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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:22 am 
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Here a few pics of LTW #2.

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Ned's list********
--Conamyds and hi-grip on the frontstrap.
--Conamyds and reduction on the MSH.
--FLH magwell
--Black G-10 grips from Duty Rated Products
--Black anodized short trigger
--STI sear
--CMC hammer
--BCP hammer strut
--Colt sear spring
--Ed Brown MSH
--Wilson grip safety
--Edges "tastefully and precisely" knocked off
--factory thumb safety and slide stop, dolled up a bit
--The frame cutouts under the grips, heavily chamfered the bottoms of the cuts on the inside. Let's see, this took me what, six weeks? You have until Friday to get your part done!

John's list***********
--Heinie Slant-Pro Straight-8 night sights
--flat topped slide
--"ball cuts" on dust cover
--lowered and flaired ejection port, cleared forward for live round ejection
--radiused the bottom corners of the slide
--Kart barrel & N.M. bushing fitted to "carry" tolerances
--EGW firing pin stop
--Ed Brown Hardcore extractor
--extended ejector

Ned and I went at this project in a manner to build a pistol intended for carry. I'm undecided whether or not to narrow the nose of the slide ala High Power. I'd sure like some input about that or any other ideas anyone might have. I plan to leave off the serrations on the top and rear of the slide, thinking that unadorned surfaces would look better with Ned's Conamyds. I guess I could do some light matting on the top and rear, but am leaning toward a serious sandblasting. I plan to finish the gun in a Gun-Kote black Teflon baked over a zinc phosphate Parkerizing undercoat. Like I said, any feedback would be appreciated!

BTW, has anyone thought about what to do about magazines to go with these guns? I guess said differently, has anyone donated any? I'd like to etch numbers on whatever we use on #2.

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Cripe!! Me and my stupid down-rev browser, the only pic I can se is the one on top! John, what would you say to Emailing me the photos so I can make sure you caught all my mistakes?


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Dang! Another great pistol is born. Very nice guys!

Ned - If you are using Internet Exploder, try right-clicking on the red X and clicking on "Show Picture." Sometimes that works.

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Awesome work guys, That came together very nice. What a combination of work. John, I have a couple of extra CMC Powermags would that do? How many would you like? If those aren't what you want, let me know.

#2 is quite a gun.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:53 am 
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I'd be happy to step up and donate two brand new Wilson 8 round magazines for the project guns.


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Very nice work. I like it.
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Damn that is beautiful. I cant believe it is the same SA WWII that I donated! I know I'll be buying a few lotto tickets.

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Ned Christiansen wrote:
Cripe!! caught all my mistakes?


I don't see any 'mistakes', Ned.

What I DO see is one very nice piece of work from both you AND John! 8)

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Awesome work guys!
Looks like #2 will be done before #1!!!!!
:D :D :D :D

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That's nice, very nice. You can sure spot those Conamyds a mile away, huh? I like "basic" stuff, but I've liked those from first sight.

You guys are amazing.


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CYA,
Very generous to donate the Wilson mags. You can certainly tell that these guns are absolute one of a kind pistols. Where else could you get a group of smiths registered here to work on one gun? Can you imagine. One day my kids will ask me about a LTW gun. And I will look at them realizing how old I have gotten. :?

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Ooh that's nice. I need to pay a visit to Precision Gunworks World Headquarter.
Any other donations needed John?


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That's a beautiful weapon! John, for what it's worth, I would prefer it without the nose narrowing on the slide. I love the look of a high power, but I don't care for that on my 1911s.

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John, for what it's worth, I would prefer it without the nose narrowing on the slide. I love the look of a high power, but I don't care for that on my 1911s.

I wholeheartedly agree. 1911s with clean lines up front are so rare these days; please leave it the way it is. Maybe add a "French border" and carry melt the slide – the less may be more on this gun.


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JohnDelPinto wrote:
Damn that is beautiful. I cant believe it is the same SA WWII that I donated! I know I'll be buying a few lotto tickets.


John,

I can not decide whether to bribe you not to bid on this pistol or ask you to bribe me not to bid on this pistol.

When does the support group start for 1911 addicts? We can arrange for organ banking when our wives remove body parts. How to get to the Fed Ex office without the wife knowing has become quite difficult.

Lester :lol:

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I just want to be the voice of dissention, and cast a vote FOR nose narrowing cuts.
But,
1. I'm nuts over HiPowers, so go figure. Heck, I think every pistol should have them! Just don't work on a way to add a magazine disconnect.
2. That gun will (doubtfully) never be mine anyway, so my opinion isn't worth the metal shavings that would be left over!


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Lester Wang wrote:
...How to get to the Fed Ex office without the wife knowing has become quite difficult.

Worse is having your wife find a gun box in the trash (rifle boxes are the worst!). When I was with my ex-girlfriend I used to either cut them up into little pieces and put them in the bottom of the trash or drop them in someone else's dumpster :D

Fortunately that has changed. She's history and I met and married a great lady. My wife doesn't mind as long as she gets a few guns to call her own!

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FANTASTICO, FELLAS!!! :D You guys rock.

That's gonna be one very unique, fine lookin' piece! Can't wait to see it finished....march on! 8)

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I keep looking at this one and picking out more details. Unbelievable....have to agree with Stan's sentiments.

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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!! Looks like it is going to be awesome. Among the very nice details I really like the MSH details and texture on the thumb safety. The milling looks very clean. Love the grips. The future owner of this will really have a nice 1911. As for input I’m certainly not giving any advice but with the black grips I think a pinto color scheme would really standout…


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Absolutely beautiful. Very nice indeed.
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Pictures do not do this one justice. It has to be seen in the "flesh" to be truely appreciated.


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Veeeeeeerrrrrrrrrry nice-a guys! :D

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Great looking 1911 but given your respected backgrounds it does not surprise me at all.

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Personally, I'd go for the HP cuts. I think Mr. Browning would approve. :)

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OK, when do the tickets go on sale? :D Two good causes--the charity and my hip! :lol: This is a wonderful "fighter", built buy great craftsmen, with big hearts. Moving-truly moving.

Be well!

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I saw LTW #2 while it was near completion and it was nice. I can't wait to see it all dressed up and ready to go on the town. Maybe it should stay here in GA.


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Not funny, RT!

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