Completing the custom 1911 project

The custom rebuild 1911 project started in August and documented in detail on SigForum has been completed. Check out the final photos of this fantastic project!

The customer’s gun was sent for a salt bath nitride finish. The finish usually comes back a very deep black, for this gun we went ahead and re-blued everything after the refinishing in Oxynate #7 to give it a more classic looking blue finish, instead of the dead black appearance. The gun of course still retains all the excellent properties of the nitride finish.

It was fitted with Esmeralda grips, and test fired by Bruce Gray from just over 12 yards proving a super-tight group. You can check out the thread over at SigForum, with more completed photos and commentary starting on page 7.

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