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Old 10-24-2010, 07:50 PM
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Old Log's EMP Mag Mod w/Pics




Just so if you want to or I can't, you know dead or something here's a show and tell.
Well here's a few member's EMP mags, I mark inside to keep separate. I tape them up to mark for witness holes and protect.


Then they get scribed on top of the stop surface to maintain the location. And get the witness holes drilled.


De-burr the witness holes. Then rough cut/grind to the base line.


Now perfect the base line. And rough cut the floor plate notch.


To be continued....
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:51 PM
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Perfect the floor plate notch with a file. And fit the floor plate and clamp to secure location for welding.


Tack weld, remove clamp and finish weld.


Grind weld to blend on belt. And finish useing three different wheels.


Check for uniform appearance. And re-assemble the spring and follower. Using a punch in the bottom witness hole to secure the spring.


Go to Post Office and mail.

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Old 10-24-2010, 08:00 PM
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Okay Log (who is Log Man anyhow??),

I'm not a very intelligent individual, so I'm having a bit of trouble understanding what the purpose of this is? To make them flush-fit?

REALLY nice welds though!
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:01 PM
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Log,

That finish weld is perfection . . . . . . .

I hate it (cause I can't do that)
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:01 PM
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Log,

That finish weld is perfection . . . . . . .

I hate it (cause I can't do that)
Ha! I can't make my welds look like that even after sanding them!
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:08 PM
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Okay Log (who is Log Man anyhow??),

I'm not a very intelligent individual, so I'm having a bit of trouble understanding what the purpose of this is? To make them flush-fit?

REALLY nice welds though!
The EMP is a short grip CCW type 1911 and for some strange reason only a fly on the wall at Springfield would know they elected to use an extended base mag. So with the mag in the frame the grip is as long as a full size. So it came up a while back and I have been doing this for the many.

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Old 10-24-2010, 08:22 PM
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Okay Log (who is Log Man anyhow??),

I'm not a very intelligent individual, so I'm having a bit of trouble understanding what the purpose of this is? To make them flush-fit?

REALLY nice welds though!
Some people are picky about their mags. I ordered half-a-dozen blue Checkmate mags for my DW CCO 'cause I couldn't stand a stainless mag in a black pistol. One of the things keeping me from buying a Para PDA (the main things are their currently sketchy rep for QC and CS) is the stupid plastic base pad on their proprietary magazine.

And the proprietary mag for the EMP also has a stupid plastic base pad. Except for the ones Log Man modifies to fit flush.

Bravo, Log Man.

Beautiful shop work.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:26 PM
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Okay Log (who is Log Man anyhow??)
I didn't mean to ignore this direct question. So... to be quite clear,.. I am log man!

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Old 10-24-2010, 08:36 PM
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I can't afford the scribing thingy. I can tell by looking.
Kidding aside, beautiful work log man.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:37 PM
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i finally got some modded mags a few weeks back from someone that had them modded, but then sold the EMP.

great stuff!!!

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Old 10-24-2010, 08:40 PM
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I must say Log Man Very Impressed with your Welding and Cutomizing of those EMP mags..............


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BTW can that be done to Reg. Size mags?
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:47 PM
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Hi Quack, I thought I had done some for you directly, at any rate those where done by myself.

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Old 10-24-2010, 09:02 PM
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Yep, they were modded by you.
i've PM'd you, but my lazy a$$ never got around to sending them, then i found a pair of them that someone was selling.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:09 PM
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BTW can that be done to Reg. Size mags?
Sure it could be done, but there are flush floor plate full size mags available. The EMP mags are proprietary and only come in the extended version.

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Old 10-24-2010, 10:14 PM
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what does a 'three martini' mag look like?
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:19 PM
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what does a 'three martini' mag look like?
Probably the floor plate in backwards sticking out the rear....err I guess that sounds okay.

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Old 10-24-2010, 10:19 PM
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Nice job! I've always thought it silly to have a concealment pistol (especially a bobtail) with a huge mag pad sticking out.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:22 PM
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Nice job Log, you
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:02 AM
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Log,

Very cool mod there. Glad you put in the witness holes as well. Nice touch. Good looking work as well. I have several guys that have EMP's and will pass this on to them.

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Old 10-25-2010, 12:28 AM
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Log, I believe that you will soon be flooded with work requests. . . (as if you weren't already!) Nice job!

I think you are going to have to go ahead and get that FFL sooner than later. . .
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:10 AM
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Wish you kept a few in stock for purchase.... I'd order one or two for sure.
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:59 AM
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As soon as I get my mags from my loaded coupon I will be sending mine in.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:42 AM
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Log- a quality job. Did you fabricate the floorplates too?
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:29 AM
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Perfect work and some great shots of the process.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:42 AM
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Logs work is fantastic. I have one of the flush mags and I plan to get a couple of more done.

VERY well done. ZERO feeding issue. As a matter of fact my HST 147 carry loads have zero hang up. In the factory 9 rounder there is a little hang up that can cause a FTF at times.
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