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Someone has seriously tweeked around a 1911 style pistol.
 

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Someone has seriously tweeked around a 1911 style pistol.
What is that odd looking lever-like thing sticking out of the top of the slide? I was wondering if it was some sort of sighting mechanism, but hard to tell in the pic. Interesting work on the gun...my guess is it did not work out good and thus forgotten and left in a bad environment where it started corroding?
 

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I'm thinking it's some kind of bubba cocking lever for someone without his thumb
 
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Someone has seriously tweeked around a 1911 style pistol.
I'm not so sure tweaking would be the appropriate word, the word I'm thinking of can't be typed here.....
 

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Someone has seriously tweeked around a 1911 style pistol.
What is that odd looking lever-like thing sticking out of the top of the slide? I was wondering if it was some sort of sighting mechanism, but hard to tell in the pic. Interesting work on the gun...my guess is it did not work out good and thus forgotten and left in a bad environment where it started corroding?
It was allegedly found after Hurricane Katrina
 

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It's a USPSA Open division gun. Built on what's called a 2011 frame. Wide body grip, compensated. The 5 litle holes in the frame
are for an optic mount. Looks like it was hard chromed---a common race gun finish. Nothing really unusual or bubba about it. Go to
a USPSA pistol match and you will see many similar. They run $3,000 to $5,000++. Most are built in 9mm major or some version of
38 super. A major power factor gun will send a 124 gr bullet at 1350+ fps, and have a capacity of around 30 rds.
The little "handle" sticking out the side is a slide racker.

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That would explain the corrosion.
Yeah. They way it looked rough and in the white i thought it was someone playing around with some machining tools and never finished.
 

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The magwell and fancy cutaways on the barrel and slide looks like STI, to me. Looks like it was a nice gun, till somebody abandoned it to the flood.
 

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The magwell and fancy cutaways on the barrel and slide looks like STI, to me. Looks like it was a nice gun, till somebody abandoned it to the flood.
The frame and slide may very well be STI--but it was built by Brazos Custom in Texas. See link in post #12.
 
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