View Poll Results: What kind of work do you do on your 1911?

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  • Grip changes

    122 91.73%
  • Detail clean and strip

    116 87.22%
  • Spring replacement

    108 81.20%
  • Trigger replacement

    71 53.38%
  • Sear/hammer replacement

    62 46.62%
  • Barrel swap

    52 39.10%
  • Thumb safety replacement

    71 53.38%
  • Grip safety replacement

    65 48.87%
  • Sight replacement

    62 46.62%
  • Dehorning or melding

    27 20.30%
  • Full on custom work

    16 12.03%
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  1. #51
    rex is offline Senior Member
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    Jan 2012
    I do anything that doesn't require a mill,lathe or tig.I can do a GS barrel if I get a lug cutter but I won't tighten a slide,I don't believe much in the old way and would either have the rails rewelded and trued large or Accu-rail one.Redoing the lockwork is what I really like and am waiting to buy a new jig to cure the problem with the old style.

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    John2393 is offline Junior Member
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    Feb 2012
    White Lake, MI
    Replacing the sear spring on reassembly on the first shot has always been my biggest hang up. I've gutted 2 1911s down to a bare frame several times. It just takes patience, and it helps if you lay out all the parts in relatively the same order they came out. Also Google 1911 exploded view. It'll help. I have a picture of my last 1911 completely broke down to the frame, every single big and little part removed and cleaned.

    2010-07-11005817.jpg picture by john2393 - Photobucket

    Once you gut it its really a simple design.

  4. #53
    45 is offline Junior Member
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    May 2012
    I put a set of laser grips on mine or a basic field strip & clean anything other than that I take to the gunsmith because I rather take it to someone who knows hows to take it apart than try do it myself & screw something up because a 1911 is to good a gun to tear up to see if I can put it back together again

  5. #54
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    Sep 2012
    Wheeling, IL
    Detail stripped my Remington R1, added a shock-buff, and replaced the trigger.

  6. #55
    1911fan is offline Junior Member
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    Apr 2013
    Like to do all the work myself if I can. I do know my limitations though. A little hesitant of taking my gun to a smith since my last gun got ruined so bad it had to be replaced. Gunsmith at least was honest enough to flip the bill.

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    pic is offline Senior Member HGF Gold Member
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    Nov 2009
    To become good at certain gunsmithing talents, you sometimes have to ruin a few more then you fix,lol.

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    Oct 2009
    Gearing up to bobtail tonight. Second time doing it.

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