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ATTENTION 1911 LOVERS URGENT!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by shannon391, Apr 15, 2009.

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  1. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

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    Bigbore,

    What is the average cost to complete these kits?

    Never owned a 1911 but want to.

    I sure love my BHP.

    Thank you, Shan
     
  2. k1200ltc509

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    Mike, I sent you a PM, I hope everyting is going well! RG
     
  3. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

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    What kind of BS is this. Start a thread, have conversation then delete everything. Sure makes someone look like an idiot.

    Don
     
  4. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Well Don, maybe someone told him it isn't wise to go public and say your building all these firearms without the federal tax not being collected on them. Manufactures pay between 10%-12% tax to the feds on a completed firearm but no tax on parts which was explained to me. Many people including myself have assembled firearms from kits/parts such as AR,FAL,AK,CETME,1911 It is legal to a certain point for your own personal use if the requirements are met, but the exchange of ownership could come back to bite you in the ass.
     
  5. PerazziBigBore

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    Sorry Don.. Toolmaker is correct.. my mouth was overloading my butt trying to help someone else.. Everyone knows I do not assemble for the public..but I was "informed".. I should not advertise my work..

    If anyone needs information.. please E-mail me directly.. Thank you for your understanding... All Good.. Mike
     
  6. Patrick Haskins

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    What happened to the original post? I was ready to order a couple frames.
    Pat Haskins
     
  7. PerazziBigBore

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    Caspian Arms.. home page.. look under "Specials" Almost all gone.. Ask for Seth.. Tell him Mike sent you...
     
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    I ordered one today. I have never built a 1911, but I am going to give it a try.

    Bill
     
  9. PerazziBigBore

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    Get the barrel too.. At $75.00.. it's a bargain..and made for that slide.. The .278 link seems to be the right one..
     
  10. JerryP

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    The Fed tax is paid on the frame, that is the gun assembled or not. The rest is just parts.
     
  11. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Jerry P, I was told the Mfg. pay tax based on the value of the firearm just like Shiloh Sharps will charge you a few hundred in federal tax when you order from them.
     
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    Well, since I don't know what the original thread was, so I'll just say I love the grand ole' 1911; after 100 years, still going strong. John Browning was a genius; too bad he's not available to run for President. BT-100dc
     
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    Yes, John Browning was a genius -- he learned from his mistakes on the 1911 and designed the High Power! A simple trigger job & good to go!

    -Gary
     
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    I got the barrel and bushing as well.

    Bill
     
  15. ccw1911

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    Gary, Browning made no mistakes with the 1911 but I will forgive you for your blasphemy.

    I personally don't count the Hi Power as a pistol that is simple to do a trigger job on, it takes 3 hands just to put it back together. And before someone tells me, yes I made a tool so it only takes two hands.
     
  16. PerazziBigBore

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    Long live the 1911... Alive.. and better than ever before in its long history... As parts dry up..or dissapear for everything else.. You'll always be able to find parts for a 1911.. OR.. push come to shove.. the CNC program..
    When jacketed bullets are soooooooooooooo expensive.. the 200 grain lead.. wheel weight bullet will chearfully exit at 700 fps.. and still be a powerhouse..with little or no leading.. The pressures are low enough to use the 209 primer in a modified case..when large or small pistol will be $120.00 per thousand.. if you can get them at all...
     
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    CCW1911: No offense intended. I disagree, however, that a trigger job on a BHP isn't simple... you just ship it to Wayne Novak and wait for it to come back!

    -Gary
     
  18. PerazziBigBore

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    Gary.. no disrespect intended.. Telling Ross about a Browning HP or a 1911 is like trying to teach mama how to make babies.. I've seen his work on both frames.. I ask questions and listen.. 2nd opinion not required.. All Good.. Mike
     
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    Novak does great work on Hi Powers and 45's and of course Heinie. I guess in your context it is easy, I'm looking at it from the actual mechanics of doing a good 2 3\4 lb crisp trigger job on a Hi Power from my experience doing them for a living. I have a sign in my shop that says " To the Amateur Everything Looks Easy"
     
  20. PerazziBigBore

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    The difference between good and excellent is more than a few hours.. and ALOT of experience.. That's why I help everyone I can..as often as I can.. Never for a fee..Every 1911 I see and or oversee.. I learn something.. It takes many many years to become a master.. I'm trying to shorten the learning curve...Building them is one thing.. but shooting them you really learn all the tiny..very tiny things that make a 1911.. or a Hi Power absolutely perfect..

    A 2" group at 25 yards anyone can do.. sub 1" is a totally different story..and many hours apart..unless you are either REAL lucky..or have a massive pile of parts..and know how to just parts change till everything is correct... Knowing what's correct also takes alot of knowledge.

    The massive amount of aftermarket parts has alot to do with all of this.. Some are good.. some excellent.. and some real trash.. Small files,a dremil tool and time can correct most of the manufacturing defects.. Usually the better the brand name.. the better the part..

    In my quest.. I've found Cylinder & Slide,Caspian,EGW,Wilson Combat,and STI all make great parts.. Many don't like the Fusion parts.. but I've seen a ton of them in use.. and have not heard 1 single issue.

    Anyway..I love my 1911.. 9 rounds in 9mm/38 Super is more than enough for whatever I'd ever want to do.. and 8 rounds in 45 is also enough for any occasion.. Now.. I do have very small hands.. and I found the grip a little thick for me on the HP.. Taking nothing away from the pistol.. just the 1911 and I are old friends...

    Long live the 1911.. It's big birthday will soon be here.. All Good.. Mike
     
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