Thanks Olympus, I forgot to mention that.
And I forgot to mention that sometimes these "inexpensive" builds result in getting duplicate parts because of fitting problems.
I've had one individual "offer" me his extra parts if I could get his 1911 build to function. All the parts were out of spec (and a lot were new from "kits" (frame kit, slide kit)).
By the time I got his piece to function, his cost in parts alone would have bought him a used RIA or new Auto Ordnance.
Add his time, well, maybe a nice Springer.
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