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Old 01-01-2012, 14:32   #1
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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

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http://s30.beta.photobucket.com/user...aded%20project

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

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Old 01-01-2012, 14:37   #2
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You really should post some in-progress pics when you start.

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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
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Old 01-01-2012, 14:56   #3
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Congrats! Sounds like a cool build.
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Old 01-01-2012, 14:58   #4
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Congrats Greg.Sounds like a fun project.Did you already change out the TS, or did the previous owner do that?
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Very cool, Greg

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Old 01-01-2012, 16:21   #7
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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.

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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...
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It was an old one I had, it nearly dropped right in
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Harrison short solid installed today,.......

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Lookin' good...
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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.

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I have thought of having the FCSs milled off,.......leaving cuts
similar to a Hi-Power
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I have thought of having the FCSs milled off,.......leaving cuts
similar to a Hi-Power
Yeah, they're in the perfect position.
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Old 01-07-2012, 18:52   #15
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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.
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Will take a look at that Jim'....thanks for the suggestion!

I am looking at a round butt as oposed to the bobtail
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Decided to do the round butt, if I screw it up, I'll do the bobtail!
Ok,.........I'm goin' in!


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Old 01-08-2012, 11:05   #18
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This is a cool thread. Looking like fun.
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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.

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Old 01-08-2012, 11:57   #20
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Nice!!!!


FWIW, i replace my SA sear springs for Colt sear springs.
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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?
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I am undecided on color,.......down to either Graphite Black or Sniper Grey
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Nice work on the round butt Greg.I really like it.
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Nice work on the round butt Greg.I really like it.

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


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