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Old 09-23-2009, 06:53 PM   #11
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I must be the only guy on the planet that doesn't mind the plastic triggers and mainspring housings, I just don't like the added weight, I can feel the balance difference between a steel mainspring housing and a plasitc one, it's suprising.
I actualy like the feel of the plastic trigger, but have to admit I probably wouldn't buy another if I had to replace it.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:27 PM   #12
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I started with a base Compact 1991A1.

Before as stock:
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W.I.P., I fitted a "drop in" Wilson Beavertail grip safety, and a Fusion Magwell. I also relieved the slide and installed a Kings recoil reverse plunger recoil system, and installed and fitted a Storm Lake Machine replacement barrel and bushing:

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I kept the stock Colt hammer and sear, but polish and improve the trigger pull according to the instructions in Kuhnhausens shop manual (1911). I then sent the pistol to Bob Cogan for hard chrome finish, installation of low melt STI (Bomar clone) adjustable rear sight, and, a dovetail fiber optic front sight. Other goodies include an STI trigger, a Brown extended mag release. These features are personal preferences for my carry Colt Compact.

Finishing it off with custom thin profile grips and bushings by Ezmeralda:
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Some folks will argue that one doesn't need to make a belly gun into a target pistol. I wanted a compact 1911 pistol that will shoot at close range, and extended range. This is my personal weapon, and it is set up as I want it. Just some ideas as to how far you can go.

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Old 09-24-2009, 02:46 AM   #13
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Beautiful gun.

This Roguard finish, It looks similar to the Kimber Eclipse finish... That is sexy too.

Anybody have any clue how this was done? Powdercoat???

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Saw it on a drag racing forum (I know.....) and really like it.
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I started with a base Compact 1991A1.

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I have never been a real fan of bright finishes, but I have to admit that is one sweet side arm !!! Nice job!!
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Anybody have any clue how this was done? Powdercoat???

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Saw it on a drag racing forum (I know.....) and really like it.
It's probably one of the "painted" finishes like cera-cote. This being said Springer has made guns with OD green frames so this may be a factory job as that looks like a modified Springer GI in the picture...
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Colt DID make a compact 1991, notice the gun was bought used, not new.
Here is my 1991 officers size compact with my 1991 G.I.
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Does it have the 3.5" barrel?

Does it have a captured recoil spring?
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It's probably one of the "painted" finishes like cera-cote. This being said Springer has made guns with OD green frames so this may be a factory job as that looks like a modified Springer GI in the picture...
It is a Colt. He had it done here: Predator Custom Shop

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apparently the process is like a ceramic coating. Like we coat race pistons with.

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Sorry, my bad. But if I did notice the "used" part I still didn't know of the 1991 compact. Attachment 6278

Does it have the 3.5" barrel?

Does it have a captured recoil spring?
Mione has the 3.5 inch barrel. What is a Captured Recoil spring?
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I know a half-dozen folks that have used this shop and I've seen some really nice samples of their work. They run specials every now and again as well. Their Cera-Hide finish is very durable from the folks I know that have had it done:

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