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    Hello everyone...

    I recently acquired my first Taurus and thought this would be the place to gain some knowledge. Hopefully I'll be able to give some knowledge back as well.

    About a week ago I traded for a PT1911. I have fitted and worked on a few 1911s in the past. This one I had my work cut out for me. The previous owner, as far as I can tell, must have been an aspiring home gunsmith. This was officially the ugliest 1911 I've ever seen and I felt bad for it.

    After removing layer upon layer of black and tan spray paint I find a hideously butchered slide. Every surface just deeply ground with a dremel. But the pistol is absolutely worth saving. Plus I literally have nothing more than a cheap scope in trade for it. It did come with the box, paperwork, mags, everything it came with new plus the ugliest grips known to man. The grips that wrap the entire frame and incorporate a picatinny rail on the front...

    Anyway, I've got this piece almost back to being what it started out as. I have some EGW parts on order to give it some new life.

    Happy to be part of the forum. Really happy with my abused Taurus and will bring it back to its former glory.

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    Welcome from Iowa and congrats on your first Taurus.

    You'll find lots of great people and good information here.
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    Welcome from Northern Illinois! My purchase of my PT 1911 SS was what brought me here. I've done minor changes to mine to include a single sided safety, extended slide stop, and a S & A magwell/mainspring housing. It is a super shooter with some 7,000 rounds down range. One new recoil spring and still working on the original extractor.
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    Hi and welcome aboard from nw PA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmax View Post
    I recently acquired my first Taurus and thought this would be the place to gain some knowledge. Hopefully I'll be able to give some knowledge back as well.

    About a week ago I traded for a PT1911. I have fitted and worked on a few 1911s in the past. This one I had my work cut out for me. The previous owner, as far as I can tell, must have been an aspiring home gunsmith. This was officially the ugliest 1911 I've ever seen and I felt bad for it.

    After removing layer upon layer of black and tan spray paint I find a hideously butchered slide. Every surface just deeply ground with a dremel. But the pistol is absolutely worth saving. Plus I literally have nothing more than a cheap scope in trade for it. It did come with the box, paperwork, mags, everything it came with new plus the ugliest grips known to man. The grips that wrap the entire frame and incorporate a picatinny rail on the front...

    Anyway, I've got this piece almost back to being what it started out as. I have some EGW parts on order to give it some new life.

    Happy to be part of the forum. Really happy with my abused Taurus and will bring it back to its former glory.
    Hello and welcome from Indiana! You ought to have some "start to finish" pictures happening here...I'd love to see your progress.
    Are we there yet?
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    Welcome to the forum from Northern Oklahoma.
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    Welcome to TA. I already responded to your other post. So it is a Taurus. Well, I don't think you'll be disapointed with it, especially after you invest YOUR time and skill.
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