well sorta...Knowing that there arent many gun NUTTS on this forum, or many into 1911's NUTTS here , I'm going to post this and hope I don't get banned!
Coin carving is just another hobby (source of income) of mine. I re carve these coins into One-of-a-Kind works of art. Themes and artistic ideas are endless. I like to incorporate in most 24kt gold, silver, copper, bronze, iron, ivory, blacklip, or whatever works with the carving. The Buffalo Nickel is what I usually carve on to keep with the coin carving traditions of our American history (Hobo Nickels). Thus I am a Modern Hobo Nickel Carver.
This Colt Model 1911 is carved on a 1913 Buffalo Nickel. 1913 is the first year mint of these coins, if only they were minted in 1911. The significance of the date 1913 is that the M1911 was adopted into the NAVY and MARINE Corps in the year 1913 so it all ties together. Genuine pre ban Elephant Ivory grip inlayed into coin, 24kt gold pins thru coin that hold the ivory grip on, and 24kt gold inlayed C in the Colt logo. The Colt sculptured horse is a replica of a bronze that was made for Colt Firearms.
Hope You Enjoy and comments and critiques welcome.