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glock2740
05-17-2012, 12:56
Got an email from Chris at Metaloy today, that my babies were ready for Daddy to come get them. :supergrin: On the RRA, I had him install new tritium front sight, recess/flush cut the slide stop, flush crown the barrel and hardchrome. The Legacy had the ambi removed and a Wilson BP single side safety installed, Wilson Speed Chute magwell, Wilson fiber optic front sight, recessed/flush cut slide stop, flush crowned barrel and hardchromed. Here's a few pics he had taken.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/485774_10151114671204867_185284579866_13307377_887194636_n.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/558525_10151114663204867_185284579866_13307354_2003149613_n.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/575221_10151114666814867_185284579866_13307363_1449778584_n.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/581163_10151114674474867_185284579866_13307394_1516258141_n.jpg

faawrenchbndr
05-17-2012, 13:35
Oops,.........gotta clean up a "wet spot". :embarassed:

bac1023
05-17-2012, 13:53
Awesome Joe

Are you going to put the stock grips back on the Legacy?

glock2740
05-17-2012, 14:35
Awesome Joe

Are you going to put the stock grips back on the Legacy?
Yeah, for now. He said he would find some screws that fit it and put them on for some pics. I had him install thin grip bushings in both of them while they were there. :cool:

glock2740
05-17-2012, 14:37
Oops,.........gotta clean up a "wet spot". :embarassed:
:director: Clean up on isle 1911 please.


:rofl:

eracer
05-17-2012, 14:38
Excuse me...I'll be in my bunk.

I know I NEED to get an STI before they are priced COMPLETELY out of my reach.

glock2740
05-17-2012, 14:39
Here they are the day I dropped them off.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Gunsonthedeck010.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Gunsonthedeck009.jpg

EricandSuebee
05-17-2012, 15:46
WOW you got yourself a nice looking pair after they went through the cleaner :)

glock2740
05-17-2012, 15:51
Another pic

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/100_0258.jpg

And Legacy with factory grips back on with original black grip screws. These will be replaced with a set of thin grips (don't know what yet, but some snazzy wood sounds apporpriate :) ) and some hardchromed grip screws.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/LegacyHC.jpg

bac1023
05-17-2012, 17:18
That Legacy is awesome, Joe.

Considering the rarity of the model, its probably the only hard chromed example in existence.

glock2740
05-17-2012, 17:30
That Legacy is awesome, Joe.

Considering the rarity of the model, its probably the only hard chromed example in existence.
Thanks Brian. I had second thoughts on doing it, but what the hell? I didn't like the finish it had on it and I wanted the changes I was making to it, and knew it wasn't ever going to be sold, so I pulled the trigger. I'm definately gonna be alot happier with it like this than the way it was. :cool: It's definately unique now. :supergrin:

dakrat
05-17-2012, 17:37
they turned out great! I can't wait for mine to ship out :)

faawrenchbndr
05-17-2012, 17:39
Ok,........clean up complete. :embarassed:

Very nice Joe,.........

glock2740
05-17-2012, 17:59
Ok,........clean up complete. :embarassed:

Very nice Joe,.........
:rofl:Thanks Greg. :)

glock2740
05-17-2012, 18:00
they turned out great! I can't wait for mine to ship out :)
You sending one off to Chris? What are you sending? Chris is the best in the business hands down bar none.

38 Super Fan
05-17-2012, 21:42
Wow! Even better than I expected, they look absolutely awesome. Big congrats Joe. :thumbsup:

glock2740
05-17-2012, 21:59
Wow! Even better than I expected, they look absolutely awesome. Big congrats Joe. :thumbsup:
Thanks Cody. :cool: They turned out better than I expected as well. :)

mleroux21
05-17-2012, 22:09
Those are Damn Sexy. They have more of a titanium finish in the pics. I think I might have to send a Baer out to get finished. Your turnaround on those were rather quick too. It was only a few weeks ago wasn't it.

Marc

steve1911
05-17-2012, 23:41
They look great.




1911club#410

glock2740
05-18-2012, 05:35
Those are Damn Sexy. They have more of a titanium finish in the pics. I think I might have to send a Baer out to get finished. Your turnaround on those were rather quick too. It was only a few weeks ago wasn't it.

