|02-18-2008, 09:22 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2002
I used to have a real Fitz 1917 Colt. It had a rounded butt that had lead weight in the bottom! It was used to bash heads in the good old days! Unfortuneatly the trigger guard was reweld back on after it was broken off from being bent and jamming the trigger! Oh well you shouldn't really use a gun for a hammer, I always thought the trigger guard amputation was fruity however! :roll:
|02-19-2008, 04:29 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2001
ASKINS KEITH JORDAN
Glockmonger,Good post,....Back in My Daddies and Grandpaws day There was always some pistols around with the barrels shortened, cutaway trigger guards, so on.
Since you are Fairly new to Pistolsmith You might like to go to View from the Hills, Page 2 see Cheap Shot, Page2 see Cheap Shot, page3 also Epitome of Hypocrisy......Askins, Jordan And Keith are mentioned several times.
|04-04-2009, 01:24 AM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2005
Re: J. H. Fitzgerald special
Aquired an interesting "Fitz Special". I don't believe it's an authentic Fitz Special, but appears to be a close copy. There is no "vp" marking.
Only a letter from Colt will verify.
The revolver is a Colt Army Special, manufatured in 1922. Caliber .38 spec. Barrel has been cut to 2.5", frame/grips may possibly have also been cut down.
Notice the checkering on the cylinder release, top of hammer, trigger, & backstrap.
|04-04-2009, 01:32 AM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2005
The making of a "New" Fitz Special
I have for years been intrigued with the "Fitz Special".
Knowing that, even if I were to ever find a genuine Fitz Special, I probably would not be able to afford one.
Then I saw posts from Kevin Williams, JR Munsey, and others on different boards.
That got my wheels spinning. Why not make your own Fitz Special?
Well the quest was on for the perfect specimen.
I found a Colt Agent at a Police Equipment store. It was a Police trade in. Dates to 1968. The Agent was pretty beat up, but functioned perfectly.
I studied many Fitz Special pictures, this is the closest I could come to a real Fitz Special. The only thing I did not do was checker the cylinder release, and the top of the hammer.
Finally about a year ago I got the nerve to cut up the Colt.
Here's my story. Enjoy.
This is what the Colt looked like when I got it.
Finished bobbing the hammer, and smoothing it out.
Cutting the trigger guard.
Cutting the ejector rod,
It took many hours of cutting, grinding, sanding, and polishing.
After I was satisfied with everything the Colt was sent off to Ford's in Florida for a "bright hard chrome" finish.
This is the result. The "New" Fitz Special.
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