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1911 customizing jigs

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by scarab, Jan 27, 2020.

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  1. scarab

    scarab New Member

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    I was toying with the idea of starting a sub-line at my shop of customizing 1911s. My understanding is that there are some special jigs needed for machining. Problem is, I don't know what they are for, or what they look like, or where to get them. Can anyone school me on this? Steep learning curve.....
     


  2. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

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    Probably not something the unskilled want to embark on as it can be a good way to turn a large fortune into a small one.
     
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  3. avvidclif

    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

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    Close to my thoughts. If you don't know what tooling is needed for a job maybe you need to rethink things.
     
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    scarab New Member

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    The joy of retirement. I get to fool around with fun things I always wanted to do. I already have a nice shop and machines, so....
     
  5. avvidclif

    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

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    My first question would be how familiar are you with 1911's?

    Then call Brownells and talk to them on the phone.
     
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    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

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  8. zackmars

    zackmars Well-Known

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    Like others have said, gunsmithing is not for the faint of heart, especially 1911's


    No offense, but if i were looking to send my gun to get tuned up, a shop new to gunsmithing, and with no 1911 experience would be my last choice.
     
  9. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

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    :laughing: fück the negative nancys... Everyone has to start somewhere, and the best time to learn anything new is right now.
     
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