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Old 06-08-2012, 13:33   #1
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Home made "Carry melt"

This Springfield Loaded has been my project gun for a few years and there really isn't much Springfield left in it. I decided to do a carry melt on it but nothing drastic like the used bar of soap (Kimber CDP). Just a little rounding of corners.

Melted Wilson Bushing (left) compared to my TRP.
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It came out exactly how I wanted it.
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Old 06-08-2012, 13:43   #2
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You're pretty handy with tools. Nice and even all around.
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Old 06-08-2012, 15:40   #3
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Very nice. What do you use to round out the corners/edges?
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Old 06-08-2012, 16:28   #4
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Very nice. What do you use to round out the corners/edges?
tagged for technique.
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Old 06-08-2012, 16:36   #5
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Impressive work
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Old 06-08-2012, 22:22   #6
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Good job my friend
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Old 06-08-2012, 22:25   #7
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So your custom shop...is it open yet?
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Old 06-08-2012, 23:29   #8
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Nice, I like the bead blast finish also.
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Nice.

I did a not so nearly nice job on my PPK, but since it was blued stainless steal, my cold blue coverup did poorly.

Much easier to do on a raw stainless gun.
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What, no stropped mirror edge?

Nice work TC, as usual.
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Looks like it came from Springfield like that!
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good job, looks great.
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Slide:
-1X30" abrassive (220/400) belts cut
-Padded bench vice
-"shoe shine" techniqe
-Bead blast

Bushing:
-Hand profile with files and sandpaper
-tape and bead blast
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Nice.

I did a not so nearly nice job on my PPK, but since it was blued stainless steal, my cold blue coverup did poorly.

Much easier to do on a raw stainless gun.
Just blast the whole gun back to stainless.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:31   #16
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What, no stropped mirror edge?

Nice work TC, as usual.
That was the problem, you could've shaved with the slide before I worked it over. Personally, I like sharp knives and dull guns.
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You're pretty handy with tools. Nice and even all around.
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Very nice. What do you use to round out the corners/edges?
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Impressive work
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Good job my friend
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Nice, I like the bead blast finish also.
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good job, looks great.
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So your custom shop...is it open yet?
Haha, Unfortunately not. I don't mind butchering my own stuff but I don't like messing with other peoples things.
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Slide:
-1X30" abrassive (220/400) belts cut
-Padded bench vice
-"shoe shine" techniqe
-Bead blast

Bushing:
-Hand profile with files and sandpaper
-tape and bead blast
So you got the edge so flat and consistent by running it on a belt sander? Nice. What's this "shoe shine" technique?
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