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    Hello all, I need to get some checkering done on the front starp of a 1911. Can anyone point in the direction of where to get this accomplished? Thanks in advance

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    that should say front "strap"!!

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    no one knows where I can get this done?

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    you can get a metal checkering file from Brownell's and do it yourself. It is not difficult. J.

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    Of all the jobs I,ve seen done on frontstraps of 1911's I'd hazard to say that the most flawless ones that weren't CNC machined were done by Jim West. He doesn't work at the bench alot anymore, but I think that he kinda enjoys checkering and usually scoops those out of the in rack before the rest of us can get to them. Anyhow we can fix you up swing by the shop. Another alternative is to bring it by and have us send it out with Jim White our master engraver, he does a cross hatch pattern with small raised nubs in the diamonds, hard to describe but gives a good purchase on the gun without being overly aggressive.

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    Kid, do you have any pictures of Jims work?

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    Come by, got a custom Colt Defender in the shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
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    I have owned a couple examples of Jim's work from way back when he bought out Bill Thompson, they were flawless. He helped me learn how to do it and I did my own on my aluminum framed Commander in the early 90's. It's not overly hard to do, but it's sure nice to practice on some junk frames or other metal first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRgr View Post
    you can get a metal checkering file from Brownell's and do it yourself. It is not difficult. J.
    Brownells also sells a guide to keep you straight.
    Steve

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