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Old 05-14-2004, 07:32 AM   #21
 
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Mr. Friemoth,
I appreciate the input and checked out that site. However, I am looking more for a .38 super to just take out and knock around with. By the time I purchase the kit and have my 'smith do his thing on it, I will be in it for substantially more money than I want to invest in a "knock-around" piece.
Thank you for the information though.
Best,
Jeffro (Jeff)
 
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Old 05-17-2004, 08:17 AM   #22
 
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I don't care which planet the frames and slides come from, they are obviously to spec and working just fine or they'd already be OUT of the 1911 business.
Now here's a link to what you asked for and don't say I never did nothin' fo ya'

You just have to let me read the report when you "range test" the darn thing...
 
Old 05-17-2004, 02:49 PM   #23
 
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Originally Posted by gyp_c2
Now here's a link to what you asked for and don't say I never did nothin' fo ya'

You just have to let me read the report when you "range test" the darn thing...
The problem is, that there was no link enclosed!! But feel free to read and comment on ANYTHING I might post........ or ask me any questions that I might be able to help you with......
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Jeffro (Jeff)
 
 
Old 06-11-2004, 06:36 AM   #24
 
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Originally Posted by hotrodvdub
I have read that Smith and Wesson makes them but there could be others.
That would be ironic.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 06:10 AM   #25
 
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Forged?

Gentleman: You are showing your age when you must have a forged frame. Gunmakers such as Ruger use a cast for their guns and we don't hear of any problems with them! Many things are cast with percesion such as motors, golf clubs, camera bodies, and many many more items. As long as the cast is a quality form, then there shoudl be no problems. Watch your age-it could cause you to eat crow.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 04:51 PM   #26
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As long as it is properly made and heat treated, a cast frame can be just as strong as forged. Ruger is the poster child for cast frame success.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 09:33 PM   #27
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I own a early forged Bobtail in 10mm and have orderd 3ea cast bobtails and all three have a cast line down the trigger guard. :roll: To compair the two types is night and day.

None are undercut like mine either. IMO DW is cutting corners and charging the same price! I don't recall even seeing cast lines on RIA/Armscor, and CD's! DW won't publicly state who makes there frames which I think is suspect.

BIG mistake for DW. GTO
 
Old 10-08-2004, 06:30 AM   #28
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While looking through a "gun buyers guide" from two years ago I noticed one of the photographs of the Pointman 1911. The front of the trigger guard was angled, just like the Armcor/Charle Daly/RIA 1911's, but the rest of it looked just like the Pointman pistols currently offered. Hmmm....
 
Old 10-09-2004, 01:59 AM   #29
 
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The forged frame and slides are formed and heat treated at S & W. DW does the CNC machining, final treatment, assembly, fitting, and finish.

The cast frames and slides are control heat formed under vacuum to prevent any voids or variance, and are of good quality and strength. This does allow for a lower manufacturing cost, which is passed onto the customer.

The Rugers are a good gun, and a good value. However, to compare the Ruger to a DW 1911-A1 Patriot is to well...in your dreams! :P

If you contact customer service or Bob Serva at Dan Wesson, they will be more than happy to answer your questions, and educate you on their product to the extent they don't give away any competitve secrets.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 06:04 AM   #30
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I am not saying that casting is a bad thing, on the contrary, a well made casting is every bit as good as a forging. It is well known that S&W makes the raw slide and frame forgings for Kimber and DW, maybe a few others as well, the bigger question is, where do they get their cast frames and slides. The current ones look a lot like Essex, but this has been denied.
 
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