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Posted: 9/27/2004 4:51:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 4:56:27 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
Finaly, my creation is complete. Everything but the grips have been done for about a year. I finnaly got grips.

Springfield mil-spec. I put the CM hammer, trigger and sear in, a Kings grip saftey, and now CM rosewood slim-carry grips to complete my self customed 1911.

I'm happy. Whatcha think?
Shoots like a dream.

Link Posted: 9/27/2004 8:53:38 AM EDT
I like it. Looks like a 45 should look.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 9:14:12 AM EDT
Very nice!
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 12:03:53 PM EDT
Very nice! Here's one of mine:



I never knew how addicting the 1911 could be. Now I am hooked.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 12:13:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JohnnyEgo:
I never knew how addicting the 1911 could be. Now I am hooked.



Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:09:46 PM EDT
JohnnyEgo,
what caliber is that pistol?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:20:13 PM EDT
Commander Hammer.............check
Beaver tail............................check
Arched Main spring housing.... check
Rosewood grips.....................check


Looks great and Congrats!!! all you need now are some Wilson 47D Magazines and Novak sights
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:21:35 PM EDT
That one, my friend, is a .22
I have been hit hard by the 1911 bug. I have 3 .45s as well, and a strong desire for a 9mm. Soooo like crack! Plus, Ciener has come out with 15 round mags, so I no longer need to destroy two mags to make a hi-cap of my own.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:52:56 AM EDT
1911s are such sexy guns

My next handgun purchase will definitely be one!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:50:06 PM EDT
Love it! Of course, I'm partial. Only thing I'd change is the mainspring housing. I like it flat. Why not post a pic of a target? Let us all enjoy your creation.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:58:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 8:30:56 AM EDT
If it shoots like a dream and looks purdy to boot, whats to complain about?

Nice job!


- BG
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 8:38:42 AM EDT
Nice lookin Springy!! I did a similar make over to mine.

First trip to the range using 230 gr Winchester white box, I was able to put 4 shots into one ragged hole from the bench at 10 yards.

Me sooooo happy! They are great guns.

I see yours appears to have a stainless bushing? Does it have the "NM" or "N" serial number?

Some looking around on other sights educated me about the fact that the "NM" (NOT NATIONAL MATCH) guns are final machined Stateside, whereas the "N" ones are final machined in Brazil, and assembled here.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 8:40:21 AM EDT
JohnnyEgo,
Is that an allen screw in your Mag release?
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 9:13:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2004 9:19:11 AM EDT by mjohn3006]

Originally Posted By nationwide:
Nice lookin Springy!! I did a similar make over to mine.

First trip to the range using 230 gr Winchester white box, I was able to put 4 shots into one ragged hole from the bench at 10 yards.

Me sooooo happy! They are great guns.

I see yours appears to have a stainless bushing? Does it have the "NM" or "N" serial number?

Some looking around on other sights educated me about the fact that the "NM" (NOT NATIONAL MATCH) guns are final machined Stateside, whereas the "N" ones are final machined in Brazil, and assembled here.



Its an NM. I was not expecting the stainless bushing at all, but I sure was pleased it came with it. I was going to get one if it had not come with one.

Interesting about the N vs NM thing.

I also have never come across another mil-spec as tight as mine, tight and smooth. It is one solid peice of metal with no wiggle at all, not even the slightest, until you lock it back, and even then it only moves a little. I am very pleased with its accuracy. And with about 700 rounds through it I have never had a problem.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 10:29:13 AM EDT
JohnnyEgo, Where did you get the allen screw for your mag release?
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 10:33:29 AM EDT
gun porn

man I love gun porn
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:18:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Walker:
JohnnyEgo, Where did you get the allen screw for your mag release?



Came with the gun. All of my Kimbers have them.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:44:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 10:45:13 AM EDT by cookie]
Here's my Springfield Armory Mil-Spec.



I outlined the "home workshop upgrade" in this thread: www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=4&t=11097
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