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Forum: Want to Sell/Trade (WTS/WTT) 07-08-2020, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Steve in Allentown
WTS - L.E. Wilson Case Trimmer - Lehigh County PA

Lehigh County, PA

Lightly used and well cared for L.E. Wilson Case trimmer complete with stand, cutter, crank, handle, trimmer stop, two case holders (.243, .308, .358, .338, 7mm-08, 260 Rem,...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-05-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,999
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I suggest that if someone is having a malfunction...

I suggest that if someone is having a malfunction that is diagnosed as being caused by limp wristing that they replace the recoil spring with a lighter one, replace the firing pin stop with a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-05-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,999
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Agreed. Just curious, what's the recommended...

Agreed.

Just curious, what's the recommended cure for malfunctions caused by loose grip or limp wrist?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-01-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Have you solved the premature lock back problem? ...

Have you solved the premature lock back problem?

Failures-to-feed can be so many things. All you can do is work your way through each possibility and sooner or later you'll get to the one that...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-01-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By Steve in Allentown
A good observation. One thing the OP can do to...

A good observation. One thing the OP can do to determine if this is the cause is to shoot the pistol with one hand only. If the malfunction does not reoccur then your suggestions of replacing the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-01-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Some mags have a small bevel at the top right...

Some mags have a small bevel at the top right side of the tube that contacts the mag catch and allows easier insertion. Check-Mate has the bevel, I don't know what others do also.

You can...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-30-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Steve in Allentown
What model Colt do you have? Government,...

What model Colt do you have? Government, Commander, Officers?

Tapping the back of the slide to fully chamber a cartridge is often a symptom of an incorrectly fit extractor (too much deflection...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-30-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By Steve in Allentown
You can always send it back to DW and have them...

You can always send it back to DW and have them fix it under warranty.

If you want to fix it yourself, read on.

The first and simplest thing to do in order to diagnose the problem is closely...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-28-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,999
Posted By Steve in Allentown
It may but if it does it's just masking the...

It may but if it does it's just masking the underlying problem. Better to fix the underlying problem.

As to the question of recoil springs, my SOP is that you want to use the lightest recoil...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-28-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,999
Posted By Steve in Allentown
All of my 1911s have extended ejectors but...

All of my 1911s have extended ejectors but there's no such thing as a free lunch. They must be correctly fit.

My advice is to not mess with fitting an extended ejector unless the pistol is having...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I agree but to be completely transparent I wrote...

I agree but to be completely transparent I wrote the following last July:



Check the post below mine to read what Chuck Rogers had to say.
...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Joe Chambers...

Joe Chambers (https://www.store.chamberscustom.com/products/1911-barrel-leg-cutters) makes cutters in .001 increments. You could end up spending a small fortune for a collection of these. A 3/16"...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I always check the feeding characteristics of any...

I always check the feeding characteristics of any pistol I work on prior to its first trip to the range by manually loading live factory FMJ ammo by hand. I remove the recoil spring, plug, and guide...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Yup, In fact I posted a pic a while ago showing...

Yup, In fact I posted a pic a while ago showing the bullet strikes on a feed ramp. https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1011490&highlight=9mm
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,999
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Cool design but $40 a piece is too rich for my...

Cool design but $40 a piece is too rich for my blood. Like every real 1911 'smith knows a properly constructed and fit 1911 will function with any quality ammo from any quality magazine.

I...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 02:24 PM
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Views: 638,635
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Kickin' butt, Dustin!

Kickin' butt, Dustin!
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Steve in Allentown
You must be referring to the barrel ramp. If the...

You must be referring to the barrel ramp. If the nose of a cartridge actually impacts the barrel ramp, it can drive the barrel forward and upward with enough force to jam it against the slide...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Steve in Allentown
You can lead a horse to water . . .

You can lead a horse to water . . .
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By Steve in Allentown
The round rides up the ramp \ Wilson mags feed straight into the chamber

Ignoring the foolish comment about the rounds riding the frame ramp into the chamber, can anyone verify the claim that Wilson mags feed rounds straight into the chamber and never touch the frame...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,705
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I can't speak for anyone else but if the OP were...

I can't speak for anyone else but if the OP were in my neck of the woods I'd be more than happy to take a look at his pistol to see if I could help sort it out. None of the issues he cites would be...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-26-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,999
Posted By Steve in Allentown
OMG!!! What did I write? What an idiot. Must...

OMG!!! What did I write? What an idiot. Must have had a serious senior moment. Apologies all around. All fixed.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-26-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,999
Posted By Steve in Allentown
If you have a chance, read the magazine sticky...

If you have a chance, read the magazine sticky above. It may be of some use to you.

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1019220
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-26-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,999
Posted By Steve in Allentown
The top round in a fully loaded mag will strike...

The top round in a fully loaded mag will strike the lowest on the feed ramp. As the magazine empties each succeeding round will strike higher than the preceding round. The last round in the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-26-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Straight? No wonder I can't make these things...

Straight? No wonder I can't make these things work :biglaugh:

That would be great.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-26-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I like a #2 pillar file...

I like a #2 pillar file (https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/general-gunsmith-tools/files/2-cut-4-standard-pillar-file-sku191398730-25659-12004.aspx) to do the initial cut on the lug...
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