Colt Government Model 1911 Mailbox

Freedom Firearms in Battle Creek, MI have an awesome new mailbox:

Fabricated by Steve’s Welding here in Battle Creek Michigan. He said the project took about 4 months in his spare time. It’s all steel and wood. there is 4 feet of concrete in the ground and an internal post through the grip frame. The hammer is checkered, and the back of the grip is evenly ribbed.

I can’t tell from the pictures whether or not the mail goes in the business end of the 1911, but I am assuming it does.

I don’t know how much Steve’s welding would charge for one of those, but judging by the amazing detail it wouldn’t be cheap. I wonder if he could make me a Glock one? *Insert exploding mail jokes here*

I checked on google maps stree view hoping to find some more pictures of the mailbox, but sadly the picture was outdated.

Sure beats their old mailbox!  Judging by the first 2 pictures the old mailbox is still there, but probably no longer in use.

Source: The Tinkers’ Guild

Thanks to Bryan Spigel for the link!



Jesse March 8, 2010 at 11:55 am

You should have to pull the slide back to load the mail in the chamber.


Admin (Mike) March 8, 2010 at 12:19 pm

LOL That would be epic!


Josh March 8, 2010 at 12:19 pm

That’s awesome. I can’t tell where the mail goes, but I think it would be cool if the hammer “cocked” back to reveal the opening for the mail.


Admin (Mike) March 8, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Yea that would be great too! Judging by its orientation to the main street, it probably goes in the barrel end though.


Josh March 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Probably so. Maybe the hammer should cock back to indicate that there’s outgoing mail in there for the mailman to take with him!


Admin (Mike) March 8, 2010 at 01:32 pm

that would be an awesome feature!


Linoge March 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Careful, now, if the hammer is spring-actuated, the BATFE might get ideas.

Stupid ideas, granted, but still ideas.


Mike March 9, 2010 at 01:03 pm

Ha, what a surprise to see my pictures here. (That’s me hiding behind the gun in the first picture).

The mail does go in the end, though the final door setup hadn’t been finished at time of installation. Instead it has a plate bolted on, rendering this 1911 a fine work of gun art :)


Admin (Mike) March 10, 2010 at 03:08 pm

Hi Mike,
Good to hear from you, thanks for taking those great pictures. Definitely an amazing copy of the 1911!


scott November 21, 2011 at 01:13 pm

where can i get one made????


Mike November 21, 2011 at 01:17 pm

Call the number on the sign. Tell them Couey sent ya. They should be able to put you in touch with the guy who made it. I can’t recall his name. Steve maybe?


Roger buchko September 23, 2015 at 08:05 am

Hey mike nice job , I made the 44mag revolver mail me I’d like to talk
Thanks roger



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