80% 1911

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Re: 80% 1911

Postby Spiela » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:17 am

I just finished a build from 1911 builders. All and all I am happy with it being my first one but I did learn a lot about the 1911 design and function. I would do a few things differently next time, most of which would be to be more patient. I didn't take my time and use layout fluid or a marker to identify how much of the ejector leg I should have removed, this contributed to a bent pin and some curse words muttered. I also would not use a brass punch to set the sights because it scuffed them up a bit....I really wanting to get it to the range so I did what I thought I needed to do. Now I know.
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Re: 80% 1911

Postby RImike » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:01 pm

I've been really considering doing this, but I've run out of time and had to put it off. How much time do you have into it?
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Re: 80% 1911

Postby Spiela » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:43 am

I wish I kept a log because that is what everyone asks. I picked at it for a few weeks, sometimes working on it while watching TV mindlessly. If I had to guess I'd say less than 20 more than 10. It wasn't bad at all, some spots were just tedious but it really helped me understand the mechanics that go into a 1911.
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Re: 80% 1911

Postby newportri » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:35 am

Did you use a mill or drill press?
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Re: 80% 1911

Postby Spiela » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:56 am

I did not. Used a hand drill and the jigs with a file.
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