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Post by toddcfii 7/27/2021, 10:14 pm

Have any smiths looked at a Remington 1911 as a base gun for Bullseye?  Even if slide to frame fit is not the best won’t accurails work to tighten it up?  I am asking as I have a line on some either new or used. They made several variations from a GI style to ones with target sights etc. Thanks.
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Post by James Hensler 7/28/2021, 5:54 am

Look at my avatar

Mine is a R1 Enhanced In Stainless 
It has 100’s of 850-865 scores shot through it. At last check of my log book it has 142k rounds though it. I did have Accurails installed a couple of years ago. It is bone stock except the following 

Firing Pin
Multiple barrel bushings
Short trigger bow
Frame mount red dot rail
LPA target sight 
3 1/2 lbs trigger job done by the USMC Armorers at Camp Perry in 2019

Every other piece is R1


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Post by james r chapman 7/28/2021, 6:18 am

Remington R1 1911 suitable? 581e5c10

Original ( first year) R1. slide had to be milled for front and rear sights.
Replaced barrel and bushing.

Cast frame.
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Post by James Hensler 7/28/2021, 6:38 am

Remington R1 1911 suitable? C3319d10


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Post by toddcfii 7/28/2021, 7:29 am

Thanks! That is exactly what I was looking for. I am planning to set mine up as a service gun for CMP. I think I will get an adjustable sight model and replace the bushing, do a trigger job and then possibly accurails. Maybe a barrel in there too but that adds cost and time.
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Post by james r chapman 7/28/2021, 8:36 am

Shoot it first. Then decide.
May just need a barrel bushing and slide stop pin (.200)
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Post by James Hensler 7/28/2021, 9:33 am

james r chapman wrote:Shoot it first. Then decide.
May just need a barrel bushing and slide stop pin (.200)
100% agree! Just shoot it! Mine had a 4 1/4 crisp trigger out of the box and I shot it like that for years. 

Maybe I’m wrong but I don’t think a R1 came with target sights! 
The only one that I have found is a LPA sight sold by Fusion firearms for your Novak Cut. It will require a very small filing to fit easily done by you.
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Post by NuJudge 8/1/2021, 8:13 pm

Is this the LPA-made sight, offered by Fusion Firearms, that you are referring to?  

https://fusionfirearms.com/1911-oem-novak-compatible-colt-rear-adjustable-sight-white-dot


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Post by james r chapman 8/1/2021, 8:30 pm

I don’t recall the R1 using a standard Novak dovetail. I had to mill it deeper and wider and a slightly different angle as I recall.
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Post by toddcfii 8/3/2021, 10:43 pm

FYI I have handled about 200 R1s now and I have not seen a single stack 1911 with adjustable sights but quite a few double stacks with them. Weird that Remington did that. Possibly because they bought out Para and that is what they did (though I am not sure on that last bit)?
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Post by James Hensler 8/4/2021, 10:14 am

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Post by James Hensler 8/4/2021, 10:15 am

Nope it this one
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Post by toddcfii 8/4/2021, 10:59 am

When you say nope this one. What do you mean? What is this a picture of?
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Post by Jon Eulette 8/4/2021, 11:23 am

Go to the Bunker Arms website. He makes a base for the Novak sight cut that you retrofit a Bomar or Bomar copy into it. He calls it the Nomar base.

I built a 1.5 inch RIA 1911. If that gun can do it the other one can too!
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Post by James Hensler 8/4/2021, 12:32 pm

toddcfii wrote:When you say nope this one. What do you mean?  What is this a picture of?
He asked if I was talking about the LPA Sight he posted a pic of and I said nope it wasn’t it was this sight that’s on my pistol
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