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#1 Dave

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:29 AM

I decided to try a 1911 from stainless castings. I want to do a .40 S&W all stainless, maybe polished with lightly blasted accents... I dont own a 1911 or have access to one so that doesn't help. :D Its a definitely a learning experience so far! First pic is the raw casting, second is with the top rails squared up, fly cut and sanded to almost the finished dimension, third is after the hole locations and some of the machining done. Thats where im at so far...

 

 

 

 

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#2 bruski

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 04:25 AM

That looks great Dave. I didn't know that castings were available for a project like this one.
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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:34 PM

He somehow found a new source for a lot of parts and plans.
There are a lot more castings for a lot more items out there. For me I'm going to keep working on this Gatling project.

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#4 Cutter

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 05:19 PM

Great job Dave!
Keep us posted

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:23 PM

Thanks guys!!! Rocker , I think the gat burned me out. Thats why im doing a few other things. Ill post a link to the guy that has them if anyone wants it....

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:16 AM

Dave,

I would like the link - thanks


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#7 bruski

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:44 PM

Dave,
I would like the link also.
Thanks,
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#8 Dave

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:01 PM

I got them from Caspian in this thread....http://www.practical... ... es-173010/

These are not caspian frames, the guy selling them has no connection

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:23 PM

A few more pics of progress.... Milling out the back for the leaf spring . And a shot of the gun I like!

 

 

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:28 PM

I cnc'ed some grips out yesterday, out of walnut... My first actuall part on a cnc from drawing to part!

 

I gave up on the slide. I did finish the frame and bought a slide that needed fit.

 

I was scared and started running these at 25 IPM, The last grip, I had it up to 60 IPM!

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#11 Cutter

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:28 PM

Very nice Dave, some engraving coming up ?


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Posted 29 March 2015 - 04:15 PM

Yes, im still learning.... CAD/CAM SUCKS!!!!

 

I hope to test fire this thing in a few....






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