Miscellaneous pics from the bench.

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by pistolwretch, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    I lightened this slide by about 4 ounces!




    My buddies 38 super.



    The golf ball launcher. Screws onto an AR15. Chucks them WAY out there!



    Fabricating a couple front sights from bar stock.



  2. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    An original Colt Series 70 commander slide. Showing how Colt frequently over chamfered the locking lugs.
    About 50% was removed.
    One of the reasons I much prefer the new repros.



    A grossly over-throated barrel!



    Stainless steel feed ramp insert installed to correct a butchered frame.



    Hardened tool steel frame rail inserts silver-soldered. Before machining.



    My daily carry rig.


  3. Samcro

    Samcro US Army Retired 1911 Supporting Addict

    Nov 19, 2011
    the end looks good
  4. E39

    E39 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 15, 2011
    The lightened slide is great! The other pics are very interesting. Thanks!
  5. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Great pics, Chuck!!! However, that crappy LS golf ball HAS to go!!! I will send you a ProV1...
  6. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Excellent work dubs. I'm diggin the worn EDC.
  7. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Simply amazing,.........
  8. lsbbigdog

    lsbbigdog Smiffin' ain't easy Sponsor

    Aug 21, 2011
    Great stuff Chuck! Thanks for sharing.
  9. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Great Pics... thanks for taking the time to share them.....
  10. TSiWRX

    TSiWRX Member

    Aug 21, 2011
    Cool! Thanks for sharing! :smile:
  11. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Amazing work on those rails.
  12. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    Seriously chuck you gotta stop doing this to me man.
  13. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011

    Great stuff man. Always love seeing what other smiths got going and what you have laying around...like that over throated barrel! YOW! Anyways man, keep up the great work!
  14. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    great stuff as usual!!!
  15. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
  16. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

    Sep 17, 2011
    Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    Sent from my Outhouse
  17. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Great photos.

    Chuck, you really need to golfball that golfball and post photos of it. :lol:


    DRYHUMOR Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Cool. I imagine you guys accumulate a lot of interesting stuff over the years.
  19. carljc72

    carljc72 1911's & Gunleather Supporting Addict

    Sep 27, 2011
    Thanks for sharing. The slide is "sick". :jaw:
  20. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Two things I just noticed in your EDC.

    grip safety: pinned or filed flat?

    You didn't golfball your front strap!

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