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Offline mrcabinet

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Not a CZ, but still a fun project
« on: March 27, 2019, 10:29:09 PM »
My son's 30th birthday was coming up and I wanted to do something special for him, i.e., I wanted a new project. He had mentioned a couple times that he was looking at 1911's, so my hunt for the right "starter" gun ensued. It took a month or so, but I ran across this at my favorite local G&P - a Para USA GI Expert, made in 2011 at their NC plant before the Remington purchase.



It appeared to not to have been shot too much, but it was filthy inside and showed some signs of neglect, like rust under the grips and on the small parts. I knew that they used stainless slides on these and that it had a match grade stainless barrel. I had a vision of what I wanted it to be - kind of retro-ish - and it turned out just how I wanted.




And yes, my son is quite happy with his present!
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Offline mrcabinet

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Re: Not a CZ, but still a fun project
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 10:32:51 PM »
Oops! I meant to post this in the General Firearms section, Mods, please move this if you see fit.
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Offline Earl Keese

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Re: Not a CZ, but still a fun project
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 10:36:02 PM »
That turned out nice, I bet he's thrilled!

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Offline adrian

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Re: Not a CZ, but still a fun project
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 12:22:22 PM »
     Hiya mrcabinet and thanks for your thread. In case ya need a foster child,I'm avail for adoption.

Offline armoredman

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Re: Not a CZ, but still a fun project
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 10:10:49 PM »
That's beautiful work, sir!

Offline mrcabinet

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Re: Not a CZ, but still a fun project
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 11:01:06 PM »
Thanks all for the compliments. This one has me looking for a Commander now.
Did I mention it's a shooter to boot? here's the first 16 shots getting it sighted in at 30 ft. Started a little low left, went a little high and then spot on.

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Offline armoredman

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Re: Not a CZ, but still a fun project
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2019, 12:02:10 AM »
Now that's awesome.... 8)

Offline Novak77

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Re: Not a CZ, but still a fun project
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 08:23:11 PM »
Thats one awesome gift sir.

Offline mtang45

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Re: Not a CZ, but still a fun project
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2019, 09:27:33 PM »
What a great dad!!