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Home made "Carry melt"

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Travclem, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    This Springfield Loaded has been my project gun for a few years and there really isn't much Springfield left in it. I decided to do a carry melt on it but nothing drastic like the used bar of soap (Kimber CDP). Just a little rounding of corners.

    Melted Wilson Bushing (left) compared to my TRP.
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    Slide Edges
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    It came out exactly how I wanted it.
     
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    You're pretty handy with tools. Nice and even all around.
     

  3. SauerChoi

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    Very nice. What do you use to round out the corners/edges?
     
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    tagged for technique.
     
  5. bac1023

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    Impressive work
     
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    Good job my friend:thumbsup:
     
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    So your custom shop...is it open yet?
     
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    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    smith10 10MM WOOOOOOT

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    Nice, I like the bead blast finish also.
     
  10. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

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    Nice.

    I did a not so nearly nice job on my PPK, but since it was blued stainless steal, my cold blue coverup did poorly.

    Much easier to do on a raw stainless gun.
     
  11. Officer's Match

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    What, no stropped mirror edge? :supergrin:

    Nice work TC, as usual.
     
  12. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    Looks like it came from Springfield like that!
     
  13. ca survivor

    ca survivor

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    good job, looks great.
     
  14. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Slide:
    -1X30" abrassive (220/400) belts cut
    -Padded bench vice
    -"shoe shine" techniqe
    -Bead blast

    Bushing:
    -Hand profile with files and sandpaper
    -tape and bead blast
     
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    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Just blast the whole gun back to stainless.:cool:
     
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    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    That was the problem, you could've shaved with the slide before I worked it over. Personally, I like sharp knives and dull guns.
     
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    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
  18. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Haha, Unfortunately not. I don't mind butchering my own stuff but I don't like messing with other peoples things.
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Damn fine job,.........
     
  20. Veedubklown

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    So you got the edge so flat and consistent by running it on a belt sander? Nice. What's this "shoe shine" technique?