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Re: 1911 Project

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The barrel was fit by grinding the barrel hood and lower lugs.
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The firing pin stop was re-ground to fit quite snugly and the slide stop needed a bit of milling as well, but forgot to get an image of that.

As of today, the barrel fitting is done, the slide is fit to the frame, the extractor and firing pin stop are fit, and the trigger has been fit but not yet installed. Starting to take shape!
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The finished extractor fit.
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Back to pistol #1. It has about 3K rounds through it and is awesome, so it's time to have it finished with black IonBond now that I can shoot pistol #2 to get some rounds through it.

Stripped everything down and bead blasted to rounded areas on the frame and then set it up on the surface grinder and ground the flat sides with the magazine catch in place so it blends nicely with the side of the frame.

The slide will get the same treatment and then it's off to be processed and just hope that they don't scratch or mar it handling it...

It looks a bit hazy due to the coolant film/mist on itm but it's actually quite nice. I am purposely not wiping it off in fear of marking it. It will be sprayed with preservative and wrapped in VCI paper without being touched.
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Ground the slide tonight and now ready to ship.
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Nice work Glenn!

All you need now is a nice fiber laser to add embellishments!
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