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Project gun,.......Springfield Loaded, NM serial prefix

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by faawrenchbndr, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    So I picked up an NM prefix Springfield Loaded.
    It's going to be a bit of a project gun, I have the following planned:
    -Round butt or bob-tail still undecided
    -Sight change, 10-8 or ???
    -Carry bevel, very light, just knocking off the sharp edges
    -Thumb safety blend lever upon install
    -Blend slide to frame at rear
    -Blend GS fit
    -Harrison short trigger
    -Blend contours of slide stop
    Will have to farm out the refinish, plan on CeraKote

    Progress pics:

    http://s30.beta.photobucket.com/user/faawrenchbndr/library/Springfield%20Loaded%20project

    http://s30.beta.photobucket.com/user/faawrenchbndr/library/Springfield%20Loaded%20Project%20bobtail
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  2. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    You really should post some in-progress pics when you start.

    deadite

     


  3. glock2740

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  4. 3rdgen40

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    Congrats Greg.Sounds like a fun project.Did you already change out the TS, or did the previous owner do that?
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Changed the thumb safety & put the Ed Brown grips on last night.
    need to work on the disconnector, the slide is stumbling on it during
    forward travel.
     
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  6. 3rdgen40

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    Cool.How hard was the TS to fit.I put a WC in my Citadel and it was a PITA to fit.Finally got it though...:faint:
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    It was an old one I had, it nearly dropped right in
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Harrison short solid installed today,.......

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  9. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    Lookin' good!

    You know, I was just thinking that I'd love to have a bob-tailed full-size 1911. Just an idea, and I know that you probably can't do it yourself, but Hi-Power carry cuts would look awesome on that gun.

    deadite
     
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  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I have thought of having the FCSs milled off,.......leaving cuts
    similar to a Hi-Power
     
  11. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    Yeah, they're in the perfect position.
     
  12. Jim Watson

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    When mine did that, it was the rough edge of the sear spring digging into the disconnector and holding it up too hard. A Nowlin sear spring and polishing the gouges out of the disconnector bottom bevel fixed it.
    Not saying that is what yours is doing, but a place to look.


    I would go with a small round butt.
    I had the first Bobtail on my block and did not like it, traded it off and bought a new receiver to put my upper on.
     
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  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Will take a look at that Jim'....thanks for the suggestion!

    I am looking at a round butt as oposed to the bobtail
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

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    Decided to do the round butt, if I screw it up, I'll do the bobtail!
    Ok,.........I'm goin' in!


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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  17. Quack

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    Nice!!!!


    FWIW, i replace my SA sear springs for Colt sear springs.