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Gonna start a project CC pistol

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Hey all,

I bought this Llama full size pseudo 1911 for $125.00. Had less than 150 rounds through it when I bought it; now has >500 with no discernable wear. Doesn't like 230Gr Hydra Shoks, but eats Gold Dots wwithout missing a beat.
Has been in my Beltster for more than a month. It has worn holes in several undershirts because every edge is like a knife. Dunno if it's because it's an inexpensive pistol or what, but I'm gonna spend the weekend with the Dremmel and some jewlers files and try to transform this into a comfortable carry piece. Figure if I screw it up, I'll only be out the $125.00. Not taking this lightly, but it's less to lose than my Kimber or my Para Warthog.

Some "Before" Pics:







I'll post up pics of my progress if anybody is interested. Lemme know.

Steve
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san antone - if your main work is ''de-sharpening'' external sharpnesses then go ahead - but avoid internals like hammer, disconnector and sear.

Your only problem will be how to refinish any bright edges. From pics looks like blued so - could well be judicious use of cold blue will do the trick - and then keep things protected by a good rub of RIG or CLP etc.

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May I suggest - ''judicious'' removal of those edges.

In a Dremel - fit a cloth mop and impregnate that with some polishing compound - even toothpaste will do - or Simichrome.

Use that until by feel, the rasping aspect is decreased or removed - may take a while. Forget about bluing removal - just keep polishing until it feels better then cold blue to touch up with Oxpho, 44/40 or any good cold blue.

Cheaper guns do seem to have a finish problem sometimes but a patient approach should yield a good result.
 

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Feed ramp polish is IMO always a good move - can't go wrong.

Check mag's too - make sure feed lips suit.
 
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