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Old 06-27-2009, 05:13 PM
Kamau Kamau is offline
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The Definitive Custom Shop Collection

I'm starting this thread so everyone can post pictures of the mods they've had done from Springfield's Custom Shop.

I don't have any pictures to share, because I just sent mine off, but here's a couple I googled for starters.

This is a picture of their carry bevel.




And the infamous modded Mil-Spec


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Old 06-27-2009, 09:27 PM
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Man, I'm seriously considering ordering up a Custom Carry with that Radical Carry job. Looks so clean and smooth.
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:39 PM
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No mods here. Just a simple, clean Custom Carry.



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Old 06-28-2009, 08:26 AM
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Nice, is that Black T?
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:57 AM
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Nope. Old school parkerizing.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:37 AM
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Damn, your park looks way better than mine ever did...and darker too.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:22 PM
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Some nice looking guns.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:22 AM
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Mine can be seen here:
http://www.10-8forums.com/ubbthreads...0&page=2#79744

If someone has the time to re-post the pic's here that would be fine with me.

Enjoy
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:20 PM
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Mine can be seen here:
http://www.10-8forums.com/ubbthreads...0&page=2#79744

If someone has the time to re-post the pic's here that would be fine with me.

Enjoy
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I took my time with this build. I put a list of parts and features together over the course of a year before I even contacted Springer CS. Some of the features were discussed with Dave Williams and based on his suggestions, they were modified (crown, hammer and finish, as I can recall). After all, he is in the American Pistolsmiths Guild. What you see here is my vision and what works for me based off my experience with the 1911. I’m a strong believer in the full size 5 inch government 1911 for carry. This is my idea of a classy/functional/fighting pistol.

PC9102: Custom Carry 1911-A1

Features:

* Custom fit slide to national match frame
* Custom fit Nowlin match barrel & EGW bushing (11 degree crown as Dave Williams suggested)
* Polish feed ramp & throat barrel
* Springfield Custom tool steel match hammer & sear
* 10-8 curved & lightened trigger w/custom tuned 4.5 lb. trigger pull
* 10-8 carbon mag catch
* 10-8 slotted grip screws
* 10-8 carbon plunger tube
* 10-8 carbon slide stop, flush cut with frame
* 10-8 carbon hard pin set
* C&S tactical match extended hammer strut
* Tuned for total reliability
* Lowered & flared ejection port
* Tuned & polished extractor
* Pinned ejector, not glued
* Standard recoil spring guide assembly, with EGW Monogram Carry Bevel Plug (smooth, no letter on plug)
* Custom fit beavertail grip safety (square back off, as opposed to rounded)
* C&S high grip tactical extended thumb safety
* 10-8 rear sight w/dovetail front gold bead
* Machine checkered front strap, 25LPI
* S&A magazine well, matched to bevel on frame, checkered 25LPI to match front strap
* Undercut front strap (mild)
* Serrate rear of slide, 40LPI
* French borders on slide
* Ball cuts to slide, no front cocking serrations
* Checkered cocobolo grips (Simonich original Gunners which I beveled are pictured)
* Black T finish complete, except barrel, bbl bushing, recoil spring plug, trigger & hammer
* Radical “Carry Bevel” complete pistol
* 2 magazines









They really do great work. That is a great looking 1911. And it's good to see Black T in a real picture. That's the finish I ordered for mine. The radical carry bevel looks much better than I thought it would. Very nice!!!
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:47 PM
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Nope. Old school parkerizing.
I love parkerizing. When I had my Mil-Spec customized the Custom Shop reparked the whole gun. Incredibly awsome job.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:44 PM
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I love parkerizing. When I had my Mil-Spec customized the Custom Shop reparked the whole gun. Incredibly awsome job.
Post pics man. I don't even remember what the Parkerizing looked like on my GI, it's been so long since it's been perfect.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:53 PM
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Before and after pictures of SVTNate's Custom Carry











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Old 06-30-2009, 06:09 PM
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Wow...now that's crazy, it actually has 2 of the mods I'm having the Custom Shop do for me.

