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#1274341 - 11/04/17 05:18 AM Current build
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Gun fool

Registered: 04/10/14
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Loc: Richmond
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Couple of pics from my current build project.


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20171103_193221.jpg

Description: Beavertail fitted. Still need to finish reprofiling thumb safety

20171103_193234.jpg

Description: Overall, still lots to be done


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#1274451 - 11/04/17 10:07 AM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Bolt action

Registered: 01/29/10
Posts: 103
Loc: VA
City or County: Chesapeake
Looking good. Did this start out as a 80% frame? I just fitted a Wilson high rise grip safety, and did a bobtail on my colt. Next up is a short trigger for my small hands. Keep it up, it's looking good.

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#1274568 - 11/04/17 02:49 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Gun fool

Registered: 04/10/14
Posts: 886
Loc: Richmond
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This is an 80% build, the grip safety is an SA .220 radius.
- C&S ignition kit
- SA .220 grip safety and arched mainspring housing
- Dasan frame, slide, barrel
- EGW angled bushing, mag catch, slide stop
- Wilson thumb safety, extractor

Still need medium trigger and novak sights, blacked out rear, tritium front sight or maybe gold bead, haven't decided yet


Edited by a_s (11/04/17 02:52 PM)
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#1274712 - 11/04/17 09:15 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Bolt action

Registered: 01/29/10
Posts: 103
Loc: VA
City or County: Chesapeake
Very nice. You watch any of mosinvirus's work on YouTube? I really want to try a undercut trigger gaurd sometime. Your build sounds like fun. What are your coating plans?

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#1274735 - 11/04/17 10:18 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
a_s Offline
Gun fool

Registered: 04/10/14
Posts: 886
Loc: Richmond
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I haven't seen any mosinvirus videos.

Under cutting the trigger guard is easy.

Coating will be semigloss black cerakote


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PSX_20171104_221829.jpg

Description: Undercut gold cup trigger, last buid

PSX_20171104_221804.jpg

Description: First build with under cut trigger guard




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#1274926 - 11/05/17 10:34 AM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Bolt action

Registered: 01/29/10
Posts: 103
Loc: VA
City or County: Chesapeake
Very nice work. I'm hesitant do undercut my trigger because it's my only 1911 and the front strap is already stippled. (Ignore the hair, my dogs winter coat is coming in and he's shedding his summer coat)



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#1274941 - 11/05/17 11:09 AM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Gun fool

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There's enough meat. You could redefine the edge of the stippling if you to do it.

That is a Gold Cup? You have a gold cup thick short trigger?


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#1275070 - 11/05/17 04:02 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Bolt action

Registered: 01/29/10
Posts: 103
Loc: VA
City or County: Chesapeake
Good eye, it's a 1972 colt gold cup trophy match 38 special mid range that was modified back in the late 70s to run 45acp and cut to commander length. They sqaured the trigger gaurd, stippled the frame, fully hand fitted and tuned, s&w revolver sights and I'm sure I'm missing a few things but it's a smooth operator. I'm gonna end up trying to undercut it here soon.

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#1275722 - 11/07/17 12:14 AM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Gun fool

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Some more pics, this is of the second one. Next step is to cut the rails and fit the slide.


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20171106_205641.jpg

Description: Filing down the tangs

20171106_220205.jpg

Description: Beavertail fit to the tangs and ready to profile


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#1278032 - 11/12/17 12:00 AM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Gun fool

Registered: 04/10/14
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Loc: Richmond
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Got the barrel and slide matched up to the bushing. EGW angled bushing


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#1285445 - 11/28/17 08:33 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Gun fool

Registered: 04/10/14
Posts: 886
Loc: Richmond
City or County: Richmond
10mm, 9mm, 22tcm


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#1285535 - 11/29/17 12:25 AM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Gun fool

Registered: 04/10/14
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Loc: Richmond
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First one is ready for testing and finishing. The grips are leopardwood. Should look awesome on black


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Description: Gold bead front sight, wide rear notch


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#1288313 - 12/05/17 02:15 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Sharp Shooter

Registered: 03/06/12
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Loc: chesterfield va
City or County: chester
Very nice a_s, cant wait to see her finished.

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#1300625 - 01/05/18 09:33 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Second one has been fitted, slide to frame. Barrel to frame and barrel to slide is done, except for timing. Grip safety will be slightly modified to be able to remove without removing the MSH.


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#1313852 - 02/03/18 12:16 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Almost ready for finishing. Will change out the sights, thinking to go fiber optic


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PSX_20180203_121239.jpg

PSX_20180203_121307.jpg

PSX_20180203_121336.jpg

PSX_20180203_121401.jpg


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#1369935 - 07/01/18 02:44 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Gun fool

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Loc: Richmond
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Revolver for my daughter.


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Edited by a_s (07/01/18 02:47 PM)
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#1373918 - 07/12/18 02:17 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Registered: 07/08/13
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Loc: Hampton Roads, Peninsula
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needs stippling.
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#1419281 - 11/06/18 01:43 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Ready for engraving and cerakote.


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#1490465 - 05/09/19 10:02 AM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Full semi-automatic.

Registered: 11/23/12
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Loc: Front Royal
City or County: Warren
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
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#1492664 - 05/15/19 02:21 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Marksman

Registered: 05/04/13
Posts: 280
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Staunton
Love the LEGO revolver. I am going to ask a stupid question: how did you guys acquire your gunsmithing skills? I am very envious. I have no machining experience and no tools. Did you first take a class or was it trial and error with reading and videos?
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#1504703 - 06/18/19 02:23 PM Re: Current build [Re: wscrst]
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Actually for me, it was too much time on 1911forum.com I started there with lots of reading. Then I started with a cheap RIA to start trying stuff out on with different parts. After that it was a lot filing and fitting and testing.
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#1510930 - 07/06/19 03:50 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Final product ready for my parents anniversary.

Cerakote and engraving was done by Carey Lewis at High Caliber Manufacturing.


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#1510932 - 07/06/19 04:01 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Loc: Richmond
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Build specs

Frame - Dasan 80%
Slide - Dasan
Barrel - Dasan
Bushing - EGW
Trigger - Greiger
Magazine release - EGW
Arched mainspring housing - Smith Alexander
Grip safety - Smith Alexander
Thumb safety - Wilson Combat
Slide stop - Wilson Combat
Hammer, sear, disconnector - Cylinder and Slide
Grips - leopard wood by I forgot but the grip screws are Wilson because the ones that came with the grips were suitable for the garbage can
Front sight - EGW
Rear sight - Novak
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#1510933 - 07/06/19 04:02 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Freakin Awesome!
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#1510978 - 07/06/19 06:26 PM Re: Current build [Re: a_s]
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Nice guy... NO MORE

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City or County: Prince William, Stafford & Gloucester monthly.
That Sir... is well beyond impressive.

Sincere Congratulation on your labor... AND SUCCESS!
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