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80% Commander Project

Ok not sure if anyone is interested or not, but I thought it might be helpful to keep a running tally of how much the project is costing. And to provide links to some of the sources to get the parts and equipment we'll be using. 

TOTALS
Links to Suppliers
Funding


Commander Slide - I got a real good deal on a used Colt Commander slide from Gunny6. He sold me the slide and all the guts to it including a National Match barrel and bushing, all for 80.00....wow, what a deal baby. Total - $80.00 


December 3 Frame Casting - I finally received the 80% Frame - 100.00 from Tannery shop that I ordered back in June. I also got a 1911 Blueprint - 5.00 so with shipping the TOTAL - $ 115.00


December 12 Mini-Lathe  I ordered a new Mini-Lathe from Harbor Freight - 369.99. I'll be using the lathe for barrel and bushing fitting as well as many other cool things during the project. I also bought a few accessories to go with it. A professional parting tool - 5.99 a 1/2" Drill chuck - 8.99 , Steady Rest - 24.99 a Follow Rest - 16.99 and 2 HSS bit sets for 2.99 each. FREE shipping so the TOTAL - $ 438.88


December 15 Tools I ordered a few odds and ends that I will need for the next project from Wholesale Tools. 2 - 1/16" keyseat cutters - 7.77 each a new test dial indicator - 39.00 and a deluxe indicator holder 14.95 TOTAL - $74.70


December 27 Lapping tools - I bought a Marvel Lapping tool - 39.95 , some 600 grit Garnet lapping compound - 12.69 , some 800 grit compound - 12.80  a magazine well filler - 22.99 and a Slide rail file - 23.07 for the lapping procedure. Including shipping TOTAL - $110.65 


Jan 7 Brownells Order - Today I got in an order of odds and ends to get started on the build-up. I got a Wilson SS pin set - 17.95 a commander length Wilson group gripper kit - 44.95 a Kings SS plunger tube - 15.95 an Ed Brown SS extended ejector - 21.95 and a Kings checkered SS grip safety - 29.95 including shipping TOTAL - $137.50


Jan 8 CDNN Parts - Blued grip bushing set - 3.96 SS hex grip screw set - 3.99 Chip McCormick skeletonized hammer - 17.99 with shipping TOTAL - $ 34.93


Feb 5 Brownells order - Kings sight staking tool - 19.95 Ed Brown wide tenon front sight - 11.95 Deluxe engine turning kit - 52.44 1911 Barrel hlder - 14.77 TOTAL - $ 96.83


 


Commander Slide                     = $  80.00 
December 3 (1911 Frame)       = $ 115.00
December 12 Mini-Lathe
          = $438.88
December 15 tools                   = $  74.70
Lapping Tools                          = $ 110.65
January 7 Parts                         = $137.50
January 8 Parts                         = $  34.93
February 5 parts/tools               = $ 96.83

 

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PROJECT TOTAL                 = $ 1088.49