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1911 80% frame sources?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by bigern, Feb 1, 2003.

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  1. bigern

    bigern Member

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    Do any of you have a source for 80% 1911 frames? I've got the Tannery Shop, Dlsask, and Kristitool but the Tannery Shop is closed because he got activated for Iraq.

    I'm trying to find all the sources for these frames before I get out the checkbook. Shoparound a little like my mom taught me.

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  2. Pistolsmith

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    Go to the Essex web site.
     
  3. bigern

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    I'm sorry but I'm not familiar with the Essex company. Do you have a web address for them? My google search failed to turn them up.

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  4. Pistolsmith

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    I use Google. Just write in "Essex Arms" and go to home page and take it from there.
     
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    Everything that was available from Tannery is now being handled by National Ordnance Company 1-713-681-0618
     
  6. Jim K

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    Essex is really not 80%; the frames are almost 100% with very minor fitting (usually just the top) and breaking the sharp edges before they have you running for the Band-Aids. They can be ordered with the safety/slide stop spring tunnel, grip screw bushings and the ejector if you want. I have found them very good and equal to any other of the cast frames, better than most. As complete frames, they require an FFL.

    Jim
     
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