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  • #16
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    • #17
      Looks like a fun project.

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      • #18
        It is a fun project Ryan. I chose a stainless steel version so that I could perform the changes without needing to replate everytime I made a change (or mistake)

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        • #19
          That looks awesome! How did you get back to the original finish on the frame?

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          • #20
            Good thinking.

            Looks like you’re doing a really good job with it. There’s a guy on YouTube called mosinvirus that has several part videos on the 1911s he’s made. He does a really good job.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by jjohn76 View Post
              That looks awesome! How did you get back to the original finish on the frame?
              The first revision (pictured) was sand blasted using a more aggressive media that appeared really dark. The second revision (not pictured) I changed to a finer media and it lightened up the finish a lot. When I say aggressive I mean aggressive in relation to the finer end of the scale. I'm currently working on a separate project that will be ceramic coated and the required grit for that application is around 200.
              To answer your question directly, I will sandblast the frame and slide taping/masking the flats of the slide. They will be finished to 1500 grit and then roughed out to a medium grit hand pad (scotch brite) for a straight and consistent grained finish.
              I plan to use 200 grit media to refinish this pistol to see what it looks like as a test. If I don't like it I will try a different grit.
              The ceramic coating I will be using is Cerekote. It's some seriously badass **** for those that don't know.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                Good thinking.

                Looks like you’re doing a really good job with it. There’s a guy on YouTube called mosinvirus that has several part videos on the 1911s he’s made. He does a really good job.
                If gun smithing were welding with car batteries and coat hangers
                CABOT GUNS would be tungsten inert gas welding 6al4v upside down with a mirror in zero gravity with both eyes closed

                If you haven't seen "the big bang" I would suggest taking a close look at them.

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                • #23
                  Holy......

                  ....wow.

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                  • #24
                    Turned more slide material into chips today. I'm getting tired of the dovetails and the fitment of the sights. I might be at a point someday where I'll build up weld at both ends of the slide and machine billet sights on the darned thing...wrong forum for this, I'll stop now.


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                    • #25
                      You could one-up Cabot and make it out of unobtanium or nonexistium, but they’ve probably already done that too.

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