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Old July 21, 2013, 08:10 PM   #76
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I like it! You already have a few classic style 1911's right? So this is a good change of pace!
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Old July 21, 2013, 08:13 PM   #77
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Exactly! Wanted something different. Black, SS, Parked...why not digital camo?
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Old July 21, 2013, 10:40 PM   #78
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I thought that you didn't want the original style grip safety which is why you bought the Ed Brown in the first place?

The finish looks great.
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Old July 22, 2013, 06:35 AM   #79
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Poor Bubba'd 1911 Colt Series 70

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I thought that you didn't want the original style grip safety which is why you bought the Ed Brown in the first place?

The finish looks great.
True. I decided along the lines that wanted one that didn't have bells and whistles. While waiting for it. I was so into that thought I almost bought myself a bare bones Remington R1.

Went with a regular grip safety and hammer.

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Old July 22, 2013, 11:30 AM   #80
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Good lookin' pistol, and it looks like a job well done!
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Old July 22, 2013, 11:38 AM   #81
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Re: Poor Bubba'd 1911 Colt Series 70

I dig it for sure! But man I was wanting too see that sucker tricked out Spartan style! But it is different and im liking it. Nice job.
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Old July 22, 2013, 01:01 PM   #82
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I like the digital camo look for sure. But I'm a little disappointed in that I was looking forward to seeing your pistol dressed in Burnt Bronze with black accents that you were going for last time. The digital camo affect is a pretty "safe" one in terms of conventionality. The Burnt Orange w/black accents finish, on the other hand, is a little bit outrageous and a little riskier in terms of most people liking it if you ever had to sell it. Still, I'd like to have seen how it looked...on your pistol.
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Old July 22, 2013, 07:15 PM   #83
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That looks pretty cool, hun. Hope you enjoy!
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Old July 23, 2013, 12:18 PM   #84
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Constantine,
Nice to see that you decided to have that Colt repaired. I know what it feels to have a bubba'ed gun and it is not great. But as long as it wasn't too bubba'ed, it can always be saved. So I hope when you pick up your Colt, it will be all you were hoping for. Also can't wait to see pics once you have it home.
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Old July 23, 2013, 02:57 PM   #85
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Good lookin' pistol, and it looks like a job well done!
Thank you kind sir!

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I dig it for sure! But man I was wanting too see that sucker tricked out Spartan style! But it is different and im liking it. Nice job.
lol I knew that was going to be brought up again! I know...I wanted to see that too. I'm still considering it with another gun though. I couldn't turn down this digital camo. Never had anything this "loud" before. Thank you!

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I like the digital camo look for sure. But I'm a little disappointed in that I was looking forward to seeing your pistol dressed in Burnt Bronze with black accents that you were going for last time. The digital camo affect is a pretty "safe" one in terms of conventionality. The Burnt Orange w/black accents finish, on the other hand, is a little bit outrageous and a little riskier in terms of most people liking it if you ever had to sell it. Still, I'd like to have seen how it looked...on your pistol.
You're definitely right about that. If I had the burnt bronze like I wanted originally, it would be hard to sell IF I wanted to ever sell it. It wouldn't be impossible, just a slimmer chance of doing so as fast.

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That looks pretty cool, hun. Hope you enjoy!
Thanks I will be sure to!

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Nice to see that you decided to have that Colt repaired. I know what it feels to have a bubba'ed gun and it is not great. But as long as it wasn't too bubba'ed, it can always be saved. So I hope when you pick up your Colt, it will be all you were hoping for. Also can't wait to see pics once you have it home.
Yeah, it took forever. Not with this gunsmith. Just the whole ride with the poor thing in general. I've not had it with me longer than I've had it with me.
This would have been my 2nd bubba'd gun if it wasn't for this smith. The last one would have been a lot worse to the wallet in terms of repair.

I will take pics and pics and pics of this bad boy once it's home!!! Next pay check I'm picking it up.

can't wait for this range toy.
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Old July 24, 2013, 01:12 AM   #86
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can't wait for this range toy.”

Of course it’s a range toy. Your digital 1911 is perhaps the only one within a 100-mile radius. It’s like saying, HERE I IS! Just a thought that’s all.
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Old July 24, 2013, 06:27 AM   #87
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Poor Bubba'd 1911 Colt Series 70

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can't wait for this range toy.”

Of course it’s a range toy. Your digital 1911 is perhaps the only one within a 100-mile radius. It’s like saying, HERE I IS! Just a thought that’s all.
Lol all my 1911's are strictly range guns.


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Old July 24, 2013, 07:09 PM   #88
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Glad you got it finished. Let us know how it runs!
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Old July 24, 2013, 07:13 PM   #89
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Have to admit reading the full thread was a little depressing. I know all to well whats its like to have a gun you love be out of commission! Now get out and enjoy it enough to wear that new finish off haha.
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Old August 4, 2013, 10:43 AM   #90
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Poor Bubba'd 1911 Colt Series 70

So finally my Colt Series 70 is done!



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Old August 4, 2013, 12:42 PM   #91
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Now's the time that I wish we had an "applause" smiley. Looks good!
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Old August 8, 2013, 02:42 PM   #92
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It’s looking good. I’m sure you’ll let use know how the finish holds up.

The market has changed much over the years. The last PC (Performance Center) S&W I noticed was the pricey all steel 9mm 952 target pistol. Aesthetically nice IMO. Recently noticed an M&P 9mm Pro Series under the PC banner. Plastic!
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