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Old 01-27-2019, 01:27 AM   #1
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Adding parts to Kimber Ultra's

Most of you know that I'm new to 1911's so if I use the wrong words, forgive me. What I'm asking about is an Ed Brown 2 piece mainspring housing in stainless with the snakeskin treatment and has a magwell that extends a little below the grips. I hope I'm explaining this correctly.

I would like one installed on my Aegis Ultra. Is this a big deal project and is there an cons to doing this? I really like the looks of the stainless magwell sticking out below the grips and I could use the added length. With something like this do you use the original grips or do you need to buy new ones?

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What other parts will I have to purchase to make this change? Thank you very much for helping a new 1911 dummy.

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Here’s a video I used that someone here posted for installing a MSH and another for a grip safety.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?ebc=ANyP..._continue=1192

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Most of you know that I'm new to 1911's so if I use the wrong words, forgive me. What I'm asking about is an Ed Brown 2 piece mainspring housing in stainless with the snakeskin treatment and has a magwell that extends a little below the grips. I hope I'm explaining this correctly.

I would like one installed on my Aegis Ultra along with a new grip safety with a hump. Is this a big deal project and is there an cons to doing this? I really like the looks of the stainless magwell sticking out below the grips and I could use the added length. With something like this do you use the original grips or do you need to buy new ones?

What other parts will I have to purchase to make this change? Thank you very much for helping a new 1911 dummy.

Jim D
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Magwell grips look better but your existing grip will fit. On the left is a magwell grip and the right a Kimber factory grip.
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The one on the left is fine looking to me, awesome. I can live with the grip safety I have but would like that extended magwell. Nice job. I don't know if I could do it or not especially if something needed fitting.

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The one on the left is fine looking to me, awesome. I can live with the grip safety I have but would like that extended magwell. Nice job. I don't know if I could do it or not especially if something needed fitting.

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The magwell/msh fit perfect as far as installation but the Wilson Combat magwell is rounded on the butt and the frame is straight. It fits but you get a sharp edge that needs to be filed round. It was very easy to do but without refinishing the coating on the frame you will notice a shiny spot on both side by the pin that holds the msh in place. You can see the shine in the picture below. It really never bother me so I left the finish alone. If I do recoat the frame I’ll file a little more. I filed just enough so that I don’t feel the sharp spot. Once it was comfortable in my hand I stopped filing. You can always file a little more but you can put the material back.

I picked this WC one piece on clearance at MidwayUSA. Look at where the checkering ends at the bottom at the height of the pin. You can see the file marks.
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