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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-26-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By ken_mays
My guess is that the dovetail is overcut and...

My guess is that the dovetail is overcut and those gouges are there to give the half-bottle of Loctite something to grab onto.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-26-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By ken_mays
I would look for something with less give than a...

I would look for something with less give than a wood block.
Forum: STI/SVI 01-25-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By ken_mays
For 10-rounders (which is all I use) Wilson ETM...

For 10-rounders (which is all I use) Wilson ETM and Tripp are what I like, with a slight preference for Wilson.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-23-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,333
Posted By ken_mays
From my (limited) experience with ramped .45...

From my (limited) experience with ramped .45 barrels, any brand will offer more case head support than necessary... which is fortunate, since some ramps are steep enough that alteration is needed for...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-22-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,333
Posted By ken_mays
You print it out first, measure it on the paper,...

You print it out first, measure it on the paper, and hope it comes to a round number. :biglaugh:
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-21-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,333
Posted By ken_mays
Here is what I came up with last night, a quick...

Here is what I came up with last night, a quick and dirty way to compare case support among different 9mm barrel designs. It isn't the last word in precision and obviously absolute measurements...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-21-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,333
Posted By ken_mays
I'm working on a (fairly) crude but (hopefully)...

I'm working on a (fairly) crude but (hopefully) effective method to quantify this in some way, even if only relative to other barrels and not necessarily absolute. Photos and notes coming soon.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-16-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By ken_mays
It looks like a hack as it is. I'd just blend...

It looks like a hack as it is. I'd just blend the plastic grip and clean up the metal and live with it. Make it look professionally done.
Forum: STI/SVI 01-15-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By ken_mays
Maybe. Shortening the OAL might cause feeding...

Maybe. Shortening the OAL might cause feeding issues, or it might not. Something to think about, at any rate. Replacing the extended ejector (if yours is so equipped) with a standard GI ejector...
Forum: STI/SVI 01-14-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By ken_mays
That scallop isn't what we're talking about. ...

That scallop isn't what we're talking about. This one is done at the lower forward corner of the ejection port, right where the bullet tends to hang when you're ejecting a loaded round. Some of the...
Forum: STI/SVI 01-13-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By ken_mays
This isn't unusual for guns without a forward...

This isn't unusual for guns without a forward scallop on the ejection port combined with an extended ejector. It isn't an issue while firing because (obviously) the bullet is no longer in the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-11-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,081
Posted By ken_mays
Springfields seem to be worse about it. Either...

Springfields seem to be worse about it. Either the plunger is too long or the tube is over drilled. Either way it's an easy fix. The ones I hate are when the plunger gets caught in the gap between...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-10-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By ken_mays
I just received the EGW carbide saw and mandrel...

I just received the EGW carbide saw and mandrel and it worked as slicker than owl crap on a glass doorknob.
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http://www.guntechtips.com/images/aa-sa-2.jpg
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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-06-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By ken_mays
One of the few things I use grease for is to hold...

One of the few things I use grease for is to hold the levers to the frame during assembly.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-06-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,570
Posted By ken_mays
Most of the ones I've used were EGW parts and...

Most of the ones I've used were EGW parts and those weren't too hard to file. A grinder or sander will certainly be faster, but by the time I went downstairs, cleared a path to the sanding bench and...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-06-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,570
Posted By ken_mays
A Nicholson 6" or 8" single cut mill file will...

A Nicholson 6" or 8" single cut mill file will make quick work of the bulk of that. A double cut will go even faster.

Use the existing part to mark a line on the new part, clamp in a vise with...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-06-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,872
Posted By ken_mays
The lower lugs don't appear to have much of a...

The lower lugs don't appear to have much of a flat on them either, though it isn't really obvious from the photos.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-04-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,570
Posted By ken_mays
You can file that down to size in less than 5...

You can file that down to size in less than 5 minutes. The actual fitting is another thing, of course.
Forum: STI/SVI 12-28-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By ken_mays
The plastic trigger is good. Its weight allows a...

The plastic trigger is good. Its weight allows a very light pull. As for the MSH, many people end up installing a magwell anyway. I think the hammer and sear are EDM, the disconnector MIM.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-25-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,535
Posted By ken_mays
The best course of action I can suggest is to...

The best course of action I can suggest is to invest in a properly dimensioned (or at least better-dimensioned) slide and fit a new barrel to it. Even something like an Essex slide would be...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-19-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By ken_mays
I'll bet those marks are from rubbing on the...

I'll bet those marks are from rubbing on the bottom part of the slide upper lugs after the barrel links down. Does the slide have a black polymer finish? Looks like smear marks.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-19-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By ken_mays
A mini mill sounds as if it would be $500 well...

A mini mill sounds as if it would be $500 well spent.
Forum: STI/SVI 11-28-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 711,525
Posted By ken_mays
9x19. The extractor needed tightening up a bit.

9x19. The extractor needed tightening up a bit.
Forum: STI/SVI 11-28-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 711,525
Posted By ken_mays
Lexor .40. Not mine, just fit a 9mm barrel for...

Lexor .40. Not mine, just fit a 9mm barrel for it.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff35/kemays/146a9ab465b14c5a7d261a0baf086f71_zps961ac827.jpg
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-21-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By ken_mays
There are a few things a ramped barrel can bring...

There are a few things a ramped barrel can bring to the table, few of which are all that relevant for a .45. They provide more case head support. They make it easier to swap top ends across...
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