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1911 Personal touch.... show your personal touch!

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by hm1ing, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. hm1ing

    hm1ing 97051 Member

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    I wanted to share some pic’s of my latest addition to a new (to me) RIA 1911. I use antlers to make other stuff, and thought I can do that! I hope you enjoy, and please feel free to share your personal addiction to your handgun.
    Besides seeing them online for $195 pr… Enough said! :cool:

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  2. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    I need to get up shed hunting and find some antlers... I can't seem to shoot any big game animals.

    Those look good. Here are a few sets of grips I have made.
    Spalted maple
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    I did NOT put the idiot scratch in the slide... I did sand it down a little and make it look stock again.
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    Amboyna burl
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    Snake wood
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    Next couple sets are thin, and for a bobtail pistol
    Stabilized redwood burl
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    Amboyna burl
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    As far as my some personal touches in metal...
    I do this on on all my 1911's, Jewell the barrel
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    I made my slide naked on my Ruger, bobbed the frame... A few other parts here and there
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    My first 1911, not much done to this one, fit a new bushing, flush cut the barrel and crowned it.
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    My all time favorite personal touch... The signs of a gun that has been carried and shot, at least 15,000 rounds down range out of this gun
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  3. hm1ing

    hm1ing 97051 Member

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    Fancy Grips always look nice! I wanted to make grips from something I had hangin about. Not bad for my first set w/o a duplicator... all by hand and eye.
     
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    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    Not bad at all. I have my process pretty well worked out, I have a fixture for the holes and counterbores, I do them on a mill. I cut the rough shape on a band saw, then I have a set of steel "blanks" that I pin to the grips. I sand the outside with those, when I get sparks they are to size. The round shape is done freehand on the belt sander... A lot of sanding, measuring, sanding... Then a lot of finish work by hand.
     
  5. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just imagine a Kimber with normal holster wear...cause its worn everyday! Thats my personal touch.
     
  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    They look very good, although kind of thick. How do they feel compared to something more conventional?

    My Dan Wesson is like that. It's ready for new grips just because they have been bounced off of all sorts of things while living my life. A thread now about custom grips is timely.
     
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    hm1ing 97051 Member

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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yep, both of mine are that way although I did add a CT laser one. The other one came with one. I do have a new trigger to install on one of them.


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    "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it, you'll probably never need one again!"
     
  9. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    A couple Commanders, with my "Personal Touch...";

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  10. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I really like this:



    And this:


    My hat is off to you sir!

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  11. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    Thank you. The Ruger is going to get some more personal touches this weekend. Flush cut and crown barrel, a lot of cosmetic clean up and possibly hi power cuts on the slide. I have to see if there will be a machine open for the hi power cuts.
     
  12. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    I polished the barrel on my Ruger SR1911 with mothers mag polish. That's all I have done so far with my SR1911, I would like to get the barrel crowned, that looks pretty cool!
     
  13. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Good stuff, guys!
     
  14. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    Here's a before
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