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Aloha from the Land of the Morning Calm....

I have a Commander type slide, in the white, that I am thinking about using to build a gun from- It has slanted rear serrations, and is marked 45 Auto Viking Combat.

Anyone ever heard of such a slide? Experience? Opinions?
 

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WELCOME!!!!!

Glad you could join us. I can't tell you much about Viking pistols, other than it seems to me that they made one with a hooked trigger guard and a slide mounted safety.
 

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The Viking Combat is from Omega Defense Industries, which if I am not mistaken used a copy of he Seecamp double action. I bought one of the slides from Gun Parts Corp, and used it to build up one of their chopped (detonics sized) Essex frames. It turned out well. I did not like the markings on the slide so I draw filed them off. By the way, the "in the white" slide is stainless steel.

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Wow! Thanks for such a warm welcome!

A couple of questions-

1. Any problems using this with an alloy frame? I have a Caspian frame that I have used for another gun- getting another frame here to Korea is NOT an option due to severe restrictions here in country. Looks like I will have one frame and two top-ends to choose from for the time being...

2. What type of sights have you seen used on this type of slide?

This forum is a Goldmine of info!
 

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You might run into fitting problems with an aluminum frame if the slide it too tight, but files and stones (on the slide) could correct that. That being said, I have no experience in fitting up aluminum frames, so other advise is needed!

As to the sights, the rear is a standard 1911 dovetail, and when I built mine up I used 3 or 4 different ones to get it to hit to point of aim. The front uses a narrow tennon stake on sight, but it is kind of funky in that the hole the sight tennon goes in is recessed in the slide, and I had to fit the sight to the hole before I staked the sight to the slide.

Hope this made sense and helped!

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Thanks for the Tips!

Right now, the slide/frame fit OK- I want to make sure that the barrel and extractor will pass muster. I had a Wilson bullet proof extractor and a new Storm Lake barrel which I have "dropped in", but I will send them to a real gunsmith to ensure that these are fit correctly.

Any ideas on lo mount sights, or night sights? Will I be pretty much restricted to standard GI type sights? I have Novak's on my standard slide and I love 'em!

Semper Fi!
 
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