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Full build in progress featuring Caspian frame and slide, a mix of Brown, Harrison, Kart, Wilson, and Wolff parts.

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Wed May 02, 2018 8:53 pm
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Very cool. I've always wanted to buildout a 1911 but all the hand-fitting and tools required its too damn involved for me; I'd eff-up it all up and have to scrap too many parts.

Please post your progress.

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Wed May 02, 2018 8:58 pm
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Somebody has deep pockets. I can't wait to see the finished Pistol. :wagwoot:

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Wed May 02, 2018 10:13 pm
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Still going....
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:28 pm
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Sooooo prettttyyy!!!


Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:17 pm
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Very cool. I've always wanted to buildout a 1911 but all the hand-fitting and tools required its too damn involved for me; I'd eff-up it all up and have to scrap too many parts.

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<hijack>As long as you're patient, it's not too bad. I bought a kit and frame from Sarco. It took me several weeks to build it (and it's not completely finished yet). I was able to get any help I needed from the 1911 gurus (including the OP) on here very quickly. And I don't recall having to buy any new tools. I did need to borrow a couple (also from the OP), but his time and tools were graciously lent.

Give it a shot, the worst that happens is you're out a few hundred bucks, but you'll be able to recover most of it by selling the pieces. </hijack>

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Wow. I replaced the mainspring housing on my wife's 1911 and felt like a REAL gunsmith...for a few minutes. To start from scratch, with (correctly) slightly oversize parts that need to be filed to fit, that's a real art.

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You know, if everyone would stick the blueprint, there wouldn’t been a need for such a fluctuation in parts dimensions.

For example, some trigger shoes come .920 tall while some frames need a .875 shoe, and, you get to have fun with how much material you need from the bottom of bow to the bottom of the shoe. Some triggers have more, some have less. Sole frame need more, some need less.

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Is it done yet? :popcorn:

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