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My friends at The Gunsite Smithy have done a number of guns in a similar fashion.
This was a customer request as an experiment.
An Ed Brown can still be fitted if this does not suit him.



 

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Chuck:
Very interesting mod, very retro 80's, early IPSC. I like the hammer cut. I did a similar job on my Gold Cup hammer back in the early 80's, when Commander hammers had to come from...Commanders. How does the grip safety do as far as hammer bite issues? Did you end up cutting a lot off the rear bottom of the hammer to avoid bite?

As usual, thanks for adding another interesting pic to my 1911 shop manual.

[This message has been edited by Hilton GZ (edited 10-27-2001).]
 

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Hilton,
I took a fair amount off the bottom of the hammer.
Does it bite? Dunno. I probably won't shoot it, as I really hate getting bit by any tool.
 

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Kinda like Bob Loveless, the knifemaker used to do on his guns. I've done a couple like this too & they really don't feel bad. Haven't been bitten by one yet.
 

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Reminds me of some of the mods I've seen on certain BHP's. Works there, oughtta work here.
 

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Chuck, that's way cool! I've thought that it would be worth while to try to use stock parts and re-shape everything necessary to make it handle and shoot well. Congrats! your work is first class as always! (and thanks for sharing it with us)

John
 
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