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Forum: Springfield Armory 07-30-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,088
Posted By USMC0351
I was with my buddy when he bought this, and...

I was with my buddy when he bought this, and didn't realize how much I wanted a CCO-size pistol of my own. I recently got rid of a SIG C3 I tuned, and very much liked, but am building a Commander...
Forum: Springfield Armory 07-30-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,088
Posted By USMC0351
Thanks, gentlemen! I'm still not sold on...

Thanks, gentlemen!

I'm still not sold on this STI ambi safety, but went ahead and cleaned it up a bit. I will have to cut the right grip panel for the ambi, which I'm not wild about doing on a...
Forum: Springfield Armory 07-29-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,088
Posted By USMC0351
The bump on the fronstrap was bothering me, so I...

The bump on the fronstrap was bothering me, so I did my best to dress it a couple months ago. Anticipate picking up pace on this project, again, shortly.
https://i.imgur.com/zLkr9Yo.jpg
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-21-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By USMC0351
http://blacknitride.com/ was recommended to me by...

http://blacknitride.com/ was recommended to me by a gunsmith buddy that uses them for all of his builds.
Forum: Colt 06-30-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By USMC0351
Had this one built about 17 years ago. Carried...

Had this one built about 17 years ago. Carried in a J.W. O'Rourke Inside Pants (IP) holster.
https://i.imgur.com/WWuP4Wp.jpg
Forum: Caspian Arms 06-30-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By USMC0351
No, I have been pretty busy, lately. Hope to get...

No, I have been pretty busy, lately. Hope to get back to it before long.
Forum: Revolvers 06-30-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,435
Posted By USMC0351
https://i.imgur.com/K309Vwv.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/K309Vwv.jpg
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 06-30-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By USMC0351
I've had a .40 BHP for years. Mine was...

I've had a .40 BHP for years. Mine was customized by Marc McCord, formerly of Austin, with a set of 1911 Novak sights, a radiused trigger, a recoil spring guide that has a buffer built into it, and...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-30-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By USMC0351
I have two STI Recoil Masters that were put on...

I have two STI Recoil Masters that were put on guns built for me by Virgil Tripp; one is a Commander, the other a comped 5" with a custom Recoil Master. Mine have always worked flawlessly, though...
Forum: Springfield Armory 06-04-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By USMC0351
Things definitely change. I'm working on an...

Things definitely change. I'm working on an older Springfield with a pinned ejector, whereas now most seem to be glued in until they fail and then they will be pinned under warranty. There are...
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-12-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,088
Posted By USMC0351
Got around to fitting the slide and frame after...

Got around to fitting the slide and frame after peening the rails.
https://i.imgur.com/1wjXVqR.jpg
Forum: Colt 04-26-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By USMC0351
If you want to find a holster like some of the...

If you want to find a holster like some of the Marines carried theirs in, Built Rite on Ebay carries the remaining inventory of J.W. O'Rourke's American Pride Black Tac holsters for Taurus 1911s...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-12-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By USMC0351
I didn't measure what they were new. I have a...

I didn't measure what they were new. I have a few new NHC hammers around, I think, so I'll see if I can get you a measurement. Ultimately, they're oversized and I recommend bringing them down to...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-10-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By USMC0351
My Nighthawk hooks were oversized and I used a...

My Nighthawk hooks were oversized and I used a sacrificial feeler gauge as a guide to bring them to .018."
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-10-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,396
Posted By USMC0351
A buddy said some were released by State Guards,...

A buddy said some were released by State Guards, which would make sense if it was advertised through the State Rifle Association's publication.

$250 is the right price, though, which definitely...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-06-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,396
Posted By USMC0351
Thanks, all, for the help! 1saxman, you're...

Thanks, all, for the help!

1saxman, you're right about the USP markings being faint, but present.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-05-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,396
Posted By USMC0351
Puzzled by Friend's New Purchase, Please Help Identify

My friend's Dad responded to an ad in the back of a State rifle association magazine for USGI 1911s. He forgot about it, didn't hear for a long time, and the other day got a notice that he had one...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-02-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,869
Posted By USMC0351
Richter Precision is another a buddy uses...

Richter Precision is another a buddy uses extensively.
Forum: Springfield Armory 02-26-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,625
Posted By USMC0351
I had a TRP from about 2001-2009 and liked it a...

I had a TRP from about 2001-2009 and liked it a lot. It was a bit aggressive with the checkering and billboards saying "tactical," but shot well. I bought a Baer Super-Tac and was amazed with how...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-26-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,869
Posted By USMC0351
UPT in North Carolina has the best prices I've...

UPT in North Carolina has the best prices I've seen, and I've seen quite a bit of their work, too.
Forum: Other 1911's 01-28-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,479
Posted By USMC0351
Mine is a Kimber. I used it heavily in IDPA in...

Mine is a Kimber. I used it heavily in IDPA in the '90s before having it rebuilt like this. It has a LOT of rounds through it, so the slop in tolerances is probably par for the course at this...
Forum: Caspian Arms 01-19-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By USMC0351
With some old, take off Colt parts added to see...

With some old, take off Colt parts added to see how they fit. Not sure about the Commander grip safety, but it may work for me.
https://i.imgur.com/tuykd7q.jpg
Forum: Caspian Arms 01-15-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By USMC0351
It's a standard, stainless Gov't frame. It...

It's a standard, stainless Gov't frame.

It was surprisingly easy to mate the slide and frame. My previous experience is with Nighthawk slides and frames, which were really tight in tolerances. ...
Forum: Caspian Arms 01-10-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By USMC0351
Thanks. I'm hoping it works well. When I...

Thanks.

I'm hoping it works well. When I got the Ace, it was on a '43 USGI Colt and the .45 slide and barrel were separate. I couldn't see risking losing parts from a near complete GI 1911, so...
Forum: Caspian Arms 01-07-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By USMC0351
Foster/Colt Ace .22LR

Snow day, so I started working on fitting this Foster frame to an old Ace .22 kit. I'm planning to reuse most of the take-off parts from an old Lightweight Commander. ...
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