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Old July 22, 2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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S&W 1911SC E Series

I purchased the all black version of this 1911 a few days ago. It's the 4.25 barrel model.

This gun doesn't have a rail on it, but I'd like a rail. I'm fairly new to this, but, is it possible to have one added?
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Old July 22, 2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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Sure, you can add a 1913 rail to a 1911 std dust cover frame. Novak makes 'em.

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Old July 22, 2012, 11:32 PM   #3
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Almost forgot... when you get to this bit in the instructions:

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Originally Posted by Novak instructions
"*IMPORTANT* Before marking holes, check it insure rail is aligned with the trigger guard and the rail is not canted side to side. Some dust covers are not a perfectly radius, so visually verify that the rail is level side to side."
I get my best alignment by checking everything with a machinists square, a spirit level and a hole centering punch.

That is all,
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Old September 14, 2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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Soooo... Long time no see!

I just received my Novak Light Rail (black aluminum). However, it seems a bit too long for a commander sized 1911...

Any comments on that?
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Old September 15, 2012, 03:17 AM   #5
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Great gun by the way! I have the Two-tone version and I love it!
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Old September 15, 2012, 11:24 AM   #6
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Soooo... Long time no see!

I just received my Novak Light Rail (black aluminum). However, it seems a bit too long for a commander sized 1911...

Any comments on that?
See if the vendor will exchange?
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Old September 15, 2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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I got mine from Brownells, however, I don't think Novak has a commander size? Atleast I don't see it on their website.
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Old September 15, 2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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I just received my Novak Light Rail (black aluminum). However, it seems a bit too long for a commander sized 1911...
Any comments on that?
Shorten it.


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Old September 15, 2012, 07:53 PM   #9
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Eh, I'm no metal smith. Nor would I want to spend the price of the rail itself, for someone else to do it.
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