Got My Pistol Back Yesterday

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by hogger129, May 21, 2012.

  1. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    Here's a few pictures of her. I sent it down to Josh (JLA) to have a Kart NM barrel, Briley spherical barrel bushing, Cylinder & Slide 4lb trigger kit and a Cerakote graphite black finish put on it. He did a very, very nice job on it!!!

    Here's a few pics of it, and the Gander Mountain target is offhand at 30 feet. (BTW I said I wasn't buying anymore from GM, but this was just a leftover target I found in the basement). The other target with the pistol in the pic is JLA shooting it off of a ransom? at 25 yards with 200gr SWC. Grips are VZ Recon in Military Brown.

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    Thanks again Josh. She turned out absolutely beautiful.
  2. Guts3d

    Guts3d Active Member

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    They ought to make a calendar up with "Gun of the Month". Your Springfield can be January's pic! Nice finish!
  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    That is beautiful. I need to get Josh to refinish an old High Standard derringer for me.
  4. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member

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    Great looking pistol Hogger and great work Josh.
  5. pkcgbifaid

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    Nice job! The pistol work and the shooting both!
  6. PanhandlePop

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    That's some splendid work, congrats.
  7. Mauser88

    Mauser88 New Member

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    Sweet looking Springfield!!
  8. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    The 25 yd test target was fired at 25 yds off a sandbag. I dont have a ransom rest. All my testing is done with my own 2 hands on the pistol.

    Have you taken it apart yet Hogger?
  9. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is nice. Perhaps I could entrust Josh with a small project..............
  10. JLA

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    Hey john did you get my message?
  11. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice pistol Hogger. I think JLA will be doing some work for me shortly.
  12. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    Yeah have field stripped it and oiled/cleaned it. It's a little trickier to do - requires me to use my bushing wrench - but it's manageable.
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  13. JLA

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    How did the rails look after your range session?

    I fired about 20 rounds and they didnt even scuff. Only part that scuffed up was the bottom of the slide where the disconnector rides, which is normal on any 1911.
  14. woolleyworm

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    :DI love the look Hogger and Josh will be seeing some work from me here around Aug. I am going to clean up the SP101 and then have him tweak the STI a bit. Kinda nice that he's only 11 miles down the road from me:D
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  15. JLA

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    Speakin of which worm, when you gonna come up and shoot with me again. you know you are only like 11 miles down the road right?? Im over there every weekend here lately, Beck and i are working on that old house. were gonna frame it and take it up a story. Ill be living over there in prolly a years time.
  16. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    Josh - I didn't notice any wear on the rails.
  17. JLA

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    good Thats the first place you will notice wear. and if Cerakote hold up to it claim it will be several thousand rounds before you notice.
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    the hole pattern in the target is typical of Joshes work-all touching. Nicely done sir.
  19. JLA

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    Thats my goal every time I slam a round into a chamber. Something drives me to hit the same spot over and over. ;)

    I just wish I could do it offhand..
  20. JUNKKING

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    Nice looking gun higher. Great job josh. I talked with josh last night, I had some concerns but now I see it was just the pics. I will be having this done soon hopefully to my sig.
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