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ajgranda
03-03-2013, 10:20
As much as I like Wilson Combat, I just wish they could round there mainspring like Nighthawk and many of the other semi- custom makers. Here in NHC. It just looks to be blended in much better. I believe Guncrafter looks very similar. Here are a couple of pics of a NHC Talon with rounded butt.231681

ca survivor
03-03-2013, 10:30
maybe, Wilson doesn't do it thinking there is not enough metal around the main spring housing pin, I personally don't like it on full size frames, rather have it bob tailed.

RetailNinja
03-03-2013, 14:45
I'm more curious as to why Ford can't put AMG engines in all of their cars. I mean, Mercedes is doing it.

faawrenchbndr
03-03-2013, 15:30
If you like NightHawk's work,.......you should see Chuck Rogers'

MTD
03-03-2013, 17:55
If you like NightHawk's work,.......you should see Chuck Rogers'

But but Chuck has been way too busy!

faawrenchbndr
03-03-2013, 18:22
But but Chuck has been way too busy!

Naw......ya just have to "pre-plan"

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20Compact%2045/354406c24e03e12ded6dfaa63f5e2162.jpg

Neal
03-03-2013, 18:45
Wilson does do round butting. They even sell round butt mainspring housings if you want to round butt your gun. Pics are on their website. They also will do Ed Brown bobtails.

faawrenchbndr
03-03-2013, 18:49
Actually looking at it a bit more, the NightHawk looks like it was just
put on a belt sanded. Does not appear to be blended very well

bac1023
03-03-2013, 22:24
If you like NightHawk's work,.......you should see Chuck Rogers'

Very true :cool:

ajgranda
03-04-2013, 11:52
Wilson does do round butting. They even sell round butt mainspring housings if you want to round butt your gun. Pics are on their website. They also will do Ed Brown bobtails.

Thanks, I know they do. It's just that IMHO, Nighthawk does a better job of "rounding" it. Wilson seems to have a bit more angular of a cut.

Yes, Chuck Rogers rounding is "perfect".

faawrenchbndr
03-04-2013, 11:58
Thanks, I know they do. It's just that IMHO, Nighthawk does a better job of "rounding" it. Wilson seems to have a bit more angular of a cut.

Yes, Chuck Rogers rounding is "perfect".

I see what you mean about Wilson. NightHawk does look a bit
more rounded. Every manufacturer and shop has their own way of doing things.

Take a look at this link, I did a round butt on my Loaded, then bobtailed it.

http://photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springfield Loaded project

http://photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springfield Loaded Project bobtail

Here's the end result....Joe Chambers did a bit of work on it and
refinished in a matte blue

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

ajgranda
03-04-2013, 13:27
Thanks, great pics and great work!

maxmanta
03-04-2013, 14:56
Actually, my Wilson compact CQB does have a rounded butt.

Maybe they just do it on smaller guns.

faawrenchbndr
03-04-2013, 14:57
Actually, my Wilson compact CQB does have a rounded butt.

Maybe they just do it on smaller guns.


Can you get a pic posted?

ajgranda
03-04-2013, 16:20
Actually, my Wilson compact CQB does have a rounded butt.

Maybe they just do it on smaller guns.

Everyone I have seen compact or full size frame looked like the pic posted above.

MinervaDoe
03-04-2013, 21:35
As much as I like Wilson Combat, I just wish they could round their mainspring

Like this?


http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/440x330/primary/913/913954.jpg

wilson-combat-mainspring-housing-flat-round-butt-1911-government-commander-checkered-20-lpi-steel-blue

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/913954/wilson-combat-mainspring-housing-flat-round-butt-1911-government-commander-checkered-20-lpi-steel-blue

ca survivor
03-06-2013, 07:56
Like this?


http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/440x330/primary/913/913954.jpg

wilson-combat-mainspring-housing-flat-round-butt-1911-government-commander-checkered-20-lpi-steel-blue

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/913954/wilson-combat-mainspring-housing-flat-round-butt-1911-government-commander-checkered-20-lpi-steel-blue

that one has been out of stock for a loooong time now.

faawrenchbndr
03-06-2013, 08:11
While that is an improvement,.....it is more of a baby bob tail

Shepard man
03-06-2013, 13:24
I see what you mean about Wilson. NightHawk does look a bit
more rounded. Every manufacturer and shop has their own way of doing things.

Take a look at this link, I did a round butt on my Loaded, then bobtailed it.

http://photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springfield Loaded project

http://photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springfield Loaded Project bobtail

Here's the end result....Joe Chambers did a bit of work on it and
refinished in a matte blue

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

I love those grips...they look really nice!