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1911 Project

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Navy Gunner, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Navy Gunner

    Navy Gunner

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    I have been admiring the "Bob-tail" guns for sometime now and thought I would move forward with another build. Have also been reading about Remsport and decided to give them a call; very nice folks.

    Ordered frame slide set from Remsport: Commander frame and Slide in stainless and requested ruff cut and drill for bob-tail and serate top of slide. Slide included Novak sight cuts and the frame is checkered 24 LPI on front strap. They had an overrun from an order and I got the set for a very fair price.

    Ordered a fire control set from Fusion.

    All other parts from Brownells: Some Brown, Wilson, STI and EGW.

    Will try and post updates and will make some attempts at photos as I go forward. Should be fun.
     
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    cool.. i was going to go with that frame/slide set, but found the Springfield Professional instead.

    looking forward to seeing the build :)
     


  3. Oh yeah I am going to follow this one. Can't wait for the pictures.
     
  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    here's what the starting frame/slide set looks like, it's on GB
     
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  5. rsxr22

    rsxr22

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    sounds like its going to be very nice! Cant wait for some updates and progress
     
  6. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

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    I was toying with the idea of having the Quack Custom Shop build one of those. Then he bought the Pro and I decided not to be his guinea pig. :rofl:

    Looking forward to seeing how your build works out.
     
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  7. One day I am going to try my hands at building one. Right now I am too lazy. I rather let someone else do the hard work.
     
  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Good looking frame. Really like the high cut under the triggerguard. :thumbsup: Bobtailed, that'd be a sweet gun. :cool:
     
  9. Navy Gunner

    Navy Gunner

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    Quack,
    Thanks for the pic. I ordered on faith. Now I am really looking forward to getting started.
     
  10. for $2,700 you can go to Garthwaite's class..... if only I had the cash
     
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  11. Navy Gunner

    Navy Gunner

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    Cableguy,

    Building challenges, for me: having the cash and time, although now with the new job (retired from military) there is more of both. Deciding what you want and how to configure the pistol (also half the fun). Having the tools needed for the job. Knowing what you can/can not do yourself. PATIENTS!

    There are many online resources to help you (also many hacks) and if you think you are getting in to trouble get help from a smith.

    If you make a mistake try to make it on the cheaper parts...lol. I over filed a frame once and had to have a smith weld it up. Of course that turned into "I need a high end custom gun anyway".
     
  12. BEER

    BEER bad example

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    i've got a shoebox in the safe labeled "1911 project parts".

    the only thing in that shoe box is the little silica pack that came with the boots that were originally in the box, and a note in my handwriting that reads "don't be stupid, just go buy one dumbass."

    people like me are the reason gunsmiths stay in business. lol
     
  13. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    :animlol:
     
  14. Navy Gunner

    Navy Gunner

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    Parts have come in. Here are a couple of pics of the parts I will be starting with.

    The frame / slide / barrel are from Remsort and seem very nice.

    The others are a wish list from Brownells. Except the fire control set, it is from Fusion arms and included everything even the trigger for $99.

    Break: Site wont let me load pics... here is a link (hope that is ok).

    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=293438