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Hello Ladies and Gents
I just finished this Goverment model

 

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Well No comments
Here are some more pics and the spec's

Receiver and Slide are From Baer Custom
Wolff Springs
Kart National Match Barrel
EGW SS Angle bored barrel bushing and tool steel extractor
Flat serrated Ms Housing from Baer Custom
Briley disconnector
Caspian Plunger tube ,Firing pin and pin set
Greider Precision Bar stock slide stop
Kings Gun works #505 SS Hammer and heavy duty recoil spring plug
Hardcrome By Techplate
Novak rear sight
MMC front serrated black sight.
Nowlin Custom Match ejector
Colt : checkered mag catch, grip safety and sear
Wilson Hex head screws and barrel link
CMC SS hammer strut
Ed Brown : Tactical safety lock, FP stop, recoil spring guide
Scrimshaw aged Micarta grips By Don Collins
1911 Ball bearing trigger with a jeweled pad and smooth from
yours truly Castillos Custom Actions
The magazine is a 7 round from Wolff and I also have a Cobra Mag for It.
I shoots good , I shot 200 rounds thru it with no problems.
Took it apart and sent it to hard chrome and got it back yesterday.
I will shoot it this weekend and will post a range report.
I took the photos today right before it got dark I will try to get some better pic's this weekend also.


 

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Carlos!!!

A beauty!!!:D :D :D
Very elegant and distinctive.
I love the look of the scrimshaw grips with the high polish finish.
Excellent choice of parts.
Did you do the polishing?

Chuck
 

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HI Chuck
Yes I did the polishing , It was a lot of work.
Did the front strap serrations by hand.
Thanks for your kind words.
Carlos
 

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Carlos,
May I ask.....how does one polish like that? :confused:
Inside of the trigger guard and all?
May I also ask, how long did the polishing take?
The engraving on the slide is also exceptionally well done.
Is this for you or a most fortunate customer?
Wow! I'm full of questions!:)
Chuck
 

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Thankyou Gents for all your nice comments
Chuck
To polish the flats I use emery and automotive sandpaper from 400 grit up to 2000.
I tape the sandpaper to aluminum sanding blocks I made, 1/2" or 3/8 thick 1 1/2 wide and 5 or 6 inches long.
I use wd 40 as a lubricant to remove filings and clean the sandpaper, it is messy.
Yes my forearms look like popeye after all that polishing.

For the curved areas of the receiver I remove all rough spots with 320 or 400 emery. For the polshing I use Brownells 555 with a dremmel and a 3/4 dia felt wheel. I use all three 555 compounds, course medium and fine.
Final polish is done with simichrome.
I think I have about 20 to 30 hours on the polishing job, I work part time and it took me almost a week, I spent a whole weekend finishing it.
The engraving was done at a local machine shop with a 3/64 ball end mill.
This one I made for me , I bought the frame to fit my triggers to the Baer frames as they run about .900 on the height of the trigger track.
I will keep this one to show at gun shows.
I call this my All American Pistol
Regards
Carlos
 

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Yeah yeah yaeh that looks real good but hurry up and get mone done.... Just kidding Carlos has my weapon on his list and I can not wait to get it back... Take your time though..
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Like others have said, that is quite a shine. 30 hours of polishing has a great pay off. Looks awesome. Just curious, do you prefer your personal guns without high grip beavertails as I noticed you did not to include one on this beauty. Looks very nice, thanks for showing us..........
 

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That's beautiful.
The attention to detail, including the engine-turning on the hammer and sides of the trigger, and polishing of trigger face, is really something, as is the overall polish.
You can use it for a mirror, I'll bet!
Really nice. I'd love to have one like that.

And where did you get that little bitty rifle?
 

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Hi Denny I will start on yours soon and will post some pic's
TGR Thanks for your comments, I wanted a classic 1911 without a beavertail , The tangs on the Baer are beautiful , I do have a couple with beavertails.
Chuck I forgot to tell you I polish the flats last
The little rifle is a pen I got at the Alamo in San Antonio Tx last year
 
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