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Old 02-12-2012, 11:43   #51
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Top pic looks good,........still nothing I would have the patience to attempt!
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:32   #52
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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?


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Old 02-18-2012, 09:35   #53
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25 LPI is my personal favorite.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:41   #54
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Nice work.

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Old 02-18-2012, 11:02   #55
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I would go 25lpi and you've done all this work yourself why not give the front strap a shot?
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:06   #56
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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.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:20   #57
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Now after looking at yours again I think I need to do more deburring and rounding...

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.
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Old 02-23-2012, 18:48   #58
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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.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:32   #59
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Nice work both of you did so far. I'll be watching the progress.tom.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:36   #60
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Looking good Greg.I've been doing a little work on my pillapeeeeeenooo 1911.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:47   #61
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Been delayed a bit,.......finger surgery to fix a damaged
nerve when I crushed the finger last year.
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Old 02-28-2012, 00:12   #62
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I guess we'll have to cut you some slack... I'm still waiting on my blasting, ugh...
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Old 04-06-2012, 14:48   #63
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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.

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Old 04-06-2012, 16:29   #64
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wow that looks great!
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Old 04-06-2012, 17:10   #65
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It lives!
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Old 04-06-2012, 17:18   #66
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Couldn't leave it alone,......thumb safety blended.
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Old 04-08-2012, 17:43   #67
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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;

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Old 04-09-2012, 21:03   #68
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So,........out came the hacksaw!

Before pic,

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

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Old 04-09-2012, 21:14   #69
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I can't wait to see the bobtail.

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Old 04-09-2012, 21:19   #70
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Should have it blended tomorrow afternoon,........

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Old 04-09-2012, 21:52   #71
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Couldn't leave it alone, now could you?! You could've gotten a $400 ATI and be done with it.
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Old 04-09-2012, 22:11   #72
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No guts, no glory!

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

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:04   #73
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I really like that. Nice work!
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:09   #74
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Looks good Brother.How does it feel?
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More guts than I have for sure, looks great!
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