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Old 04-18-2012, 10:55 AM
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Lone Survivor Foundation Raffle Pistol




I have been given a wonderful opportunity to build a pistol for the Lone Survivor Foundation, We will be raffling this pistol off at the completion of the build.

My Friends at Brownells have donated all the interal parts for the build with some extras;

Chip McCormick Grips saftey.
Cylinder and Slide hammer, sear, disco and hammer strut.
wolfe springs
Kart barrel
Wilson barrel link
EGW ejector
EGW oversized Firing pin stop
Wilson Bullet Proof Extractor
Harrison Single dot rear night sight
XS big dot front night sight
EGW recoil plug and cap
Chip McMcormick mag's
VZ grips

and much much more,

A personal Thank you to my friends at Brownells.

Caspian Arms has donated the frame and slide combo as well,

Race ready frame with tactical mag well cut, 22 lpi checkering on the front strap and mainspring housing

5 inch slide with flat top and serrations

A personal Thank you to my friends at Caspian.

As if this couldn't get any sweeter, Mr. Roy Huntington of American Handgunner magazine has offer to do an article with a picture of the pistol and a review of the raffle results in His "Editor's Insider column."

A personal Thank you to my Friend Mr. Roy Huntington.

Folks if you have the opportunity to email or speak with these people, please thank them for their support of our veterans and our great country. Take a moment if you don't already know, to see what Lone Survivor Foundation is all about. They are a wonderful charity and are doing great things to change the lives of our veterans and their families.

I will keep this blog going as more parts arrive and the raffle takes final shape.

Personal thank you's too;
Big Boys Guns and ammo
H&H shooting sports complex
Sgt Grits
MSgt Davenport of the Oklahoma City FOP,
Fort thunder Harley davidson
Mr. White (OIF/OEF) vet
My Wife Charissa
The Daily Oklahoman

If I left anyone out I am sorry, wow

Thanks to all, and God bless the Troops and America,

Anthony Durning
Durning Defense Customs
Tuttle, Oklahoma
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:12 AM
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Best of luck to everyone involved!

http://www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org/mission.html
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:12 PM
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spoke with Caspian today frame and slide should be here in two weeks, I can't wait. Thanks again too all.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:18 PM
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Can't wait to see a picture; hope you will post one. Congrats.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:21 PM
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this is amazing. im really glad to see you doing this.!!!!
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:45 PM
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How do you get in on this raffle? Lone survivor had nothing going and I couldn't find a site for Durning.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:45 PM
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Great!

I look forward to any more info that you can provide; and thank you for all your hard work!

Take care,

Rick
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:22 PM
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Thanks guys,

Don't forget to thank Brownells, Caspian and American Handgunner too, without their support it would not be what it is. I am just proud to be apart of it and as a veteran of OEF/OIF myself; you always have to take the time to honor the ones that gave more than you did. I could not image what my life would be like and what it takes to overcome such things, the two wars were bad enough without losing limbs or sight.

As for how and why, Right place right time I guess, No website as of yet. I know I need one made, lots of people up my butt about that one, just don't have the time to sit down and get it going.

need to just pay someone.....haha

thanks again, I will post as many pics as I can, sorry about the other thread, I work until 9pm and then its too late for pics, this weekend I guess.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:27 AM
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congratulations! what an honor... i look forward to the progress and also a chance to get in on the raffle lol
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:49 AM
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Need input on a surface finish,

No cerakote over park, I have blued the last 2 guns I've done so I am bored with that.

so lets get some input going on what you have used and your results!

thanks all.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:51 AM
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Need input on a surface finish,

No cerakote over park, I have blued the last 2 guns I've done so I am bored with that.

so lets get some input going on what you have used and your results!

thanks all.
NP3+ and Roguard two tone. Or all NP3+. Very good looking. Also, sent you a PM about some other stuff.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:33 AM
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Update,

I would like to thank Mr. Chris Peters of Metaloy Industries, Inc.
3430 Hwy 143 | Berryville, AR 72616.

For donating the surface finish for the up coming raffle build, great group of folks over there and the work is top notch.

Thanks again to Mr. Peters and the team at Metaloy!
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:33 AM
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Update,

Spoke with Caspian the other day, frame and slide should be here soon!
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:04 PM
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awesome, congrats on the opportunity and best of luck to raffle.

I did not see it as I kind of skimmed the reply's but let us know when/if the raffle is something we can take part in.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:31 AM
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Update,

Frame and slide are here, I will start posting some pictures of the build to night.

Thanks all,

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Old 06-02-2012, 12:21 AM
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Barrel and frame work.

some pictures of frame feed ramp being corrected in angle, depth and width.

The barrel over hung the feed ramp after milling, so it was milled and face back to provide the proper clearance. Then the barrel throat angle was correct and finished to a mirror surface.

Reset the barrel chamber depth, honed the chamber and polished to a mirror surface finish.

Fit the hood to the slide and set the lock-up angle, de-horned the barrel and now I am waiting on the custom plug and bushing from EGW.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:27 AM
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some beaver tail install work, its about half way don't and came out pretty well.

I would like to thank Bob Rodgers for his guidance on fitting a grip safety, while mine is not perfect like his work, I will keep at it.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:30 AM
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some pictures of the race ready frame with tac well upgrade.

the first couple are how they came from Caspian and the others are some hand blending. still a ways to go on this baby, but its getting better.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:31 PM
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lower the ejection port depth and widen the port to eject a live round with an extend ejector.

Cut the french boarder and started some blending and profiling. Picture of slide engraving as well, Never Quit is LSF motto, nice touch and thanks again to Caspian.

Ball cuts, marvel disco cut and more to come this week, thanks for looking and get involved with LSF if you can.


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Old 06-04-2012, 12:20 AM
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Ant,

Very happy to see someone doing another charity gun! I'll be starting another after Perry myself. If you need anything dont hesitate to let me know! Good on ya!

Respectfully,
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:25 AM
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Joe Joe,

Thanks, I will and like wise to you.

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Old 06-04-2012, 06:53 AM
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Where can we find information about the raffle. I my google-fu has been weak.

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Old 06-04-2012, 08:33 AM
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Lone survivor will have info on their facebook page apoun completeion of the build.

Locally, H&H shooting sports of Oklahoma city, will have the pistol on display and raffle information.

Once my website is complete I will have info as well, it's been slow going as I am swamped.

edit: Sgt Grits will have info on their website and in their news letter too.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:42 AM
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quick update,

not quite there yet, still some detail work left.

sorry for the wet marks, the gun came out of the cleaning tank late and I wanted to try out my new photo booth set up before bed! \

feedback is always welcome,

thanks all,

Anthony
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That is turning out great!!!!
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