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faawrenchbndr
01-01-2012, 15:32
So I picked up an NM prefix Springfield Loaded.
It's going to be a bit of a project gun, I have the following planned:
-Round butt or bob-tail still undecided
-Sight change, 10-8 or ???
-Carry bevel, very light, just knocking off the sharp edges
-Thumb safety blend lever upon install
-Blend slide to frame at rear
-Blend GS fit
-Harrison short trigger
-Blend contours of slide stop
Will have to farm out the refinish, plan on CeraKote

Progress pics:

http://s30.beta.photobucket.com/user/faawrenchbndr/library/Springfield%20Loaded%20project

http://s30.beta.photobucket.com/user/faawrenchbndr/library/Springfield%20Loaded%20Project%20bobtail

deadite
01-01-2012, 15:37
You really should post some in-progress pics when you start.

deadite

So I picked up an NM prefix Springfield Loaded.
It's going to be a bit of a project gun, I have the following planned:
-Round butt or bob-tail still undecided
-Sight change, 10-8 or ???
-Carry bevel, very light, just knocking off the sharp edges
-Thumb safety blend lever upon install
-Blend slide to frame at rear
-Blend GS fit
-Harrison short trigger
-Blend contours of slide stop
Will have to farm out the refinish, plan on CeraKote
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/SpringfieldLoadedpic2.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/SpringfieldLoadedpic4.jpg

glock2740
01-01-2012, 15:56
Congrats! Sounds like a cool build. :cool:

3rdgen40
01-01-2012, 15:58
Congrats Greg.Sounds like a fun project.Did you already change out the TS, or did the previous owner do that?

bac1023
01-01-2012, 16:00
Very cool, Greg :)

Congrats! :cool:

carloglock19
01-01-2012, 16:08
:perfect10:

faawrenchbndr
01-01-2012, 17:21
Congrats Greg.Sounds like a fun project.Did you already change out the TS, or did the previous owner do that?


Changed the thumb safety & put the Ed Brown grips on last night.
need to work on the disconnector, the slide is stumbling on it during
forward travel.

3rdgen40
01-01-2012, 18:10
Changed the thumb safety & put the Ed Brown grips on last night.
need to work on the disconnector, the slide is stumbling on it during
forward travel.
Cool.How hard was the TS to fit.I put a WC in my Citadel and it was a PITA to fit.Finally got it though...:faint:

faawrenchbndr
01-01-2012, 18:45
It was an old one I had, it nearly dropped right in

faawrenchbndr
01-07-2012, 17:07
Harrison short solid installed today,.......

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/SpringfieldLoadedwithHarrisonshortpic5.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/SpringfieldLoadedwithHarrisonshortpic6.jpg

3rdgen40
01-07-2012, 17:21
Lookin' good...:thumbsup:

deadite
01-07-2012, 18:04
Lookin' good!

You know, I was just thinking that I'd love to have a bob-tailed full-size 1911. Just an idea, and I know that you probably can't do it yourself, but Hi-Power carry cuts would look awesome on that gun.

deadite

faawrenchbndr
01-07-2012, 18:20
I have thought of having the FCSs milled off,.......leaving cuts
similar to a Hi-Power

deadite
01-07-2012, 19:21
I have thought of having the FCSs milled off,.......leaving cuts
similar to a Hi-Power

Yeah, they're in the perfect position.

Jim Watson
01-07-2012, 19:52
need to work on the disconnector, the slide is stumbling on it during
forward travel.

When mine did that, it was the rough edge of the sear spring digging into the disconnector and holding it up too hard. A Nowlin sear spring and polishing the gouges out of the disconnector bottom bevel fixed it.
Not saying that is what yours is doing, but a place to look.


I would go with a small round butt.
I had the first Bobtail on my block and did not like it, traded it off and bought a new receiver to put my upper on.

faawrenchbndr
01-07-2012, 19:57
Will take a look at that Jim'....thanks for the suggestion!

