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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.
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    keep up the good work!
     
  5. 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:
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I was going to send ya a e-mail about that.
    Thanks,......
     
  8. MStarmer

    MStarmer In Jail...

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    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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  9. 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!
     
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    Ok but no laughing, still a lot of cleanup left.

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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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

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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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  13. 38 Super Fan

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    25 LPI is my personal favorite.
     
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    I would go 25lpi and you've done all this work yourself why not give the front strap a shot?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Nice work both of you did so far. I'll be watching the progress.tom.:thumbsup:
     
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    Looking good Greg.I've been doing a little work on my pillapeeeeeenooo 1911.:supergrin: