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Old 02-13-2013, 20:56   #1
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simplicity

My Essex/IMI A1 build happily went past it's 1000th round downrange today.

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Old 02-14-2013, 17:07   #2
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I'm surprised no one has posted yet.

These are the types of gun that appeal to me nowadays.
You've built a very nice example.
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Old 02-14-2013, 17:19   #3
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Proof simple can be sexy, really like the short trigger.
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Old 02-14-2013, 17:46   #4
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I'm diggin it! Looks great!
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Old 02-14-2013, 18:16   #5
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Old 02-14-2013, 18:37   #6
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Put in a long trigger and I would dig it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 19:23   #7
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.........the round count will be 1050 by COB tomorrow!
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Old 02-14-2013, 19:29   #8
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Old 02-14-2013, 19:56   #9
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Looks nice!
I like simple and clean in 1911's
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:29   #10
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Just my style - unless you have gorilla hand short triggers are better- anyone regardless of hand size can handle the gun which is not the case with long triggers. And here in the north I have gloves on often in winter. Shooting with gloves on is good practice and the short trigger makes this much easier.
While deployed in the military gloves are worn for protection regardless of season and I noticed the first pics of the marsoc colt showed a short trigger which makes a lot more sense than the long trigger shown on later models
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:02   #11
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Love those short Harrison triggers! I think my favorite 1911 is my
recently acquired Colt, just enough modern touches with all the classic lines.
Sometimes, simple is just better,........


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Old 02-15-2013, 12:57   #12
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Very nice.It just doesn't get any better than a classic GI.
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.........the round count will be 1050 by COB tomorrow!
Well,..how did She shoot?
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Old 02-15-2013, 15:52   #14
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Love those short Harrison triggers! I think my favorite 1911 is my
recently acquired Colt, just enough modern touches with all the classic lines.
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FAAWRENCHBNDR is this the way this Colt came out of the box? if yes do you have a model # ? I have a liking for the simple look now, I need a long trigger though.
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It's one of ten from Colt's Custom Shop. It's a 1911 Enthusiasts Edition
Wounded Warrior project. A percentage of each went to WW.
I did replace the solid, long trigger with the short Harrison.


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Old 02-15-2013, 20:58   #16
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Well,..how did She shoot?
The same boring perfection, minute of turbine oil can bouncing across the desert to 80' or so.
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Old 02-15-2013, 22:54   #17
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Looks great FLIPPER, never tried a short trigger although I have fairly good sized hands.
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The same boring perfection, minute of turbine oil can bouncing across the desert to 80' or so.


Sweet,......how bout posting a few details and costs for this pistol build?
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It's one of ten from Colt's Custom Shop. It's a 1911 Enthusiasts Edition
Wounded Warrior project. A percentage of each went to WW.
I did replace the solid, long trigger with the short Harrison.


http://1911enthusiast.com/showthread...tion-A-Review!
thanks, only ten, I have a better change of wining the lotto than finding one of those and then be able to afford it.
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They are doing a second run........
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Old 02-16-2013, 13:07   #21
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Sweet,......how bout posting a few details and costs for this pistol build?

It's my 'last man standing build' as I used my:
last Essex frame, discontinued
last 7790314 TZ slide, discontinued in the early 50s and now insanely priced on Ebay!
last EGW wide-spur hammer, sadly discontinued

There are two used components, a Colt MK IV barrel and an old Springfield Armory trigger. Other than a EB slide release and the grips the rest of the parts & mags are new Colt Series 70. I like to use Hogue aluminum grips as I tend to shoot mostly Tula and my own reloads. I've see shattered wooden grips from a case failure and don't want to take the chance. I'd realized this pistol went over 1000 rounds as I opened the 3rd 450 round tin of Tula for it the other day.

The parts cost $650 or so, the ammo so far another $300

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Very nice............I'm diggin it!
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:42   #23
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She's hot.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:43   #24
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One of my current favorites is a colt ww1 repro I recently picked up- it looks so pretty I can't bring myself to swap out the long trigger
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One of my current favorites is a colt ww1 repro I recently picked up- it looks so pretty I can't bring myself to swap out the long trigger


don't!
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