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Forum: Colt 09-17-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By dfariswheel
I don't find a Sgt York Commemorative model on...

I don't find a Sgt York Commemorative model on the list of Colt factory made models, so this was most likely a standard production Government Model altered after market.
If you were to buy a Colt...
Forum: Colt 09-15-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By dfariswheel
I suspect the brassy color is from the slide...

I suspect the brassy color is from the slide being heat treated and not given any final surface finish.
The color is from the color change during the process, which is usually cleaned up by the...
Forum: Revolvers 09-15-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 863
Posted By dfariswheel
The 357 was a world's first.... a medium framed...

The 357 was a world's first.... a medium framed .357 Magnum revolver.
Before this all .357's were built on large frames; Colt's New Service and S&W's "N" frame.

It was the first Colt "I" frame...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-15-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By dfariswheel
Wax works well under wood to prevent rust. I...

Wax works well under wood to prevent rust.
I use it under pistol grips to prevent rusting. Even stainless will rust especially under rubber grips.

I apply a medium-heavy coat and DON'T wipe it...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-08-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By dfariswheel
It should not have come apart. If it came apart...

It should not have come apart.
If it came apart once that easily it'll do it again at the most critical time.

Since you probably have a S&W warranty I'd get S&W to send you a shipping label or...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-08-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By dfariswheel
Here are a few top professional companies who can...

Here are a few top professional companies who can strip the finish and give it a refinish to a blued or black color.
If you really want to do this is another matter...........

Possibly the best...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-07-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By dfariswheel
Do you have the old style lock on the middle of...

Do you have the old style lock on the middle of the barrel or new style lock under the cylinder yoke?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-02-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By dfariswheel
Even stainless steel guns will rust under the...

Even stainless steel guns will rust under the grips, especially under rubber grips.

To help prevent rust under grips just apply a medium-heavy coat of wax to all areas covered by the grips.
Don't...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-28-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By dfariswheel
I don't think it would work well if at all. ...

I don't think it would work well if at all.

Modern hot salts bluing is intended to retard rust, and since the entire idea of rust bluing IS rust, I don't think it would work out very well.
If it...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-28-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By dfariswheel
A thin coat of a good lube like CLP Breakfree on...

A thin coat of a good lube like CLP Breakfree on the spring will not cause problems unless you're in the habit of dropping your mags in the dirt.
I've used this on my rifle and pistol mags for MANY...
Forum: Revolvers 08-27-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By dfariswheel
Here's a few........... ...

Here's a few...........

http://www.getgrip.com/

http://www.pachmayr.com/

http://www.gungrip.com/

http://altamontco.com/
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 08-23-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By dfariswheel
Holster fit doesn't depend only on frame size. ...

Holster fit doesn't depend only on frame size.
It also depends on frame shape, and cylinder diameter.

Also, much depends on the design of the holster. If it's a very closely molded fit around...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-22-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By dfariswheel
Without compromising the finish there's not much...

Without compromising the finish there's not much to be done AFTER a gun is plated or finished.

The plating is very thin and any changes will require some sort of abrasive.
Whether that's a metal...
Forum: Colt 08-19-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By dfariswheel
The Gold Cup with the light spring was intended...

The Gold Cup with the light spring was intended to be used with 185 grain, semi-wadcutter, lead bullet "Mid-Range" Target loads.
Note that these are NOT defense grade jacketed bullet hot loads. ...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-12-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By dfariswheel
It's not recommended to use auto wax. Most...

It's not recommended to use auto wax.
Most contain abrasives to polish paint and may damage gun finishes.

Also, auto wax that gets into crevices turns white and is hard to get out.

As above if...
Forum: Revolvers 08-08-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,915
Posted By dfariswheel
The Colt small "D" frame revolves had the...

The Colt small "D" frame revolves had the original full length grip frame until the Colt Agent was introduced in 1962.

The Agent was intended to be a deep concealment revolver, so the grip frame...
Forum: Colt 08-06-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By dfariswheel
Here's the best shops in the business who are...

Here's the best shops in the business who are able to do a Colt NM Model level polish.
These weren't a Colt Royal Blue as used on the Python, but were a very bright polish.
BE CAREFUL who you pick...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 08-02-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By dfariswheel
All the Winchester 1200 and 1300 shotguns had...

All the Winchester 1200 and 1300 shotguns had aluminum receivers.

Winchester first made actual stainless steel guns, but found that in actual use the bores tended to rust, probably due to the...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 07-27-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By dfariswheel
In the past, some military personnel applied a...

In the past, some military personnel applied a heavy coat of real Cosmoline to their pistols and baked it in an oven.

The Cosmoline melted into the parkerized finish and was said to seal it very...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-27-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By dfariswheel
Another replacement sight pin that doesn't fail...

Another replacement sight pin that doesn't fail is a section of Allen wrench.
These also tend to stay put very well.

To secure a Colt type sight pin, there are several options......
Put a slight...
Forum: Colt 07-19-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By dfariswheel
Buried somewhere I still have the Guns & Ammo...

Buried somewhere I still have the Guns & Ammo magazine test where Skelton fired 10,000 rounds through an aluminum Commander.

As I recall it was the frame that cracked in a non critical area, not...
Forum: Revolvers 07-13-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By dfariswheel
As said, for a real cowboy the revolver was a...

As said, for a real cowboy the revolver was a rarely used tool, that due to the conditions got little care, which is why few cowboy guns have survived the years.

The cowboy revolver was basically...
Forum: ARs ONLY 07-12-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By dfariswheel
There's a discussion about it on the S&W Forum. ...

There's a discussion about it on the S&W Forum. It appears to be a Nitride finish.....

http://smith-wessonforum.com/smith-wesson-m-p-15-22/477516-armornite-mystery.html
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 07-12-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 835
Posted By dfariswheel
If you want to convert an M1 to National Match...

If you want to convert an M1 to National Match standards, the best source of info available is "The US .30 Caliber Service Rifles: M1 and M14" by Jerry Kuhnhausen.

This is another of his excellent...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-12-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By dfariswheel
Protrusion is a judgement call. Better a little...

Protrusion is a judgement call. Better a little too much then not enough.
If you do it right, you can simply grind off however much excess is left after staking.

The key to getting a tenon sight...
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