1911 build

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by rjgnwdc, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Well my brother in law has finally convinced me I need to build my own 1911, he is retired army and was a small arms specialist E6 or E7 and builds all kinds of firearms mainly hunting rifles now but he has built several 1911's through the years. He lives in upstate NY across the lake from Vermont where he has several suppliers he buys from and one of them is Caspian Arms Caspian Arms Ltd.
    you may have heard of them, I never had but that don't mean much anyway I going to buy my receiver and slide and maybe the barrel, at Caspian Arms, I'm getting the Stainless Steel Recon Receiver and the Stainless Steel Government Slide. All the small parts and accessories I'm getting from Brownells Wilson Combat line. My brother in law is going to make the grips, I hope to start on it Labor day weekend. I'm gonna try to have pictures of the assembly and the final product sometime in September, this is gonna be fun.:cool:
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Caspian makes some very good stuff. Take it slow & easy as you're fitting parts - it's REAL easy to screw them up by going to fast...
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Spend a few bucks and buy both Kuhnhausen's books. Brownells.com has them in stock. Specs, assembly, troubleshooting are all layed out in an easy to read manner. And should be the first place where you will find the answer to most of any problems that arises.
    Good Luck!
     
  4. silentghost

    silentghost New Member

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    Good luck with the build!
     
  5. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Thanks for the suggestion I'll check that out.
     
  6. canebrake

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  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations. That's a great project, one that I'd like to try myself some day. I'll be following along.
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I've got one I did on a Fusion frame (bad pics included) in the DIY section.
     
  9. EdH

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    I built put one together on a Caspian frame I got from Brownell's. I used an ARMSCOR slide. The internals are a variety of manufacturers including a few parts from a SARCO kit. It was my first build and likely my last.
    It began like this.
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    Now it is this.
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    I think its finisahed. I may put an ambi safety on it. The wife is a southpaw.
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    EDH, looks good! May I suggest that you stop by the "Introductions" area and tell us a little about yourself?
     
  11. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Why do you say that?:confused: was it a bad experience?
     
  12. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    1911 Build is done

    Well I posted back in Aug 2010 that my brother in law and I were going to build a 1911 well it's done almost I will put the grips on when he brings it down in a couple weeks, turns out he did all the building I just bought all the parts this picture shows the gun with some Pachmyer grips he had lying around I bought a set of Altamont grips for it but they are back ordered and won't have them till next week, thats okay though he is coming down in August for a visit and he will bring it with him... but here's a picture, I'll post a couple more tomorrow:cool:
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  13. IGETEVEN

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    Very nice. Very nice indeed! :cool:

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  14. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Looks like a job well done. Congrats!
     
  15. EdH

    EdH New Member

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    very very nice
     
  16. EdH

    EdH New Member

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    I wrote that comment a couple months back. I figured that I can buy a 1911 already built for less then what I paid to build one. I moved on from the 1911 build to assembling an AR 15 from a kit and stripped lower. It shoots really well and I now use it at work. I'm gearing up to build an AR 15 pistol from bare receivers.
     
  17. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    A tuned 1911 is just very satisfying, nice.
     
  18. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    A few more pics, I'll have it Aug13th

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  19. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    It's done and it's mine... made the necessary FFL transfer from brother in law to me. Here is the final build. I hope to have some better pictures soon.

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  20. EdH

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    Nice. If I do another 1911 build I'll go with the Caspian matched set. IF.