Marc
Thanks. It's hard to capture hardchrome on film. They are both a matte satin finish. That's the standard finish, but you can get a polished/shiny finish if you so desire. Chris turns them around pretty quick. Just depends on his schedule and workload.

ca survivor
05-18-2012, 08:11
very nice, enjoy them.

bac1023
05-18-2012, 21:39
Ok,........clean up complete. :embarassed:

Very nice Joe,.........

:rofl::rofl:

bac1023
05-18-2012, 21:39
Thanks. It's hard to capture hardchrome on film. They are both a matte satin finish. That's the standard finish, but you can get a polished/shiny finish if you so desire. Chris turns them around pretty quick. Just depends on his schedule and workload.

All the shiny finishes are hard to capture, in my opinion.

glock2740
05-19-2012, 06:32
Picked them up last night. :wow: They look even better in real life. :cool: The fornt sights were definately needed. I'm really gravitating towards the all black rear with either tritium, gold bead or fiber optice for a front sight. Need to slap some thin grips on the Legacy today and take them both to the range and run'em. Been awhile since I've had either of these two to the range. The hardchrome brought out features on the Legacy that I didn't even know where there. :rofl:I forget the name of the cut, but the groove that runs along the top of the slide shows up big time now. I need to find a really nice set of thin wooden grips for the Legacy. But for now, I bet I can scrounge up a set of thin G10's I should have laying around. I'll post up some more pics later. Once again, Chris at Metaloy has gone above and beyond. Metaloy, the best in the business. :thumbsup:

mleroux21
05-19-2012, 08:39
Picked them up last night. :wow: They look even better in real life. :cool: The fornt sights were definately needed. I'm really gravitating towards the all black rear with either tritium, gold bead or fiber optice for a front sight. Need to slap some thin grips on the Legacy today and take them both to the range and run'em. Been awhile since I've had either of these two to the range. The hardchrome brought out features on the Legacy that I didn't even know where there. :rofl:I forget the name of the cut, but the groove that runs along the top of the slide shows up big time now. I need to find a really nice set of thin wooden grips for the Legacy. But for now, I bet I can scrounge up a set of thin G10's I should have laying around. I'll post up some more pics later. Once again, Chris at Metaloy has gone above and beyond. Metaloy, the best in the business. :thumbsup:

I have heard them called Freedom Border Cuts or French Cuts.

G26S239
05-19-2012, 16:14
Looks great, congratulations.

bac1023
05-19-2012, 18:09
Picked them up last night. :wow: They look even better in real life. :cool: The fornt sights were definately needed. I'm really gravitating towards the all black rear with either tritium, gold bead or fiber optice for a front sight. Need to slap some thin grips on the Legacy today and take them both to the range and run'em. Been awhile since I've had either of these two to the range. The hardchrome brought out features on the Legacy that I didn't even know where there. :rofl:I forget the name of the cut, but the groove that runs along the top of the slide shows up big time now. I need to find a really nice set of thin wooden grips for the Legacy. But for now, I bet I can scrounge up a set of thin G10's I should have laying around. I'll post up some more pics later. Once again, Chris at Metaloy has gone above and beyond. Metaloy, the best in the business. :thumbsup:
:thumbsup:

glock2740
05-19-2012, 21:46
Here's a few new pics...

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/hc1.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/hc2.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/hc4.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/hc5.jpg

bac1023
05-20-2012, 05:19
Very nice Joe :cool:

glock2740
05-20-2012, 16:06
Thanks Brian. :)

glock2740
05-20-2012, 16:13
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/hc7.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/hc8.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/hc3a.jpg

38 Super Fan
05-20-2012, 18:20
http://thebrandbuilder.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/awesome1_display1.jpg

glock2740
05-20-2012, 18:37
http://thebrandbuilder.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/awesome1_display1.jpg
:cool: :thumbsup:

bac1023
05-20-2012, 19:06
Joe, you just need some grips for the Legacy that are flush to the magwell without the chamfer. :)

glock2740
05-20-2012, 19:38
Joe, you just need some grips for the Legacy that are flush to the magwell without the chamfer. :)
That's most definately on the to do list. :cool:

mleroux21
05-20-2012, 22:11
Looks great.

glock2740
05-21-2012, 16:33
Thanks. That's why I wanted the RRA you bought, so I wouldn't feel guilty about sending mine off to be hardchromed. So if I ever have hardchrome remorse then it's all your fault. :tongueout:

:rofl:

Chunky Mayonnaise
05-27-2012, 13:52
Very nice!