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 Post subject: We're underway!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 8:33 am 
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The first LTW project gun left here today, in pieces! The top end is heading to Chuck's in Prescott Valley, the lower is on it's way to Tim Brian's shop in Colorado. Don't forget guys, before pictures, pictures in progress, and finished photos!

The Springfield WWII is here, thanks to John! It's ready to become something great! I'm just waiting for instructions from the eastern contingent :lol:

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OK Guys,
Would sure appreciate some feedback!
Here is the tentative plan for the top end:

Flatten top of slide and 'arrowhead' serrate @ 30lpi.
French cuts.
Remachine rear cocking serrations if indicated.
Cross dovetailed front sight. 30 degree ramp, serrated 50 lpi.
Bo-Mar rear sight. Deluxe box cut. Radius all sharp edges. Open
notch to .125".
'Ball' cuts at front, spring tunnel area of slide.
Clean up breechface.
Lower and flare ejection port. Extend forward for clearing loaded rounds
with extended ejector.
Flush cut and match crown barrel.
Match barrel bushing.
Match grade extractor.
Oversize firing pin stop to correct clocking of extractor.
Carry bevel all edges.

I think that's about all I can do with only the slide in hand.

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Chuck,
If you are going to only go half way on these guns we are going to have to rethink your involvement. I don't think you are really putting anything into this. :P Seriously, THAT top end with a lower by Tim....unbelievable. I can't wait to see your work mated with Tim's. We will need to get some very good photos of the LTW guns. Awesome Chuck I think I can say from everyone Thank You very much.

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What do you all think, blue or stainless barrel bushing?
The barrel is stainless.
I kind of like the looks of a satin gray barrel hood, bushing and
trigger contrasting with a rich black bluing.

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I think the barrel's blue, Chuck. Either way, it'll look great! This is fun, watching the ideas start to swirl around in the stained, ringed bowls of our minds :lol:

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Stan said he was going to buy me a burger at Scoot 'N Blues.

Mmmmmm......... Buuuurrrger.............. :P

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Sure has been quiet here lately................
I was hoping for some feedback on the proposed work to the Colt slide.
Well, onward and upward!
Where should I post pics of the work in progress?
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Chuck, I guess my only feedback is that I probably wouldn't change a thing! It sounds fantastic. Anything more would just be more - not better, just more. Let me know if you need anything.

Looking forward to the pics :)

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Theo,
Yup! The barrel is blue. Important thing though, is it has the latest
Colt lower lug contour, whereby the link matches the lower lugs.
It locks up on the slide stop pin just fine, no float.
Nope, not near as good a properly fit barrel, but with match crown and bushing, more than adequate.
Did I mention I love Colts?
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Chuck,
I responded in an often misinterpreted manner. Hope you caught the humor in my post. Just felt a little unqualified to tell you what to do with the upper. Everything you mentioned was top notch. That is why I mentioned your work on the slide combined with Tim's work on the frame should be something else. Can't wait to see the photos. Thanks again.
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Chuck!

Sounds fantastic, I wouldn't change a thing. Awesome Rogers flair all the way.... press on my friend! 8)

The choice of Bomars is especially 'Classic' and I think suits the first project perfectly. Esp. on a S70 where it don't have to overhang the back.

Have fun :)

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Sounds like an awesome upper, Chuck.

Interestingly, the mailman had a delivery for me yesterday, so I guess I better get busy.

Hmmm, let's see now - hammer, file, hacksaw...........

Yup, I'm ready. :twisted:

Won't be too awful long before you've got to pay up on that burger, Stan.....

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Chuck and Tim,
I just read this post again and realized how cool this one is going to be. It might be premature but how are things going?
Take care,
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Steve Bailey wrote:
Chuck and Tim,
I just read this post again and realized how cool this one is going to be. It might be premature but how are things going?
Take care,
Steve


Well Steve, to be perfectly honest, I haven't started yet. Need to finish one that's on bench before I start hammering on '#1'.

Doubt that it'll happen today, either. After a long, cold and snowy mountain winter, SUNNY and 75 TODAY!!!! :shock: WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!

