Dehorning question

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Armedoc, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Armedoc

    Armedoc New Member

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    Just got a VM-II holster for my Colt Combat Commander and noticed that my pistol shaved 1/16 of leather off on the first insertion.

    The front of the slide is very sharp. Have any of you ever dehorned a stainless pistol or should I leave it to a pistolsmith.:confused:
     
  2. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    I've dehorned non stainless I'd think stainless would be easier. Soften the edges and polish no worries about refinishing. Get a chunk of scrap and practice.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Or get with Clark Custom Guns. They have a "melt" that is really dehorned.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    dehorning can be a negative if you ever need to use it as a club...
     
  5. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    I have dehorned a bunch of stainless Colt 1911 variants. Super easy to do.

    This is my SS Enhanced Commander. I even radiused away the flat top, leaving a 1/4" wide flat strip down the middle.

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  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    What is it enhanced with - paint splatters ? :confused:
     
  7. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    VERY funny. The "Enhanced" Model Colts had the flat top rib, undercut trigger guard and several other features not usually found on their guns.
     
  8. silentghost

    silentghost New Member

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    The Green slide doesn't look very "Stainless" is what I believe he is getting at.
     
  9. Bushman

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    I DeHorned my Colt Enhanced Officer's with a dremel and a small, fine grit, stone bit. One of the Reddish/brown colored ones. Go at it lightly and smoothly. Don't stop at any one place. It was pretty easy, and stopped tearing up my carry holster. It was mainly the ejection port area, but I did the front and rear of the slide, the hammer edges, the forward edge of the reciever as well as the rear, by the beavertail.
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  10. Bushman

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  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Canebrake is a work in progress but dehorning a SS pistol is the easiest with respect to refinishing.

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  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Clark Exclusive "Meltdown" Dehorn
     
  13. Armedoc

    Armedoc New Member

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    +1.

    I guess since I really don't CCW all that much I can stand to shave a little off my holster here and there. I want to preserve the lines of the pistol. One day maybe I'll send it off to get frontstrap checkering, dehorning and a matte bead blast finish.

    Thanks for the replies
     
  14. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Kinda-
    I mean the green slide looks like its splattered with black paint-
    On purpose?
    Just askin :confused:
     
  15. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    On purpose.
     
  16. FCross7

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    Cane, got a few questions.

    1. Where did you get that vice/stand, whatever you would call that. That thing looks like it could make a few projects considerably easier.

    2. What holster is that? It's a very nice looking holster.

    3. And finally, how did you stipple the front strap? Is there somewhere I can read about the process?

    Thanks for any help.

    -Fred
     
  17. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    That looks like a vise we use in servicing electronic parts. Rubber mounted on the jaws.

    Cane, where did you get that thing?
     
  18. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Sorry I missed this question dan.

    It's a Roto-Stand.

    The Roto-Stand

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u9XxGhmIt0]YouTube - Roto-Stand[/ame]