10mm Slabside

Making some progress. WC Bulletproof ignition and externals. Need a little blending on the thumb safety and frame tangs to beavertail and slide.

Have a tiny Holosun Circle Dot to cut into the slide as soon as I am satisfied with my radius cutting fixture. Stan Chen magwell getting ordered.

Going to have a lot of hours, blood, and treasure into this one.

12 Likes

Looks great so far.

10 Likes

Must say its real nice. Sure am a fan of that Beavertail you got there. :+1:

10 Likes

Looking great!

10 Likes

That is a nice looking firearm Al.

drool GIF

9 Likes

DAMN IT!

WE DO NOT ALLOW PORN HERE!

and I know it when I see it too!

10 Likes

Smith-Alexander .220 radius high ride with a bunch of material removed to match the tangs. I think I would need to get the tangs welded up to use a .250. May be why the frames were a deal, or maybe there was a different beaver tail out there that is super high ride. Much more and it would get into the thumb safety hole.

image

11 Likes

Looking awesome :+1:

9 Likes

Thanks! Can’t go wrong, every time I need help and start looking for 1911 build information on the internet one of your videos pop up.
Stan Chen magwell ordered yesterday. Going with the Gen 2.

8 Likes

I am sure you are going to love it. Will this be your first Chen magwell install or have you done them before?

7 Likes

First. The Chen gen 2 uses a officer MS and officer MSH pin location, and the well is one piece with the MSH. Still cuts into the frame. They also have an “SI” version but that one adds length/ no cut.
Couldn’t find any .005 ribbon silver solder, everyone out, ( supply chain/ covid/ WWIII, etc) so went with the gen 2.

7 Likes

Yes, gen 2 is better anyway.
The “mouth” is larger and the end result looks cleaner.

8 Likes

I couldn’t resist reminiscing my Gen2 install.



8 Likes

Not sure I seen that one, or did IDK :man_shrugging:

8 Likes

I’ll just use those photos when I do mine.

8 Likes

Your mill is bigger @albroswift .
This will be piece of cake for you.

7 Likes

I started out with a HF. Added DRO’s, power feed, belt drive, limitation was always the footprint of the ways being so small just couldn’t get a rigid table. (Well, and, it was a HF) Still turned out some pretty cool projects.

image

8 Likes

No doubt. Almost any mill is better than no mill. But with more weight and rigidity you have less vibration, can take bigger bites, lower risk dulling or chipping tools, etc.

Let me be jealous, darn it!!! :wink:

8 Likes

8 Likes

Nice. Very nice.

7 Likes