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"De-Horning" a 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Pierce, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. Pierce

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    What is dehorning and why is it done? Is it typical to 1911's only
     
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    Dehorning is simply easing sharp edges and "melting" corners or pointy bits to make a gun a little "softer" to carry. Some guns have lots of angles and corners that tend to wear on your body and clothes enough to get quite annoying. Dehorning takes care of that.
     
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    Also makes drawing the firearm from a holster and replacing it easier.

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    I'm no expert, but to me it basically means knocking the sharp edges off here and there before a refinish job. I customized a basic Rock Island, and I did that myself, went over the sharp edges really lightly with some 600 grit wet/dry black oxide paper, then had the gun blued. Here's a few photos, you can see where I touched the edges a tad.

    <edit> And, as others mentioned before I got my 2 cents in, it can range from mild to very extensive.

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    Well I guess that explains it all, I really enjoyed that to say the least! Thanks for the great lesson. That 101 is slick, they are all great..
     
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