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Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s Today, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Jim Watson
Yes, Sudden Enthusiasts Successful in the Draw...

Yes, Sudden Enthusiasts Successful in the Draw are looking here and there for "correct" parts.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Jim Watson
I wouldn't worry about it. My Winchester's...

I wouldn't worry about it. My Winchester's barrel is not the same color (texture) as the receiver. In earlier days they blued the barrel and receiver by different methods because they were...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,409
Posted By Jim Watson
SIG is already commercializing their version,...

SIG is already commercializing their version, with hot loaded steel headed brass cartridge, as the .277 Fury.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-07-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By Jim Watson
Well, that is probably how they shipped it to a...

Well, that is probably how they shipped it to a dealer or distributor.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-07-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,409
Posted By Jim Watson
True, in atomic physics. In the macro world,...

True, in atomic physics.

In the macro world, a "quantum leap" is a great change with no intermediate form.
I would call going from a chemical powered slug thrower to a directed energy beam...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-07-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By Jim Watson
Flat mainspring housings are not expensive. Colt...

Flat mainspring housings are not expensive. Colt Delrin for about $10 is better than you might think for plastic.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-06-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By Jim Watson
Hey, if it shoots, it shoots. I would try to...

Hey, if it shoots, it shoots. I would try to clean up the trigger and not worry about the rest.

Some SAs have the Colt type "safety stop" that is not undercut for a half cock. Look at the...
Forum: Colt 07-04-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Jim Watson
I think it is a regular magazine not fully...

I think it is a regular magazine not fully inserted in a receiver without slide.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-02-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,409
Posted By Jim Watson
I have wondered about all the alleged leftover...

I have wondered about all the alleged leftover WWI ammo given as a reason to not adopt the .276. The .30 M1 rifle was adopted when the 173 gr M1 round was standard, a post war development for long...
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 07-02-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Jim Watson
Independence Day in Chicago

We have been reading horrific casualty reports from Chicago and other big liberal managed cities. I fear they are just a warmup for huge numbers of shootings and killings over the weekend of the 4th.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-02-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Jim Watson
Sam Lisker's Coltautos.com has production...

Sam Lisker's Coltautos.com has production information.
http://www.coltautos.com/1902m.htm

Serial number run on some of these is strange but Sam has the charts.
There are copies of period...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-01-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,409
Posted By Jim Watson
I expect the new Wundergewehr to be so expensive...

I expect the new Wundergewehr to be so expensive that only the "elite" units will get it and the COs will be duking it out to get them to show they are indeed elite.
Forum: STI/SVI 07-01-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Jim Watson
Call it Tripp-McCormic.

Call it Tripp-McCormic.
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 06-30-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,348
Posted By Jim Watson
As was said of a slightly different matter,...

As was said of a slightly different matter, questions of media vilification and liberal administration prosecution can be left to the dim distant future after you have made your escape by whatever...
Forum: Reloading Bench 06-29-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Jim Watson
Oops. I ordered some more Bayou 124 gr 9mms. ...

Oops.
I ordered some more Bayou 124 gr 9mms.
I got the old style instead of the NLG pattern he touted in March and that I had been using since then.
Not a real problem, a twirl of the Hornady...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-29-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,917
Posted By Jim Watson
NOOOO As jtq says, magazine "tuning" by...

NOOOO

As jtq says, magazine "tuning" by bending is common for double stack original 2011 magazines but hardly ever done or needed for single stacks. And as log man says, is likely to do more harm...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-29-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,917
Posted By Jim Watson
The weirdest malfunction I ever had was when the...

The weirdest malfunction I ever had was when the plastic spacer in a Wilson 9mm magazine pushed up through the lips far enough to block the slide from closing.

When Metalform announced 10x9mm...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-28-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,917
Posted By Jim Watson
jtq. Gun is a compact, probably a native 7 or 8...

jtq. Gun is a compact, probably a native 7 or 8 shot 9mm.
If the OP were local to me, I'd have him on the range with about 8 different magazines to try.

Fathom. A stronger recoil spring will...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 06-28-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Jim Watson
Not specifically RIA, but my FLG thought hand...

Not specifically RIA, but my FLG thought hand checkering was a terrible waste of time and energy so he built a machine. The first thing he would do was to run a straight cutter over the front strap...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-28-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,917
Posted By Jim Watson
They have changed the company name to Staccato. ...

They have changed the company name to Staccato. I assume they keep the stiguns www because it would be troublesome to change and take a while before it started showing up on searches.



Just...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-28-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,917
Posted By Jim Watson
I know I am cynical about it and would no doubt...

I know I am cynical about it and would no doubt be glad if somebody would talk to me about a lemon. I hope they will fix it or that name brand magazines will work properly.

There was once a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,917
Posted By Jim Watson
So "good customer service" amounts to a...

So "good customer service" amounts to a willingness to deliver a defective product plus the ability to scmooze you into thinking they are doing you a favor by fixing it.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,917
Posted By Jim Watson
I don't know why the STI customer base just...

I don't know why the STI customer base just blithely accepts having to bend magazines to get them to feed. Especially on a single stack like this, which was presumably sorted out in 1949.

I...
Forum: Dan Wesson 06-27-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 780
Posted By Jim Watson
And, of course, it will Void Your Warranty which...

And, of course, it will Void Your Warranty which is probably not worth a whole lot once you have a working gun in hand.
Forum: Springfield Armory 06-27-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By Jim Watson
If you called SA and talked to a human, you might...

If you called SA and talked to a human, you might learn something.
I do not know of a free internet source of Springfield manufacturing records.
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