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Old 06-01-2012, 12:25 AM
Nicoli06 Nicoli06 is offline
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Mods on a Milspec




Bought a SA Milspec a few months ago as my first 1911. I've been looking to get a few new parts. Does anyone know which ones work the best without any major gunsmithing?

Looking for:
Beavertail
Hammer (and sear if needed)
Thumb safety

Any pictures of your modded Milspec would help alot too.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:54 AM
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Look for the "Modified Mil-Specs and GIs" thread, tons of great pics and ideas
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:48 AM
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:29 AM
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Wilson commander beavertail
Colt commander hammer
SA ambi safety
Greider 3hole match trigger
Fusion aluminum checkered MSH
Pachmayr grips

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:13 AM
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Thanks guys

Did the Wilson grip safety drop right in?
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:40 AM
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Thanks guys

Did the Wilson grip safety drop right in?
no frame alteration required if that answers your question.
i prefer to leave the option of returning to factory condition open.
some minor fitting to the contact area between the beavertail and the trigger bowl is required.

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Old 06-01-2012, 12:43 PM
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Here's a stainless one we did[IMG][/IMG]

Wilson thumb safety ,flat housing,Greider trigger ,It's also a Wilson beavertail but this is the gunsmith fit one so tang mods are required.[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:04 PM
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Here are some old pics of my first 1911!! It now has 20 lip DIY checkering on the front strap with a Kart barrel. It is on its way back fron CCA as it just got the Melonite finish. I'll post pics when it comes back! Hope this helps!













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Old 06-01-2012, 01:22 PM
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:15 PM
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Thanks guys. Gonna start ordering parts
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:34 PM
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Shockwave lets get a shot with the hammer cocked and the slide locked back please
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:56 PM
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:17 PM
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How well does the Wilson black match the parked finish? Going all black parts and stainless hammer
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:53 PM
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It will stand out a bit. Park looks dark and near black until you have black next to it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:56 PM
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So stainless parts with the park?
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:27 PM
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[QUOTE=Jim@alchemycustom;3898208]Here's a stainless one we did[IMG][/IMG]

This is almost precisely what I want done with mine, also some night sights. Just got to get the money together. How much (estimate) do you think an beavertail grip safety, longer trigger, skeletonized hammer and tritium sights would run me?
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:48 AM
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Here is mine all done with Springfield parts

Beavertail g/s
Combat hammer
long blade trigger w/overtravel adjustment
extended thumb safety
match grade bushing
Novak night sights
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:04 AM
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So stainless parts with the park?
No!!

What I ment was that the black parts will not match the park, you will notice they are a different finish.
When I first fitted my S&A grip safety ( which was blued ) I noticed a difference.
Was it a huge difference ...no.

The best advice I can give in regards to this is to fit all the parts then have the gun refinished.

After removing all that material from the frame to fit the G.S. i wasn’t to happy leaving the bare metal without a finish.
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