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liketoshoot
06-17-2010, 4:02 PM
So I traded for a Springfield Armory 1911 A1, got it home and took it apart;

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb32/quester1000/1911inpieces3.jpg

no I did not use the pliers to do it, they were for holding the grip screws so I could take some gunk off them, well did a good inspection and all springs need to be replaced but on the whole the gun is in good condition and Iíll test it out on Saturday or Sunday.
After picture,

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb32/quester1000/allbacktogether2.jpg

(yes it came with the idiot mark and a few other dings)
I'll do a range report later. :p

calishine
06-17-2010, 4:16 PM
Congrats! Great job on the refinish. It looks like a whole different gun. Don't leave us hanging to long on that range report!

liketoshoot
06-20-2010, 3:51 PM
OK so went to the range, not too happy with it as far as accuracy goes, I was shooting at 25 yards (one on the right) fed ball and hollow point only put 24 rounds through it because I was not hitting it.
Target on left was used for my Dan Wesson CBOB and Colt Defender same thing with ammo took all I fed it, hit the target and was a good day!

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb32/quester1000/Rangetargets3.jpg

calishine
06-20-2010, 5:14 PM
Not bad! Must be rewarding to see it shoot after bringing it up and running.

Congrats!

Gem1950
06-20-2010, 7:09 PM
OK so went to the range, not too happy with it as far as accuracy goes, I was shooting at 25 yards (one on the right) fed ball and hollow point only put 24 rounds through it because I was not hitting it.
Target on left was used for my Dan Wesson CBOB and Colt Defender same thing with ammo took all I fed it, hit the target and was a good day!

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb32/quester1000/Rangetargets3.jpg

I had a similar experience with a Mil-Spec that I bought from a pawn shop. It was in terrible condition inside but turned out to be a better shooter than a custom shop gun that cost me 1500.00. You might consider doing a trigger, hammer, sear etc. job on it. You might be pleasantly surprised.

pyromensch
06-20-2010, 8:21 PM
OK so went to the range, not too happy with it as far as accuracy goes, I was shooting at 25 yards (one on the right) fed ball and hollow point only put 24 rounds through it because I was not hitting it.
Target on left was used for my Dan Wesson CBOB and Colt Defender same thing with ammo took all I fed it, hit the target and was a good day!

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb32/quester1000/Rangetargets3.jpg

a dan wesson? what are all those holes outside the red dot then?

tiko
06-20-2010, 9:24 PM
My SA GI is par with my Kimber and Les Baers about accuracy. I cut the mainspring 2 coils, stone the hammer hook down just a hair, polished...Its trigger goes crispy at 3.5 lbs. At 25 yards from sandbags, grouping less than 4 in., off hands 6". It is a good 1911.

Plisk
06-21-2010, 12:32 AM
a dan wesson? what are all those holes outside the red dot then?

:rofl2:

+1, I guess we have to blame the shooter then.

liketoshoot
06-21-2010, 6:43 AM
LOL, tough crowd today! LOL
I will be working on the Springer as a learning experience, hoping to improve my gunsmith skills, won’t be a quick class I will try things I’ve never done but will learn from all my mistakes and success’.
I don’t usually shoot at 25 yards but they start there at this range, one thing is for sure, if I keep shooting here I’ll get much better at that range!