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Old 11-04-2008, 06:30 AM
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Anyone install the Bobtail mainspring on other 1911's?




I love my Dan Wesson CBob so much that my Colt Combat Elite feels like junk in my hands now.

Brownells sells the Ed Brown CBob mainspring housing and the jig to help cut the frame of a 1911 down for it.

Has anyone done this? I read the article on www.GunBlast.com where they cut an aluminum framed Lightweight Colt Commander down.

I wonder how hard it is to do on a steel framed 1911? I wonder what tools would be needed.

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Old 11-04-2008, 09:14 AM
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Having done two . of them i will say getting the pin hole location.down was the most time consoming part for me next time i will buy the jig i put the grips on and traced out the outline onthe frame and went to work with files
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:20 PM
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Having done two . of them i will say getting the pin hole location.down was the most time consoming part for me next time i will buy the jig i put the grips on and traced out the outline onthe frame and went to work with files

Got any pictures? We would love to see them.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:18 PM
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Two Kimbers and a Colt. Piece of cake with the jig.


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Old 11-04-2008, 05:04 PM
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Send it to Dave Severns. I'm gonna send mine his way next year. Bobtail Para, bobtail Springer, bobtail bobtail....no, wait, forget that last one.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:40 PM
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Can anyone post a dos and don'ts list. I would love to bobtail my S&W local gunsmiths have quoted me $300-375 plus the new MSH.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:54 PM
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You're getting screwed. The going rate is around $150 + parts + refinishing if necessary. Any gunsmith or machinist can do it in no time. The jig lines up the new MSH hole, then you simply remove all the metal to match. I've seen guys do it with a drill press and files.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:32 AM
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Here's the GunBlast link, looks like a bench grinder, some files, and some various grades of sandpaper will work:

http://www.gunblast.com/Perfect1911.htm
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:46 PM
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That would be a fun group build.
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:19 PM
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Anybody do one on a full size 1911 ? Ive always liked that set-up after seeing an Ed Brown made that way. I've never had a problem concealing the 5" barrel of a Govt model in an IWB holster, but that corner on the grip frame sure sticks out. How much does the bobtailing help in concealment ? (I put the small rounded Eagle Secret Service grips on an N frame S&W revolver and the difference that the grip made in concealment is incredible.)
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:04 PM
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Razorbob

The The RazorBack-Bobtail project - Thread links Sticky at the top has a lot of info.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:21 PM
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Pointshoot...the Colt above is a Government size 1911. I love the bobtail on it as well as the shorter guns.
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