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Posted: 2/16/2006 10:45:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 10:46:16 AM EST by markmars]
I want to build a 1911A1 and have been looking at frames for some time. I do not want a match 1911A1. I’ve been looking at the frames from Sarco and would like to buy the Essex .45 Automatic Pistol Frames. Does any one have experience with these frames? I know Essex makes a good frame. But the ones at Sarco are a lot cheaper. Here is a link:

Thanks for your help!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 11:10:21 AM EST
The one pistol I've built was with an essox frame and their $160 everything but the frame brazilian spare parts kit. It's a beater range gun but runs fine with ball ammo.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 2:08:24 PM EST
I built my 1911 from Essex frame and slide. They're not bad, as long as you don't mind some fitting. You will have to remove a lot of tool marks from certain areas (the feed ramp in particular).

Don't use the Sarco parts kit. Trust me on this.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 2:10:12 PM EST
I actually OWNED a complete Essex 1911 a LONG time ago.

Didnt have any problems with it.

I would buy both slide and frame from Essex , and ask them to check the fit for you.
( would cost a little more but probably save you some trouble)
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:19:28 PM EST
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