Stainless Steel Essex frame on the way!

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by frosty, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. frosty

    frosty New Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    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 Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Keep us posted on your progress.

    We will gladly help with any problems or tech support.

  3. frosty

    frosty New Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    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*

    Now the fun begins!!!! :D
  5. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    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

    Mar 4, 2003
    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 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

    Mar 4, 2003
    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 Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    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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