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faawrenchbndr 01-01-2012 14:32

Project gun,.......Springfield Loaded, **DONE**
 
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...aded%20project

http://s30.beta.photobucket.com/user...ject%20bobtail

deadite 01-01-2012 14:37

You really should post some in-progress pics when you start.

deadite

Quote:

Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 18369761)
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/c3...Loadedpic2.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...Loadedpic4.jpg


glock2740 01-01-2012 14:56

Congrats! Sounds like a cool build. :cool:

3rdgen40 01-01-2012 14:58

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 15:00

Very cool, Greg :)

Congrats! :cool:

carloglock19 01-01-2012 15:08

:perfect10:

faawrenchbndr 01-01-2012 16:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3rdgen40 (Post 18369879)
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 17:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 18370245)
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 17:45

It was an old one I had, it nearly dropped right in

faawrenchbndr 01-07-2012 16:07

Harrison short solid installed today,.......

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...nshortpic5.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...nshortpic6.jpg

3rdgen40 01-07-2012 16:21

Lookin' good...:thumbsup:

deadite 01-07-2012 17:04

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 17:20

I have thought of having the FCSs milled off,.......leaving cuts
similar to a Hi-Power

deadite 01-07-2012 18:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 18398947)
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 18:52

Quote:

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 18:57

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 10:43

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/c3...ndbuttpic1.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ndbuttpic2.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ndbuttpic3.jpg

civileng 01-08-2012 11:05

This is a cool thread. Looking like fun.

faawrenchbndr 01-08-2012 11:54

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

http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...roject%20pics/


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

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...dbuttpic23.jpg

Quack 01-08-2012 11:57

Nice!!!!


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

deadite 01-08-2012 13:05

Looks great!

glock2619 01-08-2012 13:33

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 13:40

I am undecided on color,.......down to either Graphite Black or Sniper Grey

3rdgen40 01-08-2012 15:44

Nice work on the round butt Greg.I really like it.

Fire_Medic 01-08-2012 15:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3rdgen40 (Post 18403271)
Nice work on the round butt Greg.I really like it.


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


:rofl:


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