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Has anybody ever built a 1911 using an Essex slide and receiver? I think it would be an interesting project, but more expensive than just buying a factory gun.
 

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ESSEX are of acceptable tolerences for a basic US made 1911 frame and slide. Not real tight tolerences but fine to build a basic 1911 shooter.

Probably cheaper to buy a RIA 1911 complete.:cool:
 

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I've used essex arms as basis to build several full custom 1911s, The thing to remember is it takes a pro to build a full custom from a bare frame/slide considering that it takes years of experience to be able to extract the most from handfitting and componet selection. After being at it for a good while,you'll learn to do it by feel that no book can teach you.
 

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I work in the town where Essex Arms is located. I have seen their stuff and their facility and would say it is a little above "acceptable", but it's certainly of much better quality than RIA. My opinion.
 
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