Full House Custom Springfield Retro by John Harrison...

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by RMA, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. RMA

    RMA Active Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Pistol has been in the works for quite sometime but it's finally finished & could not be any happier with the ending results :biggrin1: Should be receiving her early next week. I have to personally thank member John Ryder (GJ1981) for his assistance in specing it out when I was somewhat of a newbie to the 1911 world & of course a special thanks to Mr. Harrison himself for making it a very smooth build process during the whole wait time. And it could not have arrived at a better time being this is the 100 year anniversary of course = ) Now on with the pics! (Mr. Harrison's photography obviously) Hope everyone enjoys.


    Pistol started life as a blued 1993 Springfield 1911A1 which I had aquired a while back. Here is the current build sheet . . .
    Remove existing rear sight, fit & install new rear dovetail sight. Includes laser bore-sighting.
    Harrison Design Retro rear sight.
    Machine slide for dovetail, fit & install sight blank, machine blank for profile & height. Serrate face to 50 lpi.
    SDM dovetail front sight blank.
    Hand shape ends of dovetail front sight to match radius of slide's top.
    Install 14k Gold Bead in dovetail front sight.
    Lower ejection port.
    Fit non-ramped Match barrel, bushing, link & pin. Ream & polish chamber, profile & polish feed ramp. Check & correct link down timing.
    Kart National Match barrel,.45 ACP Government Model, non-ramped.
    .154" link pin
    Wilson barrel link.
    MGW oversized barrel bushing, blue, Gov't.
    Function Reliability Package
    Re-machine frame feed ramp to correct specs
    Wolff X-P firing pin spring
    Wolff 16# Gov't Model recoil spring
    Fit and install match grade slide stop
    H-D Extreme Service Slide Stop,.45 ACP
    Fit EGW oversize firing pin stop
    EGW oversize firing pin stop,.45 / Series '70
    Fit & tune match grade extractor
    Wilson Bulletproof extractor, blue, Ser. 70,.45
    Modify slide stop & plunger for "E-Z IN" installation (to reduce chances of "idiot scratches").
    Machine frame for "bow tie" clearance cut on frame bridge vertical impact service
    Perform Duty/Carry trigger job
    Harrison Design Extreme Service trigger for 1911, short smooth face with fixed overtravel stop, natural aluminum finish
    Harrison Design Retro ignition set, EDM'd tool steel spur hammer, sear and disconnector
    Checker front strap 30 lpi. Includes high grip & truing front strap with unchecked lower border
    Checker a smooth main spring housing to match front strap pattern.
    Reshape beavertail grip safety to minimize the 'tail portion
    Machine frame, fit & blend Wilson Combat beavertail grip safety
    Wilson Carry beavertail, S/S
    Fit extended thumb safety
    Wilson 6BN extended thumb safety
    Improve sensitivity of release point for grip safety by increasing length of stroke of beavertail and regulating engagement of safety to trigger.
    Machine frame for Legacy Custom MaxRamp MSH & bevel opening for maximum rear ramp
    Legacy Custom Max Ramp MSH, S/S
    Carry Bevel Package
    Modify frame, MSH and grips for Round-Butt
    Refinish slide assy in Standard Blue, 400 grit polish on slide flats, matte on rounds
    Refinish frame assy. in matte hard chrome
    Harrison Design Extreme Service extended magazine catch
    Fit & install new plunger tube
    Harrison Design Extreme Service plunger tube
    Wolff plunger tube spring
    Ahrends DD Cocobolo grips
    Extreme Service grip screws, slotted
    Extreme Service grip bushing
    Reshape frame's dust cover to current Springfield cross section
    Remington .45 ACP 230 grain JRN test fire ammo, box of 50
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011
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  2. CMG

    CMG Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    That looks very nice!

  3. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Gorgeous gun!!! congrats. How long have you waited?
  4. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Wow,..........I'm speechless! :faint:
  5. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
  6. John Ryder

    John Ryder Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Turned out nice, will be interested to hear how it shoots. Aren't you glad I recommended JH over SACS...ha. Had I only listened to that advice I'd have a JH too...
  7. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Very nice. Congrats.
  8. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Dayum that's NICE!
    Harrison is one of the VERY best.
  9. TexShooter

    TexShooter Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Beautiful. How long was the wait?
  10. t0kie

    t0kie Lock 'n Load

    Nov 12, 2011
  11. lsbbigdog

    lsbbigdog Smiffin' ain't easy Sponsor

    Aug 21, 2011
  12. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Aug 18, 2011
    What a beautiful gun!
  13. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    That's one of the best looking retro rear sight! And the treatment of the WC carry BTGS is pretty cool!
  14. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Very, very sweet. :thumb:
  15. 38 Super Fan

    38 Super Fan Bass Fishing Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    That is one cool build.
  16. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Looks like an awesome build. I'm really digging the old-school hard chrome frame and blued slide. :thumb:

    Looking forward to hearing how it shoots.


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