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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Today, 06:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,500
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Nothing special here, just some home gamer tools....

Nothing special here, just some home gamer tools. Made the hammer/sear block to GI specs ... a useful starting point to look at engagement fits. The small saddle fits in a slide bushing area to...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-24-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Nice to hear of a company working with its...

Nice to hear of a company working with its customers. Be sure to show us your project when it's done.
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-18-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 285,756
Posted By DesmoAndrew
The past few days of working at home have given...

The past few days of working at home have given me back my commute time which I've used on the bench. 500 rds 45 ACP loaded. Now, on to case prep.
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-18-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By DesmoAndrew
As of last Friday my local supply store was well...

As of last Friday my local supply store was well stocked with components. I picked up 2k primers as I figured I'd have a bit of time on my hands. Plenty of brass to process, decent supply of...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-17-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By DesmoAndrew
I use a couple of Frankford Arsenal #6 loading...

I use a couple of Frankford Arsenal #6 loading blocks. They leave about 1/4 of an inch proud of the block surface.
Forum: Ammo Can 03-16-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,646
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Blazer and Federal. I've found it to reload as...

Blazer and Federal. I've found it to reload as well as anything else.

One interesting thing I've noticed. I wet tumble all my brass and for some reason the Blazer/Federal brass retains it's...
Forum: ARs ONLY 03-13-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,061
Posted By DesmoAndrew
yeah, builds r fun ... a retro build ...

yeah, builds r fun ... a retro build ...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-13-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By DesmoAndrew
that S&W rear sight looks really good ...

that S&W rear sight looks really good ...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-10-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By DesmoAndrew
you can buy gauge pins from mcmaster carr for...

you can buy gauge pins from mcmaster carr for about $4 each that will allow you to inspect the engagement on the pistol, like the Brownell items

https://www.mcmaster.com/pin-gauges
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-08-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,051
Posted By DesmoAndrew
I primarily shoot at 50 ft indoors at a bullseye...

I primarily shoot at 50 ft indoors at a bullseye B3 target. I usually shoot 200 gr RN plated bullets from Xtreme or Everglades on top of 4.4 BE. I've also use 185 gr JHP from Zero. I'd give the...
Forum: Colt 02-28-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By DesmoAndrew
you know, having a good shooter grade Colt 1911...

you know, having a good shooter grade Colt 1911 is a real pleasure ... it takes all the worries about scratches and dings, and tosses them out the window. You are left with the fine pleasure of...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-26-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By DesmoAndrew
oh, and I suppose given the vintage, it wont take...

oh, and I suppose given the vintage, it wont take much for a "vintage build?" :-)
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-26-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Tres Cool ... and darn good shooting Greg ... I...

Tres Cool ... and darn good shooting Greg ... I recently ran across an article of yours on the encyclopedia of bullseye shooting
...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-25-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By DesmoAndrew
mickeyd has it right ... ^^^

mickeyd has it right ... ^^^
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-25-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,419
Posted By DesmoAndrew
gotta say, I do love your abbreviated grip safety...

gotta say, I do love your abbreviated grip safety ...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-25-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,419
Posted By DesmoAndrew
I'm for the black ...

I'm for the black ...
Forum: Colt 02-22-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By DesmoAndrew
thanks for the link ... interesting that in final...

thanks for the link ... interesting that in final assembly the grips are on while she was installed all the fire control bits .. I always put the grips on dead last.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-21-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By DesmoAndrew
As to your 2nd question, like almost everything...

As to your 2nd question, like almost everything else, it depends on you.

"Second, to those that started out building .45’s like I have mostly done and have then went on to build 9mm 1911’s, is it...
Forum: Colt 02-20-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By DesmoAndrew
I recently purchased one of these ... my 1st...

I recently purchased one of these ... my 1st hundred rounds were not so good. In part, I think, because I was shooting relatively soft factory loads (Blazer Brass 115 gr). Many failures to return...
Forum: Colt 02-18-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By DesmoAndrew
esmith1721, that is one heck of a target ... I...

esmith1721, that is one heck of a target ... I imagine the others at the range were quite impressed!
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-15-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,462
Posted By DesmoAndrew
adding to what meggafiddle mentioned about barrel...

adding to what meggafiddle mentioned about barrel fit and loose slide fit taking up the mechanical slack .. I have 2015 Colt Ser 70 repro that has a rattle slide. But the barrel to bushing and...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-31-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By DesmoAndrew
I've had similar issues when mixing parts from...

I've had similar issues when mixing parts from different vendors - not everything is built to print.

Does the mainspring housing line up correctly when the grip safety is removed? If it does,...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-09-2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By DesmoAndrew
I noticed what appears to be a fillet around the...

I noticed what appears to be a fillet around the base of the front sight. Was that silver soldered in place?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-05-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Care to share your method? You look to have...

Care to share your method? You look to have achieved pretty good uniformity which can be a challenge sometimes with flame based process. I've seem a fellow on youtube who built a "bluing bed" to...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 01-03-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By DesmoAndrew
I use the Gehmann and have found it to be a good...

I use the Gehmann and have found it to be a good aid for depth of field and crisping up front sight with open irons. But for indoor shooting can be an issue with low levels of light. I have to stop...
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