My thoughts were that this is what you would pay to buy a nice series 70 Colt and have that work done by a reputable smith.For that price it would not be what I would be willing to spend on it, those dollars would if I was to spend them on another 1911 would go toward a Les Beyer, Wilson, Ed Brown or STI in like new used condition, they are out there if you look. Just my thoughts there.
Looking foward to seeing pics of that beauty.NHC received my colt 1911C for MY version of the colt/hawk. I ommited some , imho, options and when complete with black nitride finish will be under cost of a new Baer. Including my cost on the colt.
It'll be a great shooter I'm confident of that. And with the NHC work should hold value pretty well.
I'll gladly post pics when I get back in my hands. I have no ETA.
Sorry for the derail. Either way, colt/hawk or used Baer or CQB, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Sounds like one of those keepers 1911s. Like the rare Pachmyer 1911s. Hope you get it soon.I had already purchased a colt 1911 C last fall. THEN became aware of NHC doing the colt/hawk. Tried to resist but so many threads on them, I got weak.
I used same sight pkg, black nitride finish, NHC trigger, colt ignition and small parts. I did fit a novak single side thumb safety I had. Omitted French border, barrel bushing, and exchanged vertical aberrations for 25lpi checkering. Like I mentioned, my version of the colthawk.
Truthfully had I known about NHC version I would've just went that way. But they've been gracious in accepting mine for custom work.
My slide / frame / barrel fitment was acceptable. Much better on the 1911C than on my repro series70.
I'm excited about it. And I know the NHC version will be amazing.