Colt 1903 Part III

By Eugene No comments

I guess I can call this one done. I found a new barrel on eBay (still ~$120, oy!), a proper disconnector, a period correct magazine and a replica grips. Reassembling this little pistol was not easy at all, nothing like 1911, but I figured it out. Haven’t fired it yet, but everything seems to function […]

Colt 1903 Part II

By Eugene No comments

I polished all screws and pins and blued them with torch and quenched in oil. Wow, they turn out just amazing! I tried to take a picture but my phone camera is just not good enough. As I started assembling the frame, I noticed that the disconnector looks just like 1911 disconnector. Then I realized […]

Colt 1903

By Eugene No comments

I found this old Colt 1903 on Gunbroker and decided to buy it and try to make it great again. As you can see, most of the original bluing was gone except small area under the grips. The grips themselves are the ugliest ones I’ve ever seen, they somehow remind me of Spanish Inquisition. I […]