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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-12-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Alland
I think that you have a set of oversize bushings.

I think that you have a set of oversize bushings.
Forum: Reloading Bench 06-22-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,243
Posted By Alland
Due to the barrel/cylinder gap in a revolver a...

Due to the barrel/cylinder gap in a revolver a reduced load could lead to a bullet stuck in the barrel. 38 special is a very low pressure round and a reduced load may not reach a high enough pressure...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-17-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Alland
Every 1911 threaded barrel that i have bought,...

Every 1911 threaded barrel that i have bought, and there have been quite a few, have been threaded .581-40 (Wilson) or .575-40 (Clark and most others).
Forum: Reloading Bench 06-13-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By Alland
I would never under any circumstance seat and...

I would never under any circumstance seat and crimp together. I never do that even with a single stage press. I have just never had it work with mixed brass and it doesn't work very well even with...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-08-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Alland
I have a triple caliber using a Caspian 40 slide...

I have a triple caliber using a Caspian 40 slide on an STI 2011 frame. My 9 and 38 super swap is a barrel swap only. The 40 S&W swap requires an extractor change. All three use the same barrel...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-08-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Alland
Kart I used a Clark one time back in about...

Kart

I used a Clark one time back in about 1990. Never again. The upper lug was over cut so the lockup was a little more than ideal. That required a long link and all the problems that presented....
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-08-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Alland
I just put any old barrel in the slide and check...

I just put any old barrel in the slide and check the gap between the hood and the breach face with feeler gauges. Add the feeler gauge thickness to the measurement of the barrel.
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-29-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By Alland
I solved my problem with 45 case length 40 years...

I solved my problem with 45 case length 40 years ago. I quit measuring them.
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-25-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By Alland
Since the brass gets shorter each time it is...

Since the brass gets shorter each time it is fired, trimming just increases headspace that much faster.
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-19-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Alland
I routinely load and shoot .358 Blue Bullets in...

I routinely load and shoot .358 Blue Bullets in all of my 9mm guns.
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-15-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,584
Posted By Alland
I was first aware of bulged cases years ago when...

I was first aware of bulged cases years ago when Glock first started making 40 S&W pistols. Their original chambers were just a little too loose. Now I am seeing many bulged 9mm brass. I have a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-15-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Alland
I think so too.

I think so too.
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-13-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,007
Posted By Alland
Case gauges create the illusion of problems more...

Case gauges create the illusion of problems more often than they ever solve anything.
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-07-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By Alland
Since I load mainly 9 and 38 special, I stick...

Since I load mainly 9 and 38 special, I stick with the small primer 45. I never have to change the primer size in my 550.
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-07-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By Alland
Smoke is usually a result of the bullet lube, not...

Smoke is usually a result of the bullet lube, not the powder choice. Other than black powder.
Forum: Reloading Bench 04-29-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By Alland
A cast bullet should be at least .001" over...

A cast bullet should be at least .001" over groove diameter. I find that I get the best results with a bullet that is .002" over groove diameter.
The biggest problem that I have with revolvers is...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-29-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By Alland
You also need to verify if your barrel is a...

You also need to verify if your barrel is a simple C/P cut or if it is a C/P Lissner. That .568 would be short enough to prevent link down with any of the C/P barrels that I have worked with. I have...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-29-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Alland
From what I have seen over the years is that...

From what I have seen over the years is that every brand of double stack is different. Some parts will interchange but most will not. Para sear springs are longer than others. So every part...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-28-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By Alland
Put the slide stop in the frame and measure from...

Put the slide stop in the frame and measure from the back of the slide stop pin the the impact surface. That dimension is usually about .590 for most of the C/P barrels that i have fit.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-28-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By Alland
C/P ramped barrel dimensions are quite variable....

C/P ramped barrel dimensions are quite variable. Different frame brands and barrel brands may not work without a little fitting. I have always fit the barrel lugs and a link for proper lockup before...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-25-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,183
Posted By Alland
Drop in parts for a 1911 are built to require...

Drop in parts for a 1911 are built to require little or no fitting when installed in a pistol built to the original specs. Dimensions in RIA pistols are usually nowhere near the original specs. They...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-24-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By Alland
The hammer sits in the slot in the frame, so...

The hammer sits in the slot in the frame, so there is no place for the pin to go. But I still stake mine so I don't loose the pin when I strip the frame.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-24-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Alland
On many 80% frames the deck is too far above the...

On many 80% frames the deck is too far above the slide stop hole. The frame needs to be decked to the correct height before cutting the slots. If the slots for the slide are indexed off of a frame...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-24-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By Alland
As far as I can recall is that once the trigger...

As far as I can recall is that once the trigger is removed from the frame the mag disconnect is easily removed.
Forum: Reloading Bench 04-24-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,283
Posted By Alland
My 44 special load was 7.5 gr of Unique and a...

My 44 special load was 7.5 gr of Unique and a 240-250 gr cast SWC.
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