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Pimp Daddy Colt Project

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by joken, May 23, 2015.

  1. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is a Argentine Colt that I've been giving a new life. Most parts are new including a Storm Lake Barrel and Briley bushing. Had DT cut for the Trijicon front sight and the rear sight might be in todays mail. Graphite black Cerakote and grips from who knows on ebay. The trigger is nice and it functions great. Kinda hard to tell how accurate it will be without a rear sight:). I'm not sure I like all the shiney parts . Ken
    Argrntine Colt.JPG argentine colt 1.JPG
     
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  2. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    :s0122:
     
  3. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    WOW!:s0073:

    Looks GREAT!:s0155:

    ...Oh, wait, there's no picture.:s0076:................:s0092:

    Luckily, I have a GREAT imagination........................it looks great!..........:s0059:
     
  4. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't know how in hell I did that without pitchers
     
  5. wyojeeper

    wyojeeper Lebanon, MO Member

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    Looks really good.
     
  6. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    WOW!

    That is exactly how I envisioned it to look..............:rolleyes:

    Seriously, Good Job!

    You might want to clean your Living room carpet, however.:s0092:
     
  7. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's a towel on my work bench. I have lots of them and they look just like that clean too! BTW, Thanks!
     
  8. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    Classic Beauty.... Be worth a pretty penny more than ever with Colt on the way out....
     
  9. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well, this one sure isn't collectable, but it wasn't when I got it either. Some nit wit drilled a hole on the bottom of the slide and a big ol' hole in the top of the slide to facilitate installation of a Glock front sight. The bottom hole is welded invisible now and the top one is under the DT. I would have left it alone if it wasn't already buggered. I just pounded the rear sight in place and it shoots minute of beer can at 10 yards. Dang it, now I need another project.
     
  10. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That looks pretty darn nice. When I clicked on the thread title I was expecting something a bit, uh, different. :D

    pic-2012-06-02-gold-1911-large.jpg
    ^ (pic swiped from the web, not mine)
     
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  11. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    you could always bead blast the shiny bits
     
  12. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Very nice job. Did you fit the thumb safety yourself?
     
  13. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    Oh, sorry.
    That's how the cleanest part of my LR carpet looks:rolleyes::cool::confused::confused:o_Oo_O
     
  14. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Rick, I did not. I sent this Colt to a real GS to weld up the hole in the slide and had him fit the new barrel too since he was going to have the gun anyway. The safety wasn't reliable so I told him to go ahead and replace it. I try to do all my own work, but sometimes it's prudent to let a pro do it, particularly if they already have the gun. Jeff at Rangemaster in Lebanon did a good job and didn't charge me a arm and a leg.
     
  15. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    What a bubblegum that guy was...
     
  16. bmw2

    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    I think grips look out of place with the shiny stuff. I agree with bead blasting the shiny stuff for a satin finish or get some vz or aluminum grips. Even plain black grips would work better IMO. I like the mods though, tasteful way to bring it back from Bubba hell.
     
  17. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice gun. I'm not a fan of the "shiny stuff", but I know many people like contrast.
    Nice to see you're brought an old gun back.