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Lovely engraving.  How much did it cost to do? Or DIY?

 Thx hitmanNo2, did by local engraver, cost arround 35 pound

 

Sweet jesus, that's absolutely stunning.

Thx hwagan

 

 

Not a KJW but I have cut for both a 4,3 rear sight to a Bell metal 1911a1 slide and TM Bomar rear sight on a Guarder Colt National Match 1911 metal slide for a chap in the U.S. as shown below...

 

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May I say your engraving work is fantastic :wub:  That would cost me over a hundred quid :fear:  here in the UK to get just two slab sides done with that kind of detail.

Very nice, did you post the tutorial in youtube for the above? whats the title?

Thx MrManiac, cost arround 35 pound in my country

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And this is my Springfield Armory GI/Millspec, base TM M1911A1, Slide/Frame : PGC/Prowin, Chamber : SD - marking Nowlin, Outer barrel : SD, Barrel bushing : Nova, Spring guide : Nova, Spring plug : Nova, Hammer : KM / SA style, Trigger : TM MEU / SA style, Hammer spring housing : LCT, serated, Slide stop : Nova - serated xtra wide, Thumb safety  : Nova, series 70, Safety grip : Nova, Mag catch : Guarder - serated, Mag base/extended mag bumper : Nova, Gripe screw : AS, Grip : SD - marking SA

 

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And together with my SA TRP and SA Professional

 

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Very nice, did you post the tutorial in youtube for the above? whats the title?

Thx MrManiac, cost arround 35 pound in my country

 

I think I did :unsure: Im not sure to be honest, ive done so many videos now :rolleyes:  Just have a look under my 'Hints and Tips' playlisting for Bomar sight fitment it should be on there somewhere. If not then I will have to do one soon lol!

 

 

Now fitted a chrome MEU outer barrel and white 'faux' Ivory grips to my 'Viceroy'....

 

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Ok MrManiac, i'll search.

Wow, nice custom/viceroy, what paint (and color) did you used?

 

Talking about "ivory" grips, this is my buffalo horn grips (silver colt mk iv series 80 - tm 1911 with pgc/prowin kit) and carom shot polymer grips (dark grey colt national match - tm 1911 with guarder kit)

 

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Ok MrManiac, i'll search.

Wow, nice custom/viceroy, what paint (and color) did you used?

 

Talking about "ivory" grips, this is my buffalo horn grips (silver colt mk iv series 80 - tm 1911 with pgc/prowin kit) and carom shot polymer grips (dark grey colt national match - tm 1911 with guarder kit)

 

Thanks. She runs well and has become my choice sidearm for skirmishing, even winning out against my usual TRS :rolleyes:

The spray paint is from a local D.I.Y. car supplies chain store 'Halfords'. Matt black with their grey plastic undercoat. Gives a good finish if done on a warm dry day with even light coats. The grips (standard TM 1911a1 checkered type but sanded down smooth) are sprayed with Volvo polar white car paint.

 

Loving those Ivory grips. Wow do they make the 1911 look classy. B)  I purchased a set of Polymer Ivory grips which were way cheaper than the real mccoy ones but look stunning, ive fitted them to my Ed Brown Jim Wilson Special. Just wish I could get slim line versions but they don't seem to allow them in the U.S. for export :no: Same goes for the Gunsite grips ive been after, they don't export, so fustrating! :angry:

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Something different I picked up, built by @Mobius Strip, I've no idea who made the kit (I'll research it if Matt doesn't tell us first) l, my mate bought it second hand from Elite, I got it for £250 (woo hoo :P) which is a ton less than he paid,

 

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I'm happy :D

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I'll research it if Matt doesn't tell us first

You know me and the sound of my own voice :lol:

 

It's a WA SCW1 based Para Ord with PGC metal frame (very rare) along with Prime Para PXT metal slide. Very nice too if I do say so myself.

Glad to see it's in good hands :)

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Very Nice Aitch, and yes I'd say you are very happy ;-)

 

It's been a while since a build has caught my attention,

but that Para-Ordnance is really an eye-catcher.

 

Let me know when your selling it :-)

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following my last post here : http://www.arniesairsoft.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/164401-1911-picture-thread/page-177&do=findComment&comment=2629913

 

the engraver just sent me a picture of the result of his work, so happy with the result :D . tomorrow he'll send it to me the frame and hope I'll receive it this weekend, will post again once assemble it back ...

 

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Wow there are some very nice 1911s being made here, from Para's to Kimber's all gorgeous.

 

And one more for the collection, and Yes another Kimber :)

 

I had to use a flash on these, so the polished slide doesn't come across too well. 

 

Everything went very smoothly, once you throw away the supplied barrel that is,

and the Nova Kimber grip-safety fitted but caused hammer problems which I hadn't got time for,

so just stuck in the Hurricane version instead for the time being.

 

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I was waiting for this. BEAUTIFUL doesn't begin to describe it. Oddly enough my PRO CDP barrel didn't give me any trouble.

 

Do you think they'll do a PRO raptor?

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Hey Squad

 

Another sweet kimber, you better get a nice wooden rack to hold all your 1911s. The problem with the Nova outer barrel is that there is a fitment issue around the chamber area which is easily fixed with a quick file around the back left side of the chamber to make it fit. Any one else have problems with SD steel barrels not fitting nova bushings?

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Thanks guys, hopefully my last 1911, but I said that before on a few occasions :)

But I do love having an Ultra version to go with all my full-size Kimbers :rolleyes:

 

I've held a lot of 1911's, but the grip on this particular one with the checkered MSH and scaled-frame & grips make it stand out above the rest.

 

Here are a few more of my usual hit and miss shots taken in the tropical Irish sunshine B)

Thanks again to the lads at AirsoftEire for rushing me my Donor TM, I knew I was forgetting something :rolleyes:

And off course Wolfgeorge for the original idea.

 

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Are those RS grips?

No, as Raptor grips are unusual in that they are only available to registered owners of Kimber Raptor pistols !

They are Altamont, a very close copy of the particular colour variant I wanted.

Wolfgeorge has both, R/S and Altamont.

Sometimes the R/S show up on EBay. and let's say the Altamont are getting quite scarce.

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I have some RS ones and they fooled me heh.

The Altamont grips have just come back into stock in KIC in Taiwan if anyone's thinking of building a Raptor kit.

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