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Drgnracin72
02-18-2012, 01:30
started this last night for my girlfriend. It's a basic SA G.I.
dehorned frame and slide
angle cut on bottom of slide
bobbed grip safety
bobbed hammer


things still to come:
blend frame and slide at the rear
new barrel/bushing (stock on is very sloppy)
tighten frame to slide
flatten slide stop
flat checkered MSH
round butt
flat trigger
c&s ignition kit (will bob that hammer too)
checkered FS
novak sight cuts
sights of her choice
lower and flare ejection port

was a learning experience, and the first one that ive done all by myself. will be doing everything myself, with help from a gunsmith friend with the milling components. i think she wants to do a matte black

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/drgnracin72/lauras%201911%20build/IMG_2737.jpg
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Drgnracin72
02-18-2012, 01:31
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/drgnracin72/lauras%201911%20build/IMG_2740.jpg
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Drgnracin72
02-18-2012, 01:31
I've also decided that i am going to go ahead and cut off the hammer and make it non cockable with the thumb. just ordered a 10-8 flat trigger, 10-8 rear sight and brass front sight.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/drgnracin72/lauras%201911%20build/IMG_2749.jpg
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Drgnracin72
02-18-2012, 01:32
put in a 10-8 flat trigger, and recieved the sights. also beveled the the barrel bushing, and i think it came out nicely for my first time. undercut the trigger guard. still needs some work around the front of the slide, but im to tired to do it tonight.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/drgnracin72/lauras%201911%20build/IMG_2754.jpg
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Drgnracin72
02-18-2012, 01:32
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/drgnracin72/lauras%201911%20build/IMG_2771.jpg
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Drgnracin72
02-18-2012, 01:37
Have also done a trigger job with the stock ignition system, and it breaks cleanly at 5.56 lbs and is as consistent as gravity. have also determined that i will be doing a beavertail on this gun. the bobbed GS and hammer just are not as comfortable as i was hoping they would be. Will hopefully be going out for sight cuts, and lowered and flared ejection port in a week or two.

Bodyarmorguy
02-18-2012, 01:38
You said tha tthe potential finish is going to be matte black......are you just bead blasting and then doing a dark blue or a spray and bake finish like Cerakote?

I am working on my first build now....pretty close to being done, same as you, all work myself except for the milling for the slide. The local powder coater that I use for motorcycle parts also does Cerakote and was considering a black over gray finish.

Drgnracin72
02-18-2012, 01:46
it really depends how the build turns out... if it turns into a really nice gun, it will get a matte black cerakote, and if its ****, ill just park it and call it a day. no reason to dress a turd.... but so far, she shoots great!

Bodyarmorguy
02-18-2012, 02:46
This is mine thus far. Changes include 10-8 rear sight and XS standard dot tritium front (milling done by gunsmith), Harrison long trigger, Wilson thumb safety, S&A grip safety, Guncrafter mainspring housing, C&S hammer, sear and disconnector. Additional mods forthcoming include new plunger sping & detents, Wilson BP extractor, Wilson BP firing pin stop, 10-8 mag release and Wilson BP slide release, possibly changing thumb safety to Wilson BP part or EGW part. When all is said and done new Wolff springs all the way around. I just picked up some abraisve cloth to do a little more blending of the grip safety to the frame when it in the depressed position. I am considering taking it to a local laser engraver for something unique on the slide, then Cerakote, perhaps Burnt Bronze:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/DSC_0044.jpg
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This is graphite black Cerakote on a custom build Dave Erickson did for me:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/DSC_1741.jpg

bac1023
02-18-2012, 06:04
Very nice :cool:

ca survivor
02-18-2012, 08:26
I'm liking those bobbed grip safety, thinking of doing it to a Colt Defender, do you think it will work with the commander hammer ? as far as hammer bites.

Drgnracin72
02-18-2012, 14:32
shes decided she wants to do the burnt bronze cerakote instead of matte black.... heres what it looks like, but im trying to talk her into doing the barrel, bushing and trigger all black. and hers will have black grips

http://www.nicindustries.com/images/subpages_EPC0612%281%29.jpg

faawrenchbndr
02-18-2012, 14:48
I like that color, but I've never been a fan of contrasting controls.

