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I don’t know the full history on this 1981-era Colt. At some point it received some touches from the former Yost-Bonitz partnership and was later further enhanced by KGB Customs. I’ve logged just about 3,000 rounds through it myself and (clearly) enjoy it. It’s in my lineup of “carry” 1911s. Shown here with some of the leather I use: a Milt Sparks Roadrunner OWB holster and their S4C magazine pouch. Magazines are from Wilson Combat. The grips are Craig Spegels.


















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A beauty. Just what you want and nothing else.




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Beautiful. Simple, elegant, classic - both the gun and leather.

What's the leather bag in the background of the first photo?




 
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A beauty. Just what you want and nothing else.


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Beautiful. Simple, elegant, classic - both the gun and leather.

What's the leather bag in the background of the first photo?



Many thanks! That bag is a Saddleback briefcase (at the moment, I don’t remember exactly what model of theirs it is). I blame this fine Forum for my minor Saddleback addiction haha - someone here posted about their Saddleback wallet and that’s where it all started for me.

Better shot of the bag posing here at work haha:




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Many thanks, FrontRange. I've been looking for a good leather briefcase and Saddleback has gone to the top of the list.




 
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You’re most welcome! Mine has served well. It got a 14-month break from daily use with a stint telecommuting during the height of the pandemic; I’ve been glad to have it back on my shoulder!



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That is a clean custom. I'd be proud to have such a beast in my safe.


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I love the understated simplicity of that gun. It's a looker, but not flashy...a fine precision instrument designed to be used.
 
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I love the understated simplicity of that gun. It's a looker, but not flashy...a fine precision instrument designed to be used.



Many thanks! I think that’s exactly what caught my eye about it when I saw it for sale - a rather simple-looking Series 70 that, on closer review, had had some nice attention paid to it over time.



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What a beautifully executed combat 5" 1911.
Fantastic example of a custom/practical working gun. Very nice sir, enjoy it.
 
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Sweet! Tell us about the front sight.



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Thank you! I bought the gun from KGB Customs via another forum. When KGB originally offered it up for sale, the gun was showing quite a bit of honest wear. Karl Beining (Mr. KGB himself haha) offered to sell the gun as it was, or to have some upgrades made at additional cost. Apparently, a member of the forum opted to buy the gun and wanted the upgrades but, after Karl had the work done, the prospective buyer had vanished and the gun went back up for sale...and the rest is history. The front sight was one of the upgrades and was described as a Yost gold-line front. It’s the first gun I’ve had so-equipped; I’m liking it thus far.

From the pics of the gun in its original-sale state, the front sight had some sort of red plastic insert, somewhat similar to but not identical to the red-ramps that S&W used to put on revolvers.



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I thought it might be a gold insert but wasn't sure, thanks. That is a perfect 1911, just needs a flat mainspring housing. Smile



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^^ Thank you and I tend to agree, I’d like to install a checkered, flat MSH haha!
 
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That is indeed a beautiful gun. Great setup.


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What a magnificent pistol and rig.

You just need nothing else!!

Thanks for sharing.


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