- Aug 15, 2005
This 1981 Colt Combat Commander came from the factory with full coverage nickel plating- even the sights. The client, from a state that restricts some Colts wanted it more discreet. The nickel was reverse electrolysis stripped. Then the copper undercoating was blasted off. A blank canvas. All the original parts were tossed aside leaving the frame and slide. The frame was welded for a tight slide to frame fit. A Kart barrel with an EGW bushing was fit, all new internals of bar stock. 25 lpi checkering front and rear. A custom DP bobbed grips safety with a small pocket to accommodate the large ringed hammer. Flat topped with an arrow pattern. Gold line front sight up front and a Heinie at the back. John Aho made some awesome double diamond ironwood grips. I custom matched the Colt medallions to the IonBond smokes grey finish. My idea of "Man Candy".