Afraid I need to get my knees in the breeze for some serious saddle time this afternoon. Don'tcha be settin' up any speed traps, now. :twisted:

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Won't happen Tim, you couldn't get a citation in Maricopa County. :P

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Gents-

I got the WWII SA that was donated by Mr. DelPinto, and will start pluggin' away at it.

What I'm thinking is to turn it into a classic WWII-era gun, you know, plain-Jane, Parkerized...... yust yokin'.

It's actually one of the better-put-together Springfields I've seen in a while, I think it'll be a great base gun, thanks very much, John.

I figure, certain parts that will be required for it, I will slip them in and try to get them replaced after-the-fact by the suppliers. I'm thinking that, at this time, them not knowing me very well nor LTW, my chances of getting them to contribute before the fact would be slim. Which brings me to, as each of us works on a gun, should we be individually calling around soliciting component contributions, or have one-only person doing it? I can see suppliers getting too many calls from too many of us and getting turned off. Wonder if we can set something up with Brownell's maybe? But I can see them having concerns about abuse.... whaddayou guys think?


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My pleasure Ned, it was worth the price of admission just to see what you guys come up with!! I can't wait to see it!

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Well,
Don Williams was just talking about everyone getting into some sort of buying group. That way we could solicit several suppliers. I won't speak for Ted, but I think Wilson's is a very good possibility. Kart barrels are reasonable and maybe we could work out a deal with Fred regarding certain numbers if several of the smiths use them. Ted and Don have a better idea than I. FWIW.

Ned, I can't wait to see the results of this one.

Steve

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I saw that thread and meant to comment on it but didn't get around to it. The thing with my shop is I turn over so few guns that I don't know if I would really benefit or be much of a contributor to the group discount.

But I'm talking here about suppliers hopefully helping the LTW cause by contributing components in return of course for due mention whenever a gun ir ready for the block.


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I can't imagine a supplier, Brownell's included that wouldn't want to get into a LTW project. Our reputation alone should be enough at some point to lessen the worries of abuse. This is certainly something we should talk about in detail. It seems that if we could get some sponsors like Brownells, Wilson, Ed Brown, Kart, etc...that the website as well as the LTW organiztion would benefit. Any thought?

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OMG. I just found this place and feel unworthy of even attempting to make suggestions.

I'm probably going to spend most of my time slack jawed with my eyes glased over.
Thanks for all your hard work and letting me sit here looking stupid.


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I have made a career of sitting around and looking stupid. Just ask Ted. Either way, we should have some fun here. I keep looking at the #1 gun and keep picking up details as I go. Great work.

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Steve Bailey wrote:
I have made a career of sitting around and looking stupid. Just ask Ted.


No need to ask Ted... I'll back you on that statement Steve. :P :D


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Jason, that was good, :P I laughed so hard when I read that one, that is caused me to run an end mill straight through your slide...No worries though Ted thinks we can weld it. 8)

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LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Steve, that's hilarious! :D :D :D :D I'll have to remember that when my buddies are calling and e-mailing me, ribbing me to hurry up on their blasters! :D You could be Canadian with that sense of humor! ;)

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Steve Bailey wrote:
Jason, that was good, :P I laughed so hard when I read that one, that is caused me to run an end mill straight through your slide...No worries though Ted thinks we can weld it. 8)


Sweet!!! Will that be done before or after you fit the free floated accessory rail with black OPS, death touch wielding, super-ninja, combo flash hider/bayonet lug to it? :) :)


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A Johnston wrote:

Sweet!!! Will that be done before or after you fit the free floated accessory rail with black OPS, death touch wielding, super-ninja, combo flash hider/bayonet lug to it?


I want two of each of those (minus the whole slide milling thing)but with all that work it will need to be done to a High Point. Is that ok?


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And he needs it tonight; tomorrow at the latest!
Orion wrote:
A Johnston wrote:

Sweet!!! Will that be done before or after you fit the free floated accessory rail with black OPS, death touch wielding, super-ninja, combo flash hider/bayonet lug to it?


I want two of each of those (minus the whole slide milling thing)but with all that work it will need to be done to a High Point. Is that ok?

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I got the impression that yesterday wasn't soon enough :shock:


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Oh and he wants the frame to be Ti with 40 LPI checkering. :cry:


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