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    Quote Originally Posted by NPV View Post
    This is my first 1911 without checkering, Iíve had 30, 25, and 20 lpi guns. This treatment is hard to compare to any but it definitely checks the aggressive but not overly so box. It has more ďstay putĒ than 30 and 25 lpi for sure.
    Similar to my experience with the snake skin. Better at keeping the gun in place than 25 but doesnít hurt like 20.

    Iíll have to keep the advice about customs pricing in mind. While I like the aesthetic features of, for example, Rogers builds, I also love a simple 1911 with only performance relevant work. And I agree that a well used blued gun is its own good look.

    I hadnít thought about foregoing nonessential mods potentially being the difference between affording and not affording a custom (duhÖ), or about bluing and parkerizing making for easier work down the road. That all makes sense. Also, canít bluing be redone basically an unlimited number of times, while modern finishes have a limit on how many times you can reapply them? I think I remember reading that about Wilsonís Armor Tuff.

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    Yes, you can re-blue an infinite number of times, as long as no polishing is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NPV View Post
    The biggest difference is you will need some patience, know exactly what you want, be able to source a solid base gun, and find a reputable builder whoís accepting work.
    Is that it!!? Two of those are easy, one I can pull off, but one seems almost impossible. As soon as I find an old lightweight commander, Iíll be looking for a smith.

    But, sir, that is a nice piece of art. Iím always digging your style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOTS View Post
    Is that it!!? Two of those are easy, one I can pull off, but one seems almost impossible. As soon as I find an old lightweight commander, Iíll be looking for a smith.

    But, sir, that is a nice piece of art. Iím always digging your style.
    @NPV meant to say "find an affordable, solid base gun". I paid up on a base gun going to Milks, but it was near perfect, and the correct year, the frontstrap and slide are straight, the roolmarks are deep enough, the tirggerguard is thick enough, yada, yada, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theJanitor View Post
    @NPV meant to say "find an affordable, solid base gun". I paid up on a base gun going to Milks, but it was near perfect, and the correct year, the frontstrap and slide are straight, the roolmarks are deep enough, the tirggerguard is thick enough, yada, yada, etc.
    I seemed to have emphasized the wrong part of my previous post.

    To clarify, I know pretty much what I want and am pretty good with patience and discipline. You do have to shop around, but deals on old guns are out there and Iím not opposed to building from a new gun either. But finding a smith who knows the old ways and builds in the styles I like, and have open books that I can affordÖwell, they seem to be less numerous every week. Shoot, itís hard to find a quality bluer these days.

    Since this is a picture thread, hereís a set of grips I made for the shadow box for my Clapp Colt.
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    I took advantage of some warm weather today and took out my old Springfield Loaded 1911-A1.

    I purchased this gun in January of 2001 and carried when I spent some time as a transport deputy. It was my first non mil spec 1911, and one of the last guns I would ever sell. It was also the most expensive gun I had ever purchased at that point, around $600.Name:  52A37179-797A-49D4-B894-6670634799B8.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOTS View Post
    But finding a smith who knows the old ways and builds in the styles I like, and have open books that I can affordÖwell, they seem to be less numerous every week. Shoot, itís hard to find a quality bluer these days.
    You might give Evolution Armory a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NPV View Post
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    Perfection. Iím gonna copy that

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    Virgin no more!! Cool beans.

    On a side note, where in the actual fuck did you find a real-life Commander hammer? Those things are like Turkey lips.

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