GUN WTF -Gunsmithing Required?

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    It's a 1911 part... this is normal.
     
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    how much u think it would be to smith it? ballpark
     
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    No idear... gonna defer that for someone else.
     
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    I would never own a 1911. They're great guns but they're just too complicated for my little brain. :rofl:
     
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    Nowhere in there does it say anything about gunsmithing required.

    It's like that for all 1911 for fitiment purposes.
     
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    its normally not the width, but the depth to properly sit on the sear spring.

    I bought one and it came with a note saying a gunsmith should do it and an illustration of where to file. Its a cover their ass clause if you sure because the part failed to function properly due to improper installation.
     
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    You might get lucky and it will "drop in". Or your frame might not have a.250 cut and you are fucked. What kind of 1911 is this?

    Even if it does "drop in", it will likely look like shit. Most 1911 parts require fitting to at least look right, hence why they are more expensive than say, a Glock (which doesn't really require fitting on any factory stuff I don't think).
     
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    This is kind of off topic, but you know how basic model designs like the 1911, AR, AK all lose their patents after a while and a whole host of munitions manufacturers take that design and make their own versions of it... Does that mean some day in the future there will be "3rd" party manufacturers making glocks? Like, RRA is to Colt, as _____ is to glock?
     
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    Unless it specifically says drop in, its usually safe to assume anything other than the magazine will require some fitting on a 1911.
     
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    Well its certainly possible I suppose. I know nothing about patent law, but I'm not so sure all of Glocks patents are still up...

    For example, It's already possible to build a "Glock" using nothing (or at least, nothing major) from Glock. CCF makes frames, Lone Wolf (and Caspian, among others) make slides, etc. I believe Ray said that Glockworx was designing a carbon fiber frame for Glocks as well.

    I could see Glocks turning into the next 1911, for sure. I believe I read that the 2011 patent is up, or will be expiring shortly.... I think there are already some people who have said they are designing "clones" of them as we speak.

    I dig competition, it's good for the consumer (us), so I'm all for seeing people make a better Glock.
     
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    typically the 1911 parts that require gunsmithing are created with extra width/material so that a gunsmith can file it to fit perfectly

    what it means is, it will not fit out of the box, but with persuasion, a gunsmith can make it perfect, but don't be fooled....you would want a gun artisan to do this, not just some guy who threads barrels and fixes rusty guns

    edit: that particular link is to a drop in part, you can do it yourself, it is not an overclearanced piece
     
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    Fitted parts are necessary because there are so many 1911 manufacturers that their tolerances and fit are all different. So most parts come oversized so that they can be fit perfectly in place. Depending on how that grip safety fits, either the safety or the frame will have to be blended in. This is big for me and one of the first things I go to check on a 1911 that's obvious that will tell me if I even need to look at the guts.

    And as was explained, most all trigger and safety related parts will have a cover your ass clause as to not assume any liability.
     

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