1911A1-FS

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Jester896

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This followed me home last night from work
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1911-A1 FS is what I believe it is. Hasn't been fired much but has some heavy carry marks.
She is dirty and dry...you can hear the spring when you wrack the slide.
Maybe I will get a chance to run some through her this weekend after I clean her up a little.
Might be a solid Full Size piece to build on.
Not the one I was looking at but an OK find. The other one turned out to be Nickle and I just didn't want it.

Clean it up and maybe some grips that are a little more aggressive since the front strap is smooth and GTG.
 
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Jester896

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played a little during the cleaning
did this to the frame and barrel
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Decided to break up the all black look it had going on and started polishing the barrel a little
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Dub

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That feed ramp looks righteous !!!!

Big fan of the 1911 platform, here.

Looking forward to what you get rolling here.
 
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Jester896

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That feed ramp looks righteous !!!!
Thanks!

My buddy it trying to dig up his checkering jig. I think I want to try my hand at checkering the front strap and maybe buy a back strap to match the lpi. Might just leave the lined one on it.

After polishing the guide rod a little, cleaning and a little touch of frog lube paste on a Q-Tip...the slide runs smooth now. I need to get me a needle oiler full of the stuff some of the guys I know make up. All I have on hand is 185gr for for my other gun so I picked up 3 boxes of Winchester 230 Service Grade to see if I can get a hiccup....might run some of the 185s through it too. Not real sure what spring is in it but it feels heavy.
 
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Robert28

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Whoever had it before you took it apart, or attempted to. It had the infamous “idiot scratch”. Dollar for dollar those RIA 1911’s are hard to beat!
 

JeffinPTC

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Not real sure what spring is in it but it feels heavy.

Ordered this last night for Mr Baer...

Stock No. 26521 - Reduced Power Pak - This pak contains 1 each of 15, 16 and 17 pound reduced hammer springs listed above, allowing tuning of the firearm for competition shooters.
https://www.gunsprings.com/index.php?page=items&cID=1&mID=1&dID=1#803

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1...irmation&utm_content=product-description-link

Cylinder & Slide Sear Spring 1911

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1...irmation&utm_content=product-description-link
 
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Jester896

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Thanks for the links!
The trigger seems fine to me right now. I will measure it but it feels like about 4#. The recoil spring feels heavy so it may best be suited for full power heavy ball loads for now and that is probably all I will run in it.
 
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Jester896

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I take that back...trigger is not where it needs to be :) I did forget to measure it. The gauge is sitting on the bench right next to the checkering fixture and 20 LPI file that I left at my buddies.

Shot 5 shots each of these 2 groups and failed...brass still in the extractor pinched perfectly inline with barrel.

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POA was # in center @ about 12-15 yd. group to the left i do believe i may have been a little slaphappy.

other group felt better...I don't think it shoots bad...does need better sights and some trigger work.

My buddy gave it a go...didn't hang on him...he has a fluid issue with one of his eyes but he says he thinks it is going to be shooting right. He did get 2 in once he found the spot.

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Jester896

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we were shooting offhand supported. It wasn't a race to see how fast I could empty it, but I didn't waste time. My buddy shot it that way.
 

pdsniper

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I just picked up a Rock Island Armory 1911 A2 FS in 22 TCM two weeks ago it also comes with a 9 mm barrel as well its a double stack 1911 holds 17 rnds the 22 TCM is one mean round its a 556 case shorted and necked back down it shoots a 40 gn 22 cal bullet at 2000 fps its really loud and big flash, it has almost no recoil and I have already done a trigger job on it duracoated the slide,put a full length spring guide on it and fiber optic front sight and flared mag well, I also gave some G10 grips coming to match the slide,Jester thats a real nice one you have hope your enjoying it as much as I am mine 22 TCM PISTOL.jpg 22tcm I.jpg
 
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Jester896

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Thanks!
So far I have even with the issues I see. It needs trigger work and I'm not sure why the case hangs on ejection yet. I think it is going to be a nice project for me when I get to it. I left the tools at my buddy's to checker the front strap (20 LPI). Planned on that before any bluing or Cerekote/Duracoat work. Haven't made a decision on grips since I don't know if I need straight or angled yet :).

Yours looks good too!
I have a handfull or more of those cases if you need them.
 
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