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Old 05-22-2012, 12:01 AM
shootnstuff shootnstuff is offline
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First Complete Build: SS Govt.




I finished this build about a month ago and couldn't be happier. The Caspian Frame/Slide went together without a hitch. Barrel is an Ed Brown Drop-in and the rest of the parts are a mix of EB, WC, C&S. I did the checkering myself. No problems feeding any kind of ammo so far (about 300 rounds) and it is pretty accurate as far as I can tell shooting it off hand at 10 yards. I think the only parts I didn't have to touch with a file or stone were the FP and extractor









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Old 05-22-2012, 12:05 AM
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Very Sharp looking pistol
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:34 AM
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Looks great. Nice job.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:06 AM
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Nice!
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:06 AM
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like the checkering in the rear of th slide, very nice job.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:32 AM
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Very impressive checkering. I have the utmost respect for teaching yourself this skill. I tried it once, sold the checkering jig after my first try. Alot of work and I didn't have the touch to get really good at it. Mine came out very basic. Yours looks professional. Now I order it from the factory. Not as nice as yours though.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:52 PM
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Did you do the beveling on the frame or did caspian do it?
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:34 PM
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Damn, that checkering looks amazing!
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:26 PM
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Very nice indeed, well done.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:12 PM
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Thank you all for the replies. There are some places on the checkering that need to be touched up. It's no where near perfect, but thank you. It was a bear and took some time to get finished and blended. I am very happy with it, I might even replace the $10.00 grips with something nicer

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Did you do the beveling on the frame or did caspian do it?
What beveling are you referring to? It was a standard Govt slide and frame. The only work I had Caspian do were the frt/rear sight cuts and the Caspian radius on the rear tang. I de-horned the front of the slide and the rear a bit.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:55 PM
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What checkering jig / setup did you use? Looks great.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:42 PM
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Everything looks real good, especially for a first time!
One ??, why didn't you checker the extractor? Looks like you did a good job with everything else?
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:51 PM
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What checkering jig / setup did you use? Looks great.
No jig really. For the back of the slide, I clamped it to my vise surface and used the milled base as the guide. On the MSH and front strap I clamped it in my vise with wood jaws and used the edges for the starter rows. Pretty redneck, but I did measure the first row with calipers to make sure they were even. I went pretty slow and checked my work quite often, sometimes even using a loupe. One edge of the rear slide tapers off a touch on the right side.

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Everything looks real good, especially for a first time!
One ??, why didn't you checker the extractor? Looks like you did a good job with everything else?
Too tired I may get to it someday
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