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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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    Been delayed a bit,.......finger surgery to fix a damaged
    nerve when I crushed the finger last year.
     
  2. I guess we'll have to cut you some slack... I'm still waiting on my blasting, ugh...
     


  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Fitted the thumb safety last night, have a tad more blending to do.
    Not quite happy with the TS yet. Not happy with the slide stop either,
    but considering it is a factory Springer piece, I have no problems replacing it.
    Got some range time in this morning, the short, flat trigger is outstanding.

    Decided to bobtail the frame. I had the jig on hand, ordered a #2 center bit
    & a 25 lpi Ed Brown MSH. Planning on a CeraKote graphite black finish.
    Not sure if I am going to have the front strap serrated or checkered 25 lpi.
    Forgot to order a 10-8 rear sight......been planning a Les Baer build as well.

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  4. faawrenchbndr

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    Couldn't leave it alone,......thumb safety blended. :supergrin:
     
  5. Well now you got me started... I had a package from Dawson Precision that helped out too. Installed new .205 tall tritium front and swapped my grips out for these Davidson's I had originally gotten for my Baer TRS. Also worked on the thumb safety engagement as it was a little stiff going to the "on" position. Here's a couple of crappy pics;

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  6. faawrenchbndr

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    deadite Groovy.

    I can't wait to see the bobtail. :)

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  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Should have it blended tomorrow afternoon,........:whistling:
     
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  9. Couldn't leave it alone, now could you?! You could've gotten a $400 ATI and be done with it.
     
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    No guts, no glory! :supergrin:

    So here it is,........opinions?

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  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I've had a bob-tailed 1911 before and I do like it. Will get it cleaned
    up, reassembled & hope to hit the range today.


    Thanks for the compliments, it's reallt NOT that hard to do.
    It's just a wee bit nerve racking!
     
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  14. Looking great! Now I wouldn't go refinishing or coating that thing anytime soon because as soon as you do you'll change it! :)
     
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  15. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Yep........now if I can only figure out how to shorten the
    grip to fit those Officer mags. :tongueout:
     
  16. The hump on the main spring housing feel good? It looks kinda sharp, like it would dig the hand, or make more for printing.:dunno:

    The arc across the back of it looks a bit odd to me, but the blending is real nice! If it feels good in your hand, then it's lookin sharp.

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    That an H&K?
     
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