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Forum: Revolvers 02-21-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By dfariswheel
Apparently Colt is offering the original CCW dull...

Apparently Colt is offering the original CCW dull finish or now, a brighter satin finish.
A lot of people complained about the early new Cobra dull finish, which Colt intended to be a pure defense...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-18-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By dfariswheel
John Masen parts are notorious for poor quality. ...

John Masen parts are notorious for poor quality.
They make their parts from castings, usually substandard.

You see a lot of porous casting, and areas that didn't fill out properly.
Their parts...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-17-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By dfariswheel
I've used Pro-Shot one-piece stainless steel rods...

I've used Pro-Shot one-piece stainless steel rods for many years.
For revolvers I bought brass cone shaped muzzle protectors that slip over the rods.
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-17-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By dfariswheel
Gun Parts has what they list as genuine Colt...

Gun Parts has what they list as genuine Colt arched serrated housings.
Expensive but if genuine Colt.......

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/398190

Ed Brown makes one. Select blued or...
Forum: Colt 02-12-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By dfariswheel
An option for the recoil spring plug that doesn't...

An option for the recoil spring plug that doesn't require any alterations of the slide is the Clark plug.
Personally the Clark plug is how I'd go, I don't like alterations unless absolutely...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-10-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By dfariswheel
Brownell's do sell stainless steel chamber...

Brownell's do sell stainless steel chamber brushes.
These are listed as for revolvers but work in autos.
Use at your own risk......
...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-09-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By dfariswheel
Chamber brushes are not only over sized, the good...

Chamber brushes are not only over sized, the good one's are made with a much stiffer bristle.

The best are sold by Brownell's.
I strongly recommend Bronze, NOT stainless steel.
Stainless steel...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-31-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By dfariswheel
Machining the Browning slide for a dovetail sight...

Machining the Browning slide for a dovetail sight will have a VERY definite impact on value since it won't be original.

Grinding the tiny countersink or "crater" inside the slide will not affect...
Forum: Revolvers 01-28-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By dfariswheel
You can use layers of duct or masking tape,...

You can use layers of duct or masking tape, really any kind of tape.

I just don't have any experience with the Bantam model, but I suspect if you put some tape on the front-lower-front of the grip...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 01-28-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By dfariswheel
You can probably get the straight story on the...

You can probably get the straight story on the Colt Forum.

Famed holster designer Red Nicohols is now posting there.
He has a new holster history book out and has a large amount of documents from...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-27-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By dfariswheel
A common reason for staked tenon sights coming...

A common reason for staked tenon sights coming loose or flying off is improper preparation before staking the tenon.

The prep is to use a small carbide ball cutter to grind a small countersink or...
Forum: Revolvers 01-26-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By dfariswheel
"i tried the standard and they didn't fit my...

"i tried the standard and they didn't fit my revolver. those look and fit great! I wonder why my were too big? it says, "designed for K and L frames"

Without more info it's impossible to say why...
Forum: Revolvers 01-26-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By dfariswheel
The Colt Forum only recommends two Master...

The Colt Forum only recommends two Master pistolsmiths for Colt revolver work.....

Frank Glenn is an American Handgunner magazine Top 100 pistolsmith.
His prices, turnaround times, and quality of...
Forum: Revolvers 01-24-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By dfariswheel
For a concealed revolver it's hard to beat the...

For a concealed revolver it's hard to beat the Pachmayr Professional Compac.
I've used them for many years.
If your hand is larger, try the standard Compac that covers the backstrap.....
...
Forum: Revolvers 01-12-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 39,155
Posted By dfariswheel
As an apples to apples comparison, the new King...

As an apples to apples comparison, the new King Cobra Target is basically a Diamondback other then the caliber.....small frame, adjustable sights.

It wouldn't be a huge problem for Colt to chamber...
Forum: Revolvers 01-02-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 39,155
Posted By dfariswheel
From the picture of the action I saw, Colt has...

From the picture of the action I saw, Colt has upgraded the 1890's design to a 21st Century combination of the Mark III-King Cobra and the original "E&I" frame.

I still think it's a transfer bar...
Forum: Revolvers 01-01-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 39,155
Posted By dfariswheel
From the few pictures I've seen of the new Python...

From the few pictures I've seen of the new Python the frame is definitely a Mark III-King Cobra frame modified cosmetically to look just like a Python "I" frame.

The front side plate screw is...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 12-30-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By dfariswheel
Perkins-Campbell was a WWI maker of the US Model...

Perkins-Campbell was a WWI maker of the US Model 1916 Dismounted holster.

The link is right above your post......

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=197778
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-22-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By dfariswheel
It would take a lot of dust in the action and a...

It would take a lot of dust in the action and a lot of years to round off hardened steel.
We're talking about regular shooting in major dust storms with no cleaning being done.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-21-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By dfariswheel
Most any lubricant will make a trigger feel...

Most any lubricant will make a trigger feel smoother, simply from reducing friction between the parts.

I've long used Synco Super Lube Teflon grease on trigger units.
Years ago, Bill Wilson...
Forum: Revolvers 12-19-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,961
Posted By dfariswheel
Back in 1889 when Colt invented the modern...

Back in 1889 when Colt invented the modern swing-out cylinder, double action revolver the cylinder latch was designed to be a pull type so that recoil would not allow the latch to open.

In...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-19-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By dfariswheel
I fat fingered the thickness. Armoloy and Cogan...

I fat fingered the thickness.
Armoloy and Cogan says their hard chrome is 0.0002" thick.
Mahovsky's is 0.0005".
Tech Plate is 0.0002".
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 12-15-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By dfariswheel
It was for re-cocking in case of a miss-fire. ...

It was for re-cocking in case of a miss-fire.
In those days the US military had some ideas that sound really strange today.
Like most bolt action rifles the 1903 could be un-cocked by lifting the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-12-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,428
Posted By dfariswheel
For years people have used fine valve grinding...

For years people have used fine valve grinding compound, JB Bore Paste, and even toothpaste to "polish" gun parts.

The problem is that it's not controllable.
Some edges need to be sharp, and...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 12-06-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By dfariswheel
Back at the beginning, the military was just...

Back at the beginning, the military was just horrified at the idea of losing magazines.
They were so budget strapped that they never really considered just making extra magazines available.

They...
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