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Old 09-04-2010, 07:48 AM
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:40 AM
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:03 AM
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:35 PM
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:12 PM
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:36 PM
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I think the R1 is one of the nicest looking 1911s on the current market.














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Old 09-05-2010, 09:03 AM
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Here's mine. Couple of changes. I prefer long triggers, so that was an easy fix. Also added a Brown bushing as the SS one just wasn't "right" to my eyes. It fitted perfectly.

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Old 09-05-2010, 09:07 AM
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:04 AM
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What size innertube is that? I am looking really hard at teh Remy 1911 because that is what I was issued and carried for a few years in the Corps back before they made us turn them in for crap 9mm's

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Old 09-06-2010, 05:38 PM
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What size innertube is that? I am looking really hard at teh Remy 1911 because that is what I was issued and carried for a few years in the Corps back before they made us turn them in for crap 9mm's
That Remington you were issued was Remington Rand, not Remington Arms. Think typewriters.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:33 AM
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Oh I know that, but the parent company was and is again Remington. It just seems to be a nice way to give a nod back to my roots where 45's are concerned. Of course finding an old Remington Rand would be cool, but we all know that would be at best a worn slide/frame issue as well as more than likely a lot of cost so these offer a neat way to go.
I like these new Remy 1911's. They have the good stuff that makes a 45 work well already done with a minimum of go fast parts. For what they cost, a guy could buy two instead of one of the $1200 'other brands' and have a really nice shooting pair of 45's
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:26 PM
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Here's my R1. Started out bone stock, but had to replace the squishy short trigger, gawd-awful SS bushing, and add a ambi-safety (a must for us southpaws).







What I added was primarily Swenson parts, save the ambi-safety and that's Wilson Combat.

This is the first 1911 with a standard grip safety that didn't draw blood after 5 shots. She's definitely a keeper. Internally, I put in a new sear and trigger. I also had to replace one part of the FP safety, as one piece fell out on reassembly and stubbornly would not be found until two days ago.

BTW, look out for the plunger pin. When you remove the safety, it tends to want to go airborne, and it does so rather quickly. Fortunately, I was able to locate it every time (unlike the FP safety part) with in a minute or two of hearing it ricochet around the room. I've really got to get me that safety removal tool.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:17 PM
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:32 PM
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That's a fantastic picture. Can I ask how you set up the lighting for the shot?
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:18 PM
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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.

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Old 12-18-2010, 07:58 PM
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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.


That looks good Quack. Did you alter the R1 frame, grip safety or both?
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:03 PM
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Thanks!!!

i fit an Ed Brown grip safety. i probably have ~6hours of fitting for that alone using just files and sandpaper. at least the hard part is done, so when the rest of my parts come in it'll only be an hour or 2 left of work. then i'll need to get it refinished. the beavertail is just cold blue for right now.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:04 PM
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and for reference, this is pretty much what i did.
http://www.blindhogg.com/gunsmith/brownbt.html
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:06 PM
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and a photo of both guns that i worked on in the last 24hours

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Old 12-18-2010, 08:09 PM
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That's a fantastic picture. Can I ask how you set up the lighting for the shot?
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:02 PM
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still waiting on my hammer and rear sight

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Old 12-22-2010, 07:21 PM
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still waiting on my hammer and rear sight
You sure you wanna' do that?

I've heard of a few guys that read about a few other guys that knew another fella' who's wife was married to someone that had a relative who's sister was married to someone that saw one those R1's in a sealed glass display case and he thought it didn't look good......

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yep, they said you can't polish a turd, but i guess the Mythbuster's were right, you CAN polish a turd
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:28 PM
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