A very special One-of-a Kind Colt. The Wiley Clapp 1911 enhanced by Pete Single now up for auction to benefit the USA Shooting Team.
The No. 1 mission of USA Shooting is to be the best in the world. At the 2016 Olympic Games, state-supported teams from China and Italy finished with 14 medals. Our privately-funded athletes scored an impressive three medals. Now is the time to give our shooters the resources and training they need to compete with these other teams on an equal basis. Your bid on this Colt project is the first step in our four-year quest to dominate shooting worldwide in 2020.
Colt’s full size series 70 Wiley Clapp 1911 .45 (O1911WC) is treated to some very special custom features by premier metalsmith Pete Single. Pete has detailed and assembled every part to his custom specifications. Behind the scenes, Pete has customized the guns of some of the finest competitive shooters in the world. The factory serial number is USA 2016 to commemorate the success of the USA Shooting at the 2016 Olympic Games.
The entire pistol is softened and smoothed for comfort of handling characteristics. Several custom parts were made to enhance trouble free service life, durability, reliability, and accuracy of the pistol. This pistol was built to withstand many thousand rounds of hard use.
The pistol is finished in a rich traditional gun blue, features a precision slide-to-frame fit, mated with a hand fit, oversize National Match barrel that is finish coated in tungsten DLC, coating hard as diamond that will resist scuffing.
All parts use in the assembly of this pistol are machined from forgings or bar-stock tool steel. Critical parts are heat treated and checked for proper Rockwell hardness.
Pete Single “Metalsmithing” logo is etched on the bottom of the frame's dust cover.
Custom Work includes:
* Slide Top Serrations and Gold Bead
* Oversize, hand fit National Match Barrel
* Slide to frame fit is truly a unique.
* Unique Wiley Clapp custom Grips
* Precision Metal Checkering
* Hand fit Beavertail Grip Safety
* Barstock Mainspring Housing
* Custom Extended Ejector
* Custom Ignition System
* Forged Slide Stop Pin
* Custom Firing Pin Stop
* Custom Magazine Catch
The final result is a unique pistol that is a masterpiece in form and function. Proceeds of this auction will benefit USA Shooting.
See this pistol in the Colt booth at the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, April 27-30.
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Trades Accepted: No
USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. The organization implements and manages development programs and sanctions events at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Partially funded by the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Shooting relies on donations from supporters of the Olympic Movement, membership dues, event fees and the corporate partners who take a strong interest in the development of the U.S. Shooting Team.