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Old 07-31-2020, 06:42 PM
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Back in the 1970s I wanted a 1911 in 22LR. But the only ones I saw were the Colt Ace models and they collector pieces. So I bought a Colt Conversion Unit and bought some aftermarket frame in alloy.

I couldn't get it working right so I sold the frame.

In the late 1990s (I think) I saw a complete Daly 1911 lower on Gunbrker for $140. It took many hours of tinkering but I finally got it functioning 100%. I bought a set of fake ivory grips at a show and had the guy engrave a personal logo on the right side (a winged serpent rising over a battlement). Then I had a jeweler friend mount a small diamond beneath the artwork (real diamond stocks).

Now several makers produce 1911s in 22 caliber. But I think mine has a certain panache. PS: I would prefer a spur hammer but not going to mess with it.
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The Dolt.

I like that.
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Is that the standard trigger (pictured) found on a Daly frame? I like it. If not, any idea who made it?
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Interesting that your Colt Conversion Unit didn't work with one frame and required lots of tinkering with the other. I have the Ciener unit, works fine on all 3 frames I have used it on.
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Is that the standard trigger (pictured) found on a Daly frame? I like it. If not, any idea who made it?
Yes, standard as far as I know. Sort of looks like a Gold Cup with that trigger and the flat top slide.
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Interesting that your Colt Conversion Unit didn't work with one frame and required lots of tinkering with the other. I have the Ciener unit, works fine on all 3 frames I have used it on.
Ciener wasn't around when I started this project. As I recall it worked fine on a Series '70 Government and Gold Cup lower but I never saw any of those for sale.
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The Dolt, so the pistol is named after me.
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