Originally Posted by Helix_FR
Hey Grcsat, the gun on the bottom with the long sight rail, is that a Jon Giles rebuild 1911?
Hi, This is a 1911 that was sent to me by the Colt Marketing Dep.
What had happened was that the gun shop I was working for had been invited to the Canadian midwest gunsmith's picnic ( 1979 ) and my boss told me that there would be some competions and a lot of show and tell ect.
Any way I was told to bring a 45 along so I could participate in some of the activitys. I didn't have a 45 for comp. ,so I called up one of the guys I went to school with who was working for colt at the time and told him what was happening.
I sent him a check for $250 and thats the colt 45 he sent me.
This 1911 was used for only one weekend and has never been fired since. It normaly sits in its original shipping box along with the original bill of sale.
I guess I should mention that in both slow fire and rapid fire , I came it dead last. lol