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Old 12-30-2017, 07:08 AM
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:11 AM
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Wilson Combat Classic Supergrade, .45 ACP Stainless, 2014 Model
  • Built 2014
  • Full size, 5", bull barrel, .45 ACP
  • Extra fitted and finished extractor on checkered rear of slide
  • Stainless steel upgrade, matte bead blast with polished sides of slide / frame
  • Countersink slide stop
  • Bullet proof one piece magazine well, full-size, stainless
  • Grip screws, torx head, stainless
  • Grip exchange: Cocobolo starburst grips, flat bottom
  • Wilson Combat grip medallion, sterling silver, set of 2
  • Omit slide markings (keep Wilson eagle right rear of slide)
  • Laser etch Wilson Combat logo on left rear of slide
  • Artwork, laser engraving, special art, left side of dustcover | Edwardian Script ITC font | Supergrade
  • Artwork, laser engraving, special art, right side of dustcover | Edwardian Script ITC font | Wilson Combat
  • Front sight, gold bead
  • Lo-mount adjustable rear sight, standard and battlesight blades
  • Omit front cocking serrations on slide
  • Carry cuts
  • Flush cut / reverse crown barrel
  • Ball endmill cuts
  • Flute barrel
  • Flute chamber
  • Bull barrel upgrade, full-size
  • Heavy machine chamfer on bottom of slide
  • Flat wire recoil spring upgrade, full-size
  • Bullet proof thumb safety upgrade, ambidextrous, wide, stainless
  • Customer specified trigger pull weight: 3.0 lbs
  • Reverse plug, closed, without collar. Reverse plug, closed, with collar
  • 6x Elite tactical magazines ACP HD/+P, full size, 8 rounds, lo-profile steel base pad, stainless

Grips, screws
  • Challis Walnut
  • VZ Grips DPL torx head black out screws

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=497787
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:12 AM
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Birdy,

Thank you for posting these pictures.

I am amazed seeing the volume and quality of your Wilson work in one place.
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:14 AM
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:48 AM
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Birds and G50: Great idea to repost the photos and restart the thread.

Is Gun porn ever bad?...
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:22 AM
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Birds and G50: Great idea to repost the photos and restart the thread.

[B]Is Gun porn ever bad?[B]...
It is only bad on the bank account.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:53 AM
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Birdy---only one word for your work. FLAWLESS!!
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:13 AM
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Loved looking through these pictures again! Thanks for reposting them!

What do you use to clean the guns? After test firing, they would have a little grime. Yours are pretty much spotless.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:56 AM
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Looking at those guns never gets old. Just absolutely gorgeous guns. Thanks for reposting.
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It was my honor and privilege to work with Birdy and the Admins to find a way to restore Birdy's unparalleled photographic essays to this sub-forum. It would have been a loss to us all IMHO. Thanks to Birdy for the considerable work he did in researching which photos were linked in the old essay thread and re-posting them here in a new thread.

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What do you use to clean the guns? After test firing, they would have a little grime. Yours are pretty much spotless.
The only way to get them that clean is by taking them completely apart and using an ultrasonic gun cleaner. Hopefully Birdy will stop by more often.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:53 AM
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... this is the absolute perfection in 1911 form !
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:26 AM
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posts like this are reason I bought my Tactical Supergrades.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:24 AM
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Many thanks for the tour of pictures! I very much enjoyed it and I never get tired of looking at the art on display. It is so compelling that one cannot help but form ideas on a future WC purchase.


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Old 12-31-2017, 11:42 AM
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What do you use to clean the guns? After test firing, they would have a little grime. Yours are pretty much spotless.
The only way to get them that clean is by taking them completely apart and using an ultrasonic gun cleaner.
Yes, the ultrasonic cleaner, some drops of soft soap and time...
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Great to see you back Birdy. Your work is flawless and it's a nice knowing it's back in circulation.

Kudo's to you for taking the time to put the pieces back together and to G50 for his work on the admin side.

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Decription of the Stainless SuperGrade above says this:

Reverse plug, closed, without collar. Reverse plug, closed, with collar.

What is the difference between the two?
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:43 PM
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Decription of the Stainless SuperGrade above says this:
Reverse plug, closed, without collar. Reverse plug, closed, with collar.
What is the difference between the two?
Here the original thread: https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=487231
And here some copy/paste and the photos.


Bull barrel reverse plugs

For full length guide rod
(1) Open end with collar
(2) Open end round

For short guide rod
(3) Closed end with collar
(4) Closed end round
(5) Open end round








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Old 01-02-2018, 03:50 PM
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Perfect. Thanks a ton.
Closed end with collar is what I want.

That Baron Blue is beautiful.
A CQB in 10mm with that finish is in the works.
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What kind of grips are these and who made them? Artistry is Arms....
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:25 AM
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:32 AM
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Birdy, those look a LOT like the vertical cut Challis Mammoth Tooth grips I have for my Baron Blued CQB; really nice!
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This guy’s pictures were an expensive inspiration.

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