In progress Volkmann build

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by Mtek, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. pcar157

    pcar157 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 22, 2019
    Thanks 'switchback'. Sounds like the design of the CZ Shadow 2 re: the full length dustcover.
     
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  2. Mtek

    Mtek Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    Getting close. Next step he is going to satin blast entire pistol and then high polish flats before blueing.

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  3. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
    Looking great !!!


    Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

    Looking forward to seeing it continue.
     
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  4. Mtek

    Mtek Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    Thx bud. I requested pics, but told Luke if it’s too much of a pita not to worry about it. Gotta say, I love getting a message from him.

    I went out on a limb for this one, doing something totally different for me and Luke. I like what I’m seeing so far.
     
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  5. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    This is going to be an amazing gun. You can just see that it’s going to be Something special. Congrats very cool.
     
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  6. OldCuz

    OldCuz Raleigh NC Supporting Addict

    Mar 22, 2020
    Sure. This is a mono frame. Full length dust cover. The end of the frame extends all the way to the end of the slide.


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    This is a traditional style frame. The frame does not extend all the way to the end of the slide.
     
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  7. OldCuz

    OldCuz Raleigh NC Supporting Addict

    Mar 22, 2020
    @Mtek, I believe your build will look beautiful. More so than Les's. Sorry Les. :p
     
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  8. Mtek

    Mtek Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    Luke said he’s mixing up some bluing salts. May be in my hands soon!

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  9. OldCuz

    OldCuz Raleigh NC Supporting Addict

    Mar 22, 2020
    Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
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  10. Mtek

    Mtek Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    Thx bud, me too.
     
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  11. Mtek

    Mtek Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    More pics today...

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  12. 10mm Guy

    10mm Guy Well-Known Member

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    Nov 30, 2018
  13. Mtek

    Mtek Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    Just blued! Now it goes in to oil quench for a few days.

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  14. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
  15. OldCuz

    OldCuz Raleigh NC Supporting Addict

    Mar 22, 2020
    That squared trigger guard is going to look fantastic with the mono frame. Great choice I believe.
     
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  16. Mtek

    Mtek Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    Luke went to 600 grit, he just sent me these and said it’s closer to a mirror than brushed.

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  17. Mtek

    Mtek Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    Luke installed the medallions into a set of @Gripwright furniture today too. Getting close fellas.

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  18. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I have to ask. How does Luke get his medallions to set so flush to a contoured surface.
    He does a much better job than some others. Are his medallions slightly radiused?
     
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  19. Mtek

    Mtek Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019

    I don’t know, but that is very observant. I’ll ask him, he may not respond for a day or two.
     
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  20. Mtek

    Mtek Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    @TheCollector Words from the man himself on medallions:
    “No my coins are just flat 1/2". I cut them deep and build up glue that holds them at the right level.”

    He sent another pic, I’m getting excited.

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