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Old 11-17-2020, 08:06 PM
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Beautiful work!
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Old 11-17-2020, 09:10 PM
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Old 11-18-2020, 03:58 AM
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Nice work, Guzzi!

With the extended slide release and oversize mag button, it looks a lot like one of the factory "race guns" of the late '80s/early '90S.

I notice you've gone with the "Performance Center" lightened hammer (for faster lock times) which was "drafted" for use on the 40 caliber models when it was discovered that the weight of the original forged/machined hammer was rebounding and causing cracks to form on the underside of the slide.

So did you choose that hammer specifically because of its "Performance" heritage?

John?
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:19 AM
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Meticulous work.
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:27 AM
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That looks fantastic! Congratulations, I think you hit that one out of the park.
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:53 AM
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Nice race pistol, turned out great!
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Old 11-18-2020, 08:07 AM
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This is a most interesting and educational thread. Thank you for taking the time to document your successes and even your failures. You are vary talented. I would have done this project at a gun friendly machine shop or gunsmith in order to achieve your results. I will do a lot with "Franken Gun experimenting myself until it comes to cutting metal. Then I am out of my depth. You have several gifts including the gift of patience, hand working skill, and frugality. I enjoyed each and every post. Please do more in the future.
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Old 11-18-2020, 08:17 AM
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Meticulous work.
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Nice race pistol, turned out great!
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This is a most interesting and educational thread. Thank you for taking the time to document your successes and even your failures. You are vary talented. I would have done this project at a gun friendly machine shop or gunsmith in order to achieve your results. I will do a lot with "Franken Gun experimenting myself until it comes to cutting metal. Then I am out of my depth. You have several gifts including the gift of patience, hand working skill, and frugality. I enjoyed each and every post. Please do more in the future.
Thank you mbliss57 for your kind words.

Yes, for me it was very important to describe all the mistakes, failures and problems I had. Many times I run into threads and videos on the web that lead me to believe something is going to be easy and effortless and then I discover that wasn't the case.

I wanted to give "full transparency" of all the issues faced by the process and to be honest, my lack of experience.

I am sorry if in doing so I was a bit repetitive sometimes, like all the issues with the bluing...perhaps I over did it...

This thread isn't over yet...there is an additional gun to be finished...

Just waiting for some parts...

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Nice work, Guzzi!

With the extended slide release and oversize mag button, it looks a lot like one of the factory "race guns" of the late '80s/early '90S.

I notice you've gone with the "Performance Center" lightened hammer (for faster lock times) which was "drafted" for use on the 40 caliber models when it was discovered that the weight of the original forged/machined hammer was rebounding and causing cracks to form on the underside of the slide.

So did you choose that hammer specifically because of its "Performance" heritage?

John?
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Yes, in this build I wanted to imitate a Performance Center build.
Something like this, but with parts that I could find easily. (Would love a 5" slide).

I never really liked the standard hammer for the 5906. To me is a bit bulky. The Performance Center guys turned to different hammers for many of their builds. I was trying to find one of the DA M52 hammers, but have never seen one.

Initially, I was a bit concerned the hammer being "too light", but I compared the weight with a 5906 MIM hammer, and it was very close (lost that pic, sold the MIM hammer). I also asked some members here with more experience and got positive answers, so I decided to give it a try.

The oversize mag button is something a like a lot. I find the standard button to be a little small for my taste. I use it in all my "large" frame guns.

The extended slide release was a gift from 4T5GUY (Jim), when I was building the SSV project. I tested it and I like it on a range gun.

I wish I could get one of those bar-sto barrels...

Will try to "take it for a spin" around thanksgiving, my eldest will be back from college, so time for some "healthy" family competition at the range. (This time the old man is going to win...)

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