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Thread: Brian Bilby - ACP Got his 1911ís?

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    Brian Bilby - ACP Got his 1911ís?

    I have posted very little here. Just wondering if any user here remember this Southern Michigan builder known for 10mm 1911ís and others

    Just trying to keep his memory alive.

    H

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    The name doesn't ring a bell, but my wife thinks I suffer from Altzheimer, so there!
    John Caradimas SV1CEC
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    I had the pleasure of meeting Brian at his home many, many, years ago. Probably late 80's or early 90's. We discussed 1911s, the 10mm in particular. I was interested in a set of 10s with Gov't, Commander and Officer sized guns. He was, by all reports, one of the 'smiths that understood the 10mm 1911. Needless to say I wish I had pursued the build.

    I have a few local friends that also knew Brian, all with very favorable memories. In Michigan the conversation about 1911/10mm often leads to mention of Brian.

    I'm really sorry for his loss.

    Jim

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    Very cool Jim! Thank You for posting. I spent many times in his basement as I lived 20 miles away. What came out of his mouth was precious for sure.

    I have a Full house Delta he did and a Pocket Rocket..... 10mm Caspian Commander slide Officers frame. Perfect

    I also have what I believe was his last full house 1911. Itís a .45 built for a guy in Hawaii

    Yup miss him............ Great memories

    H

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    H,

    How cool! You are very fortunate, Brian was a quiet force in the community.

    The Commander top / Officers bottom is my carry combo, a Super Stinger from Baer, but sure would be great to carry a Bilby 10 in the same configuration. Would never feel under gunned.

    Jim

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