COMPLETED!!!!! UPDATE (Post #106)Hopefully a "pile of parts" becomes a handful of Fun!

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by TheCollector, Feb 11, 2019.

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  1. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Getting ready to do the first attempted build. (I know that "build" is usually associated with actual gunsmiths/pistolsmiths etc.) It is a JEM frame, Caspian slide, .38 super barrel with a couple of planned special features. ***Films at 11***
    Most parts are here, slide to arrive today or tomorrow. Specialty tools are on their way or here standing ready.
    Oh yeah............ reference manual close at hand!!!

    Wish me luck... IMG_2193 (2).jpg IMG_2194 (2).jpg
     
  2. azguy1911

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

    Oct 22, 2015

  3. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Building this yourself?

    I ask because I've seen posts here where folks are starting a 'build', and then ship the parts off to someone else to have it built. :rolleyes: :)
     
  4. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    You'll need a bigger box of popcorn!!!!
     
  5. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    My INTENT is to build myself...
     
  6. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Cool! Everyone has to start somewhere. Just take your time, and ask questions if you're not sure. There are a lot of knowledgeable people here.

    Now where's my popcorn... :D
     
  7. UBOATDOC

    UBOATDOC THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU......LATER Supporting Addict

    Apr 5, 2015
    Cool, 38 Superb CCO??????
     
  8. Otherside

    Otherside Well-Known Member

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    Jan 26, 2019
    Lots of Luck to you Collector, you are a brave man. Take lots of pictures, will be watching your progress.
     
  9. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Along for the ride. Good Luck with the build.
     
  10. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    In for the ride.

    Hopefully it’s more of scenic highway then a roller coaster.
     
  11. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Well-Known Member

    187
    Dec 15, 2018
    I’ve been meaning to do the same thing. Good luck! Hopefully you will inspire me to get off my ass and start one too
     
  12. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

    567
    Aug 15, 2018
    Dang !! That's Cold !! :D
     
  13. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Is that the diamond checkering that JEM offers?
    They say that's the most aggressive checkering they have.
    Does it feel more aggressive than your other guns?
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  14. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    It wasn't intended to be, but I can see where it might be taken that way. My apologies.

    I was thinking back to a post from a member here about 'starting a new build', and then reading in the thread that they were shipping the parts out to a gunsmith. It was more disappointment on my part than anything, as I thought I was going to watch a build thread. :)
     
  15. walleyemonster

    walleyemonster Well-Known Member

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    Jan 11, 2017
    On a side note... Joe C recommended "The M1911 Complete Assembly Guide" by Walt Kulek with Drake Oldham. I bought a copy and find it much more "how to" than the Kuhnhausen manuals I have. Now pass the popcorn!
     
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  16. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    You will do just fine & enjoy every moment of it. Before you know it you will be posting target pics of your new baby's first steps.
    Best of luck, you have the best manual & the will of a true Addict you will do a great job.
     
  17. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
  18. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

    567
    Aug 15, 2018
    I’d never heard of the JEM frames and GS till I joined here...

    Are they an improvement over Caspian ?
     
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  19. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    I think so.
     
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