I am looking at a round butt as oposed to the bobtail

faawrenchbndr
01-08-2012, 11:43
Decided to do the round butt, if I screw it up, I'll do the bobtail!
Ok,.........I'm goin' in!


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedroundbuttpic1.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedroundbuttpic2.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedroundbuttpic3.jpg

civileng
01-08-2012, 12:05
This is a cool thread. Looking like fun.

faawrenchbndr
01-08-2012, 12:54
And the rest of the pics,.......

http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/


The end result? Not too bad for a Rookie, I'm pleased with it. :supergrin:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedroundbuttpic23.jpg

Quack
01-08-2012, 12:57
Nice!!!!


FWIW, i replace my SA sear springs for Colt sear springs.

deadite
01-08-2012, 14:05
Looks great!

glock2619
01-08-2012, 14:33
Looks nice. I like the round butt.

I looked for a GI, Mil-spec, or Loaded NM sn gun yesterday at the gun show. No dice. (did they even make GI's with an NM sn?)

If you want to keep the parkerized look, Sniper Grey Cerakote matches the old parked finish pretty well. Just food for thought. Or, what color were you thinking?

faawrenchbndr
01-08-2012, 14:40
I am undecided on color,.......down to either Graphite Black or Sniper Grey

3rdgen40
01-08-2012, 16:44
Nice work on the round butt Greg.I really like it.

Fire_Medic
01-08-2012, 16:56
Nice work on the round butt Greg.I really like it.


He's been working out......


:rofl:

glock2740
01-08-2012, 17:05
So I picked up an NM prefix Springfield Loaded.
It's going to be a bit of a project gun, I have the following planned:
-Round butt or bob-tail still undecided
-Sight change, 10-8 or ???
-Carry bevel, very light, just knocking off the sharp edges
-Thumb safety blend lever upon install
-Blend slide to frame at rear
-Blend GS fit
-Harrison short trigger
-Blend contours of slide stop
Will have to farm out the refinish, plan on CeraKote
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/SpringfieldLoadedpic2.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/SpringfieldLoadedpic4.jpg
Go with a round butt. Bobtail's are for Commanders IMO. :cool:

glock2740
01-08-2012, 17:06
Oh yeah, and do somethin' about those ugly FCS...:whistling:

:cool:

faawrenchbndr
01-08-2012, 17:10
He's been working out......


:rofl:


Ya should see my thighs! :shocked:

faawrenchbndr
01-08-2012, 17:12
Go with a round butt. Bobtail's are for Commanders IMO. :cool:


See post #19,......I got a round butt! :rofl:

3rdgen40
01-08-2012, 17:13
He's been working out......


:rofl:
LMAO........:rofl:

3rdgen40
01-08-2012, 17:14
See post #19,......I got a round butt! :rofl:
Enough with your round butt.Lets get back to the 1911.:supergrin:

R0CKETMAN
01-08-2012, 17:36
I have thought of having the FCSs milled off,.......leaving cuts
similar to a Hi-Power

Have you thought of filling them in?



And the rest of the pics,.......

http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/


The end result? Not too bad for a Rookie, I'm pleased with it. :supergrin:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedroundbuttpic23.jpg

Good job

faawrenchbndr
01-08-2012, 17:51
Have you thought of filling them in?




Had not given that much thought

R0CKETMAN
01-08-2012, 20:22
Have you thought of filling them in?

Had not given that much thought


Scratch that idea. I just reminded myself why...Guess a Springfield HP is the only option.

faawrenchbndr
01-15-2012, 15:41
Got a little more accomplished on the Loaded today. Worked on the trigger guard, knocked the edges
from the slide & slide stop. I also relieved the trigger guard to front strap slightly, it's very subdued.
Will work on the barrel bushing a& thumb safety tomorrow.
Small parts are practice, do not wish to screw up the Wilson Combat slide stop & safety.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedroundbuttpic29.jpg

And the rest of the pics,.....
http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/

deadite
01-15-2012, 18:16
Got a little more accomplished on the Loaded today. Worked on the trigger guard, knocked the edges
from the slide & slide stop. I also relieved the trigger guard to front strap slightly, it's very subdued.
Will work on the barrel bushing a& thumb safety tomorrow.
Small parts are practice, do not wish to screw up the Wilson Combat slide stop & safety.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedframemodswithslidepic8.jpg

And the rest of the pics,.....
http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/

Nice progress!

silversport
01-16-2012, 07:47
Nice progress!

...yes...very nice...

Bill

faawrenchbndr
01-18-2012, 17:39
Short, flat trigger from Joe Chambers fitted. :supergrin:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedframemodswithslidepic11-1.jpg

faawrenchbndr
01-23-2012, 18:41
More blending,......

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedroundbuttpic39.jpg

deadite
01-23-2012, 19:30
More blending,......

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedframemodswithslidepic12.jpg

Nice. Nothing classier than a nicely blended GS.

deadite

faawrenchbndr
01-23-2012, 19:33
The factory job was ok,........but a little more attention will make it much bettter.

deadite
01-23-2012, 19:35
The factory job was ok,........but a little more attention will make it much bettter.

The blend on my Cbob is pretty bad, but the hand blended WC GS on my custom Carniak Delta Elite is great!

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/029.jpg

deadite

faawrenchbndr
02-11-2012, 13:39
Got a bit more done on the Loaded today,.....

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedroundbuttpic49.jpg

A few more pics,

http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/ (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/)

lsbbigdog
02-11-2012, 14:08
keep up the good work!

faawrenchbndr
02-11-2012, 14:22
keep up the good work!


Thanks,
In the end, I believe it will be headed your way for a bit of finish work. :supergrin:

lsbbigdog
02-11-2012, 14:35
Thanks,
In the end, I believe it will be headed your way for a bit of finish work. :supergrin:

Sounds good... You should think about sending it to Rob at Alchemy for some front strap treatment .
He has been doing my checkering.

faawrenchbndr
02-11-2012, 15:06
Sounds good... You should think about sending it to Rob at Alchemy for some front strap treatment .
He has been doing my checkering.

I was going to send ya a e-mail about that.
Thanks,......

MStarmer
02-12-2012, 10:36
Funny, I have the same project but in Stainless. Just about done checkering the front, not something I'm itching to do again but would probably be a whole lot easier the second time! Lots of parts waiting to go in, yours is looking great, I may have to round butt mine too!

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg68/mstarmer/LoadedProject.jpg

faawrenchbndr
02-12-2012, 10:51
Awesome,.......a stainless model would have made finishing a bit easier.
You have some serious nards doing a checker job. No way I would attempt
that.

Post a few close up pics of your work! Once again, I applaud you for your determination!

MStarmer
02-12-2012, 10:55
Ok but no laughing, still a lot of cleanup left.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg68/mstarmer/border.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg68/mstarmer/frame.jpg

faawrenchbndr
02-12-2012, 12:43
Top pic looks good,........still nothing I would have the patience to attempt!

faawrenchbndr
02-18-2012, 09:32
Need opinions,.........

Trying to decise on a front strap treatment, standard checker
or serrated. I do like both, I have two 1911s with serrations,
one with checkering, and a Springer getting the golfball treatment.

This Springfield Loaded does have a 25lpi checkered msh.
What do you guys think?


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedroundbuttpic34.jpg

38 Super Fan
02-18-2012, 10:35
25 LPI is my personal favorite.

Glockdude1
02-18-2012, 10:41
Nice work.

:cool:

MStarmer
02-18-2012, 12:02
I would go 25lpi and you've done all this work yourself why not give the front strap a shot?

faawrenchbndr
02-18-2012, 12:06
I would go 25lpi and you've done all this work yourself why not give the front strap a shot?


