Springfield 1911-A1, a work in progress . . . .

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by ZoidMeister, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    I do this to every 1911 I buy.
     
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  2. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    I do as well but some of my friends don’t want to spend the money on the parts and new thumb safety.
     
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  3. Rick McC.

    Rick McC. Well-Known Member

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    May 3, 2013
    I’ve never seen a hammer pin like that before, hell, or any pin...
     
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  4. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    I have an issue with MIM regardless of how good it might be. I'm about to try one of the Wilson "low" thumb safeties. Possible help these old hands
     
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  5. WNCRob

    WNCRob Member

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    Oct 30, 2018
    I, too, like the Harrison ignition systems...swapped out the very questionable hammer and sear on a new P-16 with Harrison products...worked out very well with a little fine tuning of the sear. He does good work.
     
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  6. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    I thought I would continue reports of "progress" in this thread.

    So I managed to get the beavertail grip safety INSTALLED, but after @Slapshot shaming I went to investigate the difference between "fitting" and "blending." Of course, my first look at this topic was via UberTube and MosinVirus's blending videos.

    Oy vey . . . .

    Anyway, this is what it looks like now. I guess I am needing to "blend" it next. And I thought "blending" was something you did to an adult beverage . . . .

    I'll start the process with the second, and then migrate to the first . . . . .



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  7. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    We should teach a class together like @Joe C does. We could call it 1911 Community College :roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro:
     
  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    I just spit coffee all over my screen . . . . .

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  9. Old Rooster

    Old Rooster Well-Known Member

    354
    May 17, 2020
    Uncle Bob, my ‘Smith just fitted a Wilson low lever to my SA. I like it a lot. Much better for my hand, vey positive off/on snap, etc. Next up is one to replace the extended safety that came on my Commander. I don’t know if the parts that are coming off are MIM or not but I needed the change.
     
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  10. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    With that compensator, I think you should call it the "Jimmy Durante". Goodnight Mrs Magilacute!
     
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  11. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Got some new shoes for the Springer today. Now I've gotta take them home and cut an ambi-safety recess in the right one.





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  12. Old Rooster

    Old Rooster Well-Known Member

    354
    May 17, 2020
    Looking good! I like the Durante, didn’t think I would.
     
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  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jimmy Durante it is . . . . .

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  14. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    Just watched Mad Mad Mad Mad World the other day!
     
  15. Old Rooster

    Old Rooster Well-Known Member

    354
    May 17, 2020
    Zoid, are you planning to leave it stainless or put a finish on it?
     
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  16. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    I'm in for the progress. I love me a Z Man build.
     
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  17. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    Staying stainless for the foreseeable future.
     
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  18. livinthelife

    livinthelife Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Hardchrome but not until he gets a new holster. ;)
     
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  19. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    I have nized
    Chrome Stainess? Why?

    When I had my series 70s done, never needed a new holster.
     
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  20. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Until I can Bubba it myself, it will have to be stainless - budget you know.


    It's a long story. I'll see if I can dig up a link to that thread.

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