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 Post subject: MSF VI
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:13 pm 
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Recently completed for a long-time customer..... a Springfield without tons of frills.

Barrel is a Kart, bushing is an EGW 80% that I bored, angle-bored, and sculpted. Pretty much all the stock internals were used except for changing to a Harrison trigger.


Rear sight-- one of John Harrison's with a little extra metal removed to give better access for using the sight to rack the slide.
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Left side-- VZ thin grips supplied by the owner.
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Chen magwell. from the top down.....
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The owner didn't want to replace "everything". We used the stock Springfield grip safety which was totally adequate. I would normally fit it tighter at the pivot but it was not so bad from the factory. I did however "raise" it quite a bit-- the limiting factor on these being that they are cored out hollow on the inside, so one needs to be careful not to go too far and strike air. Gave the whole thing a mottled texture..... just something I'm playing with.
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Chen magwell from the bottom..... TIG'd on. Welding is one of the few things I don't do here..... when I've got a guy who does it this good, no sense in doing it myself.
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The MSH / backstrap checkering is ramped off at the bottom and rounded slightly. Checkering front and back is 18, not 20, LPI, just for the heck of it.
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Back o' the slide.
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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:32 pm 
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Beautiful work. The blend on the mag well is perfect.

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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:52 pm 
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Wow. I really like the texturing on the beavertail and safety, and the 18lpi checkering looks really nice also.
I am going to try a Chen magwell soon.


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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:04 pm 
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Parkerized and Gun Koted by Texas Armament, chrome on the barrel, bushing and hammer by Metaloy. It also has my ESPT plunger tube with four, not two, studs fastening it to the frame; they are also extra thick pretty much everywhere. I've seen many, many plunger tubes that were nearly paper-thin, and oversized on the holes. Figured it was time to make my own.

I wish the grips had not had the cutout at the bottom for the MSH pin-- it is rendered unnecessary by the magwell.


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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:14 pm 
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And, the front sight, a gold bead one from SDM.

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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:17 pm 
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Nicely done, Nedly. Your work always impresses me. There's much to truly appreciate.

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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:51 am 
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Stunning as allways, i like the orange peel, that texture just has to grow on ya!

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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:24 am 
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Pretty much all you could ask for or need in a gun. Beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:45 pm 
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Ned, beautiful work. I really like the melted look on the grip safety and thumb safety. Do you mind if I ask is that some form of stippling?

Great looking pistol!


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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:19 pm 
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The way you beveled out the front toe of the frame to match the bevel on the top of the magwell is freaking awesome...

Very nice work...


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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:37 pm 
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Great looking K.I.S.S piece there Ned, congrats to the new owner!


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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:43 am 
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Awesome, no non-sense work gun. Looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:06 am 
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Zack, not sure if you could call that stippling, but pretty close I suppose. I'll have to look it up!


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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:46 pm 
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Ned,

By stippling I am reffering to some form of peening of the surface of the gun to get that look.

Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: MSF VI
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:06 am 
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Wow, that is spectacular. I love the rear sight. Well done. N


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