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May 15, 2017, 08:43
I have a Seecamp Conversion Colt Cbt Cdr 1911.

Before I attempt to disassemble and ruin something-

Anyone know if basic disassembly for cleaning is same a standard 1911?

Pistol was done by Seecamp.

Not going to attempt to disassemble the mechanism, just want to separate to main groups- frame, slide, barrel etc and clean.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

UPDATE- Dave Wally, Seecamp new owner called me. Explained that he received no info on this conversion from old owners. He even called them to ask.
Thanks, Dave.

May 15, 2017, 10:47
Looks like you got good preliminary advice from the M14 fellows.


I recall Seecamp thread discussions on the 1911 forum as well.


May 15, 2017, 15:08
TenTea, appreciate it. Thank you.

May 21, 2017, 19:04
just like the same as a 1911 - just be mindful of taking the stocks off....if you don't have to...don't!


The hammer bar could become disconnected and the spring could fall out...

May 24, 2017, 12:52
cwo, roger/dodger. thank you.

May 24, 2017, 13:07
How is the trigger on your example?

...inquiring minds and all :shades:

D P Six
May 25, 2017, 21:31
Seecamp's conversion sure brings back memories. Came that close to sending a Gov't model off to them in the 1970's to be converted. Always regretted I didn't. A true Colt 1911 DA was always a missing link in Colt's product line. The Double Eagle & New Agent didn't fill the bill.

May 29, 2017, 16:11
if you look at the picture I posted - look at the trigger for a moment...

Do you see what looks like the Colt 1911 SA trigger hiding behind the DA Trigger? Well, that's what it is! Squeezing the DA Trigger puts pressure on the SA trigger releasing the sear...nifty setup!

I had a Colt Double Eagle; the trigger mechanism, although similar to the Seecamp version, is minus the SA trigger. It pivots on its pin and is linked to the trigger bar.

https://lh6.ggpht.com/rrzNdH8e9DuwRFKoaJSYkGeJ2dmNUJC05YglRG0bg3BrfrPSIu ibjcLdBFtweHFRZOUG=h900

August 24, 2017, 09:07
Well, disassembled, cleaned and reassembled today.

In addition to Seecamp DA conversion, this satin nickel (finish is a bit shinier then colt factory and looks like bead blasted?)commander has S&W adjustable white outline rear sights, new front sight w/ white inlay and nice/ not colt wood grips.
Has what looks like a colt series 70 barrel bushing (Barsto machine barrel?) on it.
Swenson ambi safety.
It is throated and has original colt satin nickel mag. Recoil spring guide has a black rubber/ plastic shok buffer on it.
Looks unfired- that will change shortly.
It was difficutl to get apart. Lots of old congealed grease on it.
Lubed it and it works well.
Trigger is not bad, very controllable, but didn't measure the double action pull.
Colt box matches serial no of weapon. Box had original colt paperwork (has written on top in pen " Seecamp Conversion") and that brown looking preservative heavy paper.
Colt says made 1972.

I remember always wanting one back then. Never got one. Classic early-mid 70's. "neat".

August 24, 2017, 09:31
Range report, please. :biggrin:

August 27, 2017, 08:40
Ran it 69 rounds- Wolf 230 fmj, Hornedy 185 jhp, S&B 230 fmj.
3 different USGI mags and original colt mag.
All shot in 6" disk standing offhand.
The DA first shot is long and hard, but controllable.
The subsequent SA is smooth and light. Did not measure it.
The Swenson ambi safety will ride up imperceptibly, either due to recoil or my finger inadvertently hitting it, stopping trigger from being pulled again.
Happens very infrequently, once every two mags or so.
So, except for the Swenson safety issue, functioning was 100%.
Like the gun, though as Jeff Cooper said at the time... solution to a non problem or something like that.

I like the gun and its a keeper.

Its in a old tooled w/ my initials SD Myers Tom Threepersons holster that I've had for 40 something years.