I plan on customizing my WE Tech 1911 to look like the "Silverballer" from the Hitman games. I'm going with the style from the games as the ones in the movie appear to just be fairly standard 1911s, whereas in the games they are fairly custom. I will be adding Pachmayr "American Legend Series" wood and rubber grips, adjustable rear sights (which will require some modification to the slide), a custom trigger and hammer, as well as a silencer, and if I can manage to make or find it an extended magazine.
I will also probably be doing more than asthetic modifications and will likely add a better inner barrel, and perhaps other mods depending on how much money I come up with for the project. I also plan on making a second one further on down the road so, they will likely be made with all the same parts.
So far I've gotten from my WE Tech 1911 from it's black finish shown in the first picture to the lovely unpainted finish shown in the second picture. I got a really great deal on my M1911 as I got it on eBay for $33 with shipping included and as it turns out all that was wrong was that it was missing the spring for the safety, and the seller thought it was in worse condition.
My WE Tech M1911 as I got it after I reassembled it.
My WE Tech M1911 as it looks as of 12/03/07 after refinishing it.
A picture of the "Silverballer" 1911 from the Hitman games
For those of you that don't know, the "Silverballer" from the hitman games is a custom AMT Hardballer stainless steal 1911. Now the Hardballer was notorious for having low quality control and either being a complete lemon or actually being a fairly good handgun, so I suppose it's appropriate that I'm using a WE Tech, as I hear that they are either good or bad. It seems as though mine is good, but only time will tell.
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