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Link Posted: 12/29/2021 9:00:46 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/29/2021 9:26:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Infidel4life11:
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Top notch Infidel. Let us know how she shoots!
Link Posted: 12/29/2021 11:30:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dunderway:
That looks great.

What did you blacken the barrel with?
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Thanks guys. Valor precision built 3/4 transition. It was blued by PWS.
Link Posted: 12/30/2021 11:53:15 AM EDT
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@Infidel4life11

Thanks for the Valor recommendation. Looks like my second valor build and another buddy’s gun were blued in the same batch as your latest. Had the opportunity to handle two valor M45s and they are on par with or exceed the quality of two other 2112-built M45s I’ve handled. He does some solid work with attention to detail rivaling the top names.
Link Posted: 12/30/2021 1:12:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Parabellum226:


@Infidel4life11

Thanks for the Valor recommendation. Looks like my second valor build and another buddy’s gun were blued in the same batch as your latest. Had the opportunity to handle two valor M45s and they are on par with or exceed the quality of two other 2112-built M45s I’ve handled. He does some solid work with attention to detail rivaling the top names.
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Best kept secret in the clone game!
Link Posted: 1/6/2022 11:16:48 PM EDT
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Got the vickers books, there’s a few pages on meusocs

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Link Posted: 1/6/2022 11:35:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NapeSticksToKids:
Got the vickers books, there’s a few pages on meusocs

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/81328/EE4FAC56-5CE9-49F6-B890-72C5A056C0D3_jpe-2231214.JPG
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Mine showed up last weekend. Haven't had much time to really go through them yet though. With those showing up, I now have his entire collection. All signed too, except for one that I accidentally ordered a non-signed one.
Link Posted: 1/7/2022 9:10:31 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/7/2022 9:16:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By floater33:

Where did you find the grips
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Try eBay
Link Posted: 1/7/2022 7:00:34 PM EDT
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Not sure if this is legit - it sure looks like it, but t appears Ken Hackathorn is having two Det-1 Kimbers sold on GB. I wonder what these will go for.

I didn’t realize there were still samples out there. Markings look right to me, but I am a newb.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/920866888
Link Posted: 1/8/2022 12:25:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By HighPlains1911:
Not sure if this is legit - it sure looks like it, but t appears Ken Hackathorn is having two Det-1 Kimbers sold on GB. I wonder what these will go for.

I didn’t realize there were still samples out there. Markings look right to me, but I am a newb.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/920866888
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There's another one for sale over at 1911 Addicts.
Link Posted: 1/8/2022 11:59:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By HighPlains1911:
Not sure if this is legit - it sure looks like it, but t appears Ken Hackathorn is having two Det-1 Kimbers sold on GB. I wonder what these will go for.

I didn't realize there were still samples out there. Markings look right to me, but I am a newb.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/920866888
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Should be legit.  I believe that place has sold a lot of Ken's collection in the past year.  That guys safe must be bigger than my garage.
Link Posted: 1/8/2022 1:31:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By floater33:

Where did you find the grips
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Gunbroker

eBay

Here on the EE

1911addicts

The ones for this build I had for a while probably came off gunbroker. I usually have a set or two laying around.

Brownells sells the newest models
Link Posted: 1/8/2022 9:31:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Infidel4life11:


Gunbroker

eBay

Here on the EE

1911addicts

The ones for this build I had for a while probably came off gunbroker. I usually have a set or two laying around.

Brownells sells the newest models
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What is the difference between the new and old versions?
Link Posted: 1/8/2022 9:51:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RedFox1911:


What is the difference between the new and old versions?
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New ones have a hump in the grip just above the medallion.  It's kind of a "rest" for your thumb.
Link Posted: 1/9/2022 1:58:47 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/9/2022 6:20:41 PM EDT
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Sorry, having issues figuring out how to make my images show... edit: and now they're gigantic
Link Posted: 1/9/2022 6:21:24 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/9/2022 6:35:45 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/9/2022 7:18:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Engineer5:


Fantastic!  Who did the build?
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Valor Precision. He's a great guy and has done two builds for me thus far (along with two others for some friends). I cannot recommend him enough based on what I've seen so far. More pics to follow...

