08-13-2011, 06:59
Very nice work! :cool:

Jim S.
08-13-2011, 07:46
WOW...
The before and after pictures would make you think that you are looking at two totally different guns.
Beautiful workmanship.

Fedor
08-13-2011, 07:56
Sweet. :cool:

4949shooter
08-13-2011, 08:03
What is the number on the bushing? It doesn't match the serial number..

Bodyarmorguy
08-13-2011, 08:12
I own a Series 70 Colt Combat Government Model that I bought used in 1986. I added some drop in parts and had the frame hardchromed by Accurate Plating and Weaponry, carried the gun on an off for years, sold it to a buddy, bought it back.

I sent it to Jason Burton at Heirloom in January 2009 looking like this:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/DSC_0888.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/DSC_0889.jpg

He returned it to me in March of 2010 looking like this:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/HPColt2.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/HPColt1.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/HPColt3.jpg

Rinspeed
08-13-2011, 08:19
What is the number on the bushing? It doesn't match the serial number..




That's just the part number of the NM bushing, all of the NM bushings of that era would have same number.

4949shooter
08-13-2011, 08:44
That's just the part number of the NM bushing, all of the NM bushings of that era would have same number.
Thanks..

Kara's HoPE
08-13-2011, 13:35
Man for a second I thought I was gay or dead !! Then I realized I was looking at the "before" pics . :rofl:

I don't think appreciating the before pics would qualify anyone as either gay or dead...:supergrin:

That being said, that is one damn nice finished product... I imagine lots of people going broke this year over the centennial of the Colt....:cool:

knedrgr
08-13-2011, 13:40
damn that looks good!

bac1023
08-13-2011, 18:30
Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. :faint:

Rinspeed
08-13-2011, 18:56
If this doesn't get you excited you're either gay or damn near dead. :supergrin:




Guys, when I posted this last night I had consumed a couple pops and now I'm feeling a little down. Both Quack and Knedrgr PMed me to let me know how disappointed they were in my choice of words. Hey, who am I to judge, if you live an alternative lifestyle more power to you. I was just trying to make a little joke. :dunno:

bac1023
08-13-2011, 19:03
I love retro builds from Heirloom. Mine was built on a 1911 platform by Ted Yost a few years back.

The Heirloom smiths are among the world's best. :)



http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_3872.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/057-1.jpg

awpk03s
08-13-2011, 19:11
Just.... wow. Wow. Wow. That gun is amazing, and perfect in about every way.

denn1911
08-13-2011, 19:26
bac1023, that's gorgeous! :wow:

bac1023
08-13-2011, 19:46
bac1023, that's gorgeous! :wow:

Thanks.

The guys at Heirloom are incredible.

knedrgr
08-13-2011, 20:49
Guys, when I posted this last night I had consumed a couple pops and now I'm feeling a little down. Both Quack and Knedrgr PMed me to let me know how disappointed they were in my choice of words. Hey, who am I to judge, if you live an alternative lifestyle more power to you. I was just trying to make a little joke. :dunno:

Just remember, I'm the pitcher...not the catcher. :rofl:

glock2619
08-13-2011, 21:02
Yes, I saw that one posted yesterday. Most EVERYTHING on that site is incredible. But this has something....I don't know. It's just got that certain "rightness" over and above almost anything I've ever seen from them. Wow.

bac1023
08-13-2011, 22:03
Just remember, I'm the pitcher...not the catcher. :rofl:

:rofl::rofl:

bac1023
08-14-2011, 05:32
Guys, when I posted this last night I had consumed a couple pops and now I'm feeling a little down. Both Quack and Knedrgr PMed me to let me know how disappointed they were in my choice of words. Hey, who am I to judge, if you live an alternative lifestyle more power to you. I was just trying to make a little joke. :dunno:

:rofl::rofl:

4949shooter
08-14-2011, 05:47
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_3872.jpg

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Wow very nice bac..

limbkiller
08-14-2011, 05:59
Guys, when I posted this last night I had consumed a couple pops and now I'm feeling a little down. Both Quack and Knedrgr PMed me to let me know how disappointed they were in my choice of words. Hey, who am I to judge, if you live an alternative lifestyle more power to you. I was just trying to make a little joke. :dunno:

95% of my drinking is bourbon and coke. 60% bourbon 40% coke. If I had 2 pops I would be feeling a little down too. :supergrin:

bac1023
08-14-2011, 06:35
Yes, I saw that one posted yesterday. Most EVERYTHING on that site is incredible. But this has something....I don't know. It's just got that certain "rightness" over and above almost anything I've ever seen from them. Wow.

