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I got my Colt back from Wilson!

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by solv3nt, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    It would seem that 9 months is the time that all men must wait for great things... I sent my Colt 1991 to Wilson to modify her to my liking. I could have gone with a base CQB, but I wanted the Colt on the side, and as you can see, she's still stands proud!

    Here's a rundown:
    New bullet proof thumb safety
    New bullet proof grip safety
    New bullet proof commander hammer
    New bullet proof slide stop lever
    New battle sight rear
    New gold dot sight front
    New barrel bushing
    New main spring housing
    New sear
    New trigger
    Tighten slide to frame
    Trigger set to 4#
    Removed Series 80 FPS
    Engraved "Wilson Combat" on dust cover
    Flared ejection port
    Refinished black over gray

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  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    25 yards test target?
     
  3. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    15 from bench rest, not ransom rest.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a nice pistol.
     
  5. twowheels

    twowheels portland, OR Active Member

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    Beautiful.
     
  6. nastybynature

    nastybynature ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Active Member

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    That is gorgeous without a doubt! Very nice! Bet you could of bought another colt for the price eh? Would love to do that with the 1991 my late uncle left me.
     
  7. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I could probably have bought a Wilson CQB for that price, but it doesn't say "Colt" on the side
     
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  8. Ranger90

    Ranger90 Helvetia, Oregon Active Member

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    Nicely done, looks like a great all around tune up, and I like that you kept it clean and traditional. In my opinion every GI style 1911 pistol deserves an improved beavertail grip safety, hammer, trigger, and high visibility sights. The fact that it's a colt is just icing on the cake! ;)
     
  9. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    I could look at that barrel bushing all day!
    The only time I've seen Wilson Combat is on some of my 1911 mags.
    Very well done!:)
     
  10. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I love the gold dot front sight.
     
  11. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    You are a proud Daddy, congrats she is a beauty
     
  12. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I am very curious as to what they charged for all the mods?

    Turned out very nice!
     
  13. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Just under $1500
     
  14. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Nice as should be expected from Wilson combat.
     
  15. gunjunky

    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    Very nice sir, you have me thinking about posting my Colt with some pics. If you are interested in parting with your Colt parts that came out of the gun I am always looking for parts for a build.
     
  16. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    and how long did it take ?
     
  17. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    9 months
     
  18. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    so you can send your form 4 papers into the ATF and your pistol into Wilson Combat and get them back at about the same time :)


    Honestly though.. that colt gives me wood. Conga ratz on that fine pistol.
     
  19. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Ya I like Colts too..

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    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Wilson did a fine job, would like to own it myself....