Serrated front strap and serrated MSH (but I'm getting a bare S&A magwell serrated instead).

Nice to see what their serration work looks like.

Is the thumb safety springfields?
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:15 PM
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Wow...now that's crazy, it actually has 2 of the mods I'm having the Custom Shop do for me.

Serrated front strap and serrated MSH (but I'm getting a bare S&A magwell serrated instead).

Nice to see what their serration work looks like.

Is the thumb safety springfields?
Don't you mean three modifications? It also has the Springfield Custom radical carry bevel.

I'm pretty sure the thumb safety is a Springfield part. I don't think he changed any parts when he sent it back, and this gun started out as a basic Custom Carry.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:06 PM
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SVTNate is actually an aquaintence of mine. Being in California, he was forced to purchase the Custom Carry in California DOJ "approved" configuration. Now having it as an approved pistol on his permit, Nate sent the gun back to the Springfield Custom Shop and had them work over and replace everything per his specs entirely. The thumb safety is a Wilson Combat I believe, as is the slide stop.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:57 AM
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Post pics man. I don't even remember what the Parkerizing looked like on my GI, it's been so long since it's been perfect.
http://www.m4carbine.net/attachment....9&d=1235942814

Not the best pic.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:14 PM
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Here's my contribution:

Colt-style high-cut front strap:


Beveled magwell and 20 lpi machine-checker


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Old 07-01-2009, 05:58 PM
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Don't you mean three modifications? It also has the Springfield Custom radical carry bevel.

I'm pretty sure the thumb safety is a Springfield part. I don't think he changed any parts when he sent it back, and this gun started out as a basic Custom Carry.
No, those pics I posted aren't mine. I googled "Springfield Custom Shop" just to get the thread started.

Mine is actually at the Custom Shop right now. I was originally told it would take 12-16 weeks for me to get it back, but Deb informed me today that the reason is because of the Black T, which takes about 8 weeks by itself. I told her to do Armory Kote instead, and she told me I'd have it in about 2-3 weeks, because they already started on it.


The Custom Shop received my GI Monday and it already had:

Ed Brown beavertail grip safety
Wilson Combat hammer (forgot which)
STI short trigger
Trijicon Nightsights.

The mods I'm having the Custom Shop do are:

Serrated front strap
Serrated S&A magwell
Novak low mount bar/dot sights
Lowered/flared ejection port
Polished feed ramp/throat barrel
Ext thumb safety
Armory Kote (Blk)
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:59 PM
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Here's my contribution:

Colt-style high-cut front strap:


Beveled magwell and 20 lpi machine-checker


Damn man, that checkering looks sharp! Do you shoot with gloves?
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:31 PM
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Damn man, that checkering looks sharp! Do you shoot with gloves?
Nope, I just work for a living I'll let you know how I'm feeling after a thousand rounds or so after this weekend
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:43 PM
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Here is a photo of mine. Mil Spec.
Tighten slide to frame fit.
Nowlin Match Grade barrel and bushing. Black oxide coating from Roabr.
Polish feed ramp & breach face.
Trigger / action job, 4.5lbs trigger pull.
Mild carry bevel.
Wolff 18.5 recoil spring & heavy duty firing pin spring.

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Old 07-03-2009, 03:33 PM
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Before

After


Bobtailed and checkered
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:00 PM
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Nice. You got a close up of the bobtail's blending?
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:20 PM
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Here is a photo of mine. Mil Spec.
Tighten slide to frame fit.
Nowlin Match Grade barrel and bushing. Black oxide coating from Roabr.
Polish feed ramp & breach face.
Trigger / action job, 4.5lbs trigger pull.
Mild carry bevel.
Wolff 18.5 recoil spring & heavy duty firing pin spring.
One word describes that gun, SLEEPER. I'll be on the lookout for that gun when shooting for lunch or beers.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:51 PM
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No mods here. Just a simple, clean Custom Carry.



That park finish looks good. I'd like to have one with a checkered front strap
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