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Offline StrawHat

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Nice Gifts
« on: February 07, 2016, 01:58:03 PM »
Here are two Caspian 1911s I had built.

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Re: Nice Gifts
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 03:00:04 PM »
That's a sweet looking pair of pistols there.  Looks like custom safety levers and sights.   Double diamond checkered wood grips are classic.

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Re: Nice Gifts
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 05:24:46 AM »
Very nice!  L@.

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Re: Nice Gifts
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2016, 05:55:38 AM »
Just noticed they are not twins.   Top one has a different hammer and a beavertail grip safety.   Triggers look the same though.

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Re: Nice Gifts
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2016, 06:43:03 AM »
Just noticed they are not twins.   Top one has a different hammer and a beavertail grip safety.   Triggers look the same though.

Correct, the bottom pistol was built to National Match standards.  The top is a ???, built with a flared beaver tail, hole in the wall hammer, a fancy grip safety, and a bunch of other stuff.

I do not know a lot about the 1911.

Kevin
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Re: Nice Gifts
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2016, 06:50:20 AM »
Just noticed they are not twins.   Top one has a different hammer and a beavertail grip safety.   Triggers look the same though.

Correct, the bottom pistol was built to National Match standards.  The top is a ???, built with a flared beaver tail, hole in the wall hammer, a fancy grip safety, and a bunch of other stuff.

I do not know a lot about the 1911.

Kevin

Me neither,  but I'm learnin more as I get more requests for holsters.   

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Re: Nice Gifts
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 11:29:10 AM »
Those two pistols look very nice. Does the lower one with the stock grip safety bite the web of your hand?

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Re: Nice Gifts
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 02:29:21 PM »
Those two pistols look very nice. Does the lower one with the stock grip safety bite the web of your hand?

Not sure, but I do not think so.  I pre-inherited these two from my brother.  They came to me as a pouch of parts, two pouches actually.  I had them built by Jack Basham in SW Ohio, one as a target pistol the other as a National Match.  Once built, I asked my brother to run them through a shake down and catch any glitches that needed to be caught.  He did and they were fixed.  A couple of weeks ago I stopped by his house and asked if he wanted the pouches back.  Sure, I handed them to him and said Happy Valentines Day.  He was without words.

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