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Posted: 1/13/2005 6:35:13 AM EDT
Hey everyone,

I have a few questions. I have a new Springfield Armory 1911-Loaded. I need some work done though. I would like to have the front strap checkered to 25 or 30 LPI (have not decided on which yet), the rear of the magazine well beveled more, a "trigger job" with trigger set to between 3 and 3.5 pounds, and a couple new parts fitted (new Ti hammer strut, Ti sear spring, Wilson trigger, mainspring housing and a few more).

Everyone I have talked with is back logged up to 4 months. Any recommendations on a good smith who is available to do the work ASAP?

Also, when this work is done, I am thinking of sending the gun to Rocky Mountain Arms to apply the Bear coat (Flat black slide over Grey receiver). Has anyone used this coating before? I need something that will stand up to daily carry in and around the coast line salt air. This coating has a life time warranty. Has anyone tried to use this warranty? These are the same people who do the Bear coat for Les Baer and a few others.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Stay safe,


James S.
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 6:39:28 AM EDT
for the price of the "upgrades" you can get a Kimber

did you try Ed Vandenberg? click me
you can't give a 1911 to just anyone.
all good smiths are usualy back logged... some as much as a year.

Link Posted: 1/13/2005 7:31:48 AM EDT
I am finding out that most everyone is backlogged. I will give Ed Vandenberg a call. I did look at the Kimber's, but found an amazing deal on the SA. I knew going in that I would have to pay some for a few upgrades, but the cost was not that much more and I like SA's.

Thanks for your input,

James S.
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 6:04:15 PM EDT
Try Rogers Precision: www.rogersprecision.com/
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