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    Front Strap Checkering 1911

    Well I can't control myself, in my Mossberg Model 34 thread I said I didn't have any firearms that needed repaired, refinished or upgraded. Well I found a candidate.

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    Truing up the front strap

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    Checkering guide

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    20 LPI checkering

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    Horizontals cut

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    Set guide up for verticals

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    Cut verticals

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    Now I just have a little clean up below the trigger guard, may under cut it. Then I will refinish the pistol.

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    I cleaned up under the trigger guard and did under cut it a little, on RIA there isn't a lot of extra steel, I didn't want to cut into the trigger shoe channel. Next remove the finish from the pistol and small parts and refinish.

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    VERY impressive! Did you use a hand file, or a task-specific tool?
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    Yeah I used a 20 LPI checkering file, and then a assortment of other files to clean up and under cut the trigger guard.
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    I stripped the parkerized finish of the pistol

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    I then began bluing the parts

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    I covered all the parts in oil, I will wipe them down tomorrow and if all looks goods will assemble the pistol
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    Just can't leave well enough alone, can you.
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    Damn, that's a nice job.
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    That's really nice work there. I've always wanted to try my hand at checkering.

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    Boy is this a great project! How did you remove the parkerizing? What kind of blue are you using? I've used the birchwood casey with reasonable results.
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