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Well it's here my Caspian Classic frame, it came today.

https://www.caspianarms.com/receiver/classic-receiver-carbon


It is beautiful but, it won't slide right on my slide LMAO :happy: just kidding.

Someone said I may have to finish parts of this new frame. The trigger track is smooth
& the whole frame is just, well it's better than I thought it would be. So now it's off to
fit the slide to frame I will post pics from time to time for now look at that Factory pic.

I have fit almost every part of the 1911 but not the frame to slide fit. It's up to me
to fit this with a nice smooth flow. No mill just by hand, using a file, sand paper & stones.

The plan is to build a 1911 that looks like but will never crack like the old one did. I do
plan on using the org. 1911 Military parts back into the pistol. I replaced all the worn out
parts & springs when I first bought it. Real 1911 surplus parts were once a great bargain,
but no longer a $5 hammer is up to $68 today & a real 1911 frame well good luck.

The best fit so far for a real 1918 Colt 1911 is the Caspian classic 1911 frame. It looks like
a real 1911 with no 1911A1 features. We will see how it works, I can't wait to get into it.

Wish me Luck.

Mike A.
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What I wish it looked like :happy: but it will be tight & shoot true.
 

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See if this helps. A kind Addict sent it to me when I was doing my Zoid's build. Just having the visual aid and being able to measure really gave me areas to focus on.

Enjoy.



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See if this helps. A kind Addict sent it to me when I was doing my Zoid's build. Just having the visual aid and being able to measure really gave me areas to focus on.
Enjoy.
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My starting point for all my projects..... it gives a good picture of "what is" and how to get to "where you're going".
 

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My starting point for all my projects..... it gives a good picture of "what is" and how to get to "where you're going".
That Caspian frame is just perfect & to think they built one for me ahead of Schedule.
Walt @Caspian is great to work with, & helped me choose the right frame for my 1918.
 

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I haven't purchased any of their frames, but I do like their slides...
 
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I haven't purchased any of their frames, but I do like their slides...
I do not know about their Slides, but this frame looks a lot more ready than I expected.

I do not see any tool marks, it's like someone has worked on it & made it look so finished.

Of course it too tight, so I will finish fitting the slide to frame I do hope
it's too big all over so I can make it a great shooter,
 

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I do not know about their Slides, but this frame looks a lot more ready than I expected.

I do not see any tool marks, it's like someone has worked on it & made it look so finished.

Of course it too tight, so I will finish fitting the slide to frame I do hope
it's too big all over so I can make it a great shooter,

Go slow and measure a LOT.

I think it took me about a week working on and off using stones exclusively.

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So you are putting a 1918 slide on a new receiver?
Interesting, all the "Don't shoot your antique." warnings are about the slide going first.

Hey @Mike A , I guess Jim ^^ hasn't seen ZOIDS1911, has he . . . . . .

An Argentinian Contract 1927 slide over a 2017 JEM Guns frame. 90 year delta between top and bottom.


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I'M Back ;).

Hello fellow Addicts, I have some pics to share on my never ending story lOL. :roflmaro:

Ok I got the Caspian frame & began stoning it to fit the 1918 slide. My final
lapping with JB Bore paste because it has Diamonds in it LOL. I got the slide
& frame polished & sliding back & forth without any bind.

Next was time to fit the Ejector.
I saw right away that the Caspian Ejector was way too wide so I
used the Org. 1918 Ejector instead & fit it instead. All in all a lot of hand work
that was finished with a nice polish. I used stone & at times I would use 1000
grit Wet & Dry black sandpaper to polish the finished bearing areas.

Next I will start to shape & finish the Slide & frame in order to do a nice Parkerizng
job. I will try to post my progress as time permits as well as my 1951 B-Day 1911
I have not forgotten her. :happy:
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One last thought.

The Caspian frame is a fine well made part to work with.
I was happy to see how well the frame was finished.

I have a great example in my 1918 frame to see
just how well the Craftsmen & Women of the day
finished a War pistol. Best finish was the very
early 1911s untill the workers were told
to hurry & not do such a good finish job.

Now it's time to follow the example set before me, by
early makers of our great 1911s.

I have a brand new in wrap 1917 45 acp Chrome lined barrel.
I was toying with the idea but no the Barrel I have on
is dam near new.

Hey this is after all, :confused: The Tackle Box Gun :joyful:
it's gonna get some new grips. I do spoil the old
Colts LOL, the 1917 Colt 1911 has a pair of real Double
Diamond walnut grips made in 1918 price
back in the 90s they cost $95.00 & they look old. :mask:
 

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Thanks for the pictures!
I am seriously thinking about ordering Caspian’s 1911 frame for a Colt slide/barrel that I have.

Do you do your own parkerizing or send it out?

I’m anxious to see pics of your progress.
 

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Mikey, Mikey ,
Just added to TTTs extensive catalog !!
For your consideration the MK - 76 slide fitter .
One good wack , problem solved
Les Baer bank vault tight.

Wood Hardwood Nail Natural material Trunk

As usual, send cash !
If you want to review product, send double the cash. !
 

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Do you do your own parkerizing or send it out?
I do my own.

Mikey, Mikey ,
Just added to TTTs extensive catalog !!
For your consideration the MK - 76 slide fitter .
One good wack , problem solved
Les Baer bank vault tight.
Dog gone it Tac, you Remember what happened last time I used one of those
TTT Tools? :confused: I got a Kimber instead of my Colt & it was a 9mm to boot LOL.
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Next time I see you beggin at the back door, I may put a hook in it.
Dang Sharkats think they own the place. :sneaky: However I like Sharkabobs
He He He !
 
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