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Article - custom or semi custom?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Shipwreck-The-Sequel, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

    Dec 26, 2003
    NE Ohio
    From the article...

    "At first, frames and slides were provided by a vendor, but in 1993 Baer purchased a machine shop in his home town of Allentown, Pa., and by mid '94 he was making those too."

    From LBs site for the Ultimate Recon...

    •NM Caspian frame with integral Picatinny rail system for frame mounted light • NM slide and NM barrel with stainless bushing •

    Last edited: Jan 18, 2011

  2. MD357


    Jul 13, 2008
    Psssst Hokie.... that article was written 7-8 years ago. Baer didn't make railed models until recently and yes he gets the frames from Caspian.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011
  3. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    Just about all the original railed 1911s used a Caspian cast frame. Some companies have switched to a forged part but I doubt Baer sells enough railed models to justify it.
  4. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

    Dec 26, 2003
    NE Ohio

    Missed that.