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Old 03-09-2020, 07:56 AM
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Foster frame work

To share with the group, a recent build in a state of semi finish. Frame pics of a stainless Foster frame. It is mated to what appears to be a Rem R1 Enhanced unmarked carbon slide (not shown). Both new.

After about 125 rounds of factory ball the slide/frame clearances measured with slide in battery position, dry, with a dial indicator:

.0018Ē for the lateral front and rear;
.0016 for the front vertical;
.0014Ē for the rear vertical.

The rails I tried to get a good pic of with not so modern cell phone technology were highly polished and smooth. I hope this means I am getting a clue and not just lucky.

The EGW grip safety upper and lower was fitted in the lower registered position. That is an Ed Brown thumb safety reshaped slightly to fit homey.

Last night I got the preliminary front strap stippling completed. Slightly recontoured the grip safety, raised the frame under and behind the trigger guard slightly, and preliminary blended the slide/frame/grip safety area. LOTSA metal dust there...all with files and hand tools
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Old 03-09-2020, 08:18 AM
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Very nice GS fit!
Thanks for the pics
Lets see the stippling, I'm thinking about trying that on a SA frame that has a lot of meat in the front strap. I think I could mess it up and still have enough metal left to clean it up smooth again. That frame has the most metal in that area of any I've seen.
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Old 03-09-2020, 08:39 AM
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Thank you.

The Springers do have a good front strap thickness. Baer frames do as well as some of the Foster and Caspian frames.

I'll post pics of the front strap tonight or tomorrow night and the slide blend.

Mike
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Old 03-09-2020, 10:41 AM
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Hi,
Nice work!

Where do you get Rem R1 slides???
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Old 03-09-2020, 02:11 PM
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Hi,
Nice work!

Where do you get Rem R1 slides???
Probably CDNN?
They have a pretty good deal going on them.

https://www.cdnnsports.com/slide-191...l#.XmaUeqhKi70
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Old 03-09-2020, 02:37 PM
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Probably CDNN?
They have a pretty good deal going on them.

https://www.cdnnsports.com/slide-191...l#.XmaUeqhKi70
I have seen the 4in SS ones also at Cdnn for less than $150. Crazy but not surprising.
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Old 03-09-2020, 02:44 PM
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This one is unfinished and unmarked I got from Spectorsupply. I identified it in the pictures because of the outer appearance then the material mark on the cocking rail.

There are good buys on these Remington parts right now. CDNN had frame kits (last I looked), barrels and slides. You can put together an almost complete Remington pistol for not a lot of money.
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Old 03-09-2020, 03:36 PM
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I have seen the 4in SS ones also at Cdnn for less than $150. Crazy but not surprising.
$90 right now!

https://www.cdnnsports.com/slide-191...l#.XmaoUqhKi70

I've made the mistake of 'waiting a few days' to order stuff from CDNN and then when I go back to buy the price either goes up or they are gone
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:07 PM
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$90 right now!

https://www.cdnnsports.com/slide-191...l#.XmaoUqhKi70

I've made the mistake of 'waiting a few days' to order stuff from CDNN and then when I go back to buy the price either goes up or they are gone
I just ordered parts from CDNN for an upcoming Commander build. I passed on the slide because I already had one.

OP: Your Foster looks good, I am very pleased with mine.
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:19 PM
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A few more pics. Still need to blend the stippling along the borders, other odds and ends. The dark heavy lines on the slide stop pin is the strike of the barrel bottom lugs.
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Old 03-10-2020, 06:23 AM
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Thanks for the pics! I've never done stippling before, can you elaborate on the method you used here? I've practiced on some steel pipe with punches of different shape and size, looks like technique is as much or more a factor as the punch? My search ability sucks.
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Old 03-10-2020, 06:58 AM
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It is technique as well as the tools. Hammer weight, too.

I knew the light reflecting off the impressions gives unique appearance. I tried a uniform orientation of the punch and lighter a hammer and noticed a different texture.
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Old 03-10-2020, 08:23 PM
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Looks like a great job. That is the TS that my thumb likes the best. Don't see people use it much but I like it. Keep us posted with pics.
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:47 AM
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Thank you. As progress takes place alI’ll update!
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Old 03-11-2020, 07:57 AM
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The work so far looks phenomenal! I love stippling. Wish more people wanted it.

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Old 03-11-2020, 08:06 AM
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Thank you! It is find therapeutic for the mind. I noticed the other night doing this it was like drawing. Can be a little trying on the elbows and shoulders at times, though.

The bordering can be rough at times since I try to get straight even spaces. I am getting technique for that established. I have used three methods so far and the third I used on the last two seems most promising. I have a variation of it I just thought of driving home last night.
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