Integrity Arms~! Photo Gallery..

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by Integrity Arms, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Not going to batch 8 at one time anymore 4 maybe 5 max.. I have at least 4 this next round and I'm going to do my best to leave it that way lol. I still after test fire have to prep and polish.. and get off for finish. So I still have another 5-6 days of work first. Then I'm taking one whole day off. Gonna lock myself outta the shop lol..

    Was just telling another addict, that after I test fire these other guns which need assembled, I then have to tear everything down and clean do final small prep and clean, then bead blast and clean then take to finish. Then 5-10 days at finish, them clean and reassemble, pit all the sights on, take photos and get wrapped up for shipping. And here I thought I was almost done lmbo..
     
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  2. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Well I should of known I couldn't take the rest of the night off with all that work staring at me. So, I reassembled the other 5 guns and hand cycled everything. So far no hiccups there which is good news. The other reason I wanted to get that part done was tomorrow I get to shoot some 45, .38 super and some 9x23...

    I am looking forward to the 38 super and 9x23.. The 9x23 was a former 9mm nighthawk Kestrel, should be an $hit load of fun.. And the .38 super was a 9mm Volkmann, so looking forward to that as well. What a classy pistol btw, he does some tremendous work for sure, was very impressed, showed me a thing or two I need to pay more attention to...

    Anyway work tomorrow should actually be fun for at least 1/2 of the day.. Then it's tear everything back down and clean. And really hone in on polishing up the full builds doing a few tweaks and tunes after test firing them today, was a few things I want to make better.. Maybe I will actually hit the blast cabinets by Sunday, if not Monday will still put me where I'd like to be..
     
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  3. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020

    When you’re good you’re good buddy sorry haha. Jealous of the job and getting to build and shoot guns won’t lie.
     
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  4. Limited 10

    Limited 10 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 17, 2020
    Early on I started a business from my home. Shoestring budget and did what I had to do. The work would whisper in my ear after dinner. I feel ya buddy.
     
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  5. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    It can seem a bit overwhelming at times, not necessarily the work load as much as being worried about missing something, or finding late minute issues that might of got overlooked in the interim. But, this is handled by not rushing things and giving each piece its undivided attention. Funny you just posted yours is the first up for test fire today lol. Just actually loaded it up and was headed outside really glad the weather is cooperating.. I'll touch base with ya this evening..
     
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  6. Limited 10

    Limited 10 Well-Known Member

    466
    Apr 17, 2020
    Hope you shoot the snot out of it. Enjoy. At least as much as you can really enjoy shooting small frame .45. LOL
     
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  7. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    If only everyday were like today really enjoying running these pistols today, other than a few minor adjustments having a good time.

    The one I'm looking most forward to is next. Nighthawk Kestrel in 9x23. Starting with a recoil and mainspring set up like a 45 Cmdr. But, might actually have to delve a little deeper on this one. Running some of the clients reloads, and some Factory Winchester, good case support along with shortening the ejector, and tuning the extractor everything should run fine. Imo if you've never shot 9x23 your missing something..
     
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  8. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    What a blast..And once I am done tearing everything down, cleaning and inspecting I'll have another day in.. I might make it to those things tonight, but then again I didn't sleep much last night so I just might call it a day.. We'll see if they still call out to me after I take a break for a bit. lol.
     
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  9. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Recently had my crown tools re-sharpened guy done an excellent job and really reasonable as well. This is before lapping and polishing no chatter whatsoever. Couldn't ask for better. But, it is a bit time consuming by hand.. 253079FD-D51F-4CCD-9E81-60F3924FACCD.jpeg
     
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  10. Infidel4life11

    Infidel4life11 الواحد

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    Apr 17, 2019
    Everyone of my guns needs this!
     
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  11. Limited 10

    Limited 10 Well-Known Member

    466
    Apr 17, 2020
    A++++
    What degree crown is that?
     
  12. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    A properly tuned 45acp extractor.. 8E982012-FF3D-49CE-9BB3-3DEA0056ABB7.jpeg
     
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  13. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    45 degree
     
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  14. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Everything separated, labeled and ready for cleaning, bead blasting and cleaning again lol. F5C80D79-3C05-4B33-9DA1-435C847149A1.jpeg 99106028-B19C-420B-ADB7-A525D3468C35.jpeg
     
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  15. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Steve how do you keep surface rust from happening during a build and during transportation to the finisher? So you just keep everything oiled down?
     
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  16. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    After cleaning, bead blasting and final cleaning everything gets oiled and then I keep my shop at about 68 degrees. But most everything stays pretty much oiled yeah. Have only had flash rusting once while at the finisher.

    Keeping the shop cool and cutting down on moisture helps obviously, but most of this stuff doesn't rust as fast as you'd think. Contaminated media is probably the worst enemy for rusting. So, I change media pretty regularly..
     
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  17. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Steve,

    For those of us in AZ.................... could you explain what rust is?

    :roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro:

    Sorry.......... I got a little carried away.
     
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  18. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Florida is bad also ocean air not good on them either got to heave a separate oil can for each pistol..
     
  19. Limited 10

    Limited 10 Well-Known Member

    466
    Apr 17, 2020
    Come spend an hour with me here on the coast and you can observe the process. Spend 2 hours and see rust on some stainless.
     
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  20. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I spent 55+ years in western WA..... Believe me, I know what rust AND webbed feet are.. :confused::confused:
     
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