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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-15-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By sevenL4
Ren wax is used by museums on many objects to...

Ren wax is used by museums on many objects to protect them. Wood and metal are treated. Oil rather than grease on friction surfaces is generally better than grease. Blued and parkerized steel can be...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-13-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By sevenL4
You can install a lighter recoil spring. If it's...

You can install a lighter recoil spring. If it's a .45, even using 230 gr FMJ ammo, a 16 lb spring will be strong enough. Lighter loads can use lighter springs. My .45 favorite is 185 gr LSWC and it...
Forum: Want to Buy (WTB) 08-24-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By sevenL4
I don't know what medium length is. It's not...

I don't know what medium length is. It's not marked on my calipers. I do know how to make little ones out of big ones. Buy a 'long' trigger and a file.
Forum: Want to Buy (WTB) 08-23-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By sevenL4
Wilson Combat and Evolution Gun Works have them...

Wilson Combat and Evolution Gun Works have them on their websites.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-22-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By sevenL4
if he has not detail stripped, he'll have to...

if he has not detail stripped, he'll have to learn in order to change triggers. Fitting a trigger is not a magic trick. There is lots of info online for the bibliophobes. Putting a junky loose...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-22-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By sevenL4
You can't learn what trigger length will work for...

You can't learn what trigger length will work for you by shooting guns that belong to other folks. Your gun can be customized to fit you. Grip safety, mainspring housing and grip panel shape and...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-21-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By sevenL4
No parts can be reliably called 'drop-in'. If...

No parts can be reliably called 'drop-in'. If your trigger is well fitted to the gun get a file made for cutting aluminum. Or get a dowel and some coarse sandpaper to reduce the length of the trigger...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 08-18-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By sevenL4
I've got a few years on you but went to the eye...

I've got a few years on you but went to the eye doc about ten years back and took a pistol with me. He found a prescription for my dominant eye to focus on the front sight. It's a bit different than...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 08-18-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By sevenL4
The scope does not make the gun more accurate.

The scope does not make the gun more accurate.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 08-17-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By sevenL4
A laser makes it easier to sight a pistol but...

A laser makes it easier to sight a pistol but does nothing for its accuracy. Look at guns like the Thompson Contender for a factory assembled accurate handgun that has a fixed barrel ans can be...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-07-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By sevenL4
Before you remove any great amount of metal from...

Before you remove any great amount of metal from the safety, try polishing the forward surface with 600 grit wet and dry sandpaper. A picture showing the position of the safety when it is disengaged...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-05-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By sevenL4
Lubricate the slide and frame with oil, not WD40...

Lubricate the slide and frame with oil, not WD40 or any other miracle lube. Push the slide on until it stops. Tap it to the rear once with a soft (nylon faced) hammer. Tap it forward and repeat....
Forum: Colt 08-05-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By sevenL4
It's comparable to 10mm and probably more...

It's comparable to 10mm and probably more difficult to find ammo for it.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-28-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By sevenL4
Your third choice could be to search this forum...

Your third choice could be to search this forum to find out how others have solved the problems you are having. Neither of them is uncommon or insurmountable.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-25-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By sevenL4
Encourage her to become informed about the...

Encourage her to become informed about the choices available. Do not fall into the trap of making a choice for her. Do not let a gun store clerk make the choice for her. My daughter in law was in a...
Forum: Rimfire! 07-24-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By sevenL4
The reason for the Kimber mags not holding the...

The reason for the Kimber mags not holding the slide open is that the slide is aluminum and constantly hitting the steel slide stop will damage the slide.
Forum: Rimfire! 07-23-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By sevenL4
I have had 2 Colt conversions. They are very well...

I have had 2 Colt conversions. They are very well made and finished. If I was buying another conversion for looks only, it would be a Colt. I sold both of my conversions to guys who were more...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-15-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By sevenL4
How much longer?

How much longer?
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-04-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,227
Posted By sevenL4
When I began shooting a 1911 in USPSA matches I...

When I began shooting a 1911 in USPSA matches I kept a box of bandaids in my shooter's bag. Then I fitted a beavertail and commander hammer to the gun. I still kept the bandaids on hand for the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-30-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,133
Posted By sevenL4
Check with the folks at the Wasatch Action...

Check with the folks at the Wasatch Action Shooting Range. Go to a match. USPSA shooters usually can recommend a local or close by pistolsmith and can show you samples of his/her work. If the 'smith...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-30-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,722
Posted By sevenL4
Might be a mag problem, possibly not seating high...

Might be a mag problem, possibly not seating high enough. Next time at the range push up on the mag with your off hand. What mags are you using. I think DW uses Mecgar mags and they are pretty good....
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 06-29-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,984
Posted By sevenL4
I find the lightest spring that will return the...

I find the lightest spring that will return the pistol to battery. Then I increase a pound or two. I used a buffer once. It got 'tattered' and locked up my pistol. Find some ammo that's not so...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 06-22-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By sevenL4
To kind of echo what Steve told you, get some...

To kind of echo what Steve told you, get some good ammo, mags and grips. Shoot it a bunch with a plan to test it and yourself, not just make noise and holes in paper. After a few hundred rounds...
Forum: Reloading Bench 06-17-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By sevenL4
Youtube search for DIY brass tumbler with 5...

Youtube search for DIY brass tumbler with 5 gallon bucket. There are several videos. Cost is less than $100. Paint shakers are expensive and probably not a good idea. I've been dry tumbling brass for...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-11-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By sevenL4
I have run into that problem when installing...

I have run into that problem when installing various beavertail safties. A few passes with a file on the MSH and on the grip safety has always solved the problem. Doesn't take much. Remove just a...
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