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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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    Shooting trip Saturday

    I'm getting my tripod mount adapted to the highspeed camera

    Exciting
     
  2. mrt.bolt

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    Good luck Ajax. BE safe. Can't believe the job you did! Congrats.
     
  3. Grumpa72

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    I couldn't stop watching this. A M A Z I N G! Simplying amazing and you have stuck to it far longer than I ever would have.
     
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    Darn it I think this the first time I have wished that it was Sunday and that the weekend was over so I could read about the range report and see the video. Great work I do not have the ability to do what you are doing but love to watch.

    Ruezim
     
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    Cool...can't wait.

    Bill
     
  6. Certaindeaf

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    What are you going to shoot through it?
     
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    45 acp?:neener:
    Sorry, I had to!

    On serious note, if it were me I would say some lo-po handloads or some 230 ball ammo if it were me. Im curious to see what Ajax22 has to say.
     
  8. Datsun40146

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    How'd the shooting test go yesterday Ajax?
     
  9. AJAX22

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    She went bang first time, every time

    Got some amazing footage that I'm processing right now
     
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    Wow - GREAT!! Can't wait.
     
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    I'll add narration to it later and clean it up a bit... but here is the rough cut
     
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    Amazing. Just amazing.
     
  13. 19-3Ben

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    Totally floored. Thank you for sharing this.
     
  14. Grumpa72

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    So you actually held the pistol for the first shot? Gutsy. Great footage.
     
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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

    So awesome!

    I definitely want to see/hear the narrative version too
     
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    I've also been watching that bruise under your thumbnail move upward over the last few months. :neener:

    Glad to finally see her buck! How many rounds did you put through? New barrel or old one?



    FYI...
    The slow motion video is a good illustration of your trigger pull. Since you were pulling with the first knuckle of your index finger (instead of the end pad), seeing the muzzle drop when the trigger broke was easily noticeable. You should have gotten a number of impacts low and to the right (five o'clock pull) when you were shooting with your left hand.

    Now... I think this is one of the most beautiful pictures of a 1911 that I've seen in a long, long time. We need more of them, well lit just like it, of the final piece.
     
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    That's just incredible. :cool:
     
  18. AJAX22

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    I was looking at that, I was shooting left handed (I'm a righty) and watching through the camera so some of it may be just being unfamiliar with what I was doing.... but a good portion of it was clearly improper technique.

    I really think it would benefit all shooters to do a clinic with a highspeed video camera.... I'm thinking of putting one together and running it on weekends locally... since I have the camera/tripod etc to do it now.


     
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    I am amazed. Kudos to you and thank you for sharing.
     
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    Awesome and congrats


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    Awesome.

    So, any news on the Merwin & Hulbert? :D
     
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    I was directed to this thread from the coltforum. I'm amazed. Outstanding work Ajax22. I wish that gun could talk and tell us how it got where it was found. I think the gun drop theory is indeed why there was a fired round in the chamber. I just see no other way there would be a dent in the primer.

    Looks like a nice little S&W M&P snub on the table there from the late 40s or early 50s. I have one of those in nickel that is Detroit PD marked.

    Anyway, thanks for this thread and series of videos. Fascinating!
     
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    Wow I found this thread in perfect time. I was nearing the end and thought "If I don't get to see this finished I'm gonna cry"

    Puts a whole new train of thought on what's "too far gone"

    Subbed to your youtube channel
     
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    Added narration to the testfire video...
     
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