Old Meet New, 1918 Colt on 2018 Les Baer Frame!

CodysPawn

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Huge discussion earlier don't need to get into that now. Have a 1918 Colt on a Les Baer 2018 frame. Every part used except frame to make this amazing shooter.... Discuss
 

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Mike D

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How much work did it take to make the fit?? I have a WWI colt with a bad frame,(some dumbass removed the s/n 50 yrs ago), and would love re-build the rest of those very old parts!
Did it take more than basic 1911 skills?
 

CodysPawn

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How much work did it take to make the fit?? I have a WWI colt with a bad frame,(some dumb ass removed the s/n 50 yrs ago), and would love re-build the rest of those very old parts!
Did it take more than basic 1911 skills?
A TON OF WORK, no novice could have done this, I was with a seasoned gunsmith and he scratched his head many times.... I bought mine in a lot of weapons and it went on a multi handgun report and the ATF reached out for the unusual serial.,.... I was able to keep all the parts and had to destroy the frame (so sad). There is a gunsmith in Bradenton Florida...J&M
 

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I have dad's Parker sxs double that resembles that finish from honest wear but just a faded brown now a 2 digit SN# under 30, long story behind that Parker, before I got it and afterwards. Mother brought it home wrapped in a blanket on a bus before ww2, a wedding present for dad. Lost for 3 yrs but I recovered it finally, my words that day were, "I am putting in in my truck now, I will either buy it, steal it or you can return it." They returned it....
 

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My other USGI slide and barrel mated to an Armscor frame. Hodgepodge of small parts, Colt hammer and fire control except trigger (I don’t remember manuf). Remington ambi thumb safety, Colt rat tail grip safety, Pachmayr rubber checkered MSH and grips,

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Mike A

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1911 Addicts forever.
I just fit my 1918 Colt slide to the new Caspian Classic 1911 frame.
My 1918 frame developed a small crack so I used an old 1911 style
frame.
It will be parkerized when I finish. All the internals are 1918 Military.

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