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Dug relic 1911 restoration (Pics and Video)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by AJAX22, Jul 26, 2012.

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  1. AJAX22

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    I antiqued the spare barrel I had for her.... I think it came out pretty well... at a glance its very difficult to tell it isn't original (unless you disassemble it.
     
  2. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    Dude, get a mag catch back in the gun, looks weird in the pictures without it. :p
     
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    Wow. Have you fired it as of yet? This might be the penultimate barbeque gun hands down.
     
  5. AJAX22

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    I haven't fired her yet.... I need to adjust the sear spring and give her a trigger job...

    I also need to scrounge up a magazine
     
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    Oh look a mag catch, thanks AJAX! Now I have nothing to complain about! Wait, it's missing a magazine...
     
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    Looks great, Ajax. Awesome job. I can't wait to see if she still shoots.
     
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    Great thread. :cool: I can't wait to see you shoot it.
     
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    Would be even better if you got the first shot on video and posted it here!!
     
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    Almost makes me want to send you a new one so you could make it look antiqued like that one. You could have a potential market here. Just a thought
    , AJAX Relics & Antiqued Hand Guns
     
  11. AJAX22

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    I'm definitly going to antique one new 1911 for my own use... I would be willing to do it for others, but its a ton of time consuming work, i would have to charge a considerable amount to make it something I did on a regular basis for other people.
     
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    I'm not sure, but you may be considered a gunsmith and need an FFL for it too.
     
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    Can't believe I missed this thread. Wonderful work, Ajax.
     
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    Yeah,I was late.finding this thread,too!WOW,this is awesome!Looking foreward to seeing the revolver come back to life. Lightman
     
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    That is awesome Ajax. I've been reading and watching.

    Amazing from the first page to now and the transformation is remarkable!
     
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    [YouTube]Z6lhdxDWIso[/YouTube]
     
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    Awesome Thread!

    Ajax, Thank you for sharing this! Since July, I have been taking a second look at the rusty "relics" while, making my rounds with the local gun shops. I have an old Savage copy of the Winchester 1890 thats still shot every so often, but has lived in a barn for years along with a rusty Ballester Molina that might be good candidates for a starter project for me. I will be sure to follow your lead and post pics and videos of the process. Can't wait for the range report! - IsoMAcK
     
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    ooooooooo, I've always wanted a ballester molina.... if you decide that you're not interested in fixing her up, let me know ;)
     
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    Video is unavailable.
     
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    Should be good now
     
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    You're making awesome progress! I can't believe this guy is finally almost done! I really really wish you were here in Oregon so that I could watch the first shots of this guy.

    Make sure you get multiple camera guys for that one, I'm sure everyone here is thrilled to see this guy go bang.
     
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    From the last 2 videos, it looks like your extractor is clocking hard. But then again, I can't watch the videos with great quality because of my internet connection. Is your firing pin stop snug? Have you tried cycling rounds through it?
     
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    I saw a Singer while I was standing watch in the 1970's.
     
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    I rarely venture over to the handgun forums (rifles are just more my speed), but I was sucked in by this thread. I have always had dreams of doing things like this; I've never been in love with 1911s, but that one is awful pretty now and has a rich, mysterious history.

    I will be checking in again periodically. I already burned too much time flipping through all 12 pages thus far... Keep up the great work, Ajax.
     
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