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Posted: 3/3/2006 7:02:59 AM EDT
I finished my stainless steel 1911 project built on a 80% frame that I completed on a benchtop mini-mill. Most of the parts are Wilson, with a few odd balls such as the grips and trigger. I did all the custom work (checkered front strap, tang cuts for the bevertail, relief cuts, fitting the slide, etc). The flats are brushed and the rounds are bead blasted. I am pretty happy with it, although I may want to grind off that extended slide stop. Let me know what you think.



Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:03:56 AM EDT
Nice job. Looks great.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:05:10 AM EDT
Looks great, How much $$ in parts
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:08:56 AM EDT
Looks very good.
I like the frontstrap checkering.
Grips are kinda blah though. Some smooth, dark colored exotic hardwood would look cool
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:11:22 AM EDT
I think you did great.

I agree about the grips - maybe something more exotic would really set it off. Of course, it could just be the flash that make the grips not look so good.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:15:00 AM EDT
That's pretty nice work. Congrats. You should post this in the Build It Yourself forum, as well.

CO
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:17:28 AM EDT
That is a really nice 1911!
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:19:04 AM EDT
Very nice, how does it shoot?
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:19:32 AM EDT
Nice job! I like that sterile, no-name look.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:20:53 AM EDT
Have something engraved on the left side of the slide like, "Can you hear me now?"
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