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  • OT: So my other OCD hobby, gunsmithing... (Epic 1911 .45 build pix)

    I think I started another thread a while back showing the various things I've been doing to this pistol...



    Picked it up from Jesse (Ceriakote guy) today. Gotta decide what I want to do for sights.



    I'm really happy with the color (Graphite Black) This is going to be a carry gun and it'll get banged around so I wanted a nice long wearing finish that looked great and the Ceriakote should fit the bill nicely. The company who developed Ceriakote is local and the guy who coated this used to be their head coater when they did jobs in house.



    Here's the crappy cellphone pix... I'll shoot some better ones later with my DSLR































    More in a sec...
    Originally Posted by Elemenope


    You get 1 free punch...They can't hit you back..Call the cops..Anything. Who??







    Originally Posted by RSBro


    madryan











    Rack building thread...

    http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ies-rig...-Pix

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    http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ial&highlight=

  • #2
    Continued...















    Originally Posted by Elemenope


    You get 1 free punch...They can't hit you back..Call the cops..Anything. Who??







    Originally Posted by RSBro


    madryan











    Rack building thread...

    http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ies-rig...-Pix

    Amp Packing Tutorial

    http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ial&highlight=

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    • #3
      Continued...















      Originally Posted by Elemenope


      You get 1 free punch...They can't hit you back..Call the cops..Anything. Who??







      Originally Posted by RSBro


      madryan











      Rack building thread...

      http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ies-rig...-Pix

      Amp Packing Tutorial

      http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ial&highlight=

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      • #4
        wait.. did you build this?



        If so, that's some serious skill. Damn.
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        • #5
          wait.. did you build this?



          If so, that's some serious skill. Damn.
          http://www.guitarampboard.comLike my band on FB: http://www.facebook.com/thefew1All prices include shipping to ConUS.

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by guitarbilly74
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            wait.. did you build this?



            If so, that's some serious skill. Damn.




            It started life as a Springfield TRP. Nice enough gun but nothing "Special" if you get my meaning. Solid shooter.



            I scrapped all the fire control stuff, as well as the Ergo stuff I didn't like such as the Beavertail safety, and the thumb safety. Ditched the magwell and got a standard mainspring housing. I also fitted an oversized Firingpin stop because the stock ones are always too small and that lets the extractor clock (rotate in its slot) While I was at it I fitted a spare extractor. I fitted a complete Cylinder & Slide ignition kit (Hammer, sear, disconnector)



            I then did a full "Meltdown" style bevel job on the gun. Trued up all the flats, lines, etc. Knocked all the radii off nice and even to an appropriate radius. I also undercut the trigger guard and re-cut the radius under there so it all blends nicely and contoured the butt of the grip and the mainspring housing so it's all round and nice. Finally I cut the magwell so it's beveled nicely.



            The TRP is still a semi-custom gun so the barrel/bushing fit were fine and the Slide/frame fit were fine as well.



            It looked like this stock...



            Originally Posted by Elemenope


            You get 1 free punch...They can't hit you back..Call the cops..Anything. Who??







            Originally Posted by RSBro


            madryan











            Rack building thread...

            http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ies-rig...-Pix

            Amp Packing Tutorial

            http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ial&highlight=

            Comment


            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by guitarbilly74
              View Post

              wait.. did you build this?



              If so, that's some serious skill. Damn.




              It started life as a Springfield TRP. Nice enough gun but nothing "Special" if you get my meaning. Solid shooter.



              I scrapped all the fire control stuff, as well as the Ergo stuff I didn't like such as the Beavertail safety, and the thumb safety. Ditched the magwell and got a standard mainspring housing. I also fitted an oversized Firingpin stop because the stock ones are always too small and that lets the extractor clock (rotate in its slot) While I was at it I fitted a spare extractor. I fitted a complete Cylinder & Slide ignition kit (Hammer, sear, disconnector)



              I then did a full "Meltdown" style bevel job on the gun. Trued up all the flats, lines, etc. Knocked all the radii off nice and even to an appropriate radius. I also undercut the trigger guard and re-cut the radius under there so it all blends nicely and contoured the butt of the grip and the mainspring housing so it's all round and nice. Finally I cut the magwell so it's beveled nicely.



              The TRP is still a semi-custom gun so the barrel/bushing fit were fine and the Slide/frame fit were fine as well.



              It looked like this stock...



              Originally Posted by Elemenope


              You get 1 free punch...They can't hit you back..Call the cops..Anything. Who??







              Originally Posted by RSBro


              madryan











              Rack building thread...

              http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ies-rig...-Pix

              Amp Packing Tutorial

              http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ial&highlight=

              Comment


              • #8
                Nice work. And it appears as though you have tiny hands. Amirite?
                Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.

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                • #9
                  Nice work. And it appears as though you have tiny hands. Amirite?
                  Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.

                  Great Transactions with: blima, draggboy, Pilot08, Elixirmm, Christobevii3, Sixtonoize (actually his friend)

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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by marshallnoise
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                    Nice work. And it appears as though you have tiny hands. Amirite?




                    lol... that's a full size 1911... if my hands look small next to a pistol that's roughly 7 or 8 inches long then so be it...
                    Originally Posted by Elemenope


                    You get 1 free punch...They can't hit you back..Call the cops..Anything. Who??







                    Originally Posted by RSBro


                    madryan











                    Rack building thread...

                    http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ies-rig...-Pix

                    Amp Packing Tutorial

                    http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ial&highlight=

                    Comment


                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by marshallnoise
                      View Post

                      Nice work. And it appears as though you have tiny hands. Amirite?




                      lol... that's a full size 1911... if my hands look small next to a pistol that's roughly 7 or 8 inches long then so be it...
                      Originally Posted by Elemenope


                      You get 1 free punch...They can't hit you back..Call the cops..Anything. Who??







                      Originally Posted by RSBro


                      madryan











                      Rack building thread...

                      http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ies-rig...-Pix

                      Amp Packing Tutorial

                      http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...ial&highlight=

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        :aroused:



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                        Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


                        So in conclusion, if you like ******************** then you like Strats. If you don't like Strats, it's because you secretly don't like ********************.









                        Originally Posted by NaturalBornBoy


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                        Originally Posted by Murdoch


                        We like to think of it as you leaving a foot-wide trail of fishy-smelling sand wherever you go.

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                        • #13
                          :aroused:



                          Member of the Mesa/Boogie Mob m/m/

                          Uses & abuses: Mesa/Fender/Charvel/Jackson/Gibson/every pedal ever created.

                          Good deals: The Rossness, Laura the Valve Queen

                          Mustaine-Who? is a scammer, avoid this prick like the PLAGUE!







                          Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


                          So in conclusion, if you like ******************** then you like Strats. If you don't like Strats, it's because you secretly don't like ********************.









                          Originally Posted by NaturalBornBoy


                          Sheikpwnt









                          Originally Posted by Murdoch


                          We like to think of it as you leaving a foot-wide trail of fishy-smelling sand wherever you go.

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                          • #14
                            Looks awesome man! I have no skills for this kind of thing. Wish I did!
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                            • #15
                              Looks awesome man! I have no skills for this kind of thing. Wish I did!
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