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Old 02-22-2020, 04:40 AM
spooky619 spooky619 is offline
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High cutting a TRP

I might be able to get a good deal on a TRP Operator, but after handling other 1911ís with high cut front straps, Iíd like to look at high cutting this TRP.

The obvious problem is that itís already checkered. Typically, high cutting is done in the same step as truing the front strap prior to checkering.

Has anyone had success in high cutting an already checkered front strap?
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Old 02-22-2020, 04:47 AM
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Doable. I hand checkered a Stainless Loaded 45 and had to hand blend the front strap post checkering to have the checkering stand proud. A high cut is just more metal gone. How handy with metal files are you?
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Old 02-22-2020, 04:53 AM
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Doable. I hand checkered a Stainless Loaded 45 and had to hand blend the front strap post checkering to have the checkering stand proud. A high cut is just more metal gone. How handy with metal files are you?
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Ive done blending after machine cutting, but I havenít started totally from scratch with a file.
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Old 02-22-2020, 10:56 PM
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Just put my TRP .45 in for custom work:

Blending frame to new mag well, (while it's there may as well)
knurl under trigger guard,
counter sink slide lock pin (keep pushing it in as I'm left handed)
Under cut trigger guard
and of course cerakote

should be done in another 5 weeks - will repost on return.

Grant
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Old 02-25-2020, 04:31 PM
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Just put my TRP .45 in for custom work:

Blending frame to new mag well, (while it's there may as well)
knurl under trigger guard,
counter sink slide lock pin (keep pushing it in as I'm left handed)
Under cut trigger guard
and of course cerakote

should be done in another 5 weeks - will repost on return.

Grant
Where did you send it to?
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:22 PM
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Where did you send it to?
Wild West Guns in Las Vegas.
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Old 03-22-2020, 10:03 AM
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Its stuff like this I really miss the old SACS .
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Old 03-22-2020, 01:40 PM
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Its stuff like this I really miss the old SACS .
Yup.

Such a waisted opportunity for those MilSpec "blank canvas" guns, too.

Wish they'd get back in bidness.
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:20 PM
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Steelheart Tactical in Ohio did one for me and it is wonderful job. I need to send Alan a couple more to do.
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