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j cal
03-17-2011, 13:52
Just another 1911...

Caspian carbon frame/slide
(EGW, EB, Wilson, C&S) internals

Beautiful blueing prep and dip done by Phil at Glenrock Blue out of Wyoming (gunbluing.com)

-polished flats 600grit

I really wish I could take better pictures of this thing.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5096/5534926439_c6bc10c845_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14118787@N08/5534926439/)

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http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5054/5535601444_27152fc0ba_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14118787@N08/5535601444/)

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Hokie1911
03-17-2011, 13:56
Great job. Looks really good.

:welcome:

Alcoy
03-17-2011, 13:56
very nice. congrats.

G27RR
03-17-2011, 14:09
Nice :thumbsup:

thecableguy
03-17-2011, 14:16
:wow: That blueing looks stunning. Great job

R0CKETMAN
03-17-2011, 14:18
Looks nice. Take it outside for pics.

tcraiger23
03-17-2011, 14:20
Very nice, that is pretty.

janice6
03-17-2011, 14:27
Nice job.

up1911fan
03-17-2011, 15:13
Nice job, blow the lint off next time though.

Jack65K
03-17-2011, 15:37
Great looking gun!!! When do you go into production?:supergrin:
Jack

Quack
03-17-2011, 15:40
good job!!!!

how's it shoot?

Gunshine
03-17-2011, 16:07
WOW :wow:

KalashniKEV
03-17-2011, 16:40
That makes me want to blue something...

HotRoderX
03-17-2011, 16:45
Wow very nice how does it shoot?

CombatBarbi
03-17-2011, 16:52
Beautiful!!! great work <3 how hard and how long did it take to build?

Nakanokalronin
03-17-2011, 17:18
I really like that finish! Now go get it dirty. :cool:

bac1023
03-17-2011, 17:20
Beautiful :)

j cal
03-17-2011, 18:35
thanks everyone!

The build didn't take long, the most time consuming part for me was fitting the barrel and grip safety. Other than that, I finished within a week. The longest part was waiting for it to come back from finishing (close to 45 days).

I've been shooting her before she left for finishing, had a couple failure to feed due to the rough feed ramp, after polishing the ramp, she ate up everything I threw at her.

Accuracy is dead on (for me!) and I'm glad to say that the pistol I built is more accurate than I am. More than I can ever ask for.


Sporting her cowboy getup haha!

T-Omega made by Dave Cox, designed by Gordon Davis and Chuck Taylor

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5171/5535685448_8d2c6fafa9_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14118787@N08/5535685448/)

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glock2740
03-17-2011, 18:46
Very nice. Great job. :thumbsup:

knedrgr
03-17-2011, 20:44
nice job!!!

the pictures might turn out better if you put her on some beige carpet. :rofl:

Fifty Thousand
03-17-2011, 22:03
Wow looks great to me. Im wanting to buy/dip something blued now...... Thanks.....

Navitimer
03-18-2011, 19:21
awesome! very nice job!!

Big_Grumpy
03-18-2011, 23:12
That is one handsome piece! But... oh no... it has target sights!!! :wow: :whistling: :cool:

Jim S.
03-19-2011, 01:58
I always liked the look of a Blued gun.
Shiny on the flats and matt on the rounds.
Classic look.

BuckyP
03-19-2011, 05:46
Very nice job. :thumbsup:

faawrenchbndr
03-19-2011, 07:17
Very nice........great work!

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
03-19-2011, 07:43
wow, I am impressed!

MD357
03-19-2011, 09:27
Very nice build you have there. The flats look awesome.

j cal
03-20-2011, 23:35
thanks guys!

Went to the range today and ran 200 rounds without a hiccup :)

I was thinking I needed to re-polish the feed ramp since it's now blued, but it feeds perfectly so far.

3 mags of 7 rounds at 7 yards

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5020/5545971082_46bc10ea48.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14118787@N08/5545971082/)

7 rounds at 25 yards off my range bag

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5096/5545970398_c28e355f9d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14118787@N08/5545970398/)

This is no excuse, but I could barely make out the yellow stickers at 25 yards, this place has some pretty bad lighting! Truth is, I'm just glad I hit paper :laughing:

Scamp
03-21-2011, 03:55
Very nice!

crazymoose
03-21-2011, 05:10
Great looking gun with a nice balance of "old school" and modern features.

If you don't mind my asking, do you have experience as a gunsmith, machinist, etc? I've wanted to try my hand at 1911 'smithing, but don't know where to start, and can never make a Cylinder and Slide class fit into my schedule.
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j cal
03-21-2011, 09:28
Great looking gun with a nice balance of "old school" and modern features.

If you don't mind my asking, do you have experience as a gunsmith, machinist, etc? I've wanted to try my hand at 1911 'smithing, but don't know where to start, and can never make a Cylinder and Slide class fit into my schedule.
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Thanks! That's exactly the look I was going for!

I have absolutely no experience as a gunsmith or machinist. I purchased my first 1911 a few years back, springfield TRP, and learned the workings of it by just detail stripping it.

1911forum.com has a plethora of information on building your first 1911 and that's all I used. I didn't even purchased the kuhhnahasen (sp?) Book. When starting off with a fitted Caspian frame/slide, sight cuts etc.. The rest just drops right in. Just kidding.

Truth is, get a couple good quality files and take your time when removing metal. I actually rushed this project, and you could probably tell a little bit on the grip safety that it doesn't look perfectly "radiused".

As far as fitting the barrel, thumb safety etc. It's just little bits of metal removal, then test, remove metal then test. Rinse and repeat.

I won't tell you to skip on the class as you'll learn a bunch. If you're like me, and like tinkering with your 1911, enjoy detail stripping it and knowing how things work, I guaranntee you'll have a great AND easy time putting one together.

Hope this helps you get started on your project!

38 Super Fan
03-21-2011, 09:41
Very nice. :cool:

HAIL CAESAR
03-21-2011, 20:28
Great job. Looks really good.

:welcome:

I'll say!!

Beautiful!

BryGuy
03-21-2011, 21:33
Nice job man. That pistol looks awesome!

craig19
03-22-2011, 05:53
Looks great!