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Photo of the day... a couple of finished projects heading home and this is one of them.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:05 am 
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Photo of the day... a new project and a new beginning for this Colt.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:02 am 
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Photo of the day... some slide top work on a current Colt project.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:46 am 
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Photo of the day... the ejector cut in this slide required a bit of straightening.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:13 am 
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A bit? Hey, it was clearly good enough for Hartford.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:38 am 
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Photo of the day... a bit of morning measuring on a current Colt project.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:36 am 
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Photo of the day... every gun is a one-off so I tend not to do anything in batches. There is certainly nothing wrong with working like that but I have found that the variation, tolerance, and different measurements from gun to gun don’t really allow for any advantage in it. Last week felt like it though with much time spent standing in front of the mill machining 3 weld-up frame and slide fits.

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Photo of the day... more measuring...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:38 am 
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Photo of the day... machining the barrel feet.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:02 pm 
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At last, some chips. Jason, you're killing me with the spotlessly clean machine setups. Do you keep a janitor on staff, just to sweep up after every pass? (Just kidding.)


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Patrick Sweeney wrote:
At last, some chips. Jason, you're killing me with the spotlessly clean machine setups. Do you keep a janitor on staff, just to sweep up after every pass? (Just kidding.)


HA!! It is true I like a clean shop... I'm happy to get it dirty, I just make sure I clean it up too.

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Photo of the day... bushing work...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:49 pm 
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Jason Burton wrote:
Photo of the day... bushing work...


I like the clearance your bushing turning setup has. Any details on what you are using for that?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:14 am 
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Photo of the day... one of my personal guns is starting to show its age. This gun has been well used and is still serviceable and ready for me to shoot a good bit this week. If you shoot 'em enough eventually stuff breaks.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:34 am 
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The frame and the recoil spring retainer, no big deal. I've got a lightweight commander that was cracked right there in the frame before I took it to Gunsite four times. Still works. I believe Ned has taken several approaches to the problem. The retainer is a simple replacement. But the slide? ouch.

I don't think I've ever seen a crack right there. As a rescue project, it might be interesting. but only on a slide with lots of custom work already done to it, and a pistol that had personal value.

Geez, now I'm going to have to go down into the shop and pore over my own high-round-count 1911s, to see if anything similar has happened.

Oh, and it is good to know that a top 'smith shoots his own guns enough to put serious wear on them.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:45 am 
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Patrick Sweeney wrote:
The frame and the recoil spring retainer, no big deal. I've got a lightweight commander that was cracked right there in the frame before I took it to Gunsite four times. Still works. I believe Ned has taken several approaches to the problem. The retainer is a simple replacement. But the slide? ouch.

I don't think I've ever seen a crack right there. As a rescue project, it might be interesting. but only on a slide with lots of custom work already done to it, and a pistol that had personal value.

Geez, now I'm going to have to go down into the shop and pore over my own high-round-count 1911s, to see if anything similar has happened.

Oh, and it is good to know that a top 'smith shoots his own guns enough to put serious wear on them.


I have enjoyed and still very much like shooting this gun... shot it a bunch all last week... 8)

The slide does have a good bit of work done to it as part of the overall build but the crack is no biggie to me... it's likely been there a while and I just noticed it. I don't mind the gun getting worn or beat up from actual use (except for the sights... I'm a stickler for protecting the sights) and the "fix" was pretty simple. :lol:

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And here I am, grossly over-thinking the problem: weld, which alloy/stick? How to protect the extractor tunnel? How to machine the bead off? What will this do to the finish?

Instead: stress, you are relieved.


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Photo of the day... busy at the bench now time to install the sights.

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These pesky little cracks... nice fix. Hope you got it at the true end of the crack! I've done the frame crack that way on a few of my own guns, of course you can see the darned hole but since it's my gun, not too worried about it. But I did use a tiny drill to try and make the fixed less obvious, .013. It cracked on through and is cracking to this day but I'm leaving it unwelded as an experiment. The metal starts getting so thick that it slows down and virtually stops. I don't think there's a real functional issue there but surprisingly I've had pretty good luck welding them (getting them welded).

I do love the cleanliness of your shop too. And I want my red towel back.


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Photo of the day... rear of the slide blended and rear sight installed. The result and benefits of re-machining the ejector cut are now very evident.

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Ned Christiansen wrote:
These pesky little cracks... nice fix. Hope you got it at the true end of the crack! I've done the frame crack that way on a few of my own guns, of course you can see the darned hole but since it's my gun, not too worried about it. But I did use a tiny drill to try and make the fixed less obvious, .013. It cracked on through and is cracking to this day but I'm leaving it unwelded as an experiment. The metal starts getting so thick that it slows down and virtually stops. I don't think there's a real functional issue there but surprisingly I've had pretty good luck welding them (getting them welded).

I do love the cleanliness of your shop too. And I want my red towel back.


Pretty sure I got to the end of the crack... I used a 1/16" drill (as opposed to an .050") to help make up for any error in locating where to drill. I have had the frame cracks welded before with good successes and on this gun I might drill the frame to stop the crack.... but just don't care enough as this gun (even though it still shoots great) has become my 'beater' gun.

Red towel in route... although didn't it start a different color... :?:

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Photo of the day... slide stop needed more lift to get good contact in the slide stop notch. The particular slide stop is hard (really hard) and resisted being cut with a file. Nice to have a milling machine.

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Photo of the day... shaping up the grip safety.

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Photo of the day... measuring headspace.

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Photo of the day... configuring the feed-ramp and barrel throat.

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