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Old 03-12-2012, 08:11 PM
cw_mi cw_mi is offline
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That slide is damascus steel, each once of those slides will look very different, those waves are inherent in the metal.
Thanks, I'm aware of the damascus (I've been a huge fan of it in knives, flashlights, etc) but in the pictures with this gun and the others he posted the contrast between the two metals is more pronounced on this one than the others.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:14 PM
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[QUOTE=buildmeone;3213450]






Hollywood, See the difference contrast between the two slides, not the patterns. Sorry I picked the wrong two pictures for comparison, it's sort of tough to see here.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:40 PM
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I think I see what you are getting at now, towards the rear of the slides it looks like it is more textured?
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:40 AM
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Here are a few I've built.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:11 AM
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I think I see what you are getting at now, towards the rear of the slides it looks like it is more textured?
Yes, I have been doing some reading and as far as I can tell when and if you have to re-etch it after building things can be different. I was reading on some info provided by Chad Nichols (a damascus supplier) about etching.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:20 AM
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My Caspian guns.

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Old 04-22-2012, 04:00 PM
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Multi caliber gun on a Caspian frame by SDM Fabricating. All calibers perform like singular custom guns. 10mm, .45, and 9mm/.38 Super. [IMG][/IMG]
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:12 AM
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Here is my recently finished Caspian Build. I am still working out the 'tweaks' in the fit, so I will have it professionally refinished after I am 100% certain everything is great. I am also playing with the add-on checkered front strap to see if I want that done before I either ruin the frame or have the frame refinished and THEN decide to checker it.

This is a OxyPho creme blue job, and it looks more washed out with the Halogen lights at night than in the natural day lighting.

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Old 05-23-2012, 02:51 PM
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My wife's Caspian.

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:06 PM
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My 10mm Compact Caspian Custom

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Old 05-31-2012, 01:51 PM
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Thats a nice one there!

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My wife's Caspian.

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Old 06-07-2012, 01:40 PM
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10mm Commander sized slide over Officers sized frame. All in ceracote was being built for father in law as a retirement gift in 40 S&W but he died in Afghanistan prior to ever knowing it was being built. Mother in Law asked that I complete the gun and use it as my daily carry piece.



I love this pistol and would like some more details on it please. How many rounds does a magazine hold in .40S&W on the Officer frame - 8?
Great firearm
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:11 PM
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He hasn't logged in in over two years. He's probably long gone, which is unfortunate as I'd love a 10mm CCO!
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:24 PM
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This is the basic style of build I've been trying to get the ambition to go for the past few months and the first time I've seen it done in a way I really appreciate and would love to replicate. Disappointing to hear he's no longer active but hopefully after studying the pic in more detail, I'll be able to get the general idea...
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:32 PM
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Just a thought - if you contacted one of the big name smiths and showed them this pic, they may be able to point you in the right direction. I've seen a couple similar CCOs from the guys at Heirloom Precision.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:44 PM
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Two Foster Ind I finished this year.

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Old 06-19-2012, 07:07 PM
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Caspian upper/Colt lower in .357 Sig.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:16 PM
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10mm Recon Commander
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:10 PM
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Here's one I just finished

I just finished pressing in the sights this evening. Sorry for the low picture quality. I just don't have the camera for it.

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Old 07-26-2012, 02:18 PM
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Recently purchased this from a gunsmith who built this for himself some time ago then sold it to me.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:36 AM
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Here's my Caspian project with a few unique items such as a "Black Stainless" finish (courtesy of Springfield Custom), and a monogramed EGW barrel bushing (courtesy of EGW), custom-machined/serrated extractor, etc.





...one day I hope to learn how to take better pics...
Dude this gun is SICK! I love it!
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:22 AM
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:57 PM
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Custom Caspians

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What holster is that?

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:07 PM
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Nothing spectacular, built this one . 10mm which is my first Caspian and favorite 21 yr's ago. Has probably 50,000 round's with only an extractor replacement. Still shoot's as tight a group now as then. I can't ask for much more than that. Have had several offer's to buy it but as ragged as it is, [ compared to one's on here] it will never go anywhere else. I love it.lol

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Old 10-30-2012, 04:21 PM
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My Caspian to be and My Caspian that is:

My Caspian Govt. Titanium Frame and Carbon Slide to be my sons, Serial#is his Birthdate



My Caspian Titanium/Damascus Metal work by Shuey

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