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Well, I finally got around to bobtailing my sig carry.

The first thing of course was to strip down the pistol, since I am using the Ed Brown Jig I measured the distance from the edge of the jig to the center of the hole that will be drilled. I finally broke down and got a better cheap caliper.



Next the jig is put into the frame and I measure from the edge of it to where the center of the hole should be as there is some guesswork. I drill first from one side with a small bit to make sure I am in the hole (I suggest using the smallest you have). Then I use a bigger bits hitting about every other size and move up to the 5/32 which is the size of the hole. The jig keeps it from going outside of where you want it once you get the pilot hole. Once I get the one side drilled to size then just go all the way through the jig with that bit and drill the other size:



When the hole is drilled then I put the bobtail housing in and make a line where I needs to be cut:




I then use a hack saw to cut it down close:



Next I put the housing back in and file it down:





After filing I use some fine sandpaper and then steel wool.



I still have steel wool work and then I will post a picture of it.
 

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Here's a close to finish pic, the pistol is all stainless under the nitron so I will probably strip down the frame to stainless:

 

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The insides come with the bobtail msh and yes they use officers parts.

Well, this one is finally finished. Here are the pics, I had the frame and msh bead blasted. I took it down far enough to get rid of the old pin holes first. I'm happy with it:



 

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Hi,
VERY nice work!

I was told to drill the new holes one side each.

NOT all the way through, but yours look perfect to me?

Hope to start my next build as a Caspian Commander build for a carry gun and want to do this for it!

Thanks again!!!
 
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