Oh heJJ no,.......I've got some patience, but not that much!
I applaud you for doing your's, but that work's not for me.

MStarmer
02-18-2012, 12:20
Now after looking at yours again I think I need to do more deburring and rounding... :supergrin:

Yeah the checkering isn't for everyone, there was definitely some times I thought maybe I was going to ruin the frame or screw up bad enough someone would notice. I don't think I'd hesitate to do another one, but I probably would do 25lpi (you don't have to go so deep) and I'd know a little better where to stop/start so that there wasn't nearly as much cleanup.

MStarmer
02-23-2012, 19:48
Where's the update? I had to tear mine down and keep de-horning after looking at all your pics. Just waiting to get it bead blasted now.

deputy tom
02-25-2012, 06:32
Nice work both of you did so far. I'll be watching the progress.tom.:thumbsup:

3rdgen40
02-25-2012, 08:36
Looking good Greg.I've been doing a little work on my pillapeeeeeenooo 1911.:supergrin:

faawrenchbndr
02-25-2012, 13:47
Been delayed a bit,.......finger surgery to fix a damaged
nerve when I crushed the finger last year.

MStarmer
02-28-2012, 01:12
I guess we'll have to cut you some slack... I'm still waiting on my blasting, ugh...

faawrenchbndr
04-06-2012, 14:48
Fitted the thumb safety last night, have a tad more blending to do.
Not quite happy with the TS yet. Not happy with the slide stop either,
but considering it is a factory Springer piece, I have no problems replacing it.
Got some range time in this morning, the short, flat trigger is outstanding.

Decided to bobtail the frame. I had the jig on hand, ordered a #2 center bit
& a 25 lpi Ed Brown MSH. Planning on a CeraKote graphite black finish.
Not sure if I am going to have the front strap serrated or checkered 25 lpi.
Forgot to order a 10-8 rear sight......been planning a Les Baer build as well.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedroundbuttpic48-1.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedroundbuttpic49-1.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Singfield%20Armory%20Loaded%20project%20pics/Loadedroundbuttpic50.jpg

SauerChoi
04-06-2012, 16:29
wow that looks great!

MStarmer
04-06-2012, 17:10
:broccoli: It lives! :broccoli:

faawrenchbndr
04-06-2012, 17:18
Couldn't leave it alone,......thumb safety blended. :supergrin:

MStarmer
04-08-2012, 17:43
Well now you got me started... I had a package from Dawson Precision that helped out too. Installed new .205 tall tritium front and swapped my grips out for these Davidson's I had originally gotten for my Baer TRS. Also worked on the thumb safety engagement as it was a little stiff going to the "on" position. Here's a couple of crappy pics;

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg68/mstarmer/IvoryAlice2.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg68/mstarmer/IvoryAlice1.jpg

faawrenchbndr
04-09-2012, 21:03
So,........out came the hacksaw! :shocked:

Before pic,

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/Springerbobtailpic1.jpg


After pic,

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/Springerbobtailpic13.jpg

Pics of what it took to get from point A to point B
Blending to follow tomorrow.

http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/ (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/)

deadite
04-09-2012, 21:14
I can't wait to see the bobtail. :)

deadite

faawrenchbndr
04-09-2012, 21:19
Should have it blended tomorrow afternoon,........:whistling:

knedrgr
04-09-2012, 21:52
Couldn't leave it alone, now could you?! You could've gotten a $400 ATI and be done with it.

faawrenchbndr
04-09-2012, 22:11
No guts, no glory! :supergrin:

So here it is,........opinions?

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/Springerbobtailpic15.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/Springerbobtailpic16.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/Springerbobtailpic14.jpg

deadite
04-10-2012, 08:04
I really like that. Nice work!

3rdgen40
04-10-2012, 09:09
Looks good Brother.How does it feel?

