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My 1911 is a ??

Discussion in 'Gunsmith's and Armorer's section' started by Slabstick, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Slabstick

    Slabstick New Member

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    56DBB566-2A5F-41D4-A5DC-8B094EE2A4CE.jpeg Hello, I’m Larry. I just purchased a 1911 but not sure what I have. I did have the pleasure to speak with the previous owner. Apparently he purchased this firearm from Durys Gun Shop in San Antonio, Tx. It a Caspian frame (Foster). I understand that Foster is really a Caspian second. Slide is stamped “Model of 1911”. It is according to previous owner it is comprised of mostly Wilson parts. I can confirm upon field strip that it has some Wilson parts. S.W. barrel 5”. He told me that it was a “Custom Retro Wartime 1911A”. The Gunsmith that built this firearm was a Durys employee but has since retired. If I can figure out how to post some pics, I have plenty. Don’t have a url but are on my device in photos. Anyway thanks for reading and maybe someone can help me further identify this firearm. Great gun by the way. Shoots great. I really like it it a lot.
     
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    I can't be of help, but a nice looking gun
     
  3. BigHead

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    My Heavens, it's a ?????
    I don't know, but It looks very well made.
     
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    Hi,
    It's whats known as a parts gun.
    Nothing wrong with that as long as it has good in spec parts...
    Which it seems it does.
    I built what I call a Retro Combat Model.
    Has a Foster frame, Colt Brazilian Army slide, colt commander hammer, 10-8 retro rear sight, peened and soldered colt front sight, 20 LPI frontstrap and MSH.
    Take off S&W barrel.
    Finished off with a slow rust blue and Ahrend's DD checkered Ebony grips.
    With my go to WC 47D mags it's totally reliable and rides with me in my truck.
    Your pistol looks very nice, shoot it and enjoy it!!!
     

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