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Old March 10, 2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Got my 1911 gun kote'd in camo what you think

I had my colt 1991A1 re parked and gun kote'd in a camo patern I wanted a little hint of MARPAT in there. I think it turned out pretty good. Subtle but good what do you think?







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Old March 10, 2013, 08:32 PM   #2
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Looks very nice! You wouldn't be a marine would you?
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Old March 10, 2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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NICE! Slab sides got a little more AHUGA! 'n her


Fiber optic front sight though
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Old March 10, 2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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How could you have guessed I was a marine lol.
I was a infantry machine gunner or 0331 2003-2007 did 3 deployments to Iraq with 3/1.


I'm not a real big fan of the fiber optic sight either I just Havnt got around to getting a new one yet.
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Old March 10, 2013, 08:45 PM   #5
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That looks very nice, congratulations!
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Old March 10, 2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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Looks good. Welcome to The Firing Line!
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Old March 10, 2013, 08:54 PM   #7
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Very nice, looks like a keeper. My daily Carry is a 1991-A1 Compact that could do with a bit of face work. Just like the Gun I carried in the USAF when I carried concealed. A compact for concealed and a full size when in uniform. Yea I know a 45 acp in the Air Force. Yep I was at the time the only Cop that was authorized to carry this weapon. (BEAT the heck out of the standard 38 special S&W Model 15).
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Old March 10, 2013, 09:03 PM   #8
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Nice, it looks awesome! Semper Fi and welcome to the forums! I've been thinking about building or buying a Marine-themed 1911 for a while. Now I think I need to actually do it instead of just think about it.
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Old March 10, 2013, 09:08 PM   #9
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I like that alot. Very nice

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Old March 10, 2013, 11:27 PM   #10
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Yes, nice unique gun and very fitting for the owner. Thanks for your service and welcome to TFL.
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Old March 10, 2013, 11:32 PM   #11
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I'm kicking around doing something similar to a stainless Springfield Loaded. Was it Duracoat or Cerakote? Duraheat maybe? Did you take the sights of beforehand? What all was involved in the process? It looks great!
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Old March 11, 2013, 09:09 AM   #12
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Looks sweet who ever did it? did a outstanding job, love how the marpat kinda pokes thru at different angles, I really like it, Congrats, and enjoy and be safe...
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Old March 11, 2013, 10:22 AM   #13
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I like that a lot. Whoever did it, did a great job.

Love the subtle MARPAT, I think it looks a bit more organic than full MARPAT.
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Old March 11, 2013, 10:36 AM   #14
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I like it - especially with that personal touch, AND the rowel/Commander hammer ( a personal fave).

Didja switch out the issue plastic MSH & trigger for steel ones, before you had the gun coated - or is/was the gun upgraded since they were first introduced ?



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Old March 11, 2013, 11:35 AM   #15
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Woah...

I opened this thread like "Oh no... this is going to be terrible..."

I was more than pleasantly surprised at the pictures. That thing looks great! I love subdued camo styles like that - especially on rifles like ARs and AKs.

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Old March 11, 2013, 12:10 PM   #16
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It's all steel no plastic. I got then gun cheap after someone tried to re park it them selves and messed it up. I took it to south ridge arms and refinishing in orting wa a shop close to me. They blasted it down re parked it and did the camo in gun kote. I think it turned out good I'm liking the subtle look more and more. Thanks for the compliments.
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Old March 11, 2013, 01:20 PM   #17
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Not to shabby for a Devil Dog....

That looks good.
I may buy a NIB Auto Ord GI 1911a1 & get it treated with green & gold by www.bearcoat.com to honor the upcoming 75th birthday of the US Army MPs.

It may be a safe queen but who knows, .

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Old March 11, 2013, 03:03 PM   #18
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Love the grips and thank you for your service. The camo, well very unique
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Old March 11, 2013, 03:25 PM   #19
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Old March 11, 2013, 07:34 PM   #20
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Looks great. Ditch that front sight and that will be a hell of a nice looking piece.
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Old March 11, 2013, 07:55 PM   #21
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That looks wonderful
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Old March 11, 2013, 10:12 PM   #22
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Love it and thanks for your service soldier!

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Old March 12, 2013, 10:13 AM   #23
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Uh oh! Them's fightin' words!
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Old March 12, 2013, 10:28 AM   #24
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How could you have guessed I was a marine lol.
One of the newer employees at my LGS is a former Marine.

He showed me his daily carry gun and I was looking at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor on the grips and asked him about them.

He said his wife gave them to him as an anniversary present. The grips are made from camies worn by Marines in Vietnam.

Don't know how they are processed but they are quite pricey. I don't know how one would go about getting a pair. They are supposed to be available only to former Marines.

They were pretty nice.
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Old March 12, 2013, 01:24 PM   #25
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That came out really nice. I like how they also did the slide release and thumb safety.
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