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ibewiggin 06-14-2012 04:16 AM

My 1911 Project.
 
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Ok, I already know that many of you will not concider this to be a 1911. That said, It is what I could afford at the time, it is the same age as me, and I like it. So I made the grips from one piece of maple. I am thinking of trying some engraving, and then re-finish it. Through in a few mods. and see how my first real project comes out. Let me know what you guys think. Hopefully these pictures post.

ibewiggin 06-15-2012 04:09 AM

Wow, no thoughts at all. I can handle criticism too. Tell what.you guys think. What could I have done better, what do you like, any recomendations for how to refinish, anything?

Marlinman 06-15-2012 04:34 AM

Try cutting the grips down to actually FIT the gun. It'll make reloading alot easier.

Muliemaster 06-15-2012 04:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Marlinman
Try cutting the grips down to actually FIT the gun. It'll make reloading alot easier.

Ok ill agree cut to Fit is needed, diy projects still need to have fit an finish. Other that fit you did good

Marlinman 06-15-2012 04:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Muliemaster

Ok ill agree cut to Fit is needed, diy projects still need to have fit an finish. Other that fit you did good

Agreed. Maple will break pretty easy as well if you aren't careful.

ibewiggin 06-15-2012 05:41 AM

What do you mean by they need to fit better. They are the same size as the originals, if you are refurring to the bottom, it is flush when the clip is in. And please do not take this as an argument, I want to make sure I under stand what is needed. Thanks for the input.

Muliemaster 06-15-2012 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by ibewiggin
What do you mean by they need to fit better. They are the same size as the originals, if you are refurring to the bottom, it is flush when the clip is in. And please do not take this as an argument, I want to make sure I under stand what is needed. Thanks for the input.

Oh no my bad then didnt take that in thought sorry, with that said then they are great

Marlinman 06-15-2012 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Muliemaster

Oh no my bad then didnt take that in thought sorry, with that said then they are great

Ditto mon ami

ibewiggin 07-08-2012 07:17 AM

Alright, so I have to ask. I have shown a few of my pieces here. These grips and some stock carvings as well. I responded to an add on CL and he first insulted my carvings and then told me I was asking way too much. So what do you guys think is a good price for a nice custom 3d carved set of grips?

getem2011 07-08-2012 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Marlinman
Try cutting the grips down to actually FIT the gun. It'll make reloading alot easier.

+1 to that. A mag well looks like it should be there, then it may fit. All in all I am impressed with the work and idea that went into these.Nice job!


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