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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 9:57 pm 
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Teaser.....gettin' late, mas manana!

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That hurt 8) Keep 'em coming Stan...keep 'em comin' :P

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Awesome.

P.S. - It is now manana. Where are the rest of the photos?


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LTW #1, in the white:

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Assorted Random Minutae, snapped as the mood struck me:

Lightened Grieder trigger, 'before and after':
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Sear before, contact on only one hook:
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Sear after stoning, even contact on both hooks. This was really tough to photograph, they look more even in person:
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Deflection of primary sear angle:
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Even bazillion dollar hammers sometimes need their hooks squared:
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Hope ya enjoy the pics, I'll try and write more later...leaving for Gunsite tomorrow and have a trillion things to do!!!

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Very nice Stan.

Good shooting at Gunsite.


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Outstanding!!!! Not only amazing work but the photos are fantastic!!! :D :D


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Fantastic. Great shots, and DAMN that thing is looking fine.

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STAN THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!

A PERFECT grip safety fit.
A PERFECT radius at the butt.
:D :D :D :D :D
And everything else, too!

The photography is on par with Ichiro!

Watch out world........we are coming. :D

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Outstanding....Beautiful work guys. Great photos of a unbelievable gun Stan. I think it might be time to let the proverbial cat out of the bag. This is why we all got into this. Maybe we should start promoting our band of merry men. Any thoughts? I would imagine a couple of emails and posts at various places would take care of this.

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OUSTANDING!! That is some beautiful work there. I am collecting aluminum cans in my off hours to get more money for auction tickets. Maybe I should start collecting cardboard, pallets, and newspaper too!

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OK, just about ready to roll, so here’s some thoughts.

First, it was an absolute pleasure and honor to work with Chuck and Tim. What a rare treat to have their fantastic work on my bench to play with! As you can see from the pics, these guys did a simply tremendous job on the pistol, my hat’s way off to them! :D

Quick rundown of my wrenching on the thing, without going into too much detail...

Reliability work. Tim had already worked the frame feedramp.

Fit Brown extended ejector.

Action job. 4lbs. crisp, with C&S lockwork, entire action addressed . It even stands up well to the infamous Rogers’ “Creep Milking Test”. Hammer edges were rounded; sharp hammers are a pet peeve of mine on carry guns.

Grieder long solid trigger, internally lightened and fit with just a hint of play for reliability.

Enhance frame/slide fit to produce what I consider a ‘nice running’ pistol, erring on the side of full reliability. It was a bit of a rattle to start with.

Brown thumb safety fit and blended, with trimmed pad.

CMC grip safety fit and modified for easy takedown; polish runs up the sides.

Install new plunger tube. [Note: It is just lightly staked on, as I know it'll have to come off again before final polish/bluing. Whoever's last to touch it, please snug it up tight.]

Overall fitting and matching things up. Repolished frame and slide flats to 400 grit, mainly to clean up the inevitable little scratches that got on it while on the bench. A buddy of mine passed on a ‘lil trick to me that made this go much easier. I put a fresh sheet of paper on the magnetic chuck of my surface grinder, laid the frame or slide on it, locked it down, then went to town with the abrasives backed by blocks or long flat files.

Test fired the pistol with just over 300 rounds; a mixture of 185 JHP, 230 JHP, 200 LSWC, and 230 Winchester ball, using magazines from Colt, Wilson, CMC, and Wolffe, and rock'n'rolling at times :lol: . The pistol runs splendidly with total reliability.

Chuck’s Bomar mods, Tim’s checkering, and a nice trigger break/reset made it a complete joy to shoot. :D Accuracy will be more than adequate for anything short of high level formal bullseye matches; the standing lug profile which locks solidly on the pin (this is an original Colt barrel), and Chuck's match fit bushing and barrel crown, all add up to one straight shooter. I’d love to keep this one!

What next? It’s hard to see in the pics, but the parts that Tim blasted and the ones I blasted don't match perfectly, as the media Tim vs. I am using is very different (Tim's is coarser). Even at 120psi, I couldn't match his matte finish. So, this puppy's going back to Tim to even it out, and give it that final spit and polish he’s world renowned for. 8) But first, it’ll go to Uncle Luigi in Buffalo to get a custom holster started (Sorry Tim and Lou for the flip flop on this, it just makes more sense to get Lou started, and to minimize the handling of it after final metal prep at Tim’s.) So Lou keep an eye peeled for a Fedex box on Tuesday afternoon, and when you're done, please send it to the Timeister.

My sincere thanks to everyone for the chance to be a part of this fine project; it was a real honor and I hope this thing takes off. I’m looking forward to coming back from Gunsite in a week and being able to partake more in this merry band….I’ve been quiet as of late from being swamped with this and finishing a couple other projects before my class next week.

All the best!!!

[Edited for clarity and grammar]

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Ooops, almost forgot...

Chuck Rogers wrote:

A PERFECT radius at the butt.


Chuck, sad to have to admit it, but that perfect butt is Tim's. I ain't been to the gym in months! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Stan, your contribution to this project is beautimous. Fantasmagically outstanding. 8)

But then again, I'm not surprised. Not even a little bit. Sorry to disappoint you....... :wink:

Next burger at Scoot 'n Blues is on me. Oh BTW, you folks have probably noticed Stan and my references to that place on several occasions, so for you non-Colorado heathens out there, here's the link for a (virtual) visit. http://www.scootnblues.com Unfortunately for you, it's not nearly as good as the 'non-virtual' visit, eh Stan.

What a treat and honor it is for me to have been fortunate enough work with such incredible talent as Chuck and Stan on this piece.

Now that Uncle Lou is adding skin to the project, there is no doubt in my mind that this package is well deserving of the title "#1".

Chuck, Stan and Lou - your work is awe inspiring. How kewl is this seeing it all coming together!

Cheers, Tim

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This is so great !!! Thanks to all you guys for letting us watch the project progress. Stan, your pictures and work are awesome.

It have been so enlightening to watch this whole process. I have to check out the site every day to see what new pictures are posted :D :D

Now if Ned could post the pictures of his, er, dancers, everything would be complete :lol:

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Absolutely beautiful work guys. Thanks for sharing.

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Extremely beautiful work……….congratulations to the craftsman involved.


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The Toddmeister has arrived, nice to see you here! 8)

I'm still trying to fit a grip safety as well as you do it!!! :D :D :D

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Stan, doesn't look like your having any problems fitting a grip safety, great work.

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I just keep coming back to look at the pics……so nice. I love the way Chuck does his ports and front sights. Stan I love the polishing, slide-stop and thumb safety. Hell all the workmanship is awesome. Stan from the pics I can see you have been spending considerable time on this beauty. I hope your still finding the time to get out and shred some sweet single track! I Hope to be in your fine state for some riding sometime is August or September. Any way I love this stuff and just can’t believe how kewl this piece is going to be. I hope this baby is going to be at the next shot show because I would love to fondle it and feel the trigger job. :D


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Hey Lou,
That cow ready for slaughter yet?
Guess if you want top grade cowhide ya gotta grow 'em yourself! :D

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