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Thread: Worthawg Build

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    Worthawg Build

    Good Evening everybody.

    I've been here for awhile and have posted some of my experience with the Worthawg and other subcompact double stack .45s.

    I like subcompact double stacked .45s. I have two Llama Minimax Subcompacts and the new RIA 3.10 in addition to the Para.

    I have a Worthawg that I bought used, turns out it had a cracked frame. Purchased another frame from Sarco. I have to say I didn't like the two tone look of the Worthawg and wanted an all black (what's called the Night Hawg). As I was swapping out components of the old Worthawg with the new frame, stuff came up.

    Things like the grip safety, the thumb safety, and the MSH and the hammer. I know Sarco and Numrich have parts.

    I just purchased another Worthawg frame from Sarco. I already have the slide and barrel, plus a bunch of parts additional minor parts. What I would like to know, who makes Worthawg specific parts. I've talked to Smith & Alexander about parts, specifically the grip safety and MSH. I've found some stuff on Ebay that I'm not sure about. EGW has parts that I intend to use for the recoil system.

    What I'm looking for is experience on any of the aftermarket grip safeties and the mainsprings housings. Everything else is covered. The grip safety and the sear safety are the only two parts specific to the Worhtwawg and I have the sear spring covered.

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    Sarco used to have the P10/Warthog grip safeties and mainspring housings. If they no longer have the MSHs, you may be able to take a polymer MSH for an Officers ACP and carefully file it down to the length needed for a Warthog. I did this many years ago to make a MSH for a mongrel frame I bought (from Sarco) that turned out to be mid-sized, between a Government size and an Officers ACP. Once I had the MSH suitably modified, I then had to shorten the mainspring housing one coil at a time until I had eliminated coil bind.

    I don't know of any good way to shorten a standard grip safety to the shorter length for a Warthog. Basically, you'll juust have to file it down. The tricky part will be to retain a small tab (or lip) at the bottom to engage the top of the MSH.

    The thumb safety should not be different from any other 1911, nor should the hammer. The hammer strut will probably need to be shortened.

    If anyone doesn't know why the Warthog is different, here's an explanation: https://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.p...e-Pistol-Sizes



    The Warthog (actually, the one in the photo is a P10/45) is the little guy, third from the left.

    You could also try Numrich to see if they have any of the parts you need. Along with Sarco, Numrich also bought a lot of the old Para parts when Remington was liquidating them.
    Hawkmoon
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    When I started this thread, I was looking for things that others had come across and how they adapted/improvised/overcome issues that they had come across while building up a Warthog from scratch.

    I'm not stupid, or a novice. I've been doing this for 40 years. I know the difference between a 1911 and Para P-10, P-12/Llama/RIA Baby Back. I was born at night, but not last night.

    The main differences with the Warthog are the grip safety and the sear spring. Everything else is available somewhere else.

    The biggest concern I had was the grip safety. What I got here was "modify this or that".

    Smith and Alexander was rumored to have a grip safety for the Warthog. After contacting them, they had the grip saftey, but I had a bad taste in my mouth. YMMV

    I started looking other places. I found a place on Ebay selling King parts. I ordered a grip safety that was supposed to fit a P-10. After receiving it, it looks like a good drop in.

    I also have a RIA 3.10. I was curious so I looked into parts. There is a grip safety listed for it that looks like a drop in for the Para.

    I ordered one and it looks like it will work. I know, the proof is in the trigger pull.

    The only other part I had concern about was the sear spring. Numrich has them in stock.

    If this upsets someone off, tough.

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    I tried to post this 6 times. This is worse than facebook or twitter. I couldn't post a reply with words that sounded anything offensive.

    I joined this site for the access to the experiences of others. While I can see the need for a certain level of "correctness", what I'm bumping into here is total political correctness. Political correctness fudds are running what's supposed to be a gunsight.

    So, Hawkmoon and whom ever else is concerned. Terminate my membership.

    John Moses Browning must be turning over in his grave.

    I thought I would find other like minded enthesitis here, but found only a bunch of fudds.

    I'm tired of the Bull.

    I've had to amend this three times to get to the level of lamelesness acceptable.

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