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faawrenchbndr
01-25-2011, 13:56
It started life as a 2006 "mil-spec" model. It's a one owner, he had Bob do the work.
I do plan on having the rear sight changed. I an undecided about the mag well
and the grips.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Miller%20Custom%20Springfield/MillerCustomSpringerpic4.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Miller%20Custom%20Springfield/MillerCustomSpringerpic2.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Miller%20Custom%20Springfield/MillerCustomSpringerpic6.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Miller%20Custom%20Springfield/MillerCustomSpringerpic7.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Miller%20Custom%20Springfield/MillerCustomSpringerpic8.jpg

http://www.millercustom.com/

lawdog734
01-25-2011, 14:03
That looks great.

GeorgiaRedfish
01-25-2011, 14:09
are those Novak GI sights?

Fire_Medic
01-25-2011, 14:10
Wow that looks great, nice pistol!

What sights you thinking of, something that classy deserves a plain black rear and gold bead front. :supergrin:

Hokie1911
01-25-2011, 14:20
Nice! :thumbsup:

knedrgr
01-25-2011, 14:27
I would go with 10-8 rear solid sight. This is the GI style, so it will keep within the GI theme...

http://10-8performance.com/1911_Sights.html

thecableguy
01-25-2011, 14:27
Looks good. IMO the grips would look better on there without the magwell.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
01-25-2011, 14:34
Who makes that sight? I have never seen that shape sight WITH 2 dots (AND white around the tritium instead of silver rings).

That is a super sweet gun!

MD357
01-25-2011, 14:35
VZ makes a magwell cut grip. That's a great looking no BS build.

GJ1981
01-25-2011, 14:38
Looks great.


Those sights look like Wilson Nite Eyes to me, may be wrong though.

R0CKETMAN
01-25-2011, 14:56
Yep sight has to go and I dig the well and HC

Hokie1911
01-25-2011, 15:00
I dig the grips on there. Have Larry make you up a new set. He can cut them flush with no bevel and no MSH pin cut for the magwell. Would look a lot better.

glock2740
01-25-2011, 15:02
Looks great. Very clean.

drc767
01-25-2011, 15:03
I like it, but am also undecided on the rear sight. It is a very nice blaster, nonetheless. Congrats!

faawrenchbndr
01-25-2011, 15:22
The rear sight is a Meprolight.....not sure of the model.
I like that 10-8 National Match style rear sight #01-140
Or something of that nature,......and a gold dot front.

Since I plan on keeping with the retro theme, I Will most likely remove the mag well.
Bob beveled the frame's mag well, previous owner installed the magwell afterwards.
Grips will eventually change as well. I'm thinking cocobolo from Esmeralda.

rsxr22
01-25-2011, 15:36
I like the classic look of the gun, but i am in agreeance with the rest about the rear sight. it needs to go

knedrgr
01-25-2011, 15:40
...previous owner installed the magwell afterwards.

glad to hear it, since it's not blended at all.

akapennypincher
01-25-2011, 16:18
Very nice upgrades, so how does it shoot?

nastytrigger
01-25-2011, 16:25
Looks great to me. I'd leave it as it is! Enjoy it!

gpo1956
01-25-2011, 16:52
Sorry, double post.

Joshhtn
01-25-2011, 16:54
Man, that's awesome!:wow:

gpo1956
01-25-2011, 16:54
Personally, if you're not going to blend the magwell, I would remove it. I really like magwells, but only if they're blended. Also, I would look at the Ted Yost plain rear sight. It has a very good sight picture and looks terrific on "old School" type guns.

faawrenchbndr
01-25-2011, 17:19
..... look at the Ted Yost plain rear sight. It has a very good sight picture and looks terrific on "old School" type guns.


That's the one I was thinking of! :thumbsup:

Thanks!

Jason D
01-25-2011, 18:34
Now that baby is talking to me.

ctfireman
01-25-2011, 19:05
Sweeet!

bac1023
01-25-2011, 19:36
Beautiful gun :wow:

youngAR
01-25-2011, 22:50
Looks great!

steve1911
01-25-2011, 22:58
Damn looks great.


1911club#410

svtpwnz
01-26-2011, 08:20
Very nice!

