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good afternoon , i require advise and assitance , i am looking to build a 1911a1 hardball gun and am looking for a forged receiver.
wilson combat stopped selling theres as a separate part,les baers you have to mill the frame , who else make a resonable priced forged frame for the 1911?
please advise rj
 

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Check in Brownell's catalog; they list the Les Baer and McCormick forged frames. Supposed to be finished; no milling required.
 

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Caspian does machine frames and slides from bar stock. Their cast frames are excellent and cost a lot less. Caspian actually has fewer returns on their cast frames. Any particular reason you need a forged receiver? A well made cast receiver is just as strong as forged.
 

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this pistol will have a strict diet of hardball, and i ahve seen several cast frames crack , thats why i require a forgerd one , rj
 

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Were they cheap frames? You know, Charles Daly, Armscor, Essex? About the only time I have heard of Caspian frames cracking was with overloaded ammo. All 1911 frames, regardless of materials, will eventually crack. The cracks normally occur at the junction of the dustcover and frame rails, around the slide stop pin holes, or over the thin portion of the frame rail where the slide stop passes through (this crack is fixed by cutting away the unsupported portion of the rail). A well made frame should last around 100,000 rounds, unless overloaded ammo is used.
 

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Forgot about Rock River Arms; they also sell frames; high quality and forged. Check out their website, they list their frames for $250 for a plain National Match. I believe that you will have to wait a few weeks for it though; not off the shelf.
 

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Les Baer also sells prefitted slides....STI...assex...there are several...Brownells.com is probably the best place to start looking...saw someone mention that earlier
 
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