When U are finished, be sure to post pics
I just purchased a Caspian Arms Commander frame and slide in stainless steel...have a Bar-Sto...awaiting remaining parts to arrive such as arched MS housing from S&A, some parts from Ed Brown....no cast or MIM parts for this 1911...no Caspian logo on slide, just a simple US Army 1911 45 ACP...no front slide serrations, and rear serrations are verticle...hopefully this project will be done by end of July...just need a REAL 'smith to put the whole thing together.
When U are finished, be sure to post pics
Dustoff '68, I have done what you are doing many times aand I wonder if it isn't simpler to just buy a Springer 1911A1 (Loaded)? Too late now but certainly food for thought. I hope you enjoy your new toy and share your pictures. Regards, Richard
Sounds like a worthwhile project. Let us know how it going...
As much as I love Springfield 1911's, a loaded package would get me front slide serrations, a host of cast and MIM parts, Novak like sights, slanted rear slide serrations, and logos I do not want...this project is nothing more than getting the 1911 right...the way I want it, without spending the ridiculous prices asked by the so-called "custom" builders...I want GI style sights, I want a simple ID of the type of pistol, I want SS, and I want everything (parts) to simply be barstock, machined, non-MIM/cast...I'm still mulling over what I should have ingraved on the right side of the slide...history of military service, a simple laser ingraved Army flight wings/Navy NFO wings...not sure yet, but it will cost me approximately $1500 to put it all together....just the way I want it.Originally Posted by Richard
jwkimber45, I realize it requires shipping the parts out of state but I can recommend Alex Hamilton of Ten-Ring Precison to do the work:
http://www.tenring.com/ Alex is easy to talk to, a master craftsman, and a gentleman. Alex fixed my FM High Power (HP) that was a mess. The photo is what the HP turned out like. Regards, Richard
Have all the parts I need for my 1911 project, EXCEPT, thumb safety....I am looking everywhere for a stainless steel, non-MIM/cast GI style thumb safety, and no one has any...anyone know where I can locate such a piece. I called Colt, and they have nothing (as usual), and if they did, I suspect it would have been cheap MIM or cast.
why do you need a smith to assemble it?
It's a 1911.
tools...the Bar-sto is going to need a "hard" install, and I don't have that skill...I know my limitations, and a qualified 1911 'smith will do that which I know I am incapable of.Originally Posted by AirForceShooter
He bought all the parts himself - A smith still needs to place them all together for the first install. The parts must be made to fit together. A lot of filing and cutting and stuff like that there :POriginally Posted by AirForceShooter
Originally Posted by Dustoff '68
I didn't find any non extended thumb safetys at Brownells but I found these at Numrich. Here's what I found # 230030 bright stainless, #235510 dull stainless. I think the Colt #'s are SP572402 for the bright and SP572401 for the dull. Here is the link for Numrich www.e-gunparts.com
You will have an outstanding gun when you finish. Again, I'm envious of you guys with these guns.
Originally Posted by 2400
Thanks 2400....just what the doctor ordered...235510 it is; saw they used to have the ambi safety, and they have checkered blue safeties...
You're welcome, it didn't take long at all. Did you want an ambi safety or blue? I thought you wanted a standard stainless safety. If you want something diffeent or just want to see something let me know and I'll sned you a link.Originally Posted by Dustoff '68
I have wanted to "build" my own 1911 for a couple months now. Hopefully, I will be able to start to order parts before too long. I think that is the ultimate handgun, one where you make it your own and get the parts you want.
I did order the stainless safety, and may order the checkered blue safety for a possible future project.Originally Posted by 2400
I would love a GI ambi safety in stainless or blue....my brother's 70 series Commander has an ambi safety that came with his Colt...those early ambi's are a tough find...thanks again.