Making the 1911 Blackballer & Silverballer replica Mark 1


this Replica is already a true beauty! :heart:


Hold your horses. If the engravings result in a total failure I’m getting so depressed and angry that I’m going to leave it all there :persevere:


I see your gray gun and I want it painted black

Just kidding, it’s awesome :wink:


in that case i would take it for me, so it doesnt makes you sad anymore :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


That would be a disaster for sure, but you can always buy a new slide or maybe a whole new soft gun? I’m looking forward to see what you will do with the rail on the slide, do you have a plan for it? Maybe do that before the engraving? I don’t know what you can loose most money on, failed engraving or a not working rail?


I have a very good plan for the rail. I’m planing to make it a straight line after all and not separated like this

But I need to ask the people who is engraving the slide if they can manage to repaint the top the same color as it is, adding some plate under a small part of the rail to cover a hole it leaves empty. That’s the reason to paint over, to cover the tracks that something is there.
If I didn’t explained well, this illustration will do:

The red line is the rail, that is how wide it should be or at least close.


3D print in metal? And glue it on the slide? It looks like a H beam.


I need to consult the specialist first if its better to glue it on top, or make some holes in the slide and when making the rail build under something compatible with the holes made to hold on the slide.


I think that would be the best solution, glue it right onto the slide can make it to break off quite easy :grimacing:.


If it helps then I got a hardball version of the Amt Longslide


That rail is too wide, this rail is maybe 3 mm or something.



The SIlverballer is totally different. But cool gun. Is it gas blowback?

This is how the Silverballer looks from a top view


Yeah i can see that, thought that the Longslide AMT Hardballer might have helped narrow it down, it was worth a try :slight_smile:

Sadly not, only my Colt 1911 got blowback. But it does have gass, i never been able to find a Hardball version of the standard AMT Hardballer, only a longslide version.


@badeaguard you know the rail goes on the side of the cartridge ejection hole?


Search for Mafioso Harballer kit. It’s only the body, the rest you have to buy them (internal parts) and I believe it is compatible with Marui.

@ingrobny yes, but it goes right in the middle, starting from the front sight to the rear, leaving a hole in the left side of the shell exit. Every 1911 Colt is like that, that exit is meant to be right in the middle, while the Silverballer has it more on the right side positioned


Will do that, my 1911 is a Marui Clone so it should fit perfectly. Havn’t looked into airsoft since i 2007-09. Might make it a side project. Not as extensive as yours though :wink:


Bought this today, real .45 ACP 1911. Shall I turn it into a blackballer?


First, aim it AWAY from your foot!!!
Then make the call. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

But seriously, that would be really cool to see another gun project in the works!


Wait I bought it only to shoot my foot though :joy:

But seriously I think it would be good. Being black already helps it. If it was chrome I would go for silverballer all day.


From first glance I mean I would need the engravings. New rear sight. New grips and well not much more AT FIRST GLANCE