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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-25-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 403
Posted By Steve in Allentown
You need to be sure the new firing pin doesn't...

You need to be sure the new firing pin doesn't get jammed in the firing pin breechface hole. If the new firing pin diameter is too big, you've got a problem. Test fit by trying to insert the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-24-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 403
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I have some experience with 10mm in a 1911 and...

I have some experience with 10mm in a 1911 and you'll never get it to eject brass into a neat little pile 5 feet away using factory loads no matter how strong a mainspring you use. Just the nature...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-24-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 403
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Check out the Wolff Gunsprings...

Check out the Wolff Gunsprings (https://www.gunsprings.com/COLT/1911%20GOV'T%20PISTOL/cID1/mID1/dID1#2) site. They list Government size mainsprings (hammer springs) from 15lbs to 34lbs. It would be...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-24-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Which company? Judging by your estimated...

Which company?


Judging by your estimated hook-to-breechface distance, I assume you've got a .45. I recommend you measure it as precisely as you can. Less than .075" can cause problems. If you...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-23-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I envy you guys who can make your own tools and...

I envy you guys who can make your own tools and fixtures. Some years ago Hilton Yam (10-8 Performance) (https://www.10-8performance.com/armorer-block/) came up with an armorer block that has proven...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-22-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Anodizing is highly recommended. It penetrates...

Anodizing is highly recommended. It penetrates the aluminum unlike paint or any other surface finish and is extremely hard. I suggest contacting some of the excellent 1911 'smiths who post here and...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-21-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Could possibly be hammer follow. Could be a...

Could possibly be hammer follow.

Could be a badly fit sear\hammer.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-21-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,834
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Does your pistol have a little key that allows...

Does your pistol have a little key that allows you to lock and unlock the mainspring (hammer spring)?


A close-up, in focus picture showing this would be very helpful. "Binding" means different...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-21-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Steve in Allentown
The animated GIF below shows the case rim sliding...

The animated GIF below shows the case rim sliding up the breechface and pushing the extractor away from the centerline of the slide. Said differently, the extractor is being pushed outboard. This...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-20-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I'm not a metallurgist but I suppose it's...

I'm not a metallurgist but I suppose it's possible. Another thing that's possible is that the pistol experienced a bunch of push feeds during which the extractor hook was forced over the case rim...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-20-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Steve in Allentown
What I think is there's a lot more to fitting an...

What I think is there's a lot more to fitting an extractor than just setting the tension. In my world, setting the deflection correctly before you fiddle with the tension will give you the best...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 03-20-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Caspian no longer makes or sells mags for their...

Caspian no longer makes or sells mags for their double stack frames.

If you ask them directly, they will direct you to MBX Extreme (https://www.mbxextreme.com/index.php?page=caspian_141_25_38mag).
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-20-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Steve in Allentown
The only way I can see damage to the extractor...

The only way I can see damage to the extractor happening if the slide is dropped on an empty chamber is if the nose of the extractor makes contact with the barrel.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-18-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By Steve in Allentown
If it's a flush fit 8 round mag. JAG0369,...

If it's a flush fit 8 round mag.

JAG0369, any new mag that arrives here is checked for a number of things including whether or not it or the cartridges it holds contact the ejector when the...
Forum: Want to Sell/Trade (WTS/WTT) 03-18-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By Steve in Allentown
You're killin' me. That makes me an old man and...

You're killin' me. That makes me an old man and you a young pup.

Shipped both in a box this afternoon. Expected delivery is this Friday.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-18-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Contact with the square hole . . . Duh. Wait...

Contact with the square hole . . . Duh. Wait while I get done smacking my forehead. I've only polished that area a million times. No wonder I didn't remember it.
:eek:
Forum: Want to Sell/Trade (WTS/WTT) 03-18-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I left Hood in 81.

I left Hood in 81.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-18-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Or the slide cut out needs to be deeper or...

Or the slide cut out needs to be deeper or extended slightly forward.

There must be a better way but I suggest removing all the fire control guts from the frame, remove the slide assembly, dykem...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-18-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Very often this is due to the tip of the...

Very often this is due to the tip of the disconnector bumping its slide cutout.
Forum: Want to Sell/Trade (WTS/WTT) 03-18-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Not sure what you're referring to. Both items...

Not sure what you're referring to. Both items are shown in the pictures.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-18-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,257
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Classic beauty.

Classic beauty.
Forum: Want to Sell/Trade (WTS/WTT) 03-17-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I just sent a PM to James. I should have looked...

I just sent a PM to James. I should have looked at this thread first.

Since you're both agreed, I'll put both in the same box and go over to the post office to get the shipping cost tomorrow...
Forum: Want to Sell/Trade (WTS/WTT) 03-17-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I'll box it up and take it over to the post...

I'll box it up and take it over to the post office to get the shipping cost. I'll report back.
Forum: Want to Sell/Trade (WTS/WTT) 03-17-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By Steve in Allentown
WTS 5.11 twelve single stack magazine storage/transport case

Two heavily padded single stack magazine storage and transport carrying cases manufactured by 5.11 Tactical.

$25 each + actual shipping based on the buyer's ZIP

Each securely holds twelve...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-17-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,615
Posted By Steve in Allentown
There are a couple of places I can think of from...

There are a couple of places I can think of from which you can remove metal to make the barrel fit further to the rear. Specifically where are you removing metal?
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