Custom Cerakote CoastGuard Colt 1911 For My Father

Custom Cerakote CoastGuard Colt 1911 For My Father

Cerakote Projects, Pistols
This was a project for Father's Day 2017, take my father's Colt 1911 and give it a makeover in a Coast Guard theme in recognition of his many years of service.  The pistol is getting my rendition of  a "Night Ops" Navel digital camo coating and followed up with a set of Magpul CoastGuard embossed grips. A Little About My Father This is my Dad, well a very much younger version of him sporting game for the ladies on the beaches of Biloxi Mississippi back in the 1960's. My father was in the Air Force for 4 years before moving over to the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. He is much older now (of course) and retired from military service but few years back he was reminiscing about having a Colt 1911 45.cal. My father…
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AB10(Tec9) Urban Jungle Camo Cerakote

AB10(Tec9) Urban Jungle Camo Cerakote

Cerakote Projects, Pistols
Cerakote an Intratec AB 10, a.k.a Tec 9 This project came from a trade I did with a gent. He had this "non functional" Tec 9 or so he thought and he wanted to trade a for a Ithaca Model 58 featherlight. 12 ga. shotgun. The shotgun was a pawnshop find that needed an extractor replaced which I did before refinishing it. I had shot it a few times and was ready to trade it for something new, this was something new!  A little about the firearm Wikipedia The Intratec TEC-9, TEC-DC9, or AB-10 is a blowback-operated semi-automatic pistol. It was designed by Intratec, an American offshoot of Interdynamic AB. The TEC-9 was made of inexpensive molded polymers and a mixture of stamped and milled steel parts. In early versions the…
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Smith and Wesson Model 36 .38 Special

Smith and Wesson Model 36 .38 Special

Cerakote Projects, Pistols
In this project We went trolling our local pawn shops for a restorable candidate and today we found a S&W Model 36 that was in pretty bad shape. The Smith & Wesson Model 36 is a revolver chambered for .38 Special. It is one of several models of "J-frame" Smith & Wesson revolvers. It was introduced in 1950, and is still in production today. With the Model 36, Smith & Wesson sought to design a revolver that could fire the more powerful .38 Special round in a small, concealable package. Our project firearm as you can see is rough to say the least. lots of rust, pitting of the side cover and all around the S&W stamped logo.   Here is our parts bin during the breakdown , the pitting on the…
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PSA and SpringField Matching Cerakote Skulls

PSA and SpringField Matching Cerakote Skulls

Cerakote Projects, Pistols, Rifles
Start out with a great AR15 Deal Sometimes the stars align and when they do you can score big. I have been putting off an AR 15 purchase waiting for a good low cost lower to come through our local gun show for quite some time. My plan was to build one from the ground up using standard off the shelf part so I could get a good feel for what parts have to be smithed into place and what not. Well since I get all the gun spam one can possibly endure, one Palmetto State Armory email caught my eye. Big Weekend Deal (several weekends actually), get a PSA AR 15 all Magpol dressed out  and a  SpringField XDs 45 cal for $800 bucks. How could you pass up…
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FireStar M40 in Micro Desert Camo

FireStar M40 in Micro Desert Camo

Cerakote Projects, Pistols
Cerakoting a Star FireStar M40 I aquired this as a local Pawn Shop rescue during my rounds looking for projects. It was not considered worthy enough in its condition to warrant a space in the Premium Guns display cabinet of their pawn shop. After asking for what they had behind the counters, one of the gents strolled out with this little jewel. A Star FireStar M40 from Star Bonifacio Echeverria, S.A. in Eibar, Spain.  I typically look for guns that are in need of some special assistance as our candidates for Cerakoting and this one sure fits the bill.   [caption id="attachment_74" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Star FireStar M40[/caption] About The Firestar Firearm ~Wikipedia The Star Firestar is a series of single-action semi-automatic pistol consisting of four models that received the 1991 Handgun of the…
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