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Old 08-01-2020, 08:56 AM
Greg Derr Greg Derr is offline
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Typical 70's vintage Colt work. Probably made at 3pm on a Friday. I resculpted the guard and thinned it out to the proper proportions for this project. A long list of fixes on the one which will be part of a two gun set.

Plenty if blending and smoothing left to do.
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:47 AM
Jim Watson Jim Watson is online now
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Neat work, but it amazes me that you have to pay to have that fixed.
My 1918 Army Surplus Colt has a better trigger guard than that started out with.
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:52 AM
roaniecowpony roaniecowpony is online now
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I think I'd take the margin down thinner. The factory filing on the right side has a dip in it toward the aft end. I'd just take that shape and carry it all around with a bit more crown, leaving the middle thick for strength. It would provide the illusion of a finer guard with the strength it should have.
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