Here is an old AMT Long Slide 7" with a few mods: Improved trigger, wide grip safety, tightened up some.
Get R Done Guns
June 20, 2011, 07:27 PM
One of our favorites!
June 20, 2011, 09:14 PM
I have a few guns that I've had customized to different degrees. This Detonics CombatMaster is the most recent project. The trigger guard has been undercut, all of the edges broken, the mainspring housing recontured and blended to the frame, hammer bobbed, 11deg crown on muzzle, new Fusion carbon fiber trigger, action job and the entire gun bright polished excepot for the top strap. I finished it off with a set of thin Alumagrips. It's a great shooter and nice for carrying to events. The pics aren't so good, it's hard to capture the mirror finish.
The Browning Hi-Power has been reworked
June 21, 2011, 01:48 PM
Man I like that . . clean and well done.
Here's one I finished a few weeks ago. Fusion oversized frame/slide, Storm Lake ramped SS barrel, .40 S&W, all the small parts are forged. Don't ask how much it cost and how much time I have in it . . .
June 21, 2011, 06:22 PM
My favorite 1911 I ever owned, my most accurate, and I traded it off....DANG! It started life as a nice SA Defender, but whilst at Gunsite, Ted Yost was there and did it up for me. It is awesome. Traded it for a Bertta M9, and an IAI Uzi, and a BUNCH of mags for both and a SA Champion. So I did get something out of it.
Took off the Beaver Tale, Stipple Work, Did a trigger job on it. No Apex allowed. Polished the feed ramp and chamber a tad. Also polished the outside of the chamber a tad. Took 0000 steel wool to the slide and it popped nicely. Then did a little paint inlay. And some other detailing.
June 22, 2011, 12:03 AM
My latest project is a Kimber Stainless Pro Raptor II. Here's how it looked NIB when I bought it a couple of weeks ago ...
... and now after removing the firing pin safety and ambi thumb safety and replacing most of the parts with Ed Brown parts. I'd like to bob the frame, fit an Ed Brown chainlink MSH and finish the whole thing with black Cerakote. I'm going to put a few hundred rounds through it first which will give me time to figure out how to accurately locate the pin hole for the bobbed MSH.
I agree with that! This Raptor has impressed me from the get go. The slide to frame fit is excellent, the barrel fit is excellent and the "raptor" checkering is functional allowing for a much better purchase on the slide. Even the thumb safety and trigger were very good from the factory. All in all a really good 1911 even in factory form. Here's what it looks like when it's all apart. Everything to the right of the grip safety has been replaced or removed, not because it needed to be but because I have a specific plan for this Raptor.
Here are my Colt 1991A1 Commander, and my G26 that are both modded, and my mini draco which is next in line. I've already put a brake on the mini, and I'm looking at handguards now. Also need to do a standard fluff and buff on the internals and mating surfaces.
First is my 70 Series Colt by Yost-Bonitz, then my Delta Elite by Chuck Warner, and then 1924 Colt and 1975 Browning HP by the late Austin Behlert. http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa250/surjimmy/IMG_1933.jpghttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa250/surjimmy/IMG_1965.jpghttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa250/surjimmy/IMG_2952.jpg
June 23, 2011, 03:07 PM
Moose, who did your Highpower? The sqaured gaurd on yours is rare and nicely done.
Sent out to California to James Hoag back in the mid 80s. Back then he squared the trigger guard, checkered its front, the front and back of the frame (30 lpi), added adjustible sights, mated the slide to the frame, added a barrel bushing, parked the top of the slide, opened up the ejection port, and removed the magazine safety, all for just about $200.00. Although he did have it for about 18 months, it sure came back nice.
Several Revolvers as well, but I suppose they're of no interest in this thread.
Get R Done Guns
June 23, 2011, 07:49 PM
Let's see them anyway!
June 23, 2011, 08:33 PM
Caspian with Wilson speed chute, Wilson combat adj. rr. site, Wilson extended mag release, Kart NM barrel and bushing, Nowlin hammer group, STI trigger, and a custom grip I have not yet identified elsewhere. It's right next to my STI for accuracy and 100% reliable.
June 23, 2011, 09:45 PM
Nothing too serious
Just cleaned her up a bit and put a little rouge on her cheeks
Love it! I had a Springfield modded similar by Novak. For my needs, I see no reason for all the beavertail safeties and commander hammers...I like the classic look.
June 23, 2011, 11:28 PM
Aluminum frame, Factory internally lightened slide.
Cerakote Graphite Black and Satin mag.
Tier One sights.