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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-24-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By kp321
The first modification I make to any factory 1911...

The first modification I make to any factory 1911 is a fitted barrel bushing. I have the tools and skills to fit one myself but if you don’t, get some good measurements and give EGW a call. Best...
Forum: Rimfire! 07-28-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By kp321
Complete Kimber pistol or the conversion slide on...

Complete Kimber pistol or the conversion slide on your frame? If complete pistol, it could be galling, running aluminum on aluminum. Look for rough areas on the rails that could indicate galling. ...
Forum: Rimfire! 07-21-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By kp321
I shoot a Nelson conversion using the Nelson...

I shoot a Nelson conversion using the Nelson magazines. It has been flawless for three years and thousands of rounds. The mags are not cheap at $30 but worth it to me. Should work as well with the...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 07-10-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By kp321
That is the location of country crests on...

That is the location of country crests on contract Hi-Powers but unfortunately I don’t recognize that one. If no one chimes in here, post the question on the military handgun forum on Gunboards.com.
Forum: Rimfire! 07-10-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By kp321
Yodaveproducts.com. Shipping from Canada is not...

Yodaveproducts.com. Shipping from Canada is not cheap but the replacement spring does the trick. Reduced the pull on mine from 2.5# to 1#.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-10-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,042
Posted By kp321
Over my 40 year gunsmithing career, I have broken...

Over my 40 year gunsmithing career, I have broken several punches ( I don’t use anything but Starrett by the way). All of these broken punches have been reground into speciality and/or starter...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-04-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By kp321
I bought my STI from Dawson a few years ago, it ...

I bought my STI from Dawson a few years ago, it was one of their custom packages with some Dawson bits and pieces added/replaced. One thing they did was replace the STI recoil spring assembly with a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-25-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By kp321
Find a Smith & Wesson 52-1 or 52-2 if you must...

Find a Smith & Wesson 52-1 or 52-2 if you must have a 38 Special semi. They can be found for less than a custom build would cost. I have bought two 52-1’s in the past few years for less than $1000 ea...
Forum: Rimfire! 06-17-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By kp321
Back when I had a FFL, I sold a few but never...

Back when I had a FFL, I sold a few but never shot one. The customers who bought them were satisfied. Personally, they feel “dinky” if you are used to a full size 1911. About the size of the old...
Forum: Rimfire! 06-10-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,552
Posted By kp321
I picked up a nice 52D a few years ago, bargain...

I picked up a nice 52D a few years ago, bargain price I thought. There were no sights at all but there were Unertyl style scope blocks. Within a few months I found a Lyman Super Target Spot 20X scope...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-21-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By kp321
What is happening is the lubes are oxidizing over...

What is happening is the lubes are oxidizing over time. I agree that you need to try other products, look for full synthetic lubes. They are not supposed to oxidize and remain the same viscosity at...
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-15-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,868
Posted By kp321
When I started loading for my Springfield RO, I...

When I started loading for my Springfield RO, I had the same problem. Rounds that would work in all my other 9’s would hang up in the RO. I bought a Lee “U” sizing die and all my problems went away.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-15-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By kp321
Ballister-Molina pistols are becoming more...

Ballister-Molina pistols are becoming more collectible these days, in their original condition. If your friend’s pistol is still original, he might do better to sell it and buy a new RI or Tisas and...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-20-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By kp321
Most slide stops do not have a detent for the...

Most slide stops do not have a detent for the plunger to engage. It doesn’t take a special tool to produce one, just a carbide burr in a Dremel. Locate the correct spot by using Dykem on the face of...
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-21-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By kp321
I had a complete shoulder joint replacement 10...

I had a complete shoulder joint replacement 10 years ago, recovery is not fun! I blame the original problem partly to reloading. I loaded commercially for a number of years, highest volume was shot...
Forum: Rimfire! 02-16-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By kp321
Later guns were grooved for tip-off mounts. A...

Later guns were grooved for tip-off mounts. A smith with a mill can groove the receiver quicker than he could drill and tap.
Forum: Competitive Shooting 02-16-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,027
Posted By kp321
I had a similar experience with cast 147’s...

I had a similar experience with cast 147’s tumbling when using fast powders. The bullet caster recommended using slow powders. Switching from Green Dot to Blue Dot did the trick. Don’t understand but...
Forum: Ammo Can 02-01-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,755
Posted By kp321
The only problem with loose 45's in a 50 cal can...

The only problem with loose 45's in a 50 cal can is the weight. I'm not the man I once was and a full 50 cal can is all I want to pick up. Don't get me started on the "fat 50's". Takes hand tucks to...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-29-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,426
Posted By kp321
Every RO 9mm I have seen has required an...

Every RO 9mm I have seen has required an undersized sizing die (Lee U die) for reloads to function properly.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-16-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By kp321
One of my most used tools is a 6" piece of 1/8"...

One of my most used tools is a 6" piece of 1/8" brass rod one end of which I have filed into a chisel edge. Being brass, I am able to use it to wedge stubborn ambi safeties apart with no damage to...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-05-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By kp321
I must disagree with your statement that spray...

I must disagree with your statement that spray lubes should not harm the plastic magazine. Some spray lubes ( or the propellent ) are death to some plastics. It doesn't occur too often but I have had...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-16-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,228
Posted By kp321
I have had very good luck with Group Grippers on...

I have had very good luck with Group Grippers on drop-in and "field fit" barrels. They are not exactly cheap but less expensive than a new barrel. If it doesn't work, someone else will probably be...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-18-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By kp321
I use a Cylinder and Slide matched hammer and...

I use a Cylinder and Slide matched hammer and sear set on all my builds to avoid such a situation. They are very high quality and reasonably priced.
Forum: Reloading Bench 10-23-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,279
Posted By kp321
I'm going to go with the case flaw/metal fatigue....

I'm going to go with the case flaw/metal fatigue. If the blowout was from an overload or over throated chamber the rupture would have started at the thinner section of the case. This failure looks to...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-09-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,158
Posted By kp321
This story reeks of ITAR. That's the reason I got...

This story reeks of ITAR. That's the reason I got out of the gun repair business.
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