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Mandolin 1911, Boba fett special.


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Jpyritz

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So my eldest son happens to be a huge Boba Fett fan so I decided to do a Boba Fett inspired 1911 for him. It started its life as a Rock Island GI 70’s series. I decided to cut lightening cuts into the slide. No CNC machine means a lot of file work. Never realized just how hard the steel really is on a gun, Two sets of files later, cuts done and sanded. Added front slide serrations, more files.

I had a long barrel bushing compensator that wasn’t going on any so I decided to cut that too. Shortened it up sanded and smoothed it out, no longer a comp ( debatable if it ever was a functional comp) replaces a few bits on the inside with Wilson combat parts, externally still the same.

Next was sanding and cleaning and then to the paint, nothing special just go ol’ rattle can. Color matched to Boba Fett’s armor. After a few days of drying came the clear coat. Matte rattle can to knock down the shine.

Final assembly, function test and putting some rounds down range it’s done. Son couldn’t be happier; Mission accomplished!

Will follow up with pictures in next few post.
 

JWlineman

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That's an awesome piece of work! Great job!

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Very nice. I have a buddy who liked Boba Fett from back in the day when the action figure had straight arms/legs... I'll share this with him.
 

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Thank you sir. Yes the file work was to say the least the most difficult part. Sore fingers but my son love it so it was all worth it.
 
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