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Navy Gunner
11-30-2010, 22:30
I have been admiring the "Bob-tail" guns for sometime now and thought I would move forward with another build. Have also been reading about Remsport and decided to give them a call; very nice folks.

Ordered frame slide set from Remsport: Commander frame and Slide in stainless and requested ruff cut and drill for bob-tail and serate top of slide. Slide included Novak sight cuts and the frame is checkered 24 LPI on front strap. They had an overrun from an order and I got the set for a very fair price.

Ordered a fire control set from Fusion.

All other parts from Brownells: Some Brown, Wilson, STI and EGW.

Will try and post updates and will make some attempts at photos as I go forward. Should be fun.

11-30-2010, 22:32
cool.. i was going to go with that frame/slide set, but found the Springfield Professional instead.

looking forward to seeing the build :)

11-30-2010, 22:33
Oh yeah I am going to follow this one. Can't wait for the pictures.

11-30-2010, 22:35
here's what the starting frame/slide set looks like, it's on GB

Remsport Mfg. 1911 Commander Slide and Frame Combo This is a great slide and frame combo at a great price we have a limited quantity so don't miss out. Commander Frames Stainless steel with 25lpi front checkering and 250 radius These frames are part of an over run for a company that specified these frames not to be drilled with a main spring housing pin hole because they were all going to be cut for a bobtail. I will drill the main spring housing hole for you no charge if requested. Slides Stainless Steel with Novak sight cuts and rear serrations. Fitted combo $295.00 Additional Parts and Services Rough cut for bobtail $15.00

11-30-2010, 22:35
That looks promising. :cool:

11-30-2010, 22:38
sounds like its going to be very nice! Cant wait for some updates and progress

11-30-2010, 22:44
I was toying with the idea of having the Quack Custom Shop build one of those. Then he bought the Pro and I decided not to be his guinea pig. :rofl:

Looking forward to seeing how your build works out.

11-30-2010, 22:54
One day I am going to try my hands at building one. Right now I am too lazy. I rather let someone else do the hard work.

11-30-2010, 22:59
Good looking frame. Really like the high cut under the triggerguard. :thumbsup: Bobtailed, that'd be a sweet gun. :cool:

Navy Gunner
11-30-2010, 23:22
Thanks for the pic. I ordered on faith. Now I am really looking forward to getting started.

11-30-2010, 23:23
What is the hardest thing about building one?

11-30-2010, 23:31
for $2,700 you can go to Garthwaite's class..... if only I had the cash

Navy Gunner
12-01-2010, 11:40

Building challenges, for me: having the cash and time, although now with the new job (retired from military) there is more of both. Deciding what you want and how to configure the pistol (also half the fun). Having the tools needed for the job. Knowing what you can/can not do yourself. PATIENTS!

There are many online resources to help you (also many hacks) and if you think you are getting in to trouble get help from a smith.

If you make a mistake try to make it on the cheaper parts...lol. I over filed a frame once and had to have a smith weld it up. Of course that turned into "I need a high end custom gun anyway".

12-01-2010, 11:51
i've got a shoebox in the safe labeled "1911 project parts".

the only thing in that shoe box is the little silica pack that came with the boots that were originally in the box, and a note in my handwriting that reads "don't be stupid, just go buy one dumbass."

people like me are the reason gunsmiths stay in business. lol

12-01-2010, 11:53
i've got a shoebox in the safe labeled "1911 project parts".

the only thing in that shoe box is the little silica pack that came with the boots that were originally in the box, and a note in my handwriting that reads "don't be stupid, just go buy one dumbass."

people like me are the reason gunsmiths stay in business. lol


12-01-2010, 15:32
thats hilarious BEER

12-01-2010, 17:38
Is it done yet?


Navy Gunner
12-07-2010, 12:05
Parts have come in. Here are a couple of pics of the parts I will be starting with.

The frame / slide / barrel are from Remsort and seem very nice.

The others are a wish list from Brownells. Except the fire control set, it is from Fusion arms and included everything even the trigger for $99.

Break: Site wont let me load pics... here is a link (hope that is ok).


12-07-2010, 13:04
Can't wait to see the progress.

Navy Gunner
12-16-2010, 21:55


12-16-2010, 22:00
Good job. Keep up the great work and keep us posted.

12-16-2010, 22:00
Wow, that's awesome. Looks really good so far. Keep 'em coming.

12-16-2010, 22:06
looks good man. Hope to do a project like that later.

Navy Gunner
12-31-2010, 14:06
Please see link. If you have input the issue at hand feel free to elaborate.


12-31-2010, 21:25
That 1911 is looking good. Is that your first 1911 build?

12-31-2010, 21:32
looks great!!!.


hmmm...i think i can tell you what company the frame/slide set was for :whistling:



12-31-2010, 21:34
That came out really nice. Hope you get your problem fixed.

12-31-2010, 21:35
Quack, I'm surprised you like it, it doesn't have a flat trigger.

12-31-2010, 21:36
Very nice.

12-31-2010, 21:37
the trigger can be changed. the beauty of it is that he built it for probably less than 1/2 what a Nighthawk would be ;)

12-31-2010, 21:38
Yeah, I know. I was just messing with you.

Navy Gunner
12-31-2010, 22:56
Not my first build, but the first bobtail I have done. Was not sure I would like it but it feels great in the hand.

Funny how close that set looks to the NH, and Quack is right about half the NH. The added bonus is pride of ownership.

Just need to get the slide stop functioning.

01-01-2011, 01:38
nice job on those parts!

Mayhem like Me
01-01-2011, 11:14
Did you try a 38 super/9mm slide stop I seem to think the leg sticks out a bit more because I made the mistake of switching a 45 ss in a 38 super I had and it did not lock back..

Navy Gunner
01-01-2011, 13:45
I dropped one of my .38 super slide stops in and it now locks back and hand cycled ammo goes great. Will have to shoot it now and see what recoil does to the operation.