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Old 12-24-2010, 06:54 PM
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Looks great Quack!! I can't wait to get my hands on my new Remington!!
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:27 AM
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What rear sight are you getting? Are you going to leave the front sight alone or get a fiber optic?

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Old 12-25-2010, 08:30 AM
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I'm going to use 10-8 sights
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:06 PM
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Seems Quack and I have been in a race to see who can erase the R1's original identity the quickest.

Looks like he's catching up









Here's what I've done so far:

C&S Tactical Match trigger kit
Radius frame and installed EB Memory Grip Safety
C&S long aluminum trigger
C&S extended safety
EB extended mag release
S&A checkered MSH
Light carry bevel
Install and reprofile EB hardcore slide stop to prevent overhang
EGW oversized firing pin stop with small radius
EGW HD extractor
EGW oversized ejector to fix the unsightly gap at the back of the slide
10-8 NM rear sight (much fitting required)
Blast, parkerize, and spray on Gunkote Satin Black
VZ Double Diamond Grips

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Old 12-26-2010, 12:44 PM
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Seems Quack and I have been in a race to see who can erase the R1's original identity the quickest.

Looks like he's catching up


think i'm going to be ordering some checkering files soon.

i need to get an EGW ejector. have a Brown, but the gap was still there
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:08 PM
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Yep, the EGW has plenty of meat all around to take up any gaps. Also means it takes a lot longer to fit all around. I also tried another ejector from my bag of parts that left the gap at the back.

Whenever I think I might want to try my hand at checkering, I just go back and read several posts from guys who have trashed guns that needed to welded up and re-profiled . I may send mine out for machine checkering at some point when I get it just right.

Also need to decide what I'm going to do about a final finish for this one. Can't see spending big bucks on Hard Hat for a $600 gun. The Gunkote, Cerakote, etc are OK, but not as durable as I'd like. Maybe Mahovsky's Metalife (around $155). Had it done on a HK P7 that turned out pretty well. Just don't know if the R1 will look right in HC.

Quack--I'm interested to see how your bout with the 10-8 rear sight goes. Have you gotten it yet?

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Old 12-26-2010, 01:45 PM
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nah, haven't gotten it yet. sent some things back to brownell's and should have the sight here soon.

the sight will probably need fitting, but i'm ok with it because all the sights that i put on Springfields needed to be fit.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:35 PM
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More chopping on the R1 tonight.

Not quite Rogers Precision perfection, but I'm happy with it



Pretty simple actually. I chucked up the barrel in my HF mini lathe, checked runout, cut it down, and crowned. I thought I had it polished pretty well, but the pictures show all.

Couldn't go to bed with it looking like that. It's a wonder what 1000 grit sandpaper and Flitz can do for metal:


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Old 01-03-2011, 06:53 PM
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wow that looks amazing!
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:42 PM
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Thanks!

Came out much nicer than my attempt at flush cutting the slide stop pin.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:38 PM
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Why does the slide stop overhang the trigger area?? Is the frame or slide stop not up to spec? Or did they relieve that area too much at the top of the trigger guard? Whatever it is it looks like Hell! Auto Ordnance pistols exhibit the same issue.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:20 PM
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I did notknow anything about the remington r1. I need to check them out as I like the clean lines. Are they high end? Middle of the road or closer to entry level?
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:19 PM
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Why does the slide stop overhang the trigger area?? Is the frame or slide stop not up to spec? Or did they relieve that area too much at the top of the trigger guard? Whatever it is it looks like Hell! Auto Ordnance pistols exhibit the same issue.
they relieved the area higher. also if you look at my trigger, there's a large gap between the top of the trigger and the frame. when i fit that trigger, i just removed material from the bottom and didn't remove any from the top and there's still a decent gap.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:41 PM
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Why does the slide stop overhang the trigger area?? Is the frame or slide stop not up to spec? Or did they relieve that area too much at the top of the trigger guard? Whatever it is it looks like Hell! Auto Ordnance pistols exhibit the same issue.
I believe it's just a matter of how the frame was cut. The flat where the slide stop sits on the R1 is shorter than any of my other 1911s and leads to the slide stop overhang. I re-profiled my slide stop to fix the overhang.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:46 PM
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I did notknow anything about the remington r1. I need to check them out as I like the clean lines. Are they high end? Middle of the road or closer to entry level?
I'd call the R1 an entry level gun. My entry level may be above where others are willing to enter however. I looked over several RIA and SA Milspec guns prior to buying the R1. For the ~$600 entry price, I believe you get much more gun than the competitor's entries. YMMV.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:47 AM
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:20 PM
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Which hammer is that? Drop-in, or did it require some fitting. I like the look a lot.

Where's that 10-8 sight?
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:26 PM
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was out of town, so haven't gotten to the 10-8 sight yet.
the hammer is a Caspian, only work that i needed to do to it was cut the hammer hooks down to .020" like all my other triggers.

http://www.caspianarms.com/Merchant2...tegory_Code=R5
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:08 PM
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That Remington you were issued was Remington Rand, not Remington Arms. Think typewriters.
I had to signup for an account after reading through this post. I have a 1942 Remington Rand 1911A1 that I aquired from my father in law, and it was in rough shape when I got it. It had been in his basement close to 25 years and had alot of surface rust. Since getting the 1911 back in shape and cleaning well it shot without any problems and I've put 100 rounds through it. I have a fobus holster that it rides in when I take it out for a walk. I'm adding pictures via photobucket and I hope you're able to view the before/after pictures. In the last picture I have FMJ in the mag but it's just for picture. Usually I have HP but didn't have any at the time.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:30 AM
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... That cleaned up very nice. ^^^
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:57 AM
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Great job quack, one question

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and after fitting an Ed Brown grip safety, still have some detail work to do to it, but i got impatient and wanted to see what it looked like.

What kind of skill level does one need to install the new trigger and beavertail? I'm not a kitchen gun smith, I actually have a work station in my office . Also what kind to tools would I need? Is that 2 questions, or 1 and 1a?

By the way, love the way the guns looks, its the main reason I have not purchased the R1. Do you like the way the gun shoots?
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:17 AM
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What kind of skill level does one need to install the new trigger and beavertail? I'm not a kitchen gun smith, I actually have a work station in my office . Also what kind to tools would I need? Is that 2 questions, or 1 and 1a?

By the way, love the way the guns looks, its the main reason I have not purchased the R1. Do you like the way the gun shoots?
you need files, sand paper, Ed Brown beavertail jig and time.
The Ed Brown actually mates nicely to the R1 curve, so not much blending needed, it just takes a while to file down the rear tangs.

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Old 01-20-2011, 10:01 AM
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new Remington at the Shot Show





and the Centennial model



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Old 01-20-2011, 01:01 PM
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Tnx of posting them...
I assume they plan on offering this model as a standard offering .. if so What are they calling this model??
or was it just a display of options one can order onto the standard R1 ??


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tnx!
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:05 PM
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it's called the Enhanced model. you can see "ENHANCED" just under the ejection port.
the rear sight is an adjustable Champion/Kensight sight.
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