Stainless Steel Essex frame on the way!

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  1. frosty

    frosty New Member

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    Ordered it today.

    Total price was $150.00

    Should be here on Wednesday of this coming week.

    Bride of Frankenstien is soon to be created!
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Keep us posted on your progress.

    We will gladly help with any problems or tech support.
  3. frosty

    frosty New Member

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    I will Shooter45.

    I am nervous about it.

    I will need help.:rolleyes:

    I have courage.

    He is with me in all my endeavors.
  4. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Minn-eeee-sota, ya, sure, you bet!
    Now the fun begins!!!! :D
  5. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

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    Here's a loaded question - what's the best book out there on building your own 45? I recall one from Wilson, but can't find it anymore. What reference material are you using?
  6. frosty

    frosty New Member

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    To be honest I don't have a book that I am using.
    I am comparing everything to my Springfield Mil Spec.

    I have used www.sightM1911.com for a whole lot of my information. I have also gone into the archives here at the TFF (that is a treasure trove indeed).

    I have completely taken apart my 1911 three times to familiarize myself with all the internal parts.

    Essentialy I have been reading everything I can get my hands on.

    When I have been reading the information I will have my Mil-Spec taken apart going back and forth from the written stuff to the parts themselves to learn what does what.
  7. frosty

    frosty New Member

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    On my .45 I have done the following with great success....

    Polished the rails on the frame
    Polished the rails on the slide
    Polished the lugs on top of the barrel ( leading edges ) it now has a smother lock up.
    Adjusted the trigger pull (weight) it is alot easier to use, my accuracy has improved from this.
    Stoned the sear (only 4 passes with the stone) smoother now
    Stoned the hammer hooks (where the sear meets the hammer) again 4 passes only just to smooth it.

    All the above has helped a great deal with my accuracy, it has improved simply by smoothing some of the surfaces.
    The pistols performance has improved also hand in hand with me.

    I did install and tune a new extractor on a Charles Daly ( I had help because the extractor was new and had to be fitted and tuned ). The Daly has since left my care I only had it 2 days anyway!

    Most of the stuff I have done was by following instructions you guys had posted here at the TFF (archives).

    I will need help though. I am not a professional nor claim to be.
  8. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Frosty, now just fit a barrel link and match barrel bushing.

    Then watch the groups tighten up.

    After that, you may want to invest in Chip McCormick adj. rear sight. ( drop in fit)

    And then............................ :D

    Your doing all the right things. Nothing like owning a real tack driver you built or improved yourself.
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