Indian Mark's 1911 build

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Indian Mark
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SELF INTRODUCTION: So,...I guess I'm a newb. Can I get my "General Smart-Ass" moniker back, or do I actually have to build something. Like a chopper for example. I am hoping to re-start a build that's been sitting in my shop for a couple years with most of the parts already acquired.
Just wanted to thank Dan and anyone else involved in getting this board up and running.
Dan is a personal friend of mine and one of the finest people I know. I have a world of respect for him, not just for his work here but also for reasons beyond this forum.
Not sure if that's 200 words, but that's my intro and I'm sticking to it.
BTW, I'm Mark. Not Indian, just a fanatic of the motorcycle brand.

Re: Indian Mark's 1911 build

Post by Indian Mark » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:49 am

Thanks, and wow, that's pretty cool.

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Re: Indian Mark's 1911 build

Post by BIGJIM » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:33 am

Have not Posted in a while, been on that stupid facebook, but I do check in, and I just went through this post and my hat is off to you, I have thought about making a slide for my .40cal, but to make the whole thing is amazing!
Keep up the good work! :clap:

Indian Mark
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Posts: 213
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:30 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: So,...I guess I'm a newb. Can I get my "General Smart-Ass" moniker back, or do I actually have to build something. Like a chopper for example. I am hoping to re-start a build that's been sitting in my shop for a couple years with most of the parts already acquired.
Just wanted to thank Dan and anyone else involved in getting this board up and running.
Dan is a personal friend of mine and one of the finest people I know. I have a world of respect for him, not just for his work here but also for reasons beyond this forum.
Not sure if that's 200 words, but that's my intro and I'm sticking to it.
BTW, I'm Mark. Not Indian, just a fanatic of the motorcycle brand.

Re: Indian Mark's 1911 build

Post by Indian Mark » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:06 pm

Thanks Jim

Got my screw up laser welded, but haven't touched it otherwise.
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Re: Indian Mark's 1911 build

Post by yona » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:28 pm

I used this .... hope you don't mind .... I look at the Jesse James FB page where he show a red chunk of metal he beats on and old anvil or an old power hammer ... anf then shows a beautiful machined pistol that he ask $4000 for and it is a basic 1911 .... there is so much butt sucking it make you sick .... LOL I show them this and say with a little talent all things are possible .... they all think JJ makes these guns ... just like they thinks he makes all the bikes ..... SMFH
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I started a project build there " File and Fit." I paln to continue that when I go back home in Dec. 2011. I first joined the board when Gary W had it in the year 2005. That was the time I really gained an interest in building chops. I have a long way to go, compared to some here.

Re: Indian Mark's 1911 build

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Sorry to "HiJack here Mark, but that is the best laugh I've had in a while
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Indian Mark
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Posts: 213
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:30 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: So,...I guess I'm a newb. Can I get my "General Smart-Ass" moniker back, or do I actually have to build something. Like a chopper for example. I am hoping to re-start a build that's been sitting in my shop for a couple years with most of the parts already acquired.
Just wanted to thank Dan and anyone else involved in getting this board up and running.
Dan is a personal friend of mine and one of the finest people I know. I have a world of respect for him, not just for his work here but also for reasons beyond this forum.
Not sure if that's 200 words, but that's my intro and I'm sticking to it.
BTW, I'm Mark. Not Indian, just a fanatic of the motorcycle brand.

Re: Indian Mark's 1911 build

Post by Indian Mark » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:41 pm

yona wrote:I used this .... hope you don't mind .... I look at the Jesse James FB page where he show a red chunk of metal he beats on and old anvil or an old power hammer ... anf then shows a beautiful machined pistol that he ask $4000 for and it is a basic 1911 .... there is so much butt sucking it make you sick .... LOL I show them this and say with a little talent all things are possible .... they all think JJ makes these guns ... just like they thinks he makes all the bikes ..... SMFH

Awesome. Thanks man!

Indian Mark
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Posts: 213
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:30 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: So,...I guess I'm a newb. Can I get my "General Smart-Ass" moniker back, or do I actually have to build something. Like a chopper for example. I am hoping to re-start a build that's been sitting in my shop for a couple years with most of the parts already acquired.
Just wanted to thank Dan and anyone else involved in getting this board up and running.
Dan is a personal friend of mine and one of the finest people I know. I have a world of respect for him, not just for his work here but also for reasons beyond this forum.
Not sure if that's 200 words, but that's my intro and I'm sticking to it.
BTW, I'm Mark. Not Indian, just a fanatic of the motorcycle brand.

Re: Indian Mark's 1911 build

Post by Indian Mark » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:34 pm

Several months ago I did some finish machining on the internals of the slide. (Wish I took some pics.) I then got it to a buddy that has capability to edm an undercut for the barrel to fit into. He's been pretty busy at work and hopefully will get to it soon. The receiver is ready to be finish fit together. I'm planning to start that as soon as the weather turns to crap, which here in Michigan will be all to soon. When I get the slide back I'll do the finish machining on the outside contours.
Last winter I had the chance to spend some time with Todd Achten (forgot his name on the board here) and Ken V. (Blaksmith). They're both doing great.
Todd does cerakoting and will be doing my receiver. The pistol will eventually have a black receiver (frame) and a mirror polished slide.
These pics are the current state of affairs, and the CAD drawing of what it should look like.
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SELF INTRODUCTION: hi everyone its me from the old bord hopeing to see everyone come here and all the newcomers . lets make this as good as the old one or even better . lookin foreward to seeing everyones projects continue and ill be continueing mine too
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Re: Indian Mark's 1911 build

Post by curt » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:19 pm

lookin good
ever notice when you hit somethin or someone with a hammer you feel instantly better

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