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  • res1b3uq

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    I just traded for a couple of 1911 frames--Then I started looking for slides. That is about like looking for primers. Finally backordered two, so I'm just going to put the frames away and pretend I don't have them. Maybe next year------
     

    Jason

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    The amount of information is overwhelming me... please don't tell us so much about them... brand, price, condition, pics, etc.... please nooooooooooo
     

    res1b3uq

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    Sarco is where I ordered the slides from. I already have a RI frame dedicated to a Jarvis conversion. I may switch the conversion to one of the Essex frames I traded for, because the RI specs out better than one of the Essex. Two weeks, but who's counting.
     

    res1b3uq

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    Well, I got a shipment from Sarco- all the parts for 2 1911's--Oh, except for the barrels, the slides, the thumb safetys, the ejectors, the spring plugs,and the grip screws. One of the firing pins they sent was broke in half--the small end was not in the bag, so I know it was that way when they sacked it.
     

    Shorts

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    Take a look at Gunbroker and search "1911 frame".

    There are a lot of Fusion frames which are selling well and doing a solid on builds.

    Also by using that search you get random frames. There's a guy there now from Austin who have a ton of parts, complete top ends and bottom ends. Here's a link for example: Colt 1911 Commander frame - series 70 : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com This guy's prices are a bit high I think. I bought a full Oacp lower on a forum for $180 but that was in '05. My my times have changed.

    I realize searching for parts doing a 1911 build on the cheap is often the goal. Some parts are cheap, some not. I don't go cheap. I don't have the skill to work the parts to overcome out-of-spec parts that add up to just an "eh" gun.
     

    res1b3uq

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    My plan was to build a couple of "eh" pistols before spending the big bucks, and still winding up with an "eh" pistol. O'course, I'm just an "eh" shooter anyhoo.
     

    Shorts

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    My plan was to build a couple of "eh" pistols before spending the big bucks, and still winding up with an "eh" pistol. O'course, I'm just an "eh" shooter anyhoo.


    So am I, that's why I need a better-shot-than-me gun


    My first build was an Essex slide on a Colt frame. Came out....eh. Slide and barrel is where fit really matters. That's where I was pretty weak skilled in the build.

    I will do others when I have more disposable income. I would like to eventually try mu hand at a 60 or 80%. (These days theres no such thing as 80% anymore) :mad:
     

    ZX9RCAM

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    So am I, that's why I need a better-shot-than-me gun


    My first build was an Essex slide on a Colt frame. Came out....eh. Slide and barrel is where fit really matters. That's where I was pretty weak skilled in the build.

    I will do others when I have more disposable income. I would like to eventually try mu hand at a 60 or 80%. (These days theres no such thing as 80% anymore) :mad:

    Unfortunately I have to ask what this means....
     

    40Arpent

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    Unfortunately I have to ask what this means....

    Generally speaking, an 80% pistol frame is a bare frame that is ready for assembly except that the slide rails have yet to be cut. A 60% frame is less finished, in that you still have to drill various holes for the magazine release, slide stop, etc., etc.
     

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