Excellent work, you're working in the direction I also plan to go in. Would you post some pics of your 1911 fabrication and would it be possible to talk you into posting your CAD file for download?
Also, where were you able to obtain the blueprints from?
War clouds were gathering rapidly. The sending of more than 3,000 British army regulars under Maj. Gen. Thomas Gage to Boston further exacerbated the imperial rift. When a column of these troops under Lt. Col. Francis Smith moved into the countryside to collect arms and munitions gathered by the patriot militia, hostilities erupted at Lexington and Concord on Apr. 19, 1775. - The American Revolution Begins