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Stan Chen 1911's?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Infallible, Jun 8, 2010.


  1. Infallible

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    All I've seen are these pictures, does anyone have any firsthand experience with his custom work?
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  2. bac1023

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    No, but they are generally very expensive.
     

  3. Russ424

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    Well from those pics I am impressed :wow:

    Whats the deal with the flutes or notches cut in the barrel?
     
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  4. bac1023

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    Looks and weight saving.

    I'm personally not real big on the looks of fluted barrels, but I do appreciate the work that goes into a barrel like this.

    Barrels can be fluted when the 1911 has a bull barrel setup and/or when its chambered for a smaller caliber round. In both instances, the barrel is thicker and can be fluted to save weight. The 1911 above does not have a bull barrel, but it is chambered in 38 Super, leaving the barrel walls thicker.
     
  5. CA_DUDE

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    Dude here.

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    I'm not sure it's my thing or not, but it's pretty sweet looking. It definitely stands out from the average custom. Ok, I do like it.:embarassed: Probably wouldn't own one though.
     
  6. bac1023

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    Other than the barrel flutes and cutouts on the top of the slide and barrel, I like it.
     
  7. drc767

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    The attention to detail and the machine work on that pistol is incredible. I would have no problems whatsoever adding that beauty to my collection. Plus.....I like the .38 Super! That is a beautiful weapon!!
     
  8. CMG

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    From those pics looks it looks like quality work, and proves that ball end-mills can be used for good or evil. :tongueout:
     
  9. bac1023

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    Sure is :cool:
     
  10. Rinspeed

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    As they should be, his attention to detail is equaled by very few.





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  11. bac1023

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    Yeah, for sure Jeff.

    A lot of his stuff is a bit over the top for me, but you have to admire the talent this man has. Its amazing.
     
  12. yang88she

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    wow drool, very very nice attention to detail
     
  13. MD357

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    Stan is definately one of the masters with a mill. I'd love to own one of his guns.
     
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    I prefer something more plain jane simple looking. I'd love to have something like Bac's Yost or something from Chuck.
     
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  16. CanIhaveGasCash

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    Most of his stuff isn't my style, but it makes me drool none the less.
     
  17. HAIL CAESAR

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    Some will claim it is just for weight reduction, but IMO it is honestly a "look at me and what I can do" type of modification. That said, I think Chen's work is outstanding.
     
  18. Tactical black

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    His work looks amazing but every time I see a fluted barrel it looks like something from a movie I picture some sexy assassin lady holding it.:whistling:

    Maybe I just have problems. :whistling::rofl::rofl:
     
  19. Cerebrus

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    It is a well finished 1911.. but I still like Chuck's work better
     
  20. bac1023

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    Chen can do that too. :cool: