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Forum: Kimber 03-09-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By steam
Kimber Forged Barrels

I have recently acquired a 1997 American Handgunner article that was written about Kimber during the "early days". Did you know the Kimber 1911 barrel was forged, broach cut and button rifled? I...
Forum: Kimber 03-09-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By steam
ugaxag I contacted American Handgunner via...

ugaxag

I contacted American Handgunner via e-mail. Received a reply from the editor Roy Huntington within 3 days! Mr. Huntington sent me a pdf. file of two article's I needed. Theses articles...
Forum: Kimber 03-06-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By steam
American Handgunner Sept./Oct. 1997 Kimber Article

I used to have a copy of the 1997 Sept./Oct. American Handgunner magazine. There was a full featured article on the new Kimber 1911 manufacturing plant. The article was based on an actual visit of...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 02-15-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By steam
The Hi Power, seems to me, to be quite a break...

The Hi Power, seems to me, to be quite a break from the 1911 in design. In a number of ways. One difference, the 1911 was designed so that the tools necessary for disassembly were within it's self. ...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 02-14-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By steam
imjb1911 My winchester had a serious...

imjb1911

My winchester had a serious functional problem and I didn't know it. Over 600 rounds from the bench over the course of 3 months and not a single malfunction. The problem wouldn't reveal...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 02-14-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By steam
bradsvette, I can only imagine the talent it...

bradsvette,
I can only imagine the talent it takes to build one of those guns. The weapon needing tuning, while maybe a little disheartening, is understandable. Every gun must be fielded before we...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 02-14-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By steam
An Elite Warrior Armament P-35, is born...

An Elite Warrior Armament P-35, is born completed, done, finished, ready, perfect really! That gun is what most shooters are looking for. If it went to production the custom gun scene could take a...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 02-12-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By steam
Bravo! The best of both worlds! -steam-

Bravo!

The best of both worlds!

-steam-
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 02-12-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By steam
Bradsvette I really enjoy finely made guns. I...

Bradsvette
I really enjoy finely made guns. I have not owned any full featured custom guns. But I appreciate them as much as their owners do! I know that a lot of the custom work is due to very...
Forum: Kimber 02-10-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,877
Posted By steam
Kimber 1911 pistols have always received a lot of...

Kimber 1911 pistols have always received a lot of attention, good and bad. When they first appeared on the market every magazine write-up was glowing! And immediately some well known custom pistol...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 02-10-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By steam
Gundoggy, I noticed that many of the,...

Gundoggy,

I noticed that many of the, have-to-have options such as improved triggers/sears/hammers, improved thumb safeties, fast acquisition sights, barrel recrowns, even reliability tuning, and...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 02-10-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By steam
I am really happy to know I am not the only one...

I am really happy to know I am not the only one who wants to shoot their custom hi power. I just got back from a range session in my favorite section of the desert. Shot my 45 .acp 1911 instead of...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 02-07-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By steam
Custom Hard Use Hi-Powers

Wil you actually shoot your custom hi-power? I talking 200 rounds or more per range trip. Daily or as needed concealed carry. Weekly or multi weekly rang trips. How about as your exclusive home...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-04-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By steam
Rwehavinfunyet, You have a good point, the...

Rwehavinfunyet,
You have a good point, the serrations do not affect the function of the gun. Heck I did not notice the serrations when I purchased the gun. I intend to send it out for checkering,...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-03-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By steam
Please forgive the lack of a photo, I haven't...

Please forgive the lack of a photo, I haven't learned to do that yet. My gun is a first year Yonkers, NY. Kimber that I purchased new in 1996. The panel I am speaking of is the front right-side,...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-03-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By steam
Help-Bad Serrations!

My 1911 has front serrations, the right front panel appears different than the left front panel. The angle and depth of the cut as well as the overall panel width look fine. But the bars are wider...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 02-01-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By steam
I have been reviewing responces to this question...

I have been reviewing responces to this question on this forum, and have just located the same question on another forum. And it seems the general feeling is that the hi-power has excellent access...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 01-31-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By steam
Disassemble Hi-Power To Completely Clean?

Many recommend a 1911 pistol to be completely disassembled once a year. I generally field strip my 1911's for cleaning and lubrication and completely disassemble them when I believe it is necessary,...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 01-31-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By steam
Field Review

Robsauto,

Don quoted me a 9-10 month completion date.

-steam-
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 01-29-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By steam
Browning Hi-Power Practical Field Review

I recently sent a Browning mk3 Practical off to Don Williams for some work. The gun will retain it's origonal barrel with a re-crown, and the trigger worked over, new sights will be installed. I...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 01-08-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By steam
GunsnRovers, Thanks for the pictures that...

GunsnRovers,

Thanks for the pictures that helps a lot. I am leaning towards the Heinie with straight eight tritium, if I can't get the Novak mk2 on mk3 install. I believe that I have had this...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 01-05-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By steam
Novak Sight Installs

Novak replied to my inquiry regarding mk2 sights on mk3 hi powers. They explained the install required a "weld up" and they no longer provided that service. I believe they have to mill the slide,...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 01-05-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By steam
Novak Sight Installs

I would like to install Novak mk2 sights on my mk3 Browning Hi Power. I like the appearance. Novak informed me last year that they no longer offer mk2 sight installs on the mk3 models. Does anyone...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 12-04-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,516
Posted By steam
Function check

Function checking dummy rounds or snap caps would confirm only that the weapon was or was not functioning properly. Outside of actually firing it, that is! I have had ammo that would drag on my...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-25-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,324
Posted By steam
Nhvfd71, There is a "extractor performance...

Nhvfd71,

There is a "extractor performance test" you can perform that will help narrow your diagnostics of your problem. Using factory ball ammo, and tried with each magazine, you can narrow this...
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