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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. cyclopsshooter

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    They are WWII Army contract pistols made in low quantity and are especially prized by people from Swissville PA :)
     
  2. 1911Tuner

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    US&S manufactured 55,000 pistols under contract, as well as various small parts. Only Singer made fewer. They're highly sought after by collectors.

    If you mean the slidestop crosspin hole, all that does is bear against the pin and stop the slide as it goes to battery. Thinning it may cause it to elongate a bit under hard use, but that's about it.
     
  3. Sam Cade

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    Agent 47?






    That is pretty durn cool btw.
     
  4. RX-178

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    Sam Cade beat me out on the Agent 47 comment. :D

    Seriously, I LOVE what you're doing getting these old abused firearms working. I've actually always wanted to do stuff like that, but I don't have the time or technology (yet...), so it's REALLY, REALLY good to see that at least some people out there are giving it a shot.

    Shot... err... no pun intended...
     
  5. rcmodel

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    Whats the story on when & where the gun was "dug" up??

    rc
     
  6. CmdrSlander

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    If that weapon turns out to be of historical significance (I read about 1911s being found in that condition in late WW1 battlefields, 80 years later) I can put you in contact with the curator at the National World War 1 Museum, should you wish to donate it to posterity.
     
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    Too late. He's already started knockin' the hickies off of it.
     
  8. AJAX22

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    [YouTube]3mzy94pFhbE[/YouTube]

    Mainspring retaining pin is out, mainspring, and plunger are stuck...

    The Big news is that rifling has begun appearing in the barrel.. quite distinct riffling all things considered
     
  9. forindooruseonly

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    I'd love to know the back story to the gun as well. Good job, that's very interesting!
     
  10. bluethunder1962

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    I have been wanting to find a old gun and restore it but I would never thought you could do anything with that gun. Good luck and can't wait to see it finished.
     
  11. 7thCavScout

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    This is absolutely awesome! Subscribed.
    -Chuck
     
  12. Robbins290

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    nice job
     
  13. AJAX22

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    I changed the setup a bit, seems to be bubbling quite well... We will see how it looks tomorrow
     
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    [YouTube]m-nwpokIrNM[/YouTube]

    edit: fixed link
     
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  16. shotgunjoel

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    ???? What's with the video?
     
  17. AJAX22

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    I uploaded the wrong damn video.... thats the inside of my pocket
     
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    I've seen recovered anchors from ships sunk in the 1600's that look better than that thing. Was that found on the moon or something?

    Dan
     
  20. AJAX22

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    I fixed the link.... the video should work now
     
  21. cyclopsshooter

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    coming along nicely- excited to see the slide pop off
     
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    What kind of solution are you using with the charger? I also have a rusty 1911 that needs this the slide is frozzen on mine as well.
     
  23. AJAX22

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    Just washing soda (arm and hammer) I've heard of a few other things you can use, but this was easy to get at the super market at 10pm when I was throwing this setup togeather.

    How rusty is your 1911 Dave? maybe you should sell it to me for my collection ;)
     
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    I've never used electrolysis, but why can't you use a grinder to grind all the crap off of that large plate you're using instead of replacing it?
     
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    [YouTube]9gPQLYgLLgo[/YouTube]
     
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