Hi Dane. Your Combat Elites, are they stock, customized, etc? Also, is there any improvements that need to be made to it, good the way it is, or comparable to a regular Series 80? Just got one and would like the particulars on the Colt :smile:
Both of my CEs have been used hard as my carry guns and as match guns.
Here is how they are set up and as you can see modified in the typical BCP fashion. Old song by now. I am currently building in my spare time a duplicate of these two in fit function and design. The first was built in 1989 on the bottom. Second shown directly below was built in 1998.
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Thanks for the pics Dane :smile: Im trying to figure out if the one I bought is really stock. It has the older ambi thumb safeties that has a redish copper tint to them, checkered wrap around rubber Colt emblem grips, stock looking 3 dot sites, black trigger, wierd looking beavertail that curves out and downward, low serial #CG000XX and of course, two-tone finish. Ive seen some CE's online that come in a blue box, this one is in a black foam lined one and came with 2 Colt mags. Probably paid more than I should have (8 bills) but I had to have it :grin:
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Both of mine came in brown Colt paper boxes and white hard foam inserts. All the frame parts were typical stock GI style in stainless. Sights were the typical Colt GI profile 3 dot. Triggers were black plastic and main spring houseings were grey Colt nylon. No ambi. I believe you are right on the grips, black wrap around with front strap serrations under them. Which s why I bought the original gun in the first place in addition to the two tone effect and the wear of stainless.
Other than the stainless frames and slide roll marks they are typical Series 80 guns.
I have never seen any other Gun come close to that original Satin Stainless finish that the CE`s Frame had..it seems to oxidize quickly to a pleasing blue-gray tint...perhaps there is something in the composition of the metal itself ??
Anyway, All else being equal, do you think you could dupicate it on a Kimber sent to you for work ?
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No idea :grin: I just bead blast them and what you see here and on the web page, is what you get :roll: I don't remember what the CEs originally looked like but I like how they look now :wink: I remember a well known shop blasted my first one for me.....ramp and all. Wouldn't even run when I got it back...and it sure did when I sent it to them. That experience was a little discouraging
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