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Okay, now it feels done.

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by spencerhut, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. spencerhut

    spencerhut Member

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    Custom color on the frame and graphite black on everything else. And a bit of gold in just the right spots. I used a burnt bronze mix on the frame and it has just the right amount of sparkle in the sunlight. Looks awesome in the sun and turns dull in low light. Couldn't get the camera to capture it.
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  2. badkarmamib

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    DANG that looks good!
     
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  3. rockyboy

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    OOOhhhhh!!!!!! Pretty! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  4. LoonWulf

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    Very nice, the gold accents the other color perfectly. Id like to see a picture of that frame in the sunlight. Im guessing it has a glow, like top quality colored type III ano.
     
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  5. Klint Beastwood

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    is the EGA lazed?
     
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  6. spencerhut

    spencerhut Member

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    Yes, it's laser engraved.
     
  7. tark

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    Well, I must say I am extremely impressed with your work. I have serrated the backs of hundreds of slides, yours looks flawless in its execution. Probably chewed up one side of that checkering file, I'm guessing. Les used to constantly complain about how fast we went through those $80 checkering files.

    Your pistol looks like it came from a high- end custom shop, perhaps you should work for one.....or start your own....

    Again, beautiful work, fantastic gun.
     
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  8. Blkhrt13

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    Wow. That's beautiful.
     
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  9. Armored farmer

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    Well done.
    I'll send mine.
     
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  10. drband

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    Impressive!
     
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  11. spencerhut

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    Thanks! We do own a gun store in Idaho where I ply my trade. 95% of the people that see my work have no idea how much time and effort goes into these builds.
     
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  12. entropy

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    Beautiful work! :thumbup:
     
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  13. bannockburn

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    spencerhut

    Very nice work indeed! I also like all the little touches of detail that you have on the gun.
     
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  14. 4v50 Gary

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    I like the modest size emblem as well as the plunger.
     
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  15. tark

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    You got that right. I worked for Les for 22 years and my retirement present was the gun in the picture above my handle. Beats the hell out of a fishing pole:D
    I always hated serrating the backs of slides. Almost always in 40 LPI, occasionally 30. Slides are a lot harder than frames and doing a job on one slide would usually trash one side of a checkering file. It can be difficult to get the lines to full depth without any screw-ups.

    Very few people understand how much time and effort go into checkering and serrations on the back of the slide. And a lot of elbow grease. That's why I was so impressed with your work. I don't know what diabolical forces are at work, here, but a you can take a picture of a job you were sure was perfect.....and a flaw will jump out at you in the picture. I saw no such flaw in your pics.

    Again.....great work.
     
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  16. boom boom

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    O/P Beautiful work. Checkering and serrations truly test craftsman and it appears you have the touch. I certainly don't and probably never will but I can appreciate fine work that others do.
     
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  17. Catpop

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    Wow. Great workmanship!
     
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  18. loose noose

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    Nothing like a gold eagle globe and anchor in just the right place Semper Fi brother.
     
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    A department of the US Navy!
    (Just had to say that having been a Navy corpsman.)
     
  20. tark

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    I can't stop laughing at this.:rofl: We had a Marine working in the shop whom I constantly reminded got his pay check that was from "The Department Of The NAVY!!!"

    Notice I did not say Ex-Marine.. There is no such thing. I was never a Marine...the Army for me...but those of you who were Marines have my respect. You were the fighters who got the dirty work.....and did it without complaint..
     
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  21. BBBBill

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    Yeah, the Men's Dept. ;)
     
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