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Boggus Deal

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How to build a 1911.
« on: December 14, 2016, 09:20:35 AM »
Some folks like to use google and Wikipedia for their information. Some of us build 1911s. My future Wild Bunch 1911. There will be some very interesting internal technology in this gun!

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Re: How to build a 1911.
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 11:19:55 AM »
I like a man who does things instead of just talking about them! I can't wait to see you in action!

DUSTY BODDAMS

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Re: How to build a 1911.
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 11:52:13 AM »
BD, that's about as far back as a 1911 can be started ....if you don't dig the ore yourself.....
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Re: How to build a 1911.
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2016, 11:54:55 AM »
You got that right, Dusty! Every day!!
And I didn't dig the ore or forge it. A man has to know his limitations!

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Re: How to build a 1911.
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2016, 12:14:49 PM »
Boggus, good luck on that project. The man who taught me the little machining I know (and have forgotten almost all of it) was an absolute genius mold and die maker. He was a warrant officer in WWII and as such wasn't issued a weapon. He made his own 1911 from scratch except for the barrel which he scrounged. Said it was the hardest job he ever did. I recall him saying there was one cut he couldn't do on a mill or lathe and had to use a shaper. Of course with CNC and EDM machines now it will be easier but still pretty difficult I imagine. hope to see you at SHOT.
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Re: How to build a 1911.
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016, 12:21:14 PM »
Happy Jack, we will be at SHOT! Look forward to seeing you!

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Re: How to build a 1911.
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2016, 01:36:47 PM »
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I recall him saying there was one cut he couldn't do on a mill or lathe and had to use a shaper.

Mmmmm, that would be the trigger ways, I would suppose.    Even the mag well is a long reach for a mill.

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Re: How to build a 1911.
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2016, 01:41:20 PM »

Hey Boggus;

The new toy gonna be ready for WR. Look forward to seeing and shooting with you and Lady Jane.

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Re: How to build a 1911.
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2016, 02:19:35 PM »
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I recall him saying there was one cut he couldn't do on a mill or lathe and had to use a shaper.

Mmmmm, that would be the trigger ways, I would suppose.    Even the mag well is a long reach for a mill.
Trigger track and magwell are the easy machining. And you wouldn't use a mill.

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Re: How to build a 1911.
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2016, 02:35:43 PM »
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Trigger track and magwell are the easy machining.

Yeah, but not with a mill or lathe, which is what HJ's point was.
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Re: How to build a 1911.
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2016, 09:46:36 PM »
As I have said I am envious of you new job.  You get to learn from a man who has built (and that is built not assembled or put together) some of the finest pistols ever made.
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