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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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    The factory job was ok,........but a little more attention will make it much bettter.
     
  2. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    The blend on my Cbob is pretty bad, but the hand blended WC GS on my custom Carniak Delta Elite is great!

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  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Thanks,
    In the end, I believe it will be headed your way for a bit of finish work. :supergrin:
     
  5. lsbbigdog

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    Sounds good... You should think about sending it to Rob at Alchemy for some front strap treatment .
    He has been doing my checkering.
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I was going to send ya a e-mail about that.
    Thanks,......
     
  7. Funny, I have the same project but in Stainless. Just about done checkering the front, not something I'm itching to do again but would probably be a whole lot easier the second time! Lots of parts waiting to go in, yours is looking great, I may have to round butt mine too!

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  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Awesome,.......a stainless model would have made finishing a bit easier.
    You have some serious nards doing a checker job. No way I would attempt
    that.

    Post a few close up pics of your work! Once again, I applaud you for your determination!
     
  9. Ok but no laughing, still a lot of cleanup left.

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  10. faawrenchbndr

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    Top pic looks good,........still nothing I would have the patience to attempt!
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

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    Need opinions,.........

    Trying to decise on a front strap treatment, standard checker
    or serrated. I do like both, I have two 1911s with serrations,
    one with checkering, and a Springer getting the golfball treatment.

    This Springfield Loaded does have a 25lpi checkered msh.
    What do you guys think?


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  12. I would go 25lpi and you've done all this work yourself why not give the front strap a shot?
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Oh heJJ no,.......I've got some patience, but not that much!
    I applaud you for doing your's, but that work's not for me.
     
  14. Now after looking at yours again I think I need to do more deburring and rounding... :supergrin:

    Yeah the checkering isn't for everyone, there was definitely some times I thought maybe I was going to ruin the frame or screw up bad enough someone would notice. I don't think I'd hesitate to do another one, but I probably would do 25lpi (you don't have to go so deep) and I'd know a little better where to stop/start so that there wasn't nearly as much cleanup.
     
  15. Where's the update? I had to tear mine down and keep de-horning after looking at all your pics. Just waiting to get it bead blasted now.
     
  16. Nice work both of you did so far. I'll be watching the progress.tom.:thumbsup:
     
  17. 3rdgen40

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    Looking good Greg.I've been doing a little work on my pillapeeeeeenooo 1911.:supergrin: