close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Chuck Warners new front strap treatment

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Quack, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Messages:
    9,991
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2002
    Location:
    NE Ohio
  2. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,830
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    What kind of frame is that? Edit- Hi Power.
    Eh checkering looks cleaner
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011

  3. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    109,358
    Likes Received:
    8,172
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    Very interesting

    It must be fairly shallow if its done on a HP. CW is a great smith.
     
  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Messages:
    9,991
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2002
    Location:
    NE Ohio
  5. TKR Reptiles

    TKR Reptiles Thread Killer

    Messages:
    924
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Location:
    Norman, OK
    That looks pretty cool!!!

    I am digging it!
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  6. Scamp

    Scamp Geaux Tigers!

    Messages:
    2,253
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    Location:
    Oklahoma
  7. Fedor

    Fedor

    Messages:
    1,529
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Location:
    Kansas
  8. ronin.45

    ronin.45

    Messages:
    12,451
    Likes Received:
    1,970
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Location:
    NE OHIO
    Looks a hell of a lot better than stippling!
     
  9. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Guest

    now that all depends on who is doing the stippling...:eyebrow: :animlol:
     
  10. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Messages:
    18,888
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Location:
    NW Ark.
    Not bad looking stuff, but having the serial number stamped right in the middle of the front strap is one of the dumbest and ugliest things I've seen done in awhile. Without the hideous number square dead in the middle, it would be pretty cool. Why the number is stamped there is beyond me. :dunno:
     
  11. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    109,358
    Likes Received:
    8,172
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    Not sure about that. I like good stippling quite a bit. :)


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. CMG

    CMG

    Messages:
    3,688
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2001
    Location:
    Don't Mess with Texas
    No, it really doesn't. :cool:

    I like the look and it's a nice option for the misguided (Hi-Power owners). :supergrin:
     
  13. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Guest

    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 31, 2011
  14. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    Messages:
    4,380
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2002
    Location:
    In an ancient slumber..
    Seems it would be grippier if the fishnet texture went the other direction, vertical instead of horizontal.

    deadite
     
  15. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    109,358
    Likes Received:
    8,172
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
    Maybe so, deadite.

    That would probably resemble chainlink quite a bit.
     
  16. sheepdog

    sheepdog Texan

    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2001
    Location:
    Texas
    I like it. Only thing I've seen on a Hi-Power aside from Novak's stippling that looked good to me. Seems like I recall that some 'smith re-stamped a SN on a HP dust cover to get it off the grip so he could stipple or fix stippling on one due to the thin metal. Guess moving a serial number takes some official okay from BATFE, or maybe the right kind of FFL for a manufacturer would do it? Or if you put the "second" ON before taking the first one off would do it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  17. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    The majority of BHP's made in the last 50 years have their S/N on the frontstrap.

    Who knows why..
     
  18. CMG

    CMG

    Messages:
    3,688
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2001
    Location:
    Don't Mess with Texas
    Clearly there is a difference in stippling, but, to me, even the NHC pales in appearance next to the pattern Chuck Warner put on that BHP. :dunno:
     
  19. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson

    Messages:
    4,491
    Likes Received:
    184
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2001
    Location:
    Alabama
    I think it looks nice, barring the gap in the pattern to show the BHP serial number.
    I think the Novak style stippling is less disrupted by that than Chuck's Fishnet Stocking pattern.
    But CFNS would look good on a 1911, CZ, Sig, or other gun with smooth frontstrap.
     
  20. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Messages:
    18,888
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Location:
    NW Ark.
    When I posted that I didn't realize that it was a BHP. Makes a little more sense, know it's a BHP.