I Need Help. Old Frame or very cheap 1911

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired Classifieds' started by Integrity Arms, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    So, I have a new checkering/front strap jig for my milling machine and I am in need of an old broken down frame, or a very cheap pistol for a test subject. I know I can get a Foster, but thought I'd check with someone on here first. Only requirement is that front strap is unfinished. Oh, and as cheap as possible please as it will just be a tester project.

    Thanks, if all works with this I will be able to do multiple types of front strap treatments.
     
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  2. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I haven’t bought one yet, but I’m planning on buying a few frames to ptractice checkering.
    What I am going to to is buy a few 80% frames. You can find blemished frames for as little as $65
     

  3. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Where at? I just ended up with a fixture for my Mill to do checkering and other front strap designs Foster frames are about a hundred fifty. They're supposed to be Caspian blemishes I found some as cheap as $100 but not as cheap as 65 LOL I could get in that cheap I buy three or four that way I can practice more than one design. 80% frames do not have to be shipped to an FFL correct?
     
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  4. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Correct,....until finished an 80% frame is a paperweight.

    Google can be your friend.

    I’m not at home, don’t have access to my notes. I looked a few months ago, might have been Tactical Machine. They had frames listed for about $100. I called and explained what I was looking for and I only needed the front strap to be decent. Was told they had some they would sell for $65....ish
     
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  5. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Cool yeah found the ones for $100
     
  6. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    @Bender those blemished 80% frames are back in stock at stealth arms. No time like the present.. Was you going to try your hand at some hand checkering?
     
  7. Shocker2000

    Shocker2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2016
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  8. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I do believe so Sir. Last time I inquired, I sent an e-mail and they had some blemished frames that were not listed on the site.
     
  9. Mini Me

    Mini Me Well-Known Member

    357
    Feb 13, 2018
    Which jig did you go with?
     
  10. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Haven’t picked up a checkering jig yet
     
  11. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Just talked to Tim at stealth arms sending me some pics of some frames. Looks as if I might get 2-3 to have plenty of a palate to practice on.. Rail cutting, front strap checkering Vis cuts, etc... made it sound like I could get a real good deal if I got 3 or more. @Bender thanks for your help on this.. Much Appreciated.
     

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