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Old 05-11-2010, 02:39 PM   #21
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FWIW, I have way more money invested in my old 1911 than it would ever be worth to someone else. I don't care as that wasn't the point. The pistol is everything that I wanted in a 1911 with nothing that is extraneous, at least to me. It will shoot one ragged hole all day long, practically to the point of boredom. I love that old pistol and it's the one handgun I own that will never be for sale or trade no matter what.

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Fusion Firearms makes some pretty good parts. They have whole builds too but I've not got to where I have one just yet. I've used them in a couple of my pretties here.
those complete kits look good. I will have to look into those.
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You want to take this



and add some parts to get this



The National Match .45 ACP Pistols
Exactly. Get a cheap used, preferrably scratched up SA GI and a Brownell's catalog. There's alot of helpful info on the net, but there's a ton of BS. Good luck and have fun. It's pretty cool to do some of your own work. Also, you might find a local gunsmith who can mentor you a bit.
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I've used a Fusion frame for one build. Tolerances are tight. Now if you want, I have a complete kit ("original" SA frame, Colt Commercial slide, (possible Colt) barrel, and all the fixin's) to assemble a complete mil spec 1911a1. It has been aluminum blasted for refinishing. You would need to use a lapping compound for the slide to move smoothly on frame. I will also thrown in a can of Gun-Kote (gray parkerize color). Make me an offer (I have approx $500.00 in it). If I like your offer, I can send it to an FFL dealer in your area.

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I'm thinking he wants to take his Mil Spec and build on it.

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I'm thinking he wants to take his Mil Spec and build on it.
That's where i want to start anyway. If i get comfy with it id like to eventually work on a total custom build. At least do as much as i can and have a smith do the rest.

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Starting with that Mil-spec and $200, you can go to Brownells.com and get the "Cylinder & Slide Tactical Match Trigger Pull Kit", EGW Angle Bored Bushing and a good sight like the Novak 1911/Comp that may require just a little fitting. Those parts would go a LONG way to tightening your groups and having a way better trigger feel.

Just some of the proven parts I have used on my projects. Hope that helps!!
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I purchase my parts from Brownells. See if you can login to Brownells.com and look at their webtech articles. They have one where someone took a RIA and did some work.
PM's sent. I thought it was an RIA, but it was an Armscor. Good Luck
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PM's sent. I thought it was an RIA, but it was an Armscor. Good Luck

i will go look now...
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PM's sent. I thought it was an RIA, but it was an Armscor. Good Luck
Damn dude can you send a link...

lol im having some da=fickle=tee locating it
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