Essex 1911 update with photos

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      Thumbs up Essex 1911 update with photos

      I just wanted to show all of you the Essex based 1911 I built. If you saw my last posting, I listed the parts that went into the build.
      Here are the photos:









      I took it to the range today and put 300rds of ball and 50rds of +Pjhp through the barrel. I had absolutely no hangups or failures of any kind.

      I will post pics of my targets tomorrow. I love the way this gun performs!!!

      Here are some of my targets:





      Last edited by easher; 12-29-2006 at 09:08 AM. Reason: more photos added

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      Very nice looking gun! Nice to see behind the scenes, at what makes one of these things go "bang".

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      Very nice gun

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      Keeper

      Yep, it's a keeper.
      It's like baking bread -- you can buy it at the store, but it tastes better when you make it yourself.

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      Quote Originally Posted by milquetoast View Post
      Yep, it's a keeper.
      It's like baking bread -- you can buy it at the store, but it tastes better when you make it yourself.
      Yes, I wish I knew how to do that

      Me and tools do not go together - especially power tools.

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      Thumbs up

      Easher you are the man. That's a fine looking .45 and from your range report it's a shooter too. Sure wish I had that kind of talent.

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      Very nice! Do you do any machine work to them or are they drop in parts?J.R.

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      Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post
      Very nice! Do you do any machine work to them or are they drop in parts?J.R.
      Even if the parts are called drop-in they don't normally do so.
      I spent about a week working 2 hrs a day to get all the parts to fit and function correctly. No power tools on this job, just files and sandpaper.

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      Quote Originally Posted by easher View Post
      Even if the parts are called drop-in they don't normally do so.
      I spent about a week working 2 hrs a day to get all the parts to fit and function correctly. No power tools on this job, just files and sandpaper.
      Your putting ideas in my head,STOP or my wife will kill us both ,I've gotta read more of your past post since I can repair a 688 nuc-submarine I need to try a 1911.I'm damn good with files and sandpaper Thanks and good looking gun again.J.R.
      Last edited by J.R.; 12-29-2006 at 03:59 PM.

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