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Good news Finally Finished The Colt 1911 Restoration....

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Headhunter, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. Headhunter

    Headhunter Never enough shell loading Revolvers

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    I've posted about the 1911 that I purchased (non-working & badly hand painted), just to jog the memory and for all those unfamiliar with the back story, here's a picture (WARNING - for those of a weak disposition please look away now).....

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    Well as reported in a previous thread, I managed to source a replacement hammer sear from a WE 1911 and with a little bit of 'fettling' I managed to get it to fit and work perfectly. Next step was to strip it back.......

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    Stripped back it looked good but I already have a polished 1911, so I decided I wanted to do something different, so I tried bluing it with Birchwood Casey aluminium blueing (which is really black), nope didn't like the look of that. So next I tried the Birchwood Casey Super blue (which came out a dark bronze colour), nope I didn't like that either. So............I had a little bit of the Krylon matt black camo paint left over from a couple of grips that I had previously done, so I thought 'What the heck !', I'll give it a go.

    Unfortunately I didn't have enough to do all the bits I wanted so I ordered some more and finally got it finished on Friday morning, left it a couple of days to cure and put it all back together today. Well the sun came out and it seemed to the perfect moment for a picture or two......

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    Happy with the outcome, nice to get it finally finished and on the plus side, the pair of 1911s look really good together...

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    Considering what I started with, it looks far better now and actually works !

    Happy days :)
     
  2. Douglas Soal

    Douglas Soal Pistol enthusiast for life.

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    Very nice job.
     
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  3. Richard James

    Richard James Posting Addict

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    Not only are they magnificent, they look almost perfect simulacra of my old 1911 Series 70.

    Just going to have a little sob in my man-cave for a moment...
     
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  4. Headhunter

    Headhunter Never enough shell loading Revolvers

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    Thanks Buddy :)
     
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    All this talk of 1911's on the forum generally is weakening my resolve not to get one.
     
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  6. Headhunter

    Headhunter Never enough shell loading Revolvers

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    CO2 replica handguns are all about fun and without a doubt, the iconic 1911 is one of the most fun autos available. It's not until you try one that you realise just how much fun they are !

    Go on, put a smile on your face, give in to your desire.......:D
     
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  7. Andy_J

    Andy_J co2 Replica Airgun collector

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    Looks much better Mr Head. Much better. :up:
     
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  8. Headhunter

    Headhunter Never enough shell loading Revolvers

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    Thanks Bill, I couldn't have another 'blingy' pistol could I ? :D
     
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  9. Bill.B

    Bill.B Keyboard Hero

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    Top job! Very nicely done.
    I’ll take the black one please...oh, it’s not for sale? B****r! :(
     
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  10. Twoplusfour1

    Twoplusfour1 Donator

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    That is a very tasty 1911. Great job on both of them.
     
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  11. Headhunter

    Headhunter Never enough shell loading Revolvers

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    Thanks buddy :)
     
  12. Twoplusfour1

    Twoplusfour1 Donator

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    Makes me miss mine already. Your first restoration post was one of the first things that I found when I came back to the forum looking for info on these guns. Keep inspiring people :)
     
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  13. willo1962

    willo1962 Big Poster

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    Very nice work. I think a 1911 will be my next co2 closely followed by a Schofield
     
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    Headhunter Never enough shell loading Revolvers

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    You can take my guns when you can prize them from my cold, dead hands :D
     
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    mikeyhall1 BRIT SEALS - M & M Products - TbT

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    That’s a job very well done mate.
     
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    Headhunter Never enough shell loading Revolvers

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    Thanks very much Mikey :)
     
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    GMballistic Donator

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    Reminds me of the Colt Delta Elite 10mm.
    Very nice job. :thumb:
     
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    Headhunter Never enough shell loading Revolvers

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    Thanks very much buddy :)
     
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    Andrew615 Engaging Member

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    Nice work there well done that man
     
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    Maybe if I drop across a fixer-upper like yours, half the fun for me is tinkering!
     
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