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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-04-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By pistolwrench
I've seen that to a lesser degree on cast frames...

I've seen that to a lesser degree on cast frames from a very popular manufacturer.
One of several reasons I no longer use them.

Being aluminum, no way to really fix it.
Sorry.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-01-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,471
Posted By pistolwrench
Kind of like doing your own front end alignment. ...

Kind of like doing your own front end alignment.
Sure, it can be done with a piece of chalk and a tape measure.
I've done it.
But there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-30-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,471
Posted By pistolwrench
Steve Morrison of MARS Armament knows his stuff. ...

Steve Morrison of MARS Armament knows his stuff.
I'd wager you would receive full value for the price.

Plenty of 'hacks' that would install your barrel for $100.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-28-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By pistolwrench
Ignore it and move on. Or remove it. No...

Ignore it and move on.
Or remove it.
No consequence.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,323
Posted By pistolwrench
mojo, You've shown us better than average...

mojo,
You've shown us better than average photography skills.
I'm pretty certain many here would like to see pics of the gun overall.
And certainly pics of the frame feed ramp/barrel mouth.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-22-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By pistolwrench
Steve, Great info. This post should be a...

Steve,
Great info.
This post should be a sticky.
Who textured your mainspring housing?
Forum: Revolvers 06-21-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,269
Posted By pistolwrench
I got this one a few weeks ago. ...

I got this one a few weeks ago.

https://i.imgur.com/IhChhYg.jpg
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-20-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By pistolwrench
When the barrel is fully in battery, that...

When the barrel is fully in battery, that clearance will likely disappear.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-19-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 985
Posted By pistolwrench
"I had 2 colt alum frames cerakoted by 2...

"I had 2 colt alum frames cerakoted by 2 different Smith's and both came out like bleep"

I have had a couple of relationships with girls that did not end well.
Did I give up on girls?
Heck no!...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-18-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,623
Posted By pistolwrench
Saint Log has the patience of a saint! And...

Saint Log has the patience of a saint!
And great knowledge of how a 1911 functions.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-18-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,623
Posted By pistolwrench
If the barrel first strikes the bed, it does...

If the barrel first strikes the bed, it does stress the link.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-17-2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By pistolwrench
Dang that is nice! In addition to everything...

Dang that is nice!
In addition to everything else, a PERFECT rear sight install.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-14-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By pistolwrench
Plunger tube has come loose.

Plunger tube has come loose.
Forum: Want to Sell/Trade (WTS/WTT) 06-14-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By pistolwrench
No, sorry. Just 45 and a few 9mm.

No, sorry.
Just 45 and a few 9mm.
Forum: Want to Sell/Trade (WTS/WTT) 06-13-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By pistolwrench
Colt and Springfield barrels for sale.

Take offs from recent factory guns.
All as new. Factory test fired only.

45acp.

Colt stainless with link, pin and bushing. Newer throat style. .380" hood width.
$95 each, shipped and insured....
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-13-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,623
Posted By pistolwrench
"If the barrel stops on the bed, you are...

"If the barrel stops on the bed, you are stressing the link with ever shot, no?"

Correct.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-13-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By pistolwrench
Pins are never MIM or cast.

Pins are never MIM or cast.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-11-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,623
Posted By pistolwrench
Ever hear of anybody using a Kuhnhausen build?

Ever hear of anybody using a Kuhnhausen build?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-02-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By pistolwrench
http://www.jrjcustompistols.com/

http://www.jrjcustompistols.com/
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-18-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,400
Posted By pistolwrench
Cosmoline is easy to remove with strong solvents....

Cosmoline is easy to remove with strong solvents.
Worse comes to worse, just soak in some 87 octane gasoline.....OUTSIDE!!!!!
That dried up, grit contaminated white lithium grease is a pain in the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-18-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,510
Posted By pistolwrench
Inadequate contact patch/bearing surface of...

Inadequate contact patch/bearing surface of hammer to disco rail.
Common.
Easily remedied.
Catch it early or suffer the consequences.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-18-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,400
Posted By pistolwrench
OK, I am willing to escalate this topic. If...

OK,
I am willing to escalate this topic.
If you send me a 1911 befouled with 'grease',
there will be an additional $60 charge for cleaning.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-18-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,400
Posted By pistolwrench
Grease on a...

Grease on a 1911..........GRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I sometimes get in a customers pistol that has been lubed with Lubriplate or similar.
That junk dries out and is VERY difficult to remove....
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-16-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By pistolwrench
He is one tough old bird!

He is one tough old bird!
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-10-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By pistolwrench
You have a pistol with known quality control...

You have a pistol with known quality control issues and a reputation for poor warranty service.
I'm certain a competent smith could work out the bugs for a reasonable charge.
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