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Posted: 8/21/2005 5:59:49 PM EDT
Well, I'm back in the 1911 cult.  I have owned many through the years, but not in the past 2-3.

A while back I saw that Sarco had Esesx frames with ejector, grip screw bushings, and safety plunger tube installed for $99!  I looked around my shop at all of my 1911 take offs from my own and customer's guns that I have accumulated through the years, and decided I could build one up.

I used an old USGI NM slide, and a USGI chrome lined bbl, Novak low mount sights, an adj. trig of unknown manufacture, and the rest was a mix of "whatever".  I lowered and flared the ej. port and dehorned all of the sharp edges.  I parkerized all of the steel parts, then immediately used Brownell's Moly/Teflon oven cured finish in Dark Parkerizing Gray on top of that.

The end result was a very slick looking gun that should withstand sweat and extreme temp changes from being in an auto.  I took it to the range today for the first time and it digested 80 rounds without a single malfunction.  I am pleased!  I will sight it in with some good defensive rounds and get some good leather to carry it in.

The best part?  I have less than $175 in it!

I'll try to post a pic in a little bit.

Link Posted: 8/21/2005 6:05:52 PM EDT
[hands you koolade]Welcome back to the fold![/hands you koolade]
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 6:10:09 PM EDT
Cool. Sounds like you built yourself one hell of a pistol.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 6:10:15 PM EDT
Ive been addicted to 1911's ever since i bought my XD9mm.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 6:15:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MachinegunManiac:
Cool. Sounds like you built yourself one hell of a pistol.

Thanks!  I have been carrying a Keltec .380 during the summer and a Beretta 92 during the winter.  I will feel a little better armed now.  If I still own it by then, I trade guns frequently.

Link Posted: 8/21/2005 6:29:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 6:57:46 PM EDT
Where's the pics!
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 7:30:21 PM EDT
Can't wait to get my hands on my 1911. A little more than a year...
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 1:23:24 PM EDT
Sorry, no pics.  The camera is fubar.

I did shoot it last week with some 185 LSWC I handloaded, and it was shooting very respectable groups.  It functioned 100% too!

Now I need to get a .45 conversion for my Dillon 650...........................

Link Posted: 10/9/2005 1:35:18 PM EDT
Sorry Mr. Balming, I going to "slightly" hi-jack your thread, but since we are talking about 1911s:
Does anyone know where I can get a complete set of technical drawings and specs for a 1911?.  Please post any replies to this in the post itself. TIA.
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