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Old 05-11-2012, 07:40 PM
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My CCO Builds




These are my two CCO builds that I did a few years ago. The first one I did was all stainless steel. I had the building bug, so the next logical step for me was to build a titanium CCO.

I have been fine tuning them and I think I finally have them done. I just got the Ti CCO back from Gary at Caspian. He applied the tungsten carbide since I didn't have it done when i bought it. Since the treatment it has be flawless and runs like a champ. Thank you to Gary and the fine people at Caspian.

Here are a few photos. The first three are the all stainless and the second three are the Ti. Hard to see the color difference, but the Ti frame is a little darker. I have specs if you need them.






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Old 05-11-2012, 07:46 PM
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Looks good, nice and clean.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:10 PM
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Looks Awesome!!

I want to build a Caspian. How much custom fitting is required?

I am not a gunsmith but good with my hands.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:19 PM
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Looks Awesome!!

I want to build a Caspian. How much custom fitting is required?

I am not a gunsmith but good with my hands.
Caspian will fit the slide/frame for you if that helps at all.


Those are AWESOME guns! Love the checkering on the Ti one!
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:48 AM
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Apparently the stainless model doesn't require an ejector?

They look great! I would be proud to own either one!

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Old 05-12-2012, 03:25 PM
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Innovator - At the time I took the pictures I was waiting for my new ejector after having broken the original. I forgot to put the disclaimer in there

mta1911 - If you have Caspian fit the slide and frame, most everything else can be done by hand. I do not have any machinery, the biggest investment I had was the bead blasting booth. I have a lot of files and I used various sized dowels with various grits of emery cloth and sand paper. Takes a lot of time and patience, but it is well worth it.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:41 PM
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They look very NICE...Good Job
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:30 PM
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Two very fine looking 1911s, well done sir.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:08 PM
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What thumb/grip safeties did you use?
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:12 PM
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Along with the thumb safety info, I would like to see a pic of the SS with the thumb safety down. Did you also do the ball cuts?
Very clean looking builds!
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:32 PM
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^Caspian offers ball cuts from the factory, just FYI
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:52 AM
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^Caspian offers ball cuts from the factory, just FYI
Correct, they do. Although a lot of the ball cuts I see coming from factories don't match up with the dust cover near as nice as this.
I do have faith in Caspian however and see that as a possibilty.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:56 PM
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Sorry I haven't checked back in a while. The thumb safeties are Ed Browns (Brownell's part # 087245891) and the grip safeties are Les Baer on the stainless (#124152101) and Wilson on the Ti (#965298002).

The ball cuts on the slides were ordered from Caspian. I had to cut down the dust covers to match the ball cuts.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:09 PM
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I also decided to take the Ti CCO to Robar and have the NP3 treatment done. I was in Phoenix on business and decided to stop by and talk to the fine people at Robar. I didn't realize it at the time, but I actual talked to Robbie. I was surprised to hear he could use the NP3 on my Titanium frame since the website said different. I didn't hesitate to hand over my Ti CCO build and now I am anxiously awaiting its return. I have high hopes and I don't think I will be disappointed.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:50 AM
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I'd like to see pictures when you get the Ti back from Robar with the NP3 treatment. Each of your 1911s are amazing! Just out of curiosity, how many hours have you invested into each of them? I'm thinking about doing a build in the next year and am interested to know what sort of committment it's going to take on my part. Thanks for sharing your work =)
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:22 AM
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What is the weight difference between the two? Would the Ti be that much of a difference for carry?
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:22 PM
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Willie-I will definitely post picture when I get it back from Robar. I can't wait, should be within the next couple of weeks. I'm not too sure about the hours spent building. I work Full-time, but I was able to spend a few hours a week on the build. Think it took me a month or so.

JSlack-the weight difference is about 8 ounces. Ti=27.8 SS=35.6
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:56 PM
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I was able to spend a few hours a week on the build. Think it took me a month or so.
That sounds perfect! I probably won't be able to spend anymore time than that. How intense was all the fitting? What did you actually fit verses let Caspian do the job?
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:33 PM
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I had Caspian fit the slide to the frame and I did everything else. As long as you completely understand how everything works together and is supposed to fit, it just takes patience. Obviously there is no beeter feeling than to shoot a 1911 that you built yourself so it is well worth the time and money.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:02 PM
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Your stainless CCO + melonite = my dream gun (with one or two minor changes)
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:31 PM
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Great work! What barrel did you use on the commander length slides?
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:27 PM
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I used Storm Lake barrels on both guns. If I had to do it again I would probably go with Ed Brown barrels. Kart easy fit is also at the top of the list, but they are hard to come by in 4.25 unless you order them straight from Kart.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:33 AM
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Here are the photos I promised. I actually got my gun back from Robar a while back. They did an outstanding job and exceeded my expectations, see for yourself.

The one on top is the Ti frame and stainless slide. Underneath is the full stainless that I bead blasted.



I didn't lose any detail or have any fitting problems after the NP3 was applied. As a matter of fact, everything seemed slicker and smoother.

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:37 AM
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^^^Just gorgeous sir! My compliments on some really beautiful work! Mike
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:34 AM
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Outstanding!
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