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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-19-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,310
Posted By warp2diesel
Here are two photos with both a Novak type slide...

Here are two photos with both a Novak type slide and an uncut slide I am making into one with Novak type sight slots. as you can see in the second photo, the Novak removes a lot of the slide metal....
Forum: General Gun Discussion 01-08-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,568
Posted By warp2diesel
I have built and own both railed and non-railed...

I have built and own both railed and non-railed 1911s Blued and Stainless. They all have character and all are 1911s.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-08-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By warp2diesel
Keep a bending bar torque wrench handy for...

Keep a bending bar torque wrench handy for calibration. I own click type torque wrenches because they are easy to use. to check them, I get out my bending bar type, check and adjust the click ones...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-06-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By warp2diesel
Just remember, your Mill and Lathe are the Down...

Just remember, your Mill and Lathe are the Down Payment. Tooling is what makes them do what you want to get done.
You need to find yourself an Index Head next. That way you can make spur gears when...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 12-27-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By warp2diesel
Where can I get 1911 Ear Rings

One good friend wants some 1911 Ear Rings as shown in the photo.
Anyone know a good source?
https://i.imgur.com/7FbwEF7l.jpg
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-26-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By warp2diesel
Bob R likes 4140 frames. If you work with...

Bob R likes 4140 frames. If you work with Stainless Steel, especially 316 (rare most SS is 416R), you need a little extra clearance.
BTW, I like both 4140 & SS, each has its purpose.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 12-26-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,051
Posted By warp2diesel
I have and FFL and request that all frames,...

I have and FFL and request that all frames, receivers, pistols, rifles, & shotguns be shipped USPS. That way, I can pick them up at the Post Office if I am out of town for my Job.
Some confuse...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 12-26-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,478
Posted By warp2diesel
What I got for myself, two AR-15 Gadson Lower...

What I got for myself, two AR-15 Gadson Lower Receivers from Tactical Machining, FFL required not 80%.
The other thing I want is time to finish off my 1911s in progress.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-18-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By warp2diesel
As long as you don't clamp down on the flutes,...

As long as you don't clamp down on the flutes, you are OK. Tighten the chuck onto the drill shank well. You don't want to damage the shank because it might be the size you need to line up the two...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-18-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By warp2diesel
Sign up and HF emails the Coupons. The 25% off is...

Sign up and HF emails the Coupons. The 25% off is expired but they send out a lot of 20% off coupons. I just show the coupon on my phone and not waste the paper. Here is a link for a 20% off coupon:...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-16-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,874
Posted By warp2diesel
Assembled from my tooling and used to clean up a...

Assembled from my tooling and used to clean up a magazine release bore.
Setup worked great. I put the parts back into my tooling inventory when done.

https://i.imgur.com/JbNvolYl.jpg

A piece...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-16-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By warp2diesel
I liked my Tactical Machining Gov Blem so much, I...

I liked my Tactical Machining Gov Blem so much, I waited and bought a Recon Blem on the Black Friday Deal too.
I bought my 9mm 1911 Gov from Urban Survival Arms.

Shopping for an 80% frame is...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-15-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By warp2diesel
When you are not chasing your wife around grocery...

When you are not chasing your wife around grocery stores. LOL

All my 1911s have character of their own.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-15-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By warp2diesel
HF is good for their full set of Cobalt Drill...

HF is good for their full set of Cobalt Drill bits. https://www.harborfreight.com/115-pc-cobalt-drill-bit-set-61886.html

For turning 80% 1911 receivers into a great gun, check out eBay for carbide...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-14-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By warp2diesel
Like anything else, you need to know what you are...

Like anything else, you need to know what you are buying. Some of their tools are junk, but some are par. I have learned not to bring any Snap-On to a job site with construction workers.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-10-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By warp2diesel
If the stripped out hole goes out of center, you...

If the stripped out hole goes out of center, you can use the trick above to line up the frame with the unstripped hole on the side of the frame that is on the table. Then, when you drill the tap...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-09-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,413
Posted By warp2diesel
Just like with the Mill, the Lathe is the down...

Just like with the Mill, the Lathe is the down payment by the time you get your tooling. Use the old Lamp Post tool holder for a Museum Piece and go with a Wedge Lock Quick Change Tool holder. On my...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-09-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By warp2diesel
Here is the build I have posted before that added...

Here is the build I have posted before that added to my tool, jig, and 1911 fixture inventory, my $39 Sarco Gunsmith Special 1911 Government frame.
https://i.imgur.com/NSUupS5l.jpg?1
A lot more...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-09-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By warp2diesel
I secure the frame to the table of my mini mill...

I secure the frame to the table of my mini mill and put the tap into the drill chuck to make sure the tapped hole is square to the frame.
My Sarco $39 Gunsmith Special 1911 Government frame (later...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-04-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,413
Posted By warp2diesel
A larger mill with a much larger table has a lot...

A larger mill with a much larger table has a lot of mass to dampen out any of the jerking forces that can happen with climb milling. A production Engineer would grind through the calculations...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-03-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,413
Posted By warp2diesel
Using cutting the slide slots in a 1911 80% frame...

Using cutting the slide slots in a 1911 80% frame as an example, go from rear to front on one side and front to rear on the other. Your DRO with a little math will ease the job. Just remember to...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-03-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,413
Posted By warp2diesel
Case out Little Machine Shop before you commit. I...

Case out Little Machine Shop before you commit. I can't knock it. R-8 collets are good and easier to get tooling for than Morse Taper. i did not see Ball Screws listed, so avoid climb milling and...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-03-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,413
Posted By warp2diesel
I don't like Aluminum frames in 9mm or 45 ACP...

I don't like Aluminum frames in 9mm or 45 ACP Handguns. I once had a Police Walther P-38 with an Aluminum frame and sold it to a friend who was a Cop and Police Gun collector.
I have finished both...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-30-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,413
Posted By warp2diesel
Here is my Benchtop Harbor Freight (Seig) with a...

Here is my Benchtop Harbor Freight (Seig) with a lot of mods. Little Machine Shop belt drive, DRO, and lots of tooling:
https://i.imgur.com/WKpzHCwl.jpg
Cutting the slots in an 80% 1911 frame:...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-30-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,645
Posted By warp2diesel
Great Art Work.

Great Art Work.
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