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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:24 am 
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A rail framed 1911 is a pragmatic choice in many ways and with every one I build I like them more and more.

This pistol is the first in a series of guns that I am doing as a special project. This full-house rail gun that sets the stage for the other pistols to come and features a Kart barrel, EGW barrel bushing, flattened and serrated slide top, hand-cut 30lpi checkering front and rear, my “BM” styled thumb safety, lanyard loop, rear slide serrations, matte DLC finish, and much more.

One of these days I think I’ll have to slow down and build myself a rail gun but until then I’ll just continue to revel in the build process and the photos.

Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:22 am 
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Breathtaking as always. I seldom call out specific details, but I really like the softened edges on the thumb safety lever/pad. So many smiths don't address that and an otherwise extremely nice build is left with some uncomfortable corners that will irritate the distal thumb over a not so long shooting session.

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... This full-house rail gun... features... my “BM” styled thumb safety...
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BM? Who or what is BM?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:25 pm 
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As a rule, I don't really care for rail guns, but this baby is really changing my mind!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:01 pm 
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Really nice Mr. Burton and yes what is BM stand for on that nice thumb safety?

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Outstanding workmanship, that is a serious Tacticool looking pistol....


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:17 pm 
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Thanks guys!

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BM? Who or what is BM?


“BM” is the initials for the owner of the first gun I made a thumb safety like that on (seen below) sometime in 2008. It was a stylistic idea he had for a thumb safety that mimics the “teardrop” shape of the Colt Commercial style part but is slightly enlarged for more usability.

While I’m not opposed to ‘traditional’ extended thumb safeties they have never really suited me. I still use a Colt Commercial sized safety on all my personal guns and I think a safety like the “BM” styled part is an good balance and makes allot of sense especially on a carry gun.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:08 pm 
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Very nice on the rail gun. I'm having thoughts about sending In my new series 70 GCNM for a Signature Grade do over and I keep trying to envision what it would look like when done

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Welcome Colonel Colt to our happy home ! You cant go wrong sending Mr. Burton a 1911 to do his magic on ............. 8)

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That is just down-right nice to look at. And fully functional to boot. Man......I keep thinking things.....and then I realize I'm broke. Will live vicariously through these pages.

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