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  1. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Qualifier: More like Gunjonesing than Gunsmithing (but they don't have a forum for that) A few months ago I finished Self Build #8. (I thought) It was an older Colt slide and barrel assembly That was pretty pitted but re-blued. I thought it made a pretty fun build that may have been done by...
  2. General 1911 talk
    I don't usually ask for opinions., Because a lot of them are like azz holes..... they stink! But here comes your chance to give one. I don't like the final results of my last self build so I'm doing a make-over. The frame is a JEM SS Bobtail set up for .45ACP. I'm going to order a Caspian...
  3. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I'll begin by stating that I have done conversions to duel caliber 9mm & .38 super several times. This time I decided to do a conversion from 9mm to .380 auto.... WHY you ask!! Mrs. C. has all but quit shooting her Sig 232 & her micro .380s since she got some man guns. (1911s) I looked in the...
  4. General 1911 talk
    I got an email from Heirloom Precision today with a link to Thunder Ranch website. It was in regards to Jason Burton teaching an "Advanced 1911 Diagnostics Course" Its a two day course about 1911's, of all the parts and how they work. Since I'm sure I'm not on an elite mailing list with Heirloom...
  5. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I acquired a 1950 Colt LW .38 sup recently. I took it to the range and managed to get some lead chunks to go through the paper man standing up against the dirt bank. Most of the time I had to ask him to wait there and stand still while I managed to somehow get the trigger pulled. After the...
  6. 1911 Gunsmithing
    While it has been a terrific learning experience for me over the course of 7 self builds. I think I'll take a break from it for a while. After all.... how many self builds do Mrs. C. & I need. (her words) Anyway........... here's the family portraits (less #2 build. A lefty I gave to my son at...
  7. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Yeah, build attempt #6. I received the frame today from JEM. This one is going to incorporate some of the extra parts I have accumulated through the previous 5 builds. It will inherit the NH Trigger (ignition) Kit that I purchased. Currently Steve O. (aka. @Integrity Arms ) has it for testing...
  8. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Updates for both guns!!! Ed Brown EVO KC9 ..... My extractor issues revisited... Perhaps a fix. I got one of the "early on" KC9s. The first range run identified some FTE experiences. EB had me ship it back and promptly returned it with a new barrel & extractor. The 2nd time I had 1 out of 100...
  9. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Looking for info/help/suggestions. Is there a maker of .38 sup. 4" Bull barrel that might possibly be fit to a new EB EVO KC9? If not...... is it possible to machine the difference between a 9mm barrel to meet .38 sup. specs. It looks as though the breach face is suited to hold the rimmed...
  10. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Many of you have followed along with a thread I started several months ago, looking for information on tooling used for french borders, carry cuts, ball end cuts etc.... Anyway the pistol is finally finished. This has been a real learning experience, and big confidence booster. Much more than...
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