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Sharing: My 1911.

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#1 Post by shoggoth80 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:01 pm

So... Some of you may have seen this on the old forum, some not. Resharing because. My 1911, semi custom. Frame is Foster/Caspian, slide is RIA, barrel is Oly, guts are a mix of Wilson, GI, and Colt. Frame pins are Swenson. Love this thing. Building a second, which I hope to finish by next year.

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#2 Post by steamer » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Looks good from here - thanks for showing it to us.

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#3 Post by S.B. » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:35 pm

After shooting IPSC/USPSA I had so many parts I recently bought an Essex frame and slide to put another together. Slide and frame Essex and everything else is Colt.
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#4 Post by shoggoth80 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:29 pm

I've got another Caspian/Foster in the works. Want to make this one a little more tactical...got the mag well frame, stainless pins, high rise tail, arched housing. Want to go traditional guide/spring, and really want a Nowlin barrel, tritium Novaks, long trigger.

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#5 Post by lifeon2 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:57 pm

Just ordered a build from a local guy here in CO, after shooting his I knew I was gonna :)

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#6 Post by shoggoth80 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:15 pm

Yesss.

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#7 Post by DeaconKC » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:12 pm

This one is still in progress. An ATI Commander, Novak rear sight, Hiviz front, action job and I just bobbed the tail.
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#8 Post by SmokinTurkey » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:26 pm

Great looking pistol

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#9 Post by RWS » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:02 am

Bobbing the mainspring housing is the best "new" idea for 1911's to come along in the last 20 years or so, IMHO.

Yours is looking good Deacon. What kind of grips are those? I don't think I've ever seen them before.

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#10 Post by DeaconKC » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:13 pm

Bob, they are some G10s I picked up cheap on ebay specifically so i could fit them to the gun to try out.
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#11 Post by Hams03 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:17 pm

What is the finish you used on this 1911 and how is the finish holding up. I am doing some stippling to my ria, and am trying to decide on a finish. Leaning towards rust blue or cerakote.
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#12 Post by shoggoth80 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:21 pm

The finish is Cerakote on the frame. Slide is parkerized. Been holding up fine the last few years. Seems pretty tough to me. I like it.

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#13 Post by Hams03 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:40 pm

Ok good to know thank you.

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#14 Post by 8thIDGrunt » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:06 pm

Nice to see some others enjoy building 1911s. Arkyboy got me into it a few years ago.

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#15 Post by shoggoth80 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:08 pm

I remember some of his build posts :)

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