This stainless 80 series Colt chambered in 45 ACP was built by Dane Burns. All of Dane’s full house builds featured his “Scottish thistle” makers mark. This is an excerpt from Dane: “I am pretty specific about what I will put the thistle on. If the gun is finished to my satisfaction, I will mark the slide with it, but only full house, best grade guns get it, no I compromises.” This particular 1911 was built by Dane in 2001 for customer Jack Brunk, and was at some point Dane’s actual carry gun. It features Barsto match grade barrel, French borders under stippled top of the slide top, raised hand checkered front strap, slide to frame fit, etc etc. It’s all there. The frame and slide are both stamped with Dane’s thistle. I like this particular Burns 1911 because it is a rare example that he didn’t have Dick Heinie scallop. What’s wrong with scallops? It’s just not checkering is it? This gun had ivory, but after careful consideration, I changed to lustrous American holly by @allen.noland. As rare as ivory is, I’m just not sure any 80 series 1911 deserves it. Pistol Purview out.


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