A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Ugly Gun Sunday

Click to enlargeWhat do we have here? Why it's a screwed up and crapped out Colt 1911, that's what!

At one time this poor pistol was a proud bearer of Sam's pony. Now it's a disgrace. The hardchrome isn't so bad......But the squared off and hooked triggerguard, compensator, extended slide stop, and holes in the dust cover make it an almost unrecoverable mess. This pistol was likely a IPSC race gun, now, due to the IPSC arms race, it's obsolete. The fellow snapping the photograph for a gun auction site should have raced for the vaccuum cleaner though!



Anonymous Ditto said...

It is certainly a beater now. No telling how many monkeys had their hands on that.

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Blackwing1 said...


I'd guess that the holes in the dust cover are actually drilled and tapped for a Weigand scope mount, further confirming that this was a race gun.

The best thing that can be said is that at least the people who did this didn't use an historically valuable 1911 as a basis...just a too-nice-to-be-Bubba'd gen-u-wine Colt. It's a shame they didn't start with an AMT or something.

7:14 AM  
Anonymous bob@thenest said...

Thought higher resolution would look better. Wrong.

Looks to me like a Hollywood prop man's invention for a mod movie.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That gun is actually a "rescue" by a guy on THR. As you suspected, it was originally a poorly modded race gun (IIRC with the optics mount attached the gun wouldn't cycle) that the guy got for cheap.

11:21 AM  
Blogger BobG said...

That's just nasty lookin'...

12:56 PM  
Blogger KD5NRH said...

For cheap, I could see it; as just a fun shooter, I'd probably even leave it mostly as is, but I'd absolutely have to get the damn comp chromed to match and grind off the prong at the bottom of the triggerguard at the very least.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Will said...

No iron sights at all. Plus, that cut-down section behind the rear dovetail(scope clearance?) That hole right next to the barrel pin hole might be a problem. High stress area. The droop of the bottom leg of the trigger guard looks weird. Might be from heating up the front and hammering it straight. Whatever is done, figure on needing to refinish it.
It probably had the recoil spring catching on the screw ends protruding through the dust cover. Those have to be blended after the scope mount is screwed on.

6:51 PM  

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