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Old February 10, 2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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My Colt Officers project...Almost done...Pics inside

So here is my Colt Officers im pretty much done with.
Work done:
-Fit and blended a new Wilson Combat beavertail
-Fit and blended a new Wilson Combat thumb safety
-Fit a new EGW barrel bushing
-New Wilson Combat extended mag release
-Fit new trigger with mild trigger job (aout 3.5/4 pounds)
-Fit new Wilson Combat checkered main spring housing
-New Wilson Combat slide release
-Polished feed ramp, throat and chamber
-New custom Cocobolo grips

All work was done by me. All thats left is some new night sights that will go on this weekend hopefully. So....What do you think?










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Old February 10, 2010, 07:08 PM   #2
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Before Picture?

Sarge,
I am very impressed with what you have done, but out of curiosity, is there a before picture. Either way, that is a masterpiece.
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Old February 10, 2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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Nice job....My Officer's is pretty much stock....
BTW, do you own stock in Bill Wilson's company?
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Old February 10, 2010, 10:45 PM   #4
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All work was done by me. All thats left is some new night sights that will go on this weekend hopefully. So....What do you think?
I would need to carry it and of course shoot it awhile before I could give you an honest opinion. I do have a holster that would work and of course I will provide the practice ammo. PM me and we can work out the details.

Seriously though, very nice job.
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Old February 11, 2010, 07:15 AM   #5
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Excellent work. Keep a close eye on that recoil plug. I have watched a number of those undergo rapid disassembly on a range with the stock plug. Keep a good supply of recoil springs on hand.
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Old February 11, 2010, 07:31 AM   #6
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I'll second drail on the stock Officers recoil spring cap, or plug, being problematic. I saw problems with them myself when the guns were popular as off-duty pieces.

Frankly, I'd consider a reverse-plug recoil spring assembly a requirement for any Officer I'm to carry. I've used Ed Brown's unit on several with excellent results; I believe Bill Wilson offers one as well.

Just a thought for when you get the 'tinkering urge' again
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Old February 11, 2010, 09:29 AM   #7
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Beautiful!!!! I have an Officer's .45ACP that turned into a safe queen because of constant problems. Many years later after lots of 1911 education, I found the gun in my safe, was able to completely disassemble it and discovered what was causing problems. This particular gun gets finicky if the firing pin housing and extractor housing gets dirty. Keep it clean and it will perform. Ditto on the springs, they need changing every once in awhile.

Your project motivates me to do some customizing of my own. Thanks for the post. Would love to see any "before" pictures.

Nice job!!!!
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Old February 11, 2010, 09:31 AM   #8
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Wow!! Beautiful 1911 pistol!! I am a sucker for wood grips (my 45s both have em). Very nice work, Sarge!!
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Old February 11, 2010, 12:19 PM   #9
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That things sweet!
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Old February 14, 2010, 10:50 AM   #10
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Very nice indeed! Its ashame you have to carry it concealled.
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Old February 14, 2010, 02:04 PM   #11
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Dang you I have 2 officers and now your wanting me to spend money That is one fine looking pistol.
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Old February 14, 2010, 02:14 PM   #12
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Dang you I have 2 officers and now your wanting me to spend money
DUDE! I can fix that problem for you. Send'em to me and I'll save you the money you would have spent.

Sgt. that is a fine Officers Model. The grips are fantastic. So how about function and accuracy?
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Old February 14, 2010, 02:23 PM   #13
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That is just flat-out gorgeous. Fantastic work.
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