Alright, so the above gun is actually a friend's. Below are some pictures of my gun and another friend's railed gun being refinished at PWS/worked on at Valor. The next four pictures are the final product followed by some other builds.















Link Posted: 1/9/2022 10:55:43 PM EDT
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I really need to start getting parts together and have a build done.
Link Posted: 1/10/2022 11:52:49 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Engineer5:
I really need to start getting parts together and have a build done.
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Same same.
Link Posted: 1/11/2022 3:52:18 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/4/2022 9:20:38 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/16/2022 5:43:39 PM EDT
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Quick question... any of ya'll have an email for Valor Precision? I shot him a message via the "Contact Us" portal on his website but didnt hear back. Was wonderfing if there was a better way to contact him. Thanks yall! Gotta get this Garrison turned into a SACS MEUSOC....
Link Posted: 2/16/2022 7:16:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By carmodyh:
Quick question... any of ya'll have an email for Valor Precision? I shot him a message via the "Contact Us" portal on his website but didnt hear back. Was wonderfing if there was a better way to contact him. Thanks yall! Gotta get this Garrison turned into a SACS MEUSOC....
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[email protected]
Link Posted: 2/16/2022 7:17:59 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/16/2022 11:44:42 PM EDT
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I guess I'm a dirty commie, but I wanted the magwell and weaponlight, damnit.
I almost changed out the safety and hammer, but those are sorta correct, so I left them as is.
Link Posted: 3/24/2022 12:52:09 AM EDT
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HARSTAD, Norway - A U.S. Marine with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division fires downrange amid an immediate action drill during exercise Platinum Ren at Fort Trondennes, Harstad, Norway, May 13, 2019. Exercise Platinum Ren is a theater security cooperation training evolution held with the KJK to sustain mission essential tasks in harsh operating environments and strengthen coalition partnerships. The main technique the Marines executed was “buddy rushing,” a system where appointed Marines fire at the target, while other Marines rush in the designated direction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tayler P. Schwamb)
Link Posted: 3/26/2022 11:15:51 AM EDT
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Finally got my Clancy book build in.

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Link Posted: 3/26/2022 12:56:14 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/26/2022 5:46:20 PM EDT
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I always want to put my pachs back on when this thread pops up.
Link Posted: 3/26/2022 8:23:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 03RN:
I always want to put my pachs back on when this thread pops up.
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Ditto lol
Link Posted: 3/27/2022 9:21:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pleaforwar:


Gorgeous. Love seeing your photos.
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Thank you! I’m sure you are also feeling some relief knowing that what might be this thread’s longest running project was finally completed.
Link Posted: 3/27/2022 10:27:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Parabellum226:


Thank you! I’m sure you are also feeling some relief knowing that what might be this thread’s longest running project was finally completed.
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Guess that means my ICQB project is next in line
Link Posted: 4/3/2022 12:59:38 PM EDT
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After reading this off and on for years, I decided to join. Started with a SA from GB. I ended up installing a Harrison Design front sight, because I don't know how to silver solder. I didn't know how to stake a front sight either, but I got 'er done. A Bar-sto barrel would have been nice too, but budget and I haven't done many barrel installs caused me to decide to keep the SA barrel.

Still needs to be re-parkerized or a matte blue. Kinda thinking about applying oxpho blue to the bare steel and shooting it as is. Not sure.

Not a 100% correct version. But I did it my way.

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Link Posted: 4/6/2022 10:53:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By HighlanderI:
After reading this off and on for years, I decided to join. Started with a SA from GB. I ended up installing a Harrison Design front sight, because I don't know how to silver solder. I didn't know how to stake a front sight either, but I got 'er done. A Bar-sto barrel would have been nice too, but budget and I haven't done many barrel installs caused me to decide to keep the SA barrel.

Still needs to be re-parkerized or a matte blue. Kinda thinking about applying oxpho blue to the bare steel and shooting it as is. Not sure.

