|10-20-2005, 07:06 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Houston, Texas
Excuse Me,Paging Mr. Tibbets Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm gonna feel really stoooopid after this, but could someone tell me why I can not seem find a smith named Tibbets/ Tibbets Classic Customs.!? I had a 1950 Colt Commander .38 Super(flawless) stolen from me. Now I want another one, I saw his work and thought...." I like the direction he's going'', but every time I find a lead or address it turns out bogus--error404--redirected--or anywhere else other than!! Thanx for your time.
|11-13-2005, 06:56 AM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2001
Here's another question: Is Vic Tibbets still doing any custom work, or is he pretty much solely dedicated to the GI 50 project now?
|11-18-2005, 06:43 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Berryville, Arkansas (the 1911 capital)
I talk with Vic fairly regularly. I believe he has his hands full with the .50 GI project. That takes most if not all of his resources these days.
|11-25-2005, 02:55 AM||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Bel Air, MD
Vic closed his original website (and gunsmithing business), which was either www.classiccustoms.com or www.classichandguns.com, I can't remember which one, about two years ago. He and another fellow, Alex Zimmerman IIRC started Guncrafter Industries and thus the .50GI was born. I think the .50GI is great but I sure miss seeing all of the nice customs he did. I have a nice folder on my hard drive of his custom work 'cause it sure was some neat stuff.
|12-31-2005, 04:08 AM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Vic and Alex still turn out a superb product. I acquired a Guncrafter 50 GI a couple of weeks ago. The build quality and finish are second to none. And that gun DOES shoot!!!! Also, they are still willing to speak to customers and very, very pleasant to deal with. Since they are building a 45 ACP version, and will put most 'custom' features you would want on it, you should contact Guncrafters if you still want a Tibbets built gun. (They will also do a 45 conversion for their 50. It will not work the other way, since the 50 will not 'drop in' to a smaller 45. The gun is specially built, and a tiny bit larger but not much heavier than a 'normal' 45.) Dave
|02-20-2006, 04:13 AM||#9|
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Thats a nice gun. I like the look of polymer finishes second only to a good deep Colt blue on a pistol. Good rust blue is another matter entirely...
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