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 Post subject: hand checkering
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:16 pm 
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I,m a leather worker renewing my love for busy hands . I would like to begin learning hand checkering for front strap on my first colt.would some one recommend starting point . I've been a craftsmen in one or more trades all my life and value fine craftsmenship.

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 Post subject: Re: hand checkering
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:16 pm 
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Best I can recommend is get a few tools from Brownell's and dig in, maybe start on some mainspring housings or just 3/4' round stock.. I saw somebody's time lapse movie the other day of checkering a 1911 front strap, thought it was kinda cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytNCF3A_6iA


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 Post subject: Re: hand checkering
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:15 am 
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I practiced on worn-out 20 gauge shotgun barrels.

Just don't start learning on a real gun.


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 Post subject: Re: hand checkering
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:23 pm 
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thanks for the reply!

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 Post subject: Re: hand checkering
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:07 pm 
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Good advice George, from two of the best. Welcome aboard.

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