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    I figured parts prices aren't going to come down much for the next several years at the very least, so I might as well raid the cookie jar and do it now before they go up any more...

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    Hell worse case scenario just get your frame and slide trinket pieces assembled as far as you can and the slide fit right to the frame, that's all stuff you can do now for minimum investment except in time. Hell trigger groups, hammers,safeties, slide releases, spring/pin kits and misc stuff like that is reasonable,,,,sorta,,,, haven't looked in a bit, but there usually the least expensive of the parts to get.

    Getting those parts done and working smooth makes things move along much quicker and save the the picky barrel ,link and bushing fitting stuff for later as the spend-yer parts roll in.

    Back in the day you could put one together pretty reasonable,, not so much now days,, almost cheaper to buy one off the shelf pretty well accessorized and just do the fine tuning yourself with maybe adding a match barrel ,bushing,and a trigger, and do a slide job,,,,,cheapest way to go now days unfortunately. I can't believe the prices on quality frames!!! YOWWWW!! For what they get for those,, I used to be able to build a complete kick ass match grade gun for.

    Oh Well,,, it's our vice I guess,,,,,,frigging kids,,,,,,

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    THERE BACK!!!!!

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    don't forget that wilson made hammer and that cylinder and slide spring!

    that S&W hammer is the best $10 you'll ever spend on a 1911 trigger tune up!

    you can get some very good 1911 parts for peanuts IF you know where to look.
    i have dropped the S&W hammer and cylinder & slide spring in several 1911s and they have resulted in a very light crisp trigger every time.

    better than some of those kits that go for $200 --

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    The slide to frame fit came out fine. It's the tight side of spec. I would have fit it even tighter just on general principles, but I can't complain. I'm not going to bother with squeezing the slide or hammering the frame rails to tighten it up.

    The very next step is to fit the bushing to the slide when the package from Briley arrives. Since it's the spherical bushing, I won't have to worry about fitting the bushing to the barrel, angle-boring, or any of that.

    Then on to fitting the barrel to the slide, and the assembly to the frame...

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    Sounds like a plan TRX...

    Whats the finish going to look like?
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    Sounds like a plan TRX...

    Whats the finish going to look like?
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    ...Believe in Him and have everlasting life.
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    Nothing spectacular. The gun is stainless steel. The slide has a rib and Millett sight. The sides have been de-logo'd and have a brushed finish. The rest is fine glass bead, a good match for the Foster frame. It collects dirt, but I like the look. Wraparound plain rubber Colt grip similar to the old-style Pachmayrs. Short beavertail, standard-pattern slide release and safety.

    I had a picture of one very much like what I'm building, but I can't find it at the moment.

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