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Old 08-05-2016, 08:13 PM
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Thumbs up Polished Colt Commander - Grim Reaper Grips

I finished this Commander up earlier this evening and snapped a few photos off outside the shop before shipping it out. Mirror polished steel + asphalt = do not try this at home/relax, I'm a professional The Colt Commander is a popular model for polishing, so I don't post each of them, but this one's grips made it noteworthy enough to warrant a thread I thought!





















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Old 08-05-2016, 11:04 PM
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Do we get to see the "after" pics from when you accidentally kicked it with your foot and sent it scurrying across the pavement?

Seriously it looks like another great job, as would be expected.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:44 AM
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Looks like you do some fine work sir.
I'd be proud of that if it was mine.

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Old 08-06-2016, 09:30 AM
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Very nice job. I have to admit I have a fondness for bright Colts. I bought this factory nickel LW Commander in 1980 and like the extra protection I get from the hot and humid Texas heat.

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Old 08-09-2016, 08:38 PM
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Do we get to see the "after" pics from when you accidentally kicked it with your foot and sent it scurrying across the pavement?

Seriously it looks like another great job, as would be expected.
So far, I haven't done that, but it's always a possibility It's nerve-wracking setting them down and picking them up when taking photos like these outside the shop. As with flying, the take off and landing are the most dangerous parts!
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:19 PM
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Looks like you do some fine work sir.
I'd be proud of that if it was mine.

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Very nice job. I have to admit I have a fondness for bright Colts. I bought this factory nickel LW Commander in 1980 and like the extra protection I get from the hot and humid Texas heat.

Thanks, guys! Great book with an even greater Colt, Tex! Thanks for sharing them!
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