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My Sprinfield "Loaded" rebuild...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by MStarmer, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  2. MStarmer

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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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    I definitely take a lot of pride in the ones that I did the work on.



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  4. okie

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    Looks good my friend:thumbsup:
     
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    when can I send you my RO? you did a great job!
     
  6. MStarmer

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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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    Looks fantastic! Good job!
     
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    You did good! :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks guys, I already want to do another one...
     
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    outstanding job Sir. good job on the front strap checkering :)
     
  12. MStarmer

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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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    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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  14. Wyoming

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    Okie and I will send you a Springer to have the front strap checkered. :whistling:
     
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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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    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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    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.
     
  18. harrygunner

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    Nice job! Wish I had the patience to 'smith a gun.
     
  19. nathanours

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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! [​IMG]
     
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  20. Jim S.

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    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.