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This started as a Parkerized Springfield Armory Mil-Spec. The father and sons shooters who will share this gun wanted one for all forms of bullseye shooting. Wadcutter and Hardball. The gun had to meet CMP regulations for hardball, thus there are few add ons. The frame was checkered 25lpi and a new MSH without the ILS was matched. A Kart National Match barrel was fit after the slide and frame were welded and recut. The sear is a Warner True radius and the long spur hammer is Cylinder and Slide set up with a crisp 4# break. A new Greider trigger was also installed. The gun tested sub two inches for wadcutter and sub three inches for 230gr. ball ammo. The finish is blue, very similar to WWi with the rounds lightly polished. The grips which must not exceed 1.3 inches when on the gun are by John Hoskins in Texas. Hope they both make "Master" with it.


 

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From the title of the thread, I thought it was going to be some kind of joke.
Very nice Springer!
 

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"Wadball" :biglaugh:

Sweet pistol, Greg!
 

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Looks great.

I was under the impression that changing the radius / high cutting the frontstrap was a no-go?
 

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Got a link to that rule?
Not sure if this is what he is referring to, but "Table 4 -- Legal and Illegal Service Pistol Modifications", section 6.6, from CMP rule book [CMP COMPETITION RULES, 16th Edition--2012] has the Colt 'Enhanced "O" Model" with "Has eye cut out behind trigger guard" as being illegal.

I know there were questions about frames with a small radius under the trigger guard, but had been allowed in competitions that they expressly exempted it from the rule.


And from this link: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCkQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhome.roadrunner.com%2F~albany13%2Frulesfaq.pdf&ei=xX6KUt_8K8H42AWW6IFg&usg=AFQjCNFu3AR4WZiOJpJmnaJVUNsfswNJZg&bvm=bv.56643336,d.b2I&cad=rja
Question: There are several commercial .45 cal. pistols that are advertised or sold as pistols that are legal for use in CMP EIC (Leg) Matches (Les Baer Custom, Caspian Arms, etc.) where the curve on the frame formed by the fore strap and lower line of the trigger guard has a much smaller radius than the same curve on the M1911 Government model pistol. Are these pistols legal for CMP EIC Matches?


Updated 6/3/2002
Answer: Yes, these pistols are legal for CMP EIC Matches. The CMP received several current inquiries on this issue and learned of at least one Match Referee who recently ruled that these pistols are illegal on the basis of CMP Competition Rule 6.3.2 (3), which states, “All other external alterations, additions or changes to the appearance or configuration of the assembled arm are prohibited.”

After considerable research, the CMP was able to obtain a copy of a letter issued by the Office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship in 1994 that approved these frames. Copies of the letter, unfortunately, were not left in files turned over to the CMP when it was privatized in 1996 and the 1994 ruling was never incorporated into AR 920-30 that became the basis for the first edition of the CMP competition Rules. To resolve this issue, the CMP Program Committee has just issued a ruling confirming the legality of pistol frames with smaller radius curves at the junction of the fore strap and trigger guard. While the CMP recognizes that this design is a variation from the M1911 Government pistol frame, it concluded that a variation that has been officially permitted at least since 1994 and, which was incorporated into many commercial .45 cal. hardball pistols that have been in widespread use in CMP EIC Matches, cannot be eliminated from competition now after so many years of acceptance. These pistols are legal; a change reflecting this ruling will most likely be incorporated in Rule 6.3.2 in the next edition of the CMP Competition Rules.
With respect to your pistol, it's not clear to my eye whether it would be ruled like a "Colt enhanced 'O'" model (illegal) or a "small radius" frame (legal).
 
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