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Old 02-28-2012, 13:16   #21
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Lookin good!
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Old 02-28-2012, 15:26   #22
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Thanks wrench, I'm wondering if I will like it more than my Baer just because of the work I did myself or if it will just be a back up... I never really ever intended to start this one but like so many projects they just take off. I have a complete back up AR when my wife surprised me with a Zombie lower (stripped) from Spike's and instead of just swapping out my old Olympic Arms lower I ended up building a whole complete gun...
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Old 02-28-2012, 20:40   #23
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Thanks wrench, I'm wondering if I will like it more than my Baer just because of the work I did myself or if it will just be a back up... I never really ever intended to start this one but like so many projects they just take off. I have a complete back up AR when my wife surprised me with a Zombie lower (stripped) from Spike's and instead of just swapping out my old Olympic Arms lower I ended up building a whole complete gun...
I definitely take a lot of pride in the ones that I did the work on.



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Old 02-29-2012, 08:09   #24
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Old 02-29-2012, 18:02   #25
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when can I send you my RO? you did a great job!
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Old 03-02-2012, 18:04   #26
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Well here it is less the correct front sight. This one will be filed down to POA/POI and then either replaced with a Dawson Fiber optic or a Tritium dot. Just got it back together after bead blasting and looked pretty good. There were a few tool marks I guess I could have worked out a little more but all in all it's pretty good. I've put together a few of these but this was the first one I really put any thought and time into and didn't hack anything up not knowing any better.

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Old 03-02-2012, 19:52   #27
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Looks fantastic! Good job!
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Old 03-02-2012, 22:07   #28
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:43   #30
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Thanks guys, I already want to do another one...
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Old 03-03-2012, 14:58   #31
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outstanding job Sir. good job on the front strap checkering
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Old 03-03-2012, 16:36   #32
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Next front strap I do I think I will do in 25lpi, and also take pictures as I go then look later at the flaws. After awhile you go "snowblind" looking at the checkering and start to miss stuff.
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Old 03-14-2012, 13:59   #33
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Holy Cow, it actually works! Only shot about a box and a half and this target was only at about 20ft as I was shooting for function not groups. Started 1rnd, 2rnds, 3rnds etc making sure it wasn't going to follow or double. Next range session I'll shoot it 25yrds rested so I can get a front sight ordered to finish this thing up!

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Thanks guys, I already want to do another one...
Okie and I will send you a Springer to have the front strap checkered.
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Old 03-14-2012, 18:26   #35
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I need my Loaded Park front strap checkered too. I'll pay to have it done eventually.

You did a great job on your Loaded! Lookin' good!
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Okie and I will send you a Springer to have the front strap checkered.
If it were only that easy... Even if someone was close I'm not sure I'm ready to hack on someone else's toy. I may just have to buy another one and try 25lpi!
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If it were only that easy... Even if someone was close I'm not sure I'm ready to hack on someone else's toy. I may just have to buy another one and try 25lpi!
I like 25 LPI. You said the next one you do you will post picture as you go along. I will be looking forward to that.

BTW, I think you are brave to "practice" on a real one. I would have tried to find demilled scrape 1911 frames to learn on.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:20   #38
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Nice job! Wish I had the patience to 'smith a gun.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:26   #39
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This one started out as an NM mil-spec. I didn't do the work myself though. Yours turned out great! 1911 Forums
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:43   #40
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What size do you get from harbor freight and what kind of setup do you use? I thought HF only had 80grit which should give you quite an aggressive finish I would think. From what I've been reading 220ish (AH or No.13) is what most use to get the soft satin polished finish.
I use a 60 grit Glass Bead. It is a nice matt finish on Stainless or Carbon.
Not at all rough, but a nice satin matt.
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