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ACRhino 08-02-2011 03:01 AM

First 1911A1 mod ...
 
Ok, so I had a thread a while back about my new (bought on consignment) Auto-Ordinance 1911A1 GI Model. I'm now working on getting to know (litteraly, everything to know about it) her and started my first mods. I bought these sights and set off to get her rocking.

The results ...

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/q...-23-45_509.jpg
http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/q...-24-38_798.jpg
http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/q...-24-23_462.jpg
http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/q...-24-52_971.jpg

I'm not used to fine work of any kinds ... learned on the fly. Not bad.

Jesus ... how freaking beautiful is a GI 1911A1.

danf_fl 08-02-2011 08:38 AM

Looks good! What are your plans for other modifications?

ACRhino 08-02-2011 01:57 PM

I'm not sure ... perhaps some different grips, and I think I want one of those vented looking triggers, those are cool.

Actually my next plan is to get a dremmel and super polish the whole feed ramp and ejection area.

Overkill0084 08-02-2011 02:31 PM

Nice job.
IMHO, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it." applies to feed ramps that work.

danf_fl 08-02-2011 03:30 PM

STEP AWAY FROM THE DREMEL!!!!
The Dremel is the fastest way to ruin a functioning firearm.

If there is not a problem with feeding, then leave it alone.

Might I suggest a different trigger? It may not affect the functioning, it will add appearance, and it will teach a little in fitting parts. Plus you can revert back to original should it not work out without ruining the firearm.

ACRhino 08-02-2011 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 554630)
STEP AWAY FROM THE DREMEL!!!!
The Dremel is the fastest way to ruin a functioning firearm.

If there is not a problem with feeding, then leave it alone.

Might I suggest a different trigger? It may not affect the functioning, it will add appearance, and it will teach a little in fitting parts. Plus you can revert back to original should it not work out without ruining the firearm.

Just polish up some of the scuffs not grinding ... geesh lol.

JonM 08-02-2011 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ACRhino (Post 554811)
Just polish up some of the scuffs not grinding ... geesh lol.

if the gun is functioning with the marks on the ramp dont do anything. leave it.

what happens if you polish the scuffs out and those were what was making the gun run like a sewing machine??....

canebrake 08-02-2011 09:39 PM

OK old timers, it's canebrake back again with his old saying:
As a retired engineer I will share with you my well/over used mantra; "Never change a running assembly." What's to gain? You will need to run your scheduled PMs which should include lube and visual inspections. Only make changes when indicated.

canebrake 08-02-2011 09:50 PM

And.......if you take a Dremel to that "new" 1911 I'll personally drive up to Boston and slap the taste out of your mouth!
  • First you need to shoot it.
  • Then you need to shoot it some more.
  • Then you need to shoot it a lot more.
  • Then......and only then, should you find an issue, fix it.

I have NEVER found a positive outcome when the words new-1911 and Dremel are used in a sentence!

nhsuper44 08-03-2011 12:28 AM

Cane, Slapping is illegal in Massachusetts.


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