38 Super Fan
04-10-2012, 10:19
More guts than I have for sure, looks great! :thumbsup:

faawrenchbndr
04-10-2012, 10:43
Looks good Brother.How does it feel?


I've had a bob-tailed 1911 before and I do like it. Will get it cleaned
up, reassembled & hope to hit the range today.


Thanks for the compliments, it's reallt NOT that hard to do.
It's just a wee bit nerve racking!

MStarmer
04-10-2012, 11:39
Looking great! Now I wouldn't go refinishing or coating that thing anytime soon because as soon as you do you'll change it! :)

faawrenchbndr
04-10-2012, 11:50
Looking great! Now I wouldn't go refinishing or coating that thing anytime soon because as soon as you to you'll change it! :)



Yep........now if I can only figure out how to shorten the
grip to fit those Officer mags. :tongueout:

faawrenchbndr
04-10-2012, 13:03
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/Springerbobtailpic18.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/Springerbobtailpic20.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/Springerbobtailpic21.jpg

Veedubklown
04-10-2012, 15:12
The hump on the main spring housing feel good? It looks kinda sharp, like it would dig the hand, or make more for printing.:dunno:

The arc across the back of it looks a bit odd to me, but the blending is real nice! If it feels good in your hand, then it's lookin sharp.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/Springerbobtailpic18.jpg

That an H&K?

3rdgen40
04-10-2012, 15:23
The hump on the main spring housing feel good? It looks kinda sharp, like it would dig the hand, or make more for printing.

The part that would print is gone.How could a bobtail print more? :dunno:
The whole reason for bobtailing a 1911 is to make it more concealable.

NeverMore1701
04-10-2012, 15:50
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/Springerbobtailpic18.jpg


That the new HK 1911?


:tongueout:

faawrenchbndr
04-10-2012, 15:54
The part that would print is gone.How could a bobtail print more? :dunno:
The whole reason for bobtailing a 1911 is to make it more concealable.


This,........thanks Randy. :supergrin:

Just to add,.....it's not as sharp as it looks, and it contacts the palm
of the hand at the crease of the heel. Very comfortable, very concealable.

faawrenchbndr
04-10-2012, 15:55
That the new HK 1911?


:tongueout:


:whistling:

glock2619
04-11-2012, 07:44
:whistling:


Ha ha. Took me a minute to get it too. Well done.

That looks great. I don't have the stones to go that far. I thought your round butt work looked nice.

No, not THAT butt. :cool:

faawrenchbndr
04-11-2012, 07:51
Thanks I have been working out!

The "round butt" job was something I wanted to try. And I knew if I
screwed that up, I could do the bobtail. I am happy with the end result.

3rdgen40
04-11-2012, 14:30
I thought your round butt looked nice.
Thanks I have been working out!
Seriously? Can we please get back to the 1911 project?










:tongueout:........:rofl:

faawrenchbndr
04-11-2012, 15:56
Such a party pooper,........

10-8 sight on. Wilson slide stop installed, blending of MHS complete.
Chatted with Joe Chambers about the front strap treatment.
After that it's off to Lou at Business End Customs for graphite black Cerakote

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/Springerbobtailpic24.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/Springerbobtailpic23.jpg

More pics,...... http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20bobtail%20project%20pics/

Glocker1984
04-12-2012, 22:19
I think it looks great! Well Done.

I need to learn how to do this stuff. :wavey:

silversport
04-13-2012, 05:11
nice...she's a beaut...

Bill

faawrenchbndr
04-13-2012, 07:07
Thanks Guys,...........

MStarmer
04-13-2012, 19:08
You forgot to post some targets, I want to see that 1" group ragged hole from that beast!

faawrenchbndr
05-07-2012, 20:23
Decided to leave the FCS,.......fitted a thick EGW bushing & plug today.
I did not fit it "Baer tight" but darn near. 10x better fit than the Springer bushing!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/439e3c8f642993343256f03f486741ef.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/2056f270f4a4f667d3c91888d066b87f.jpg

faawrenchbndr
12-05-2012, 15:06
The end of the Springer Loaded project is at hand.
Made plans to send it to Joe Chambers to get a bit of work done
& a matte blued refinish.