Yeah its a great site for the 1911 addict. :supergrin:

bac1023
08-14-2011, 06:36
Wow very nice bac..

Thank you sir. :)

craig19
08-14-2011, 07:20
Very nice, congrats!

bac1023
08-14-2011, 07:40
Very nice, congrats!

...I'm not sure anyone bought anything. ;)

ratf51
08-14-2011, 07:50
What is the number on the bushing? It doesn't match the serial number..

My father has a Govt. NM and it has the exact same bushing. When I saw the numbers they looked familiar so I pulled up the pics of my Dad's gun, and, lo and behold, same number on the bushing.

brisk21
08-14-2011, 08:03
Just remember, I'm the pitcher...not the catcher. :rofl:


Doesn't matter. Its all baseball!!!!!

Man that is one nice gun. I'll have some retro custom colts if I ever get even semi-rich!!

bac1023
08-14-2011, 08:09
Man that is one nice gun. I'll have some retro custom colts if I ever get even semi-rich!!

Yeah, there are some nice looking retro customs on the market.

I love this one from C&S. :hearts: That said, its more a replica than a retro custom build. Beautiful though...


http://www.cylinder-slide.com/reproduction.shtml

thecableguy
08-14-2011, 08:17
Yeah, there are some nice looking retro customs on the market.

I love this one from C&S. :hearts: That said, its more a replica than a retro custom build. Beautiful though...


http://www.cylinder-slide.com/reproduction.shtml

That C&S is beautiful as well Brian. When are you receiving yours? :supergrin:

bac1023
08-14-2011, 08:33
That C&S is beautiful as well Brian. When are you receiving yours? :supergrin:

:rofl:

I would like one at some point, actually.

I really like replicas ever since I purchased my USFA this past spring. :)



http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0004_3-1.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0010.jpg

thecableguy
08-14-2011, 08:48
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0004_3-1.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0010.jpg



:drool: Would love to someday own one of those Brian. Those are pretty rare though aren't they?

brisk21
08-14-2011, 09:26
Yeah, there are some nice looking retro customs on the market.

I love this one from C&S. :hearts: That said, its more a replica than a retro custom build. Beautiful though...


http://www.cylinder-slide.com/reproduction.shtml


Yeah, those are pretty sweet!. Id like to have a custom built series 70 Colt. Maybe one of those TALO inc. WWII models.

seanmac45
08-14-2011, 09:50
I had the honor of handling the pistol that is the subject of this post last weekend. Larry Vickers put it on the display table along with the rest of a rare and expensive collection.
This particular piece was gorgeous. Drop dead gorgeous. I asked Larry how it shot and he replied that he just got it back and hadn't had an opportunity to fire it yet.

We were at the Vickers Hackathorn 1911 Centennial Class in Ohio. The class was great and the pistols I handled should be behind glass in a museum.

bac1023
08-14-2011, 10:34
I had the honor of handling the pistol that is the subject of this post last weekend. Larry Vickers put it on the display table along with the rest of a rare and expensive collection.
This particular piece was gorgeous. Drop dead gorgeous. I asked Larry how it shot and he replied that he just got it back and hadn't had an opportunity to fire it yet.

We were at the Vickers Hackathorn 1911 Centennial Class in Ohio. The class was great and the pistols I handled should be behind glass in a museum.

Very cool :cool:

4949shooter
08-14-2011, 14:46
My father has a Govt. NM and it has the exact same bushing. When I saw the numbers they looked familiar so I pulled up the pics of my Dad's gun, and, lo and behold, same number on the bushing.

Thank you..

Bodyarmorguy
08-14-2011, 14:50
I had the honor of handling the pistol that is the subject of this post last weekend. Larry Vickers put it on the display table along with the rest of a rare and expensive collection.
This particular piece was gorgeous. Drop dead gorgeous. I asked Larry how it shot and he replied that he just got it back and hadn't had an opportunity to fire it yet.

We were at the Vickers Hackathorn 1911 Centennial Class in Ohio. The class was great and the pistols I handled should be behind glass in a museum.

I am hoping that LAV brings that pistol to his 2 Day 1911 Operators class we are attending in Gainesville FL January 2012

bac1023
08-14-2011, 15:18
:drool: Would love to someday own one of those Brian. Those are pretty rare though aren't they?

I'm honestly not sure how many were made. I know it wasn't many and there were three models, a 1910, a 1911, and a 38 Super 1911A1.

I do know that you virtually never see them for sale. There was a total of one on Gunbroker so far this year and that was a 1910 model back in the spring.

There have been none since. :dunno: In fact, that was the only one I've seen on GB since '09. To me, that's very scarce. There are either very few made or people don't sell them. Of course, its probably a combination of both.