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Old 11-11-2009, 11:22 AM
Dos Cylindros Dos Cylindros is offline
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Here are some updated pics of my custom carry. It's back at the custom shop to have the front strap checkered and a host of 10-8 performance parts installed to really get it where I want it. I can't wait for it to be back in my hands



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Old 11-11-2009, 11:23 AM
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As general rule of thumb I do not like melt jobs, my personal taste is that a 1911 should not look like a soft stick of butter.

However, the carry bevel on the SA from the custom shop I must give a great big .
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:22 AM
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By no means the nicest, but here is my only SA custom shop contribution:

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Old 11-21-2009, 12:27 PM
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VERY NICE! Simple and elegant..... SPECs please....
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:53 PM
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VERY NICE! Simple and elegant..... SPECs please....
I'm assuming for mine. Started life as a GI.

Simonich Gunner Grips
S&A .220" beavertail safety
Ed brown flat checkered MSH
Vickers Blue Force slotted hammer/sear/disco kit
10-8 trigger
Ed Brown Hardcore slidestop
Ed Brown Hardcore firing pin stop
Nighthawk thumb safety
Ed Brown pins/springs/hammerstrut, various small parts
Springfield in house oversized match barrel/bushing (NM marked), handfitted
Feed ramp polished/barrel throated/polished
Frame tightened/fitted
Novak low-mount night sights
Ejection port lowered/flared
Carry Bevel
Extended ejector pinned and tuned
Tuned extractor
Deburr pistol internally/tune for reliability
Beveled magwell
Stippled front grip
Reparked by the CS
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:11 PM
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By no means the nicest, but here is my only SA custom shop contribution:

Nice shooter Cavediver!
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:24 AM
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Ah, I have my Custom, just waiting on these damn VZ grips to come in! Then picture time! :-)

Anyone else scratch up their plug getting the bushing off with the bushing wrench? Or did I just make a booboo?? The damn thing is too tight to get off by hand... I might replace my plug with a stainless one so you will notice it less, lol. I actually asked for a stainless plug, but got a black one instead, no big deal though...
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:55 PM
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I really like this!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:05 PM
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Alright, here is mine:





Sorry, forgot to take a photo of the back, but don't have any of that serrating the back of the slide business going on anyway, and am using standard Trijicon 3-dot combat night-sights.

Base: Current style MC Operator slide and frame
Nowlin Match Barrel crowned at 11-degrees as Mr. Williams recommended
30 lpi checkering on the front-strap
Armory Kote OD frame and black slide
squared off the back of the beavertail grip safety
"GI style" Lanyard loop on a flat checkered mainspring housing
Double Diamond VZ Grips with thumb notch and beveled.

Pretty simple set up, inspired by the standard MC Operator.

No ammo to shoot the dang thing though... :-(
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:28 PM
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Wow, this thread is pornographic! My Mil Spec, Valentine, was featured in the very first post in this thread, having just received a treatment of Melonite QPQ. I think I'll post up another pic, to show how she looks now, with a good bit of holster wear.

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Old 12-06-2009, 08:40 PM
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Pretty simple set up, inspired by the standard MC Operator.

No ammo to shoot the dang thing though... :-(
Very nice KJ. When you do pick up some ammo drop us a post on how it performs. I've had good experience in terms of accuracy with SA's so I'm interested in hearing how well your 'smith fit barrel and bushing performs.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:48 PM
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Here are some updated pics of my custom carry. It's back at the custom shop to have the front strap checkered and a host of 10-8 performance parts installed to really get it where I want it. I can't wait for it to be back in my hands
If you don't mind... What 10-8 parts are you having installed?
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:49 PM
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[QUOTE=SWThomas;2430629]
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Here are some updated pics of my custom carry. It's back at the custom shop to have the front strap checkered and a host of 10-8 performance parts installed to really get it where I want it. I can't wait for it to be back in my hands

If you don't mind... What 10-8 parts are you having installed?
10-8 .140" rear sight

10-8 slide stop

10-8 solid curved trigger.

