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Gunsmith who can do a 1911 BOBTAIL

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by trapshooter, May 30, 2011.

  1. trapshooter

    trapshooter St. Maries Idaho New Member

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    anyone know of a gunsmith in the area that can do 1911 bobtails..I can handle everything else, just dont have the nerve to start carving on the frame
    Thanks
     
  2. Samurai

    Samurai Monroe, Wa. Member

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    If you're comfortable with everything else, I thought the bobtail was an easy job. The only nerve-wracking part is drilling the new MSH hole, and if you have the jig it's just a matter of locking it all up in a drill press. For the frame cutting you just use your bobtail mainspring housing as your jig. Cut away the excess and blend the frame to the new MSH.
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    Final product after paint
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    This was a Caspian seconds frame (Foster) that I built up to use exclusively with my Marvel precision upper.

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  3. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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  5. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Southridge Arms would be a great place to send in your 1911, don't forget about your finish.
     
  6. haythrower

    haythrower SW WA Member

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  7. TacticalOptions

    TacticalOptions Centralia, WA Member

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    go to the frequently asked questions on Brown's website and you find information on what they charge to do it, it is pretty reasonable and you're getting it done by the designers.
     
  8. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Old thread but was bumped anyways soooo....
    DO it yourself! It really is very easy, the hardest/scariest part by far was drilling the new hole!!

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