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Old 11-10-2009, 12:25 PM   #11
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When I built Dad's father's day present, I did it with a bag of 1911 parts, some stones, some kratex, and a tiny can of valve grinding compound.

Also, you might want to clarify tight to this guy. You want your 1911 Tight and FUNCTIONAL to start. It will slick up and wear in over time. Starting with everything already loosened up will cause things to degrade further.

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Old 11-21-2009, 07:32 PM   #12
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Sorry fellas but Dillinger perked up my curiosity (so its really his fault right? )

Just kidding

But seriously now

Dillinger when you mentioned (Buying new parts for a home build) I was stricken with the compulsion to ask you a question that just been burning in my brain for awhile now. . there is a company that sells all the blems and overruns for Caspian (under a different name and at a big discount!) do you know the name of that company and/or have a link for that company's web site I used to have it and even frequented the site but some things came up and I no longer have that info any more so if you could help me out with this I would really appreciate it. also I am sure that everybody who wants to build a custom 1911 could benefit by this and would appreciate it as well.

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Sorry Brother - I have no information on who sells Caspian second runs. Perhaps someone else around here knows??

I will ask around the shop though. I am sure someone knows.

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You can handle the build, it's not really that hard. It will cost 15% more than you plan, the budget is the first thing that doesn't work out as planned.

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Sorry Brother - I have no information on who sells Caspian second runs. Perhaps someone else around here knows??

I will ask around the shop though. I am sure someone knows.

JD
Thanks any way Dillinger but I just got a heads up from El Pistolero from another forum and ...

*Wait*

I think someone else in this Thread (Gunsmokeray?) was saying something about using Caspian arms parts for a build right?

well the company name I was asking Dillinger for is the parent company for .. you guessed it Caspian arms and the name of this company is Foster Industries and here I believe is a link for their austere site . .

Foster Industries Inc.

and for those who wanna Rock right away on a new 1911 proj. I believe I saw a recon railed receiver for $180- 190. ish. your choice of .38 ie 9MM or .40 ie 10MM or .45 get em while their hot folks and don't forget to tip the waiter
(ah that would be me; by posting plenty of those build pics that is!) lol


Thanks again Dillinger for trying to help me, "I really do appreciate you trying"

P.S. If we all ask real nice .... just maybe . . Ahem Mr. Dillinger sir can you please put this link in a parts supply sticky somewhere?
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If you get serious about the project check out Caspian Arms on the web. They make great frames and slides.

Go to Brownell's on the web and request there 1911 catalog.

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I got my ***free*** Brownell's catalogue at NGIB's suggestion and I've learned a lot about how much it would take to build a 1911 just looking at the damned catalogue!!!! Thanks, NGIB
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I got my ***free*** Brownell's catalogue at NGIB's suggestion and I've learned a lot about how much it would take to build a 1911 just looking at the damned catalogue!!!! Thanks, NGIB
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check my last post before you get price discouraged.l ol
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Not price discouraged so much as seeing all the parts I would need all in one place!

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To avoid sticker shock, brain lock, and excess parts on the bench, on my project 1911 builds I don't order all the parts at one time. I will start with either the slide or the frame, order all the parts for that one section, and then complete that one section before I order parts for the next phase. I pick out all the parts before I started anything, I just don't order them all at one time. It doesn't make it any cheaper, it's actually higher with more shipping cost, but the cost doesn't hurt as much as ordering it all at once.

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