Customizing the Colt Compact 1991A1

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by crockett007, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. crockett007

    crockett007 New Member

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    My project on the Compact is complete. Bob Cogan(APW) did the hard chrome and the sights, I did the rest. I am in no way a pistolsmith, but I think this little Colt built up kinda nice. It shoots like a rail and I love it:

    Before:
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    WIP before sights and finishing:
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    And finished:
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  2. Stealie

    Stealie New Member

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    Very nice looking 1911.
     

  3. michael a

    michael a New Member

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    Very nice crockett.
     
  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    What did you do to refinish it?
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    That's a beauty. Very nice, good work. :cool:
     
  6. hawkman1

    hawkman1 New Member

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    Now that's some nice work. How long did it take you to complete the work on the gun?
     
  7. JoshX3Magazine

    JoshX3Magazine New Member

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    Yowsa! Schwing!

    Nice gun! That's one heck of a customization job.

    Josh
     
  8. mr1911

    mr1911 New Member

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    Great job!
    I like ugly black guns,( I have a 1991 compact too) but I still think that is a good looking gun!
     
  9. crockett007

    crockett007 New Member

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    Hello Matt,

    As I stated in the OP, I dropped off the pistol to Bob Cogan, Accurate Arms and Weaponry. He is about 2 hours south of me here in Alabama. Bob hard chromed the pistol and installed the sights for me, all other work was done at home...

    regards,
    Steve
     
  10. crockett007

    crockett007 New Member

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    My end of the project was about one week. Bob Cogan had the pistol for about 5 weeks, coating and sights.