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Post by bluemalibu111 10/8/2021, 2:14 pm

Anyone know a source for 1911 frames for builds besides caspian?

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Post by James Hensler 10/8/2021, 3:10 pm

Fusion Firearms!
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Post by oso 10/8/2021, 3:31 pm

Jem Guns
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Post by jglenn21 10/9/2021, 5:45 am

Brownells has their own forged frame for right around 200.

Thunder mountain custom also has a relatively new cast  frame  for 170 .

https://shop.1911parts.com/Oriskany-Arms-5-Inch-Government-Frame-Standard-Carbon-Steel-OA-5-STD.htm


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Post by 10sandxs 10/9/2021, 9:45 am

Jem guns are about 2 weeks out... not bad currently... rock river lists them, but I don't know about stock. Haven't been impressed with fusion but have limited exposure. Won't do Caspian...

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Post by rich.tullo 10/21/2021, 5:08 pm

There is a Turkish Company that makes a really nice GI 1911A1 with a forged frame for about $380. Could be a good donor gun.
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Post by bmize1 10/21/2021, 5:53 pm

So, I have to ask……
What has happened at Caspian?
I thought they made very good quality frames and slides.

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Post by jglenn21 10/21/2021, 5:55 pm

Tisas is the brand of 1911 you're referring to.


Caspian still makes good stuff but did have some issues a while back with slides.
I've built on quite a few Foster frames of theirs and never really had an issue..
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Post by 10sandxs 10/21/2021, 8:54 pm

I worked on two Caspian slides in the past two years... rails arent straight or even. Big pita to "recut" them and still get them to fit a frame and be tight

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Post by chiz1180 10/21/2021, 9:12 pm

10sandxs,

Do you have experience with JEM? They seem to offer the most variation in options.

OP,
I built my wad gun was built from an older les baer frame and slide combo, the machining could have been better (excessive tool marks). A plausible option, but I do not have the experience with enough other suppliers to say if it is any better than another potential option.

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Post by 10sandxs 10/22/2021, 4:19 am

Both my guns are built on jem frames (nelson and wad gun) I think I've done 3 or 4 other guns on jem frames on the past few years, both 1911 and 2011. Good quality so far. You'll need to do some additional external cosmetic work, but its not bad.

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