Not a 100% correct version. But I did it my way.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/522163/startmar2022_JPG-2336180.JPGhttps://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/522163/0403220946_jpg-2336181.JPGhttps://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/522163/0403220947_jpg-2336183.JPG
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I like it. It looks like you did a great job!
Link Posted: 4/6/2022 1:51:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Parabellum226:


I like it. It looks like you did a great job!
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Thanks!  I think I overblended the GS for a military use sidearm. But I'm happy with how the whole thing turned out, as it was my first full radius job. I've decided to parkerize it myself.  Until this week I did not know there is a diy process.
Link Posted: 4/6/2022 8:01:06 PM EDT
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Stumbled across this on GB.

Kind of a mixmaster, but thought someone who wanted to build the variant with the Operator slide might be interested:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/924553583
Link Posted: 4/8/2022 4:50:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By HighlanderI:



Thanks!  I think I overblended the GS for a military use sidearm. But I'm happy with how the whole thing turned out, as it was my first full radius job. I've decided to parkerize it myself.  Until this week I did not know there is a diy process.
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That’s always the problem with the old builds. You can either make them have quarter-sized beavertail gaps and look authentic, or do a great fit and blend and have them look too good.

If you do the latter you can always buy an extra beavertail and drop it in after addressing the “trigger arm” thingy
Link Posted: 4/8/2022 10:59:27 PM EDT
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Ok so I apologize for maybe not scouring this thread for an answer, but what is the typical barrel finish used for these MEUSOC guns?

Blued?
Link Posted: 4/9/2022 12:45:20 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By HighPlains1911:
Ok so I apologize for maybe not scouring this thread for an answer, but what is the typical barrel finish used for these MEUSOC guns?

Blued?
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You cannot blue a stainless steel barrel. It's blacken stainless steel. Can be achieved using something like this:
https://caswellplating.com/metal-finishing-solutions/stainless-steel-blackener.html
Link Posted: 4/9/2022 5:31:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mlin:

You cannot blue a stainless steel barrel. It's blacken stainless steel. Can be achieved using something like this:
https://caswellplating.com/metal-finishing-solutions/stainless-steel-blackener.html
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Originally Posted By HighPlains1911:
Ok so I apologize for maybe not scouring this thread for an answer, but what is the typical barrel finish used for these MEUSOC guns?

Blued?

You cannot blue a stainless steel barrel. It's blacken stainless steel. Can be achieved using something like this:
https://caswellplating.com/metal-finishing-solutions/stainless-steel-blackener.html


Whoops, duh. Thanks.

I have carbon on the mind because I am trying to make some decisions on an unrelated build with a kart barrel.
Link Posted: 4/20/2022 7:11:57 PM EDT
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Anyone know where to get a standard Novak rear sight? LMC01

Novak no longer lists them.

These things are getting harder to source parts for by the day. : (


Link Posted: 4/20/2022 11:29:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dunderway:
Anyone know where to get a standard Novak rear sight? LCM01

Novak no longer lists them.

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Just out of stock.

https://www.novaksights.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1100713&CAT=9565

I was on the phone with them today and they happily addressed my questions regarding the slides I sent it. May be worth calling them if you have any questions about stock.
Link Posted: 4/20/2022 11:38:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dunderway:
Anyone know where to get a standard Novak rear sight? LCM01

Novak no longer lists them.

These things are getting harder to source parts for by the day. : (


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Not the LMC01?   https://www.novaksights.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1100713&CAT=9565which only shows as being "backordered"
Link Posted: 4/21/2022 6:32:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By GunnyG:

Not the LMC01?   https://www.novaksights.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1100713&CAT=9565which only shows as being "backordered"
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Yes, that was a typo on my part.

They only list the oversized model and not the standard.
Link Posted: 4/26/2022 9:47:54 PM EDT
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Teaser photo. My replacement Colt and Numax slides returned today from Novak for my Army SOF clones. Yes, I know this is the MEUSOC thread...

Link Posted: 4/27/2022 1:14:50 PM EDT
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Pretty sure this is recent.

Maritime Raid Force (31st MEU) doing rope training. - had to edit, couldn't get pics to load. Found this on dvids site, same unit doing VBSS prep.

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