Some fitting may be required.......LOL!

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by pistolwretch, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
  2. Larry Baldwin

    Larry Baldwin Member

    Dec 1, 2015
    Just a little fitting.
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  3. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 14, 2016
    Wow, just wow ......
  4. NPV

    NPV Previously CT Specialist Supporting Addict

    Nov 15, 2017
    Talk about above and beyond skills
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  5. blitz45

    blitz45 Cogito ergo armatus sum Supporting Addict

    Nov 6, 2017
    Just a tad bit... Maybe even that much... :D

    Truly amazing work. Looking at the first and the last one after the other... Wow!
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  6. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    What work. That and about two-hundred reasons are why I send my pistols to people that know what they are doing, willing to post photos of their work and stand behind it. Hats off to the great smiths that post here; you’re a talented bunch.
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  7. Rana

    Rana Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2012

  8. Jollyroger1

    Jollyroger1 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 19, 2015
  9. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 28, 2013
    If you don’t mind me did you secure the “blocks” to the grip tangs? I zoomed in amd it looked like an epoxy? Or some super fine TIG work?
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  10. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire Supporting Addict

    Apr 12, 2016
    Beautiful save!!
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  11. wheelieg

    wheelieg Christ is my front sight.

    Apr 29, 2016
    Wow. Fantastic work. You are the man!
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  12. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Silver solder.
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  13. Colt1911Guy

    Colt1911Guy Lifetime NRA member Supporting Addict

    Aug 27, 2017
    Great job man, that looks really good
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  14. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2015
  15. mikegalway

    mikegalway Never underestimate the power of bacon Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    It really looks tight , doesn't look like the grip safety can even move . Beautiful work .
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  16. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 28, 2013
    Daaaang!...nice job! You, Sir are truly masterful at blending these!
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  17. Steve Owens

    Steve Owens Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    Magnificent, just outstanding. Did you do the weld on yourself also? @pistolwretch if so how did you get such a seamless connection? as I get why the cut to add more stock, and also make the weld on stronger but that weld job looks seamless? Not to mention the perfect blend and fit in the end. Sometimes I believe these types of projects come out even better then those you can do without any tedious extras. Just because of the extra labor of love and the extra stock added to work with. Also not to mention that most Kimber frames have horrible tangs for beavertail fitting in the first place.
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  18. Howe45acp

    Howe45acp Active Member

    Jul 2, 2017
    Chuck continues to raise the bar! Absolutely amazing work...again!
  19. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jul 4, 2013
    Some fitting? :roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro:
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  20. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    My finger to hand fit is worse.
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