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Old 05-26-2008, 01:01 AM   #11
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I'm not sure whee you are getting Wilson slides and match barrels for 80 bucks but I'd sure like to get a trainload at that price!

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Old 05-26-2008, 02:59 AM   #12
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I plan on building up an Officer size gun myself when I have the time to devote to it, and that may turn out to be a retirement project. Anyway, with just a little basic price shopping done, I pegged $1,000 as my budget (hopefully less). To me this kind of project is less about price, and more about satisfication.

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If you do build one (or fiddle with the sear, hammer, safety in an already built one) before you shoot it the first time, remember to never load more than two rounds in case the gun decides to double (or go full auto).

A "must have" book IMHO for people who really want to know how to work on the 1911 is The Colt .45 Automatic: A Shop Manual by Jerry Kuhnhausen.

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Great artical, shotgun News march 20th ,retro 1911 you can build one.

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Old 11-20-2008, 10:17 PM   #15
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I built my Officer model, sort of. I bought a used and badly finish worn Colt Series 80 and just replaced everything. Some parts had to be fitted and I had to learn some new things, but it is done now. Well, almost done. I'm having Wilson Combat Armor Tuff finish applied. I should get it back in a month or so - just in time for Christmas!

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If you decide to change out the mainspring housing get a Swenson and save yourself some $$ , I put an Arched one in my Daly EMS "Midsized" and it slid right in no problem . The Swenson is anywhere fro $10-$30 less than the other brands and a mainspring housing isn't what I would call a major part anyway . Heck Colt and Kimber's new guns came with Plastic ones and I think still do .
My Kimber's mainspring housing is metal.
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Good sites for info,
www.blindhogg.com
www.guerrillagunsmith.com

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