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Old 05-08-2012, 06:57 AM
Wildbill608 Wildbill608 is offline
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welding a Caspain frame to fit a Ed Brown beavertail the right way?




How much welding is required to the Caspian frame to fit a Ed Brown beavertail the right way?
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:26 AM
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In my experience the older Caspian frames require the top of the frame ears to be built up to blend with the top of the Brown GS.

According to Caspian the current frames have the top of the ears higher to eliminate the problem. I have not used one of the newer frames so I can't say for sure.

Edit: it is answered in this thread.
http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=356784
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:55 PM
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I used the Ed Brown GS on my two caspian builds.... Neither required a weld up.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:36 PM
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Thanks, for your good news feedback. hpic55
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:16 AM
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I'd like to see a photo of a new Caspian frame cut to .250 and an Ed Brown grip safety before blending the top of the tangs if anyone has one.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:28 AM
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I used a .220 S&A on mine but it was an older foster ind I got from a local gunsmith after cutting for the brown, there were gaps in the bottom
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:03 PM
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Here are some pics of my build. Not the best but.... The top is before I fit the BT and the second is after some blending.

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:16 PM
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I'd like to see a photo of a new Caspian frame cut to .250 and an Ed Brown grip safety before blending the top of the tangs if anyone has one.
I wish I had taken pics when I first test fit the parts. The best I have are after blending the EGW GS. The frame was cut to a .250 radius. First two pics are the EB GS. Even though the frame has been blended to the EGW, it still shows how the EB sits proud of the frame above the tangs and the fit below.

FWIW, If you could visualize the upper tang being slightly thicker, the EB still sat kind of high like it does now.

For comparison the next two pics are of the finished EGW part, then a pic of the EB/EGW side by side.
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