Learning the 1911 – Stippling

Long time no post.  Yeah, I know.  Between the summer activities with the family and the job transition thing, I have been right busy but once again I hope to be able to blog a little more often.  So I thought I would share a few things that I’ve been working on.  Below is the frame of a Para Expert that I did a little custom work on, specifically the stippling of the front strap.  Check out the sequence below.

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Here’s the frame set up in the vice with the fixture holding it tight, safe and secure.

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The outlines cut neatly with a file.

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Stippling begins.  It’s a long process.

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A bit blurry but the stippling is complete.  I roll it back on the frame so it disappears nicely under the grips.

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The finished product.  In addition to the stippling I relieved metal from under the trigger guard, installed a short trigger, installed new grip escutcheons, polished the grip screws, performed a complete action job, fit a stainless beavertail grip safety, as well as a stainless ambi-safety, and rounded the butt of the grip.

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One thought on “Learning the 1911 – Stippling

  1. E Shain

    Still my favorite 1911. Running so smooth.

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