Colt build. 10-4-2018

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by pistolwretch, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Electroless nickel.

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    Feed ramp is rough, but that's no problem.

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    Vertical impact surface will get some love.

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    Nice thick frontstrap.

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    Slide locking lugs are nice and sharp.
    Rough finish is of no concern.

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    Barrel internally looks great.

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    Series 70 collet bushing.

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  2. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    Definitely following the progress on this one!


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  3. Geoff

    Geoff Well-Known Member

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    Jun 22, 2016
    As will I. I have the same and have been wondering what to do with it. I look forward to following your build, I am sure it will interesting and informative.
     
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  4. jaydoc

    jaydoc i'm riding a turtle!

    Aug 10, 2012
    It is my birthday today, Chuck. Hint,Hint......
     
  5. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
  6. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    That one has definitely seen some use, excited to see the progress on this one...
     
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  7. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    Bring the magic.
     
  8. dtelston

    dtelston Well-Known Member

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    Sep 12, 2012
    Love it! Thanks for sharing, Chuck!
     
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  9. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Here is the missing pic of the slide locking lugs.

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  10. BuckyP

    BuckyP Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Agree.
     
  11. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
  12. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    Looking forward to seeing this one come to life..
     
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  13. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    First look...
     
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  14. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    This is going to be fun.
     
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  15. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    How’s this bad boy coming along Chuck?


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  16. seanarms

    seanarms Member

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    May 24, 2018
    Curious to see what you have planned for that which front strap.
     
  17. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    I'm thinking Ed Brown 'Chainlink' Gen 2.
     
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  18. seanarms

    seanarms Member

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    May 24, 2018
    That's a good look.
     
  19. Jimhoag

    Jimhoag In Kentucky

    Jun 14, 2013
    Must before me. That's my birthday
     
  20. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011

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