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Old 11-29-2019, 08:24 AM
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The Box is Opened!

A great project for a great client. Over a year in the making, collaborating with some of the best in the business. I built this Colt starting with a new Series 70 frame and slide. All new internals from bar stock. Kart barrel, EGW bushing. Checkered 25 lpi by checkering master Pete Single. Flat topped with an arrow pattern, Heinie rear sight and a Yost gold line front sight. Then off to Master Engraver Brian Powley for some classic engraving and gold inlay. Grips are old ivory. The very nice case was by Glenn Dean of Classic Chests, a one off for us with the internal box lid. The box was a gift from our shop to the client who has been very patient with us as we build him the "Decades Project" over the last three years.
















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Old 11-29-2019, 08:51 AM
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STUNNING!!!! It's refreshing to see that Hand Craftsmanship still exists in today's world of CAD everything. Bravo.
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:57 AM
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She's a beauty.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:05 AM
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Stunning!
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:07 AM
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I know it's not the primary topic of discussion, but that box is spectacular. Sorry, but I tend to be easily distracted by quality wood craftsmanship. And yes, the pistol looks fantastic!
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Old 11-29-2019, 12:11 PM
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Very nice gun & pics!
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Old 11-29-2019, 01:17 PM
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WOOOO! classy set Greg..........
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Old 11-29-2019, 02:49 PM
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That's purdy Greg
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Old 11-29-2019, 04:15 PM
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Oh wow...speechless
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Old 11-29-2019, 04:17 PM
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Totally awesome. I love the engraving and all of the choices and decisions made on that pistol. Everything is perfect!
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Old 11-29-2019, 05:37 PM
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Finely executed and simply beautiful.
Congrats to you and your customer.
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Old 11-29-2019, 07:40 PM
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Makes me want to toss out my guns.
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:20 PM
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There is much to admire in that pistol. Always a treat to view your work...
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:21 PM
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:27 PM
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Great Art Work.
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:36 AM
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Beautiful Piece Of Art!
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:52 AM
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Wow, that is impressive. The skills to put something like that together is amazing.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:59 PM
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Bravo! (hands clapping!)

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Old 12-03-2019, 02:39 AM
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How absolutely unable I am to explain how beautiful something like this is to me. If I was someone famous just a glance and a paused moment with a smile would wring all kinds of accolades from 100’s of famous gun writers fingers. To one day touch one like this in the afterlife......
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:24 AM
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Absolutely stunning in every way.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:22 AM
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Classy.
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Old 12-04-2019, 07:20 PM
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Someone is very fortunate to receive that beauty. Just spectacular.
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Old 12-04-2019, 07:43 PM
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As always from Greg Derr, just beautiful! And such beautiful photography!
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:21 PM
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Work of Art!
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:51 AM
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Stunning, thank you for sharing. Can you tell us what grip safety you used.
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