Sometimes the Cobbler's kids do get new shoes

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by John Harrison, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. John Harrison

    John Harrison New Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    It seems like it takes forever to accomplish, but every great once and a while I do manage to squeeze out a blaster for myself. The trick is to then hang on to it and take it shooting from time to time. This pistol started life as a Springfield Mil-Spec in Parkerized carbon steel. Over many months, the following work was performed to it:

    Weld frame rails and re-fit to slide
    Kart barrel and HD bushing & plug were fitted with HD slide stop
    EGW extractor, ejector and FP stop fitted
    HD Extreme Service rear sight & SDM front sight were fit with Over & Under tritium Stealth lamps
    Slide top serrated 30 lpi
    Rear of slide, ejector & extractor were serrated 50 lpi to match rear sight blade
    Ball cuts and top border lines were cut, along with bottom bevel
    Front strap checkered 30 lpi with smooth bottom border
    Chen MSH fitted and checkered 30 lpi to match front strap
    S&A beavertail and EGW thumb safety were fitted and blended
    HD Extreme Service igntion set and smooth face trigger were installed and tuned to 3 lb. pull
    HD extended mag catch and barstock plunger tube were fitted
    Mag well beveled and exterior Carry Beveled
    Exterior finished in Metaloy hard chrome lower and IonBond DLC on slide assy with polished flats
    HD Carry Groove grips with HD hex head grip screws finish it off

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  2. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Mr Harrison, great to have you here, welcome!

    The Springer is simply stunning!

  3. extremist

    extremist COTEP0278

    Nov 5, 2011

  4. Pangari1

    Pangari1 -this space for rent- Supporting Addict

    Dec 1, 2011
    Beautiful....simply beautiful
  5. too_pure

    too_pure Employed

    Nov 9, 2011
    I love that two tone finish. Thanks for showing us.
  6. wade-19

    wade-19 Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 17, 2011
    Very beautiful !!!! Welcome to the forum Mr. Harrison .
  7. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Hot damn! That is an amazing pistol - as are all of your builds!
  8. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011

    Great to see you on here sir. Very nice looking pistol you built for yourself as well! Like how you blended in the front sight dovetail. ;-) While I do hope you get to keep this one, it wouldn't surprise me if it has a new owner by the end of the year cause that's just how it goes sometimes eh!
  9. deadguy

    deadguy Eddie Van Halen Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Welcome from SC Mr. Harrison.

    Can I call you John? Typing Mr. Harrison everytime on a self-correcting phone could lead to something like Mr. Hairy Son.
  10. deadguy

    deadguy Eddie Van Halen Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Beautiful pistol by the way!
  11. Drgracin72

    Drgracin72 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 9, 2011
    wow, that pistol is gorgeous! nice to have you here.
  12. Quack

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

    Aug 15, 2011
    Great looking gun :grin:
  13. Pro-One

    Pro-One Active Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Wow- Supurbbbbb, That is one beautiful build. Now I just have to figure out how to get you to sell it to me. Welcome to the forum, great group of 1911 enthusiast.
  14. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Welcome to the forum sir. Amazing work.
  15. Blue Ridge

    Blue Ridge Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2011
    Beautiful 1911! If you *do* ever decide to sell it, can I have dibs?

    DRYHUMOR Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Very nice. Welcome.
  17. joerockhead

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

    Oct 12, 2011
    Wow that looks great....
  18. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Looks great, John! Good to have you here.

    Wonderful work on the front sight blending, and the mainspring housing looks great as well.

    How do you like working with the EGW thumb safety? I've been hearing good things.

    Thanks for sharing. :thumb:

  19. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
  20. Siggyboy

    Siggyboy Member

    Sep 17, 2011
    Awesome work! What a great piece and great details that really come together.

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