1967 Colt 1911 by Santa Barbara gunsmith John Spilborghs. Spilborghs immigrated to the US from Belgium in 1967. He was an accomplished machinist and crafted some of the finest custom 1911s in the late 70s and 80s. It seems like there was an awful lot of talent in Southern California in those years. This beautiful example in high polish blue over hard chrome checks all the “forever gun” boxes. Swenson thumb safety, Hoag grip safety, Barsto barrel, Bomar low mount sight, GCNM trigger, and checkering virtually everywhere. Complete because it is now shod Spegels…after all, we are not communists.
Ah man, I could be tempted away from my revolvers for pistols like this.