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Author:  SIGWolf [ Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:46 pm ]
Post subject:  In Praise of Piper Custom - Custom Colt Delta Elite

Posted this in the Gallery, but reading the description, perhaps it should go here.

Just picked this up from Piper Custom. He did this Colt Custom Build for me. The grips are my "Starry Night" grips, although I'm sure that's not what Sarge from The Finer Grain calls them. I originally had a pair of Amboyna Burl grips which George fitted. They may go back on at some point. The gun was purchased before the more recent offerings by Colt for the Delta Elite. More like this originally though these pictures are not of the gun George used.





I don't have my photo setup any more so these are just iPhone pictures after greasing it up for the range. I'd like to do it justice with better photography, but don't have the setup right now. I hope to take it out for a spin soon.






























Author:  SIGWolf [ Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: In Praise of Piper Custom - Custom Colt Delta Elite

I bought the gun new. Here is the parts list.

Heinie sight set...............
Wilson gold bead front sight...
EGW bushing....................
EGW slide stop.................
Wilson Extractor...............
EGW Ejector....................
EGW thumb safety...............
EGW grip safety................
EGW guide rod..................
Wilson hammer..................
EGW sear.......................
EGW disconnector...............
STI firing Pin.................
EGW firing pin stop............
Stan Chen mainspring housing...
10-8 magazine catch............
Greider trigger................
Wolff sear spring..............
Wolff recoil spring............
EGW grip screws................

Here is a list of the work done.

High cut frontstrap, hand checker 25 lpi, bordered
Machine frame for Chen mainspring housing,
blend, round heel, checker 25 lpi.
Machine & hand bevel mag well
Cut frame, fit & blend grip safety, convert to series
80
Fit, re shape & blend thumb safety
Fit & blend oversized slide stop, shorten &round,
recess & chamfer frame hole
Fit magazine release, blend
Fit trigger
Fit oversized firing pin stop
Machine slide for front and rear sights
Fit & tune extractor
Fit oversized bbl bushing on lathe & blend
Machine slide- live round eject, flare ejection port
True & polish breech face
Fit, cut, tune ejector & blend
30 degree recessed & polished flush crown
Serrate rear of slide 40 lpi
Machine feed ramp 31.5 degrees & hand polish
Re cut bbl throat & polish
Smooth & fit all fire control parts. Trigger job 4.5
lbs
De burr/ de horn gun and all parts
Satin bead blast, hand polish slide flats 400 grit
Test fire- silver tip, hydra shok, & norma. All ok

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