Drgnracin72
02-19-2012, 12:54
we took it out this morning and she put about 120 rnds of fmj through it and 7 rnds of pdx1 self defense ammo. not a single ftf or fte, and the thing is pretty damn accurate in both of hands. she likes the bobbed the GS and hammer, so i am going to leave them the way they are. also let her try out a flat and arched msh and she likes the arched better, so now i just need to get a different one and fit it, and see if i can kind of round butt it. she also decided she wants checkering on FS even though she doesn't like the way it looks. the barrel has a touch of play, but with the accuracy i was able to get out of it ( 1 ragged hole at 25 yrds), i just don't see a need to do anything different with it. would like to tighten the frame to slide fit up some, but im not that advanced yet. overall, the gun shot very smoothly and accurately with no problems whatsoever. also going to have the ejection port lowered and flared.

Drgnracin72
02-19-2012, 19:13
cut a magwell into the frame and did some more sanding on the frame.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/drgnracin72/lauras%201911%20build/IMG_2778.jpg
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IF YOUR NOTICE ON THE BACK, THE ANGLE WAS OFF. I DIDN'T NOTICE TILL I TOOK THE PICTURES, BUT IT HAS SINCE BEEN CORRECTED

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/drgnracin72/lauras%201911%20build/IMG_2790.jpg

SigFTW
02-20-2012, 09:22
Very nice work!!:thumbsup:

Drgnracin72
03-05-2012, 19:35
little update, did a round butt on it. i cut the lanyard loop off the factory msh, and filed it down flat. she wants an arched msh, so this is what i thought the best thing i could do for it was.
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/drgnracin72/lauras%201911%20build/IMG_2882.jpg
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faawrenchbndr
03-05-2012, 19:53
Lookin good...........:thumbsup:

oily_oink
03-06-2012, 06:50
Very nice work!!:thumbsup:

I agree! Looking good!!!

okie
03-06-2012, 08:17
Nice work my friend:thumbsup:

MStarmer
03-06-2012, 08:38
I would suggest cleaning up your bevel on the bottom of the slide by taking a long mill file and running it lengthwise. Maybe color it with a sharpie first to see how you are doing but from it pics it looks a bit uneven (or at least in the starting pic). Otherwise keep it up, might as well checker the front too!

Drgnracin72
03-06-2012, 17:18
i really want to try the hand checkering, but i can be short on patience sometimes, and i feel i would rush it and booger it up... might still try though

Veedubklown
03-07-2012, 05:58
i really want to try the hand checkering, but i can be short on patience sometimes, and i feel i would rush it and booger it up... might still try though

Go for it! We wanna see :tongueout: That front sight staked on? Get the new one on yet? I'm anxious to see that combo. I have GI sights as well

Drgnracin72
03-07-2012, 08:16
the GI slide is going to joe chambers to have the ejection port lowered and flared, and disco cut. he is also doing the disco cut to my trp. then both slides are off to chuck rogers. hes going to cut the gi slide for novaks, and going to flush cut and crown the barrel on my trp. then both guns are going to lou biondo at business end customs for cerakote. hers is getting burnt bronze with graphite controls, and my trp is getting all graphite.

faawrenchbndr
03-07-2012, 09:31
Awesome,.........some BIG name Smiths working your 1911s!

MStarmer
03-07-2012, 15:55
the GI slide is going to joe chambers to have the ejection port lowered and flared, and disco cut. he is also doing the disco cut to my trp. then both slides are off to chuck rogers. hes going to cut the gi slide for novaks, and going to flush cut and crown the barrel on my trp. then both guns are going to lou biondo at business end customs for cerakote. hers is getting burnt bronze with graphite controls, and my trp is getting all graphite.

I agree you must have some pull to get your slides off to Chuck, I didn't even think he was taking work? I talked to John Harrison awhile back and he said he was at 2yrs for a full build and over six months just to do a gold dot front for my Baer. :wow::wow:

Bodyarmorguy
03-07-2012, 16:59
I agree you must have some pull to get your slides off to Chuck, I didn't even think he was taking work? I talked to John Harrison awhile back and he said he was at 2yrs for a full build and over six months just to do a gold dot front for my Baer. :wow::wow:

Chuck has a tax time special going:

http://www.rogersprecision.com/

MStarmer
03-07-2012, 18:09
Chuck has a tax time special going:

http://www.rogersprecision.com/

Holy cow, great deal from one of the best!

Drgnracin72
03-25-2012, 19:42
have done a few more things to the gun over the past few weeks. Took the bastard file to the sides of slide, and smoothed it all. I appreciate that tip, as it did straighten that line up really nice, as well as the rest of the lines on the slide. Ive got the money and everything ready, just need to get them sent to joe asap. Hopefully i will have both guns done in the next 2 months. My trp has been getting most of the love lately.