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Old 06-08-2011, 12:10 PM
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My New Centennial




My new Centennial...Shot it yesterday...awesome. This is the first Wilson I have handled or even seen in person. The charcoal blue is very nice, the side of the slide is polished and the carry cut portion on the muzzle end is matte finish. The gold dot sight is nice and fast. I should have my Wilson holster today and can practice some uspsa type shooting. Here are some pics with my 1918 built 1911 army ...






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Old 06-08-2011, 12:17 PM
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That is a great looking pistol - glad you are shooting it!
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:22 PM
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beautiful!
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:26 PM
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Very, very Nice!
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:35 PM
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rebelmachine,

That gun is so beautiful,
Another forum member just bought one (Hodds) and I can't wait to see his in person. Your photo's are amazing and the French Walnut grips really makes the Turnbull finish look spectacular. Have fun shooting your Centennial and that Colt is awesome too!

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Old 06-08-2011, 01:49 PM
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Awesome. That is a beautiful pistol. Congrats.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:55 PM
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It is important to note the differences in finish. 1918 Colt is also charcoal blued like the Centennial but since it has a much rougher finish it appears much blacker in spots that haven't worn. The polishing brings out the deep blues.

I love these pics-thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:21 PM
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So cool. Pics of the year.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:44 AM
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I took some more pics after shooting it again. It is fitted with more percision than my 1918 army colt which is a pretty nice gun. It kind of reminds me of measuring tools that a machinest would use for accurate work ie vernier calipers(old style without dial) or a nice micrometer.









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Old 06-09-2011, 09:46 AM
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:39 AM
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beyond awesome. thanks for the pics
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:52 AM
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thanks, I love the steel trigger and blued barrel, this gun is set up right. It fits in well with my first love of Classic Damascus double shotguns
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:56 AM
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Nice Photos

Your new centennial looks awsome and for that matter so does your old soldier.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:12 PM
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Two stunningly beautiful 1911s, each in its own right.

Congratulations and Thanks so much for sharing ... one of the best posts/pictures of the year.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:22 PM
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Great photos of two great guns!!!!!!
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:23 PM
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Awesome pics/picks.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:05 AM
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Gorgeous!
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:29 AM
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Thanks for sharing.

Very nice!
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:48 PM
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Wow! Absolutely stunning photo's of 2 classics...Thanks for sharing
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:53 PM
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man...gorgeous...not sure how I feel on the hi power cuts, but nonetheless, drool factor at full tilt. question, stunning wood on those grips..what is WC saying that wood is. the color and grain is exactly what should be on that beautifully finished gun. awesome shots and side by side comparisons...so cool.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:23 PM
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man...gorgeous...not sure how I feel on the hi power cuts, but nonetheless, drool factor at full tilt. question, stunning wood on those grips..what is WC saying that wood is. the color and grain is exactly what should be on that beautifully finished gun. awesome shots and side by side comparisons...so cool.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:55 PM
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I wasn't sure about the carrycuts, thought they might detract in person. The gun looks "righteous" in person...it all flows together to make a stunning package. I carried the gun all day yesterday in my new low profile wc holster,worked great. It was cool so I put a pullover on and it concealed great. I ordered a sparks VM a couple months ago anticipating a 1911 for carry.... I have to say this gun is the most practical centennial gun that I have seen and really set up nice for carry and uspsa....a fitting modern interpretation.s. Thanks Wilson Combat


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Old 06-27-2011, 09:36 PM
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This has to be my the design I like the best for gov't model size. It's got a few design cues that aren't really classic, but they all go together in a very classy way. The charcoal blue finish is outstanding, as well. Definitely the best "1911 - 2011" pistol of all the ones that the 1911 manufacturers have come out with for the centennial.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:21 PM
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do you have any pics with the holster on to see how it rides? I am very interested in the lo pro holster.

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I wasn't sure about the carrycuts, thought they might detract in person. The gun looks "righteous" in person...it all flows together to make a stunning package. I carried the gun all day yesterday in my new low profile wc holster,worked great. It was cool so I put a pullover on and it concealed great. I ordered a sparks VM a couple months ago anticipating a 1911 for carry.... I have to say this gun is the most practical centennial gun that I have seen and really set up nice for carry and uspsa....a fitting modern interpretation.s. Thanks Wilson Combat

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Old 07-07-2011, 07:34 PM
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Very stunning! Congratulations
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