I am also having the muzzle cut flush with the bushing and crowned at 11 degrees, extra extractor tuned and fitted to the gun and a total re-finish in flat black armory kote (same as the original finish). Should be back in my hands later this month per Deb .
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:39 PM
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The Custom Shop signed for it July 2nd. It was there over the Independence Day holiday. They mailed it back to me July 8th and I had it in my hands on July 9th. The work I had done is as follows:

-Front strap serrations
-S&A magwell with matching serrations
-Lowered and flared ejection port
-Extended thumb safety
-Novak low mount bar rear sight
-Throated barrell and polished feed ramp
-Springfield's Armory Kote

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=238818
This thread has inspired me! I just bought a GI LW Champ off GB a few minutes ago. I hope you don't mind Kamau, but I am going to (almost exactly) replicate the masterpiece you created. As they say "immitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:28 PM
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Heres my loaded with c/s work

Heres my buddy just back from s/a c/s
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:29 PM
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New pic for the collection.

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Old 12-19-2009, 08:29 PM
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Wow, this thread is pornographic! My Mil Spec, Valentine, was featured in the very first post in this thread, having just received a treatment of Melonite QPQ. I think I'll post up another pic, to show how she looks now, with a good bit of holster wear.

Yes! Holster wear, and wear in general looks awesome. A well used blaster.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:11 PM
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@Kamau

Hey, I hope you got some extended baseplates for those mags of yours, because that looks like a bitch to get seated in there, lol.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:38 PM
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Wow, this thread is pornographic! My Mil Spec, Valentine, was featured in the very first post in this thread, having just received a treatment of Melonite QPQ. I think I'll post up another pic, to show how she looks now, with a good bit of holster wear.

Very nice! Edit-figured out where you got it finished (i.e. "Secret City, TN"). Saw the pic of it on CCA's finish poster in their shop this week while visiting KnoxVegas. Talked to several of the guys at the shop and they highly recommend it for serious carry. Looks like I have found my "end-all" finish.

Still would like to know the specs/parts list.

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Old 12-20-2009, 10:40 PM
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Hey guys,

My GI with some upgrades

Fit provided sights (Dawson adjustable rear and FO front)
Fit extended style thumb safety (Ed Brown Wide Extended Safety)
Install provided Ed Brown beavertail grip safety
Install extended magazine release button (Ed Brown Extended Tactical Magazine Release)
Install S&A magwell (flat, stippled to match front strap)
Install provided Harrison solid trigger
3.5 lb action job
Tune extractor
Deburr pistol internally
Stipple front strap
Carry bevel, standard
Lower & Flare ejection port
Blend rear of slide/frame
Parkerize entire pistol

The custom shop ended up replacing my frame because of shoddy machine work inside the original. With this came a much beefier slide stop. They also peened and loctited the plunger tube. The grips are Simonichs.

More info and pictures can be found at the original thread.

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Old 12-30-2009, 05:34 AM
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Here's some Custom Shop work I'm posting for E5MC.

Springfield Custom Shop/Richard Heinie collaboration pistol. The pistol was built as a prize for the USPSA Area 6 prize table. He picked it up in a trade. Heinie sights, Nowlin barrel, tool steel ignition.



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Old 12-30-2009, 07:51 AM
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Thanks Kamau. I received this pistol yesterday in a trade as mentioned above. Not seen in pic's, serrated top and rear of slide. The MSH is serrated to match the front. This treatment is quite grippy, I thought I could never be without checkering front and back but was proved wrong. Also upon detail stripping I noticed all parts are serialized to the pistol down to the barrel link. The parked finish is flawless with no holster wear or rub marks. This pistol locks up like a bank vault and cycles like ball bearings on a glass table. She appears to only have been test fired by the makers as there is no wear on the barrel hood and only minute wear at the breach face. Better pic's would clearly show R.Heinie above the trigger guard ans Springfield Custom above the ball cut front of slide. All in all a very nice example of a Custom 1911. The pistol was actually a prize at the 2007 Single Stack Classic.Yes I agree the thin grips are hideous and will be swapped out for VZ double diamond micarta.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:56 PM
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VZ grips are pretty sweet. :-)
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Wow, this thread is pornographic! My Mil Spec, Valentine, was featured in the very first post in this thread, having just received a treatment of Melonite QPQ. I think I'll post up another pic, to show how she looks now, with a good bit of holster wear.

That does indeed have character.
It's also the first melonited pistol I've seen that shows any kind of wear. Is your holster lined with broken glass and rusty nails ?
I've been toting mine around and shooting thousands of rounds for over 2 years and mine still looks like new.
Which I was glad about, but then I saw yours...
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:08 PM
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My custom carry, back from the custom shop after a few small mods.



A view of the flush cut and crowned muzzle


A view of the 10-8 u notch rear sight


A view of the 10-8 slide stop
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