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Added a Springer yesterday... LW Champion Operator

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by dnuggett, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

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    Picked this up yesterday. Put 200 Federal 230 grain and 50 230 grain Speer Gold Dots through it at the range today. It will replace my Sig 229 as my daily carry once it is broken in and we get well acquainted with each other.
    Calling the Springfield Custom Shop Monday to get a order worked up for 25 LPI checkering on the front strap and to polish the feed ramp/throat, might as well throw in a deburr too.

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  2. bac1023

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  3. thecableguy

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    One of my favorites. I want one someday. Congrats.
     
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    Mine too. It's on the want list.
     
  5. awpk03s

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    That's a nice pistol, congrats. I had one that I still kind of regret selling.
     
  6. dnuggett

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    Thanks guys. Anyone had a front strap checkered by the Springfield shop? How'd they do vs. some of the other work you've seen?
     
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    Very nice. Congrats
     
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    Congrats! I love mine, can't wait til it gets back from Dave Helton's...
     
  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats! Good looking gun. :thumbsup:
     
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    awesome gun...congrats......
     
  11. Fedor

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    Congrats, very sweet.
     
  12. denn1911

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    Very nice, congrats on your soon to be new carry pistol.
     
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    It looks like a nice pistol, congrats!
     
  14. dnuggett

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    Thanks guys. I need to go back and get some better pics of it. I'll retake them once I get it back from the Custom Shop.
     
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    What are you having done?
     
  16. djackson

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    congrats, great pistol. Let us know the timeline they are giving for your work
     
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    Bobtail, flush crown barrel, Snake skin the front strap to match the MSH, having the frame re-coated in a slightly glossy black to match the slide to get rid of the flat dull look, and having a 10-8 trigger fit, re-coated black, and installed.
     
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    I really really like these models. I foolishly sold mine when I was upgrading to semi custom builds. It is the one of the the two guns I have sold that I have regretted.
     
  19. dnuggett

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    Here is the worklist:

    25 LPI checkering of the front strap
    Polish feed ramp and throat barrel
    Refinish to Armory Kote on the entire pistol
    Lower and flare ejection port (including extended ejector)

    8-10 weeks, mostly due to the checkering.

    I forgot to ask them about crowning the barrel, I'll prob look at that as well.
     
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  20. awpk03s

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    Sounds like it's going to be a really sweet setup - congrats again.