Colt Roadster

dclevinger

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Completely non-traditional but thought you might get a kick out of it.
It started out as a new Wiley Clapp Commander. It received upgraded parts, trigger job, reliability work, bobbed grip safety, match bushing and a host of other goodies including the flames and handmade walnut stocks. Everything but the hard chrome plating was done in my shop. As always, thanks for looking.







 

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i don't know whether to laugh, applaud, shake my head, or roll my eyes at the infamous classic "flame job", but i gotta admit it does look kinda cool...
 

dclevinger

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Thanks all.
I know the flames don't suit everyone's taste, that's for sure. The owner is a big fan of old school hot rods and had a very specific vision for the look of the pistol.
 

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I admit to having a 50's hot rod mentality and love flames on most items, guns included. I have gold flames on the cylinder of the 1849 Colt pocket pistol reproduction that serves as the gear shift knob on my '28 Model A R/P, which I bought in '56.
I too admit to being "lost in the fifties," with American Graffiti being my all time favorite movie. My son is also "lost in time" with me, as he built a '38 Chevy coupe while in high school. He was the only one in his school with a cool car, which was in 1987. And, I' 2013-02-06_09-31-25_8.jpg m in the final stages of completing my resto-rodded '63 Chevy C10, which may get ghost flames.
 

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