MStarmer
12-05-2012, 15:45
Too bad, once it's done you'll be bored of it. :rofl:



At least that's the way it is with my projects, once they're done I loose interest. I tell my wife that since I kept her for all these years I have to trade/sell the guns when I'm bored.

faawrenchbndr
12-05-2012, 16:56
Had plans to give it to my Son-in-Law........gave him a Cold Bore Customs
G17 instead. :cool:

MStarmer
12-05-2012, 17:04
That's funny I was kind of building mine for a future son-in-law but alas it didn't work out. Safe queen but I may move it out to fund something else. Can't wait to see what Chambers does to that thing, it will be awesome.

faawrenchbndr
12-05-2012, 17:53
Honestly, just a few mild tweaks, front strap treatment, msh
treatment & a matte blue finish.

sawgrass
12-05-2012, 21:41
I LOVE those grips.
That is going to be very fun! Nice job.

deadite
12-06-2012, 03:51
I've always been interested in a Government sized slide and a bobbed frame. I have a bobbed Commander and love the feel, but all of my full sized 1911s have a regular MSH.

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faawrenchbndr
02-20-2013, 05:20
Well,.......my Springfield Loaded hack job is complete.
Joe Chambers took it over the top with a flush cut slide stop,
removed the front cocking serrations with a carry cut, ball cut,
matching stipple & serration cuts on front strap & mainspring housing,
custom hammer, Chambers short, flat trigger, & finished in matte blue.

Joe is an amazingly talented PistolSmith.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Chambers%20Springer/82ef6bffdc40c186b555123a42966cad.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Chambers%20Springer/db20e5b7eb5298925b4a9bf07d6cbd1e.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Chambers%20Springer/a9f6127a00a9dc68a91d86217c5df37e.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Chambers%20Springer/d87b4024ba705e322e177875efd91642.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Chambers%20Springer/4397718f69a9efef138c9b9ad3f1b319.jpg

silversport
02-20-2013, 05:29
WOW...beauty...

Bill

deadite
02-20-2013, 06:18
Nice!!

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MStarmer
02-20-2013, 07:55
Wow, fantastic looking!

38 Super Fan
02-20-2013, 10:12
Nice!! :thumbsup: That's a unique front strap and MSH, looks grippy.

SigFTW
02-21-2013, 08:22
Looks fantastic!!! :thumbsup:

Drgnracin72
02-24-2013, 05:44
damnit man, that turned out nice!

faawrenchbndr
02-24-2013, 08:17
Thanks guys, Joe did an outstanding job on what he did.
He cleaned up the bobtail job I did a bit, the removal of the
FCS turned out awesome.

QNman
02-24-2013, 09:08
Damn, that's sweet!!

Sidebar - what does the NM prefix mean?

faawrenchbndr
02-24-2013, 09:47
Forgings, rough machining completed in Brazil, as are all Springfields.
The final fitting completed in the US

carloglock19
02-24-2013, 09:51
One of a kind, very nice!

deadite
02-24-2013, 10:43
Ok, now I want it.

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faawrenchbndr
02-24-2013, 12:03
Gotta love Del Fatti!


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Chambers%20Springer/ChambersSpringerinDelFattipic1.jpg

ca survivor
02-26-2013, 12:39
very nice, congrats.

knedrgr
02-27-2013, 18:33
That thing looks really nice Greg.

faawrenchbndr
02-27-2013, 18:45
Thanks,......while I did do the bobtail, Joe Chambers simply took
it over the top. He is amazing!

deadite
02-27-2013, 19:04
I really love the look of that setup. Very jealous.

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faawrenchbndr
02-27-2013, 20:34
Thanks,.......I'm still stoked that it came out so well.