John Spilborough 1967 Colt 1911

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pistol_purview 1967 Colt 1911 by Santa Barbara gunsmith John Spilborough. Spilborough immigrated to the US from Belgium in 1967. He was an accomplished machinist and...

The Colt Double Eagle Series 90

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Colt shared this picture last night and got me thinking about the Double Eagle again. The Double Eagle in the photo being a...

Tom Dornhaus, Pachmayr Combat Special and Bren Ten

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supervel Seemingly strange bedfellows, what would unite a Pachmayr Combat Special and a Bren Ten? The same man perfected both, Tom Dornhaus. Tom worked for...

Three decades of Colt Commanders

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supervel Three decades of Colt Commanders illustrate the changes that the Hartford gunmaker has incorporated in the “short” Government Model. The Commander was the result...

.44 AMP Model 180 Automa Mag

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From Supervel supervel The AutoMag is just so cool in so many ways, from its operating system to its sleek design to its cartridges. Not...

SW9F Re-Incarnated as a Glock

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Hat tip to Luis for finding this one. Hello I recently ran into this SW9F parts kit sans frame for $120 and couldn't resist...

AMT’s On Duty Pistol that never went on duty.

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BY Luis Valdes Arcadia Machine & Tool, a company made famous by the hit 1980s sci-fi action/horror film, Terminator made a number of guns other...

Some More Colt 1911s from friends, Part 4

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I didn't think we would hit a part 4 of this but here we are. Below you can see Brady's MK IV...

General Officer’s Pistol

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First off I need to thank Vince Abangan for the lead on this beautiful and seldom seen USAF OSI General Officers Pistol. This particular...