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Well gentlemen I finally got everything in order and have completed my home built 1911. It has an Essex frame that I did all the machine work and a new Fusion longslide upper that I finished with CeraKote. The frame was completed with polished electroless nickel. With the Fusion parts this was not hard at all, just minor issues that were resolved quickly. I did the trigger job and it has a 2 pound pull for my match shooting. The trigger was very easy using the Wilson jig. Here are a series of pictures:

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Good work. Sometimes I wish I had the time to do a project gun. I barely have time to get loaded what I need to lately.
 

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It will shoot a one inch group at 20 yards.
 

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It was relatively easy. The only problem I had was putting it on to thick. I kinda over did it and had to sand blast it off and reapply. Really no big deal. It was a great learning experience. Mirando
 

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The pictures dont it justice. I take crappy pictures most likely due to bad lighting or I just suck, MK
 

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Thank you for the kind words. I am very proud of it and the best work I did was on the trigger. I am going to do some of my other non-carry 1911's as soon as possible. I may not go down to quite the 2 pound range though. That is almost scarry, Mirando
 

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Nice work. Pretty sure you've said before, but what kind of finish is on the frame?
 

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It is electroless nickel and then polished lightly. I kind of wish I would have CeraKoted it to but I love two tone finishes, Mirando
 

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Thank you and it was only 3 weeks behind completion date, Mirando :hairpull:
 

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Thank you. With that trigger pull it is most certainly not a carry gun. I built it for steel shooting and it should be perfect for that. I was trying to get to a 3 pound pull but got a little better. I have had it on the range but not at a match yet, Mirando
 
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