1. Frame - Standard 1911 pistol

1. Frame - Standard 1911 pistol


  2. Left: Frame -Standard 1911 pistol    Right: Frame which has been modified to accept a Chen Magwell Gen 1 (aka "Magwell Suite'")

2. Left: Frame -Standard 1911 pistol

Right: Frame which has been modified to accept a Chen Magwell Gen 1 (aka "Magwell Suite'")


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  3.  Frame modified for GEN 1 Chen Magwell aka "Chen Magwell Suite".  Magwell funnel and a standard Mainspring Housing is inserted.

3.  Frame modified for GEN 1 Chen Magwell aka "Chen Magwell Suite".  Magwell funnel and a standard Mainspring Housing is inserted.


  4.    Frame modified for GEN 1 Chen Magwell. Magwell funnel and a modified Mainspring Housing is inserted.  A ramp has been cut into the Mainspring Housing to make blending the entire funnel aperture easier for the gunsmith.  These two pieces form the GEN 1 Magwell aka "Chen Magwell Suite"

4.  Frame modified for GEN 1 Chen Magwell. Magwell funnel and a modified Mainspring Housing is inserted.  A ramp has been cut into the Mainspring Housing to make blending the entire funnel aperture easier for the gunsmith.  These two pieces form the GEN 1 Magwell aka "Chen Magwell Suite"


  5. Foreground: Bolt-on verison of the GEN 1 Chen Magwell aka "Chen Magwell Suite".     Background: Weld-on version of the GEN 1 Chen Magwell aka "Chen Magwell Suite".

5. Foreground: Bolt-on verison of the GEN 1 Chen Magwell aka "Chen Magwell Suite". 

Background: Weld-on version of the GEN 1 Chen Magwell aka "Chen Magwell Suite".


  6a.  Bolt-on version of GEN 1 Chen Magwell attaches via 4 screws and drilled and tapped holes on frame. 

6a.  Bolt-on version of GEN 1 Chen Magwell attaches via 4 screws and drilled and tapped holes on frame. 


  6b. Bolt-on version of GEN 1 Chen Magwell attaches via 4 screws and drilled and tapped holes on frame.  Note the gunsmith drills the MSH hole through the funnel in same original location, as part of installation process

6b. Bolt-on version of GEN 1 Chen Magwell attaches via 4 screws and drilled and tapped holes on frame.  Note the gunsmith drills the MSH hole through the funnel in same original location, as part of installation process


  7. Left: Frame cut for GEN 1 Chen Magwell    Right: Frame cut for GEN 2 Chen Magwell. Entire bottom of frame is shortened. The Mainspring Housing Pin Hole is relocated to a different location.

7. Left: Frame cut for GEN 1 Chen Magwell

Right: Frame cut for GEN 2 Chen Magwell. Entire bottom of frame is shortened. The Mainspring Housing Pin Hole is relocated to a different location.


  8. Frame modified for GEN 2 Chen Magwell with Installation jig inserted. Installation jig facilitates the relocation of the Mainspring Housing Pin Hole.

8. Frame modified for GEN 2 Chen Magwell with Installation jig inserted. Installation jig facilitates the relocation of the Mainspring Housing Pin Hole.


  9. Left: Standard 1911 frame with Smith and Alexander attached. Adds length to pistol    Right: Modified frame with GEN 2 Chen Magwell attached. Mainspring Housing Pin Hole is relocated, and a shorter Mainspring is used.

9. Left: Standard 1911 frame with Smith and Alexander attached. Adds length to pistol

Right: Modified frame with GEN 2 Chen Magwell attached. Mainspring Housing Pin Hole is relocated, and a shorter Mainspring is used.