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Infallible
06-08-2010, 01:13
All I've seen are these pictures, does anyone have any firsthand experience with his custom work?
http://www.louderthanwords.us/mediumfoto/picts/ulfls/2701105/16150786311.jpg
http://www.louderthanwords.us/mediumfoto/picts/ulfls/2701105/18778506951.jpg
http://www.louderthanwords.us/mediumfoto/picts/ulfls/2701105/18782436971.jpg

bac1023
06-08-2010, 03:55
No, but they are generally very expensive.

Russ424
06-08-2010, 04:39
Well from those pics I am impressed :wow:

Whats the deal with the flutes or notches cut in the barrel?

bac1023
06-08-2010, 04:54
Well from those pics I am impressed :wow:

Whats the deal with the flutes or notches cut in the barrel?

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.

CA_DUDE
06-08-2010, 05:38
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.

bac1023
06-08-2010, 06:02
Other than the barrel flutes and cutouts on the top of the slide and barrel, I like it.

drc767
06-08-2010, 06:09
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!!

CMG
06-08-2010, 07:00
From those pics looks it looks like quality work, and proves that ball end-mills can be used for good or evil. :tongueout:

bac1023
06-08-2010, 07:56
The attention to detail and the machine work on that pistol is incredible.

Sure is :cool:

Rinspeed
06-08-2010, 07:56
No, but they are generally very expensive.




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





http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Rinspeed/Chen-3.jpg






http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Rinspeed/Chen-2.jpg







http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Rinspeed/Chen.jpg

bac1023
06-08-2010, 08:05
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.

yang88she
06-08-2010, 08:35
wow drool, very very nice attention to detail

MD357
06-08-2010, 09:31
Stan is definately one of the masters with a mill. I'd love to own one of his guns.

Hokie1911
06-08-2010, 09:58
I prefer something more plain jane simple looking. I'd love to have something like Bac's Yost or something from Chuck.

BOGE
06-08-2010, 11:23
Get a load of that barrel crown. Looks like a hopper on a grain chute!! :wow:

http://www.chencustoms.com/

CanIhaveGasCash
06-08-2010, 11:26
Most of his stuff isn't my style, but it makes me drool none the less.

HAIL CAESAR
06-08-2010, 12:01
Well from those pics I am impressed :wow:

Whats the deal with the flutes or notches cut in the barrel?

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.

Tactical black
06-08-2010, 14:03
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:

Cerebrus
06-08-2010, 14:12
It is a well finished 1911.. but I still like Chuck's work better

bac1023
06-08-2010, 14:43
I prefer something more plain jane simple looking. I'd love to have something like Bac's Yost or something from Chuck.

Chen can do that too. :cool:

pistolwrench
06-08-2010, 17:23
Stan Chen builds one of the finest custom 1911s ANYWHERE!
I've talked to Stan quite a bit over the years and handled his work, and I know for a fact he will stop at nothing in search of perfection.

He's put many, many hours into developing his trademark front strap and mainspring housing treatment. Most full-time aerospace CNC programmers would balk at the math involved.

Stan has also developed a mag well and mainspring housing set that he offers to gunsmiths. It is the BEST there is, period.

But wait!.......There's more!!
:cool:

Asym Ammo.
Ever heard of it? It's Stan's emerging sister company. Many calibers will
eventually be available. I've been working my way through an early batch of 45acp 230gr match ball. Like everything else, Stan only produces the best possible.

Last I heard Stan had a sizeable backlog. But give him a call and see what's shaking. Like many smiths, openings do arise from time to time.

I also need to mention Stan's LTW involvement. He's been on board since the inception, and his donated work has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for needy servicemen, children and law enforcement officers.

P.S.
If you meet him, don't make any jokes about his height or lack thereof.
I think he studied with the Shaolin Monks.
:wavey:

bac1023
06-09-2010, 04:10
Good info Chuck. Thanks.

bac1023
06-09-2010, 04:10
P.S.
If you meet him, don't make any jokes about his height or lack thereof.
I think he studied with the Shaolin Monks.
:wavey:

:rofl:

Huevos
06-09-2010, 09:39
Well from those pics I am impressed :wow:

Whats the deal with the flutes or notches cut in the barrel?

The fluting in the slide is for weight reduction (and looks). I believe the fluting on the barrel is for superior heat distribution due to more surface area. Please correct me if I'm wrong Chuck.

All that aside, Stan's work is amazing. There's a reason why smith's like him and Chuck aren't taking on any more work.... :cool:

Cobra64
06-09-2010, 22:25
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!!

:agree:

den888
06-09-2010, 22:32
Beautiful 1911 !

Cobra64
06-09-2010, 22:35
Get a load of that barrel crown. Looks like a hopper on a grain chute!! :wow:

http://www.chencustoms.com/

I was thinking the same thing. I've never seen a crown that severe (not being critical). Beautifull piece, and exquisite attention to detail.

Don Glock
06-09-2010, 22:45
All I've seen are these pictures, does anyone have any firsthand experience with his custom work?
http://www.louderthanwords.us/mediumfoto/picts/ulfls/2701105/16150786311.jpg
http://www.louderthanwords.us/mediumfoto/picts/ulfls/2701105/18778506951.jpg
http://www.louderthanwords.us/mediumfoto/picts/ulfls/2701105/18782436971.jpg


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