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Springer 1911 for my nephew who is currently serving is Afghanistan

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by AndyH, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to put together a nice 1911 as a gift for my nephew who is currently deployed on his fourth tour in Afghanistan. I started with a nice parkerized Springfield Loaded that I picked up from kindly forum member. I wanted to do as much of the work myself as possible to show my appreciation for his years of service to this country. Well I am done with it and I think it came out rather well. I even managed to picked some new skills along the way. I am going to build another one as soon as I can pick up another base gun and see if I can expand my meager 1911 skill set... Got another nephew that just joined the marines as well and will be heading off to basic training after graduation. Kinda of Ironic that I got this back from the coaters on Veterans day weekend. I know that when my nephew will be blown away when he returns from Afghanistan.

    I fitted and installed/fitted the following after i completely stripped it down and cleaned everything.

    Ed Brown Ambi safety
    Ed Brown hard core slide stop
    Fusion Magwell
    Fusion trigger
    Ed brown over sized Bushing.
    New Night sights.
    New springs throughout.

    Trigger I had smoothed and reduced to a nice and crisp 4.5Lbs by a local gunsmith, This is beyond my current skills and since my nephew will likely carry this during active duty. I did not want to mess with it.

    Grips are custom Larry Davidson's with his USMC unit logo, Finish is Norrels Gray Green over SOCOM flat black. The camera flash made the black a little more glossy than is really is.

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  2. ScottyB

    ScottyB Whatcom Member

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    Very Nice!!!
     
  3. bmbowman

    bmbowman Vancouver WA New Member

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    He will be proud to carry that!!
     
  4. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nice job Andy I'm sure it will make that young marine proud. Please thank him from all of us for his service. :thumbup:
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Nice job. It looks great.
     
  6. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Wow all my uncles gave me when I got home was a 5th of vodka. Your a good man Andy
     
  7. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well I hope it was a damn good bottle:thumbup:
     
  8. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    Very cool!
     
  9. jp1985

    jp1985 Linn County, Oregon Active Member

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    Awesome 1911! I am sure he will love carrying that badboy.
     
  10. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done.
     
  11. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    Beautiful weapon! You did very well and he'll appreciate the **** out of the fact that YOU appreciate HIM enough to go to this length
     
  12. led idaho

    led idaho rathdrum idaho New Member

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    WOW very nice. i hope this isn't dumb question but does any of that work void warranty?
     
  13. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    Very Nice!
     
  14. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    One more :thumbup::thumbup:

    And a suggestion. Maybe get the phrase "In the sandbox" craved on the grips.

    Oh and Semper Fi JARHEAD....
     
  15. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    BEAUTIFUL.....but does it shoot? outside that is?
     
  16. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Nice clean look.

    Tell him thank you for serving and be safe. :flag: