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Old 07-01-2010, 05:11 PM
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Competed Rock MS Bobtail, Very Pic Heavy




Well after many many months of waiting to get my MS back from a local gunsmith I finally got it yesterday.

I have not fired it yet as it is raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock here in Houston, so it will have to wait until this weekend. The gunsmith did fire a couple of hundred rounds on Monday a variety of rounds JHP, FMJ, Wadcutter, etc. Not one problem.

Well here it is, enjoy:

















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Old 07-01-2010, 05:37 PM
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Very nice looking Rock, so how much did that set you back?
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:44 PM
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ya mike. how much and what all was done. i want to send my rock off, but dont know where to and would not mind making the 45 min drive to houston. let me know. thanks brian
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:47 PM
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Well worth the wait!!! AWESOME!!!!!
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:51 PM
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ya mike. how much and what all was done. i want to send my rock off, but dont know where to and would not mind making the 45 min drive to houston. let me know. thanks brian
Brian,

Here is what was done to the MS.

From Brownells:
087-000-012 1911 Auto national match trigger, Ed Brown
087-812-000 1911 Auto match sear, Ed Brown
965-298-001 298B Blue high grip beavertail grip safety, Wilson
087-816-132 816-BT Bobtail mainspring housing, blue, Ed Brown
087-823-000 823 1911 Hammer strut, Ed Brown
087-953-000 953 Bobtail installation jig, Ed Brown
965-402-000 402 Beavertail fitting jig, Wilson
965-600-007 6BN Narrow blue extended thumb safety, Wilson
662-000-016 Front sight Novak
100-003-768 Rear sight 10-8
965-102-045 Wilson slide stop
080-831-004 Allen head grip screws

From Berryhill Custom:
1 x Ultimate Disconnector (DISULT) , Berryhill
1 x Commander Ring Hammer (HR) , Berryhill
1 x Hammer Strut Pin (HSTRP) , Berryhill

Ahrends Silver-Black Dymondwood Grips

Gunsmithing:
Hand fitting of the beavertail
Hand fitting of the bobtail
Install hammer, sear, disconnector, hammer strut
Installation and milling of the slide for both sights
Combat Dehorn
Sandblast
Repark of the pistol and small parts
Norrells coating Flat black on slide and small parts, and Stainless steel on the receiver.

Arnel did the majority the work on the bobtail, beavertail, and all of the parts other than the sights.

A gunsmith here in Houston did the sights, dehorn, repark, French cut, barrel crown, and Norrells.

Honestly I do not have the final figure but I would guess that the cost of the upgrades was probably the original price of the gun or more.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:53 PM
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Well worth the wait!!! AWESOME!!!!!
Thanks old-lefty.

You and Auto Mag are my inspiration.
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Now that is really nice - I would be proud to own that
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:04 PM
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Now that is really nice - I would be proud to own that
Thanks Andy.

It was a long time coming as I originally purchased the gun in April of 2009 and all but a couple of days the gun has been at one gunsmith or another.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:59 PM
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Wow, that is one nice 1911. If it shoots as good as it looks, you definitly have a winner.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:21 PM
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Looks real good!




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Fantastic Mike!!!!!!
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:40 PM
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:40 PM
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Looks real good!

Mike

Thanks JP and Mike.

It was a lot of work and waiting but worth it.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:43 PM
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Fantastic Mike!!!!!!
Auto Mag I know when I use to mention my bobtail to people I use to think people would think "right", but here it is finally done.
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Very impressive. Its giving me ideas for my RIA that are going to part me from my money.
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:51 AM
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Very impressive. Its giving me ideas for my RIA that are going to part me from my money.
Been there done that Lostball.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:22 PM
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It looks like time well invested. Congrats on a fine looking piece.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:14 PM
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It looks like time well invested. Congrats on a fine looking piece.
I would agree with you exppi, well worth it.
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:16 AM
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Mike 45, I have been watching and waiting w429ith great interest in your progress in this project.your pistol looks great, I bought a MS back in April myself, I have not shot it yet. I just can't seem to make up my mind as to what to do,I like this one, I like that one, I am sure you know what I mean. I am wondering why you bought the two jigs that the gunsmiths used on your pistol?I also had made up my mind to use the ring hammer, I have them on my Ruger pistols and like them, why did you use a different make strut on the hammer? what is the Wilson # on the BTGS 429BC or BG? I am thinking of doing the metal work myself, no bobtail.I will still use the stake on front sights.Fusion handles a lot of nice sights.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:28 AM
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Mike 45, I have been watching and waiting w429ith great interest in your progress in this project.your pistol looks great, I bought a MS back in April myself, I have not shot it yet. I just can't seem to make up my mind as to what to do,I like this one, I like that one, I am sure you know what I mean. I am wondering why you bought the two jigs that the gunsmiths used on your pistol?I also had made up my mind to use the ring hammer, I have them on my Ruger pistols and like them, why did you use a different make strut on the hammer? what is the Wilson # on the BTGS 429BC or BG? I am thinking of doing the metal work myself, no bobtail.I wI ill still use the stake on front sights.Fusion handles a lot of nice sights.
Thanks Al for the kind comments.

I know what you mean I looked at a lot of guns for ideas and in fact was making changes to the gun through the whole process. So to be fair the the Houston gunsmith the length for delivery was not all of his making.

The reason that I purchased the jigs is that Arnel does not have them, so I purchased them for his use. I included them in the list as I wanted to give a good representation of what was required in both parts and equipment required to get the project done.

I used the Ed Brown hammer strut because Berryhill does not make one and I could not find a good description on the Wilson product.

On the Wilson BTGC I used the 298B

I am slowly building my skills to attempt a build on my own, I think by the end of the year I might have all the parts.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:11 AM
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Thanks Mike, do you know the difference between the #298 and the #429 BTGS? was your frame . 250 radius?
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:13 AM
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Thanks Mike, do you know the difference between the #298 and the #429 BTGS? was your frame . 250 radius?
Al the difference between the two is that the 298 you must cut the frame to make it fit and the 429 is a drop-in design.

The Wilson grip safeties use a offset 0.250 radius.

Dave Berryhill had a very good explanation on the Wilson grip safety and it's offset but I can not find it now, I will keep looking and if I find it I will post the link.

In the mean time you may want to review Blindhogg's web page on beavertails.
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I found the Dave Berryhill post on the Wilson grip safety.

It turns out that the Wilson is not an offset 0.250 it is actually a offset 0.223, My error.

Original Berryhill posting is located here.
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:45 AM
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Thats OUTSTANDING Mike! Really sweet! Beautiful piece!
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