Janno05
01-26-2011, 14:58
Very classy looking blaster you have there! I'd throw some 10-8's on the back if it were me, but I don't think any rear sight is going to make it any less sexy.

faawrenchbndr
01-27-2011, 08:31
Just realized that this is on Bob's webpage.
It's the 16th one down, Springfield Armory Custom


http://www.millercustom.com/photo.htm

AZ Husker
01-27-2011, 13:38
I'll take the grips...

faawrenchbndr
01-27-2011, 14:45
If I do part with them,....you have dibbs. :supergrin:

Agent6-3/8
01-27-2011, 22:01
Beautiful pistol! :cool:

I agree about the rear sight, I'd ditch it in favor of either a Harrison Retro or a 10-8 National Match.

faawrenchbndr
01-29-2011, 14:28
Looks like the Miller is getting a face lift.
I sent it to a shop to get the sear looked at & rear sight replaced.
Decided to get the following done as well:

The mag well is coming off
Getting a S&A flat main spring housing, 20 LPI
Slide is getting a Novak cut for a "ledge" style 10-8 rear sight
All pins are being replaced
Slide stop pin will be flushed
Slide stop pin hole is getting chamfered
S&A .250" radius beaver tail is being fitted
Cylinder & Slide commander hammer
Cylinder & Slide ignition set
Frame & slide polish
Bead blast on frame & slide

Looks like the "retro" idea got left out in the cold, should be VERY cool!
Pics next week,.........hopefully.

Ruggles
01-29-2011, 14:32
Very nice.

Regarding the changes you mentioned I would lose the magwell (took my off of my CBQ because I just do not care for the feel it adds to the gun in my hand) but leaves the rest as is. :wavey:

Either way a very nice 1911 :)

faawrenchbndr
01-29-2011, 16:04
The Smith & Alexander was a drop in part by the previous owner.
I can not understand why he installed it, he paid Bob to bevel the frame's
mag well, then installed the add-on. :dunno:

3rdgen40
02-12-2011, 11:13
Nice ! Cant wait to see how it comes out.

faawrenchbndr
02-12-2011, 12:24
Neither can I............:faint:

okie
02-12-2011, 12:30
Very nice pistol my friend:thumbsup:

MD357
02-12-2011, 16:06
Looks like the Miller is getting a face lift.
I sent it to a shop to get the sear looked at & rear sight replaced.
Decided to get the following done as well:

The mag well is coming off
Getting a S&A flat main spring housing, 20 LPI
Slide is getting a Novak cut for a "ledge" style 10-8 rear sight
All pins are being replaced
Slide stop pin will be flushed
Slide stop pin hole is getting chamfered
S&A .250" radius beaver tail is being fitted
Cylinder & Slide commander hammer
Cylinder & Slide ignition set
Frame & slide polish
Bead blast on frame & slide

Looks like the "retro" idea got left out in the cold, should be VERY cool!
Pics next week,.........hopefully.

That's a great list, this gun will probably spoil you off all others. When you get it back notice the different "ping" the C&S hammer makes when dry fired, it's distinctive.

faawrenchbndr
02-12-2011, 16:22
It will be the one I've always lusted for.
Hopefully I'll get it this next week........:supergrin:

silversport
02-13-2011, 06:43
nice pistol...nice list to customize it to your taste...good luck...can't wait for the pics...enjoy!
Bill

GroovedG19
02-14-2011, 19:22
Very nice.

faawrenchbndr
02-28-2011, 10:59
Looks like the Miller is getting a face lift.
I sent it to a shop to get the sear looked at & rear sight replaced.
Decided to get the following done as well:

The mag well is coming off
Getting a S&A flat main spring housing, 20 LPI
Slide is getting a Novak cut for a "ledge" style 10-8 rear sight
All pins are being replaced
Slide stop pin will be flushed
Slide stop pin hole is getting chamfered
S&A .250" radius beaver tail is being fitted
Cylinder & Slide commander hammer
Cylinder & Slide ignition set
Frame & slide polish
Bead blast on frame & slide

Looks like the "retro" idea got left out in the cold, should be VERY cool!
Pics next week,.........hopefully.

That's a great list, this gun will probably spoil you off all others. When you get it back notice the different "ping" the C&S hammer makes when dry fired, it's distinctive.

Thanks! :supergrin:

Went ahead and decided to get a Kart barrel fitted while it's in the shop.
So,.........a few more weeks. I hope!

Cobra64
03-01-2011, 20:29
Greg, well done!

iluv2viddyfilms
03-01-2011, 21:49
I like the straight grip serrations as opposed to the slanted diaginal ones on my Springfield.