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Old 12-21-2014, 03:51 PM
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Retro Caspian?

Anyone ever done a very plain, Colt style non-slant serrated slide, Caspian based Government Model, with small fixed sights, etc, to mimic an early 1911? I think an early 1911 style frame and gun done up in a bright blue would be fantastic, and a great candidate for engraving, being void of markings. If you have a plain custom Caspian, I'd like to see it!
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Old 12-23-2014, 12:37 AM
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wish I did. that sounds sexy as hell.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:17 PM
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I never get tried looking at that pistol.

Well done!
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:21 PM
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[QUOTE=Ricky T;5351956]Yep, done several times by many high quality pistolsmiths. I really think the first one that started the retro craze was this one, built in 2002 by Larry Vickers:

Ricky,

This thing looks perfect. What kind of ignition system do you have? I noticed the wide spur hammer.

I have been planning to build one very similar to yours.

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Old 12-25-2014, 09:18 AM
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Ricky,

This thing looks perfect. What kind of ignition system do you have? I noticed the wide spur hammer.

I have been planning to build one very similar to yours.

Merry Christmas!
Thank you sir.

Larry Vickers built the gun, it's been a long time so my memory is blurred. I think he used Ed Brown internals.

The hammer spur was an old GI part I believe.
Rear sight: Kings
Front sight: Novak post?
Thumb safety: old Colt built up by Ken Hackathorn - yes him. The safety was one of 20 that Ken built.
Main spring housing: Ed Brown with Ted Yost's lanyard.
Finish: Black T
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:49 AM
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I too am going to use mostly Ed Brown in my build. I installed a wide spur NOS Colt hammer in my springfield mil spec. I love that thing. They look so cool!

Yah, I noticed the thumb safety. I never seen one like that before. It looks very cool. It adds a nice quality to your pistol!

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Old 12-25-2014, 01:15 PM
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I used to work with the 2853rd Civil Engineering Squadron at Robins AFB in the late 80s.
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:18 PM
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:35 PM
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Caspian

Gary,

Your Caspian is sweet! I am thinking of doing a build with the Classic frame and newer updates like a EGW beavertail and modern Novak sights. I really like the Classic frame design.

You’re so lucky to be working for Caspian! I wish that I could have a job like that!

Happy New Year to you, your family and to all of Caspian Arms!

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I want to update this post (yeah it's a couple years old) since photobuttock is dead and all the older pictures are lost. Picture is freshly taken with a few more rounds through it than 2 years ago. Excuse the lints and dirt.









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Who's rear sight?
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Who's rear sight?
King's was what I remembered.
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:28 PM
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Harrison Design and 10-8 sell "retro" style sights for the GI rear dovetail that are good candidates for this kind of build. Ted Yost used to sell a similar sight.
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Harrison Design sell "retro" style sights for the GI rear dovetail that are good candidates for this kind of build. Ted Yost used to sell a similar sight.
Ted Yost authorized John Harrison to sell his sights, they're the same sights.
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