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Forum: Colt Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By RickB
'76 catalog shows the GM with sandblasted grips...

'76 catalog shows the GM with sandblasted grips with silver medallions.
'77 catalog shows checkered grips, with gold.
'74 catalog is not in color, but does say "sandblasted walnut grips".
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 03-28-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By RickB
The first Governor in state history to decline to...

The first Governor in state history to decline to sign the awards of police and civilian winners of the "Governor's 20" shooting competition.
He's the worst kind of petty, "progressive" pinhead.
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 03-26-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By RickB
Kramer Vertical Scabbard is another option.

Kramer Vertical Scabbard is another option.
Forum: Other 1911's 03-26-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,471
Posted By RickB
Early parkerized Colts had contrasting small...

Early parkerized Colts had contrasting small parts.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-25-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By RickB
Yeah, early form of shock-buff; some came with a...

Yeah, early form of shock-buff; some came with a plug with a thicker end, to help prevent the tip of the plunger from punching through at maximum compression.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-25-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By RickB
I have one of those, and thought the same. They...

I have one of those, and thought the same. They apparently were not consistently heat treated, and some will not retain adjustment from new. I keep mine in my Detonics coffee cup.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-25-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 371
Posted By RickB
Springfield uses a very heavy mainspring with...

Springfield uses a very heavy mainspring with titanium pin. I remember reading something about the "impulse" of a Ti pin being different from steel, and how primers are designed, formulated, or...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-25-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By RickB
You don't want to leave active rust on the...

You don't want to leave active rust on the surface, but you also don't want to go to town with abrasives.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-25-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By RickB
If you are "tweaking", you already have a jig for...

If you are "tweaking", you already have a jig for stoning the engagement surfaces?
Assuming you haven't removed too much material in the original tweaking, you should be able to restore the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-25-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By RickB
I've had a C&S spring steel extractor in use for...

I've had a C&S spring steel extractor in use for twenty years, maybe 5000 rounds.
It's a replacement for the one C&S fitted to my gun, which lasted a couple of hundred rounds before the hook sheared...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-25-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By RickB
There should be a rollmark indicating "UNITED...

There should be a rollmark indicating "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" on the left side of the frame, but it's not uncommon to find that removed.
Forum: Kimber 03-24-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By RickB
When I have actually carried my Commander, it was...

When I have actually carried my Commander, it was loaded with hardball.
I have, since, bought the 185 Critical Defense, but doubt I'll shoot much of it.
Forum: Colt 03-24-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By RickB
I handled one the other day. It felt very good...

I handled one the other day.
It felt very good in the hand, and the grip safety was actually disengaged by my grip, which I think is a first.
The trigger on this example had been massaged, so can't...
Forum: Springfield Armory 03-24-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By RickB
The factory Mil-Spec sights are excellent. I'm...

The factory Mil-Spec sights are excellent.
I'm not a fan of dots, but some or all can be blacked out.
Forum: Colt 03-23-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By RickB
I googled "colt commander", scrutinized the...

I googled "colt commander", scrutinized the hammers, and there appears to be no consistency regarding the presence or absence of countersinks.
I found pics of two Series 80 Commanders, made within a...
Forum: Colt 03-22-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By RickB
I think Colt brand "Commander hammers", which...

I think Colt brand "Commander hammers", which have been used over the years on guns other than Commanders, have a countersink that runs around the edge of the hole.
the only example I have is on my...
Forum: Colt 03-22-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By RickB
You don't want stainless, if you want period...

You don't want stainless, if you want period correct.
You'll also need a Commander grip safety, as the hammer won't work with a Government Model GS.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-22-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By RickB
If there was never a lanyard loop, it's a postwar...

If there was never a lanyard loop, it's a postwar commercial part.
Forum: Colt 03-22-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By RickB
My comments are based on stuff I've read in the...

My comments are based on stuff I've read in the Kuhnhausen manual(s), mostly.
I don't know how common it is to fit 1911 barrels to ensure all three lugs are in longitudinal engagement with the...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 03-22-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By RickB
I'd say you should have enough mags that you...

I'd say you should have enough mags that you don't need to leave them all loaded.
I left a 47D loaded for twenty years, tested it every five years, and it worked great.
Forum: Colt 03-21-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By RickB
I would not install a drop-in 9x23 barrel (Colt's...

I would not install a drop-in 9x23 barrel (Colt's "conversion kit" of barrel and magazine).
Typically, you get one lug in engagement, hopefully the first lug, and I would not want to expect that lug...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-21-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By RickB
That's exactly how Swenson did it; a pin to take...

That's exactly how Swenson did it; a pin to take the load off the screw, and the first letter of the customer's last name stamped on the pin.
Forum: STI/SVI 03-21-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By RickB
While not a 2011, I had a Springfield Hi-cap .45,...

While not a 2011, I had a Springfield Hi-cap .45, and it was sensitive to case rims being oversized or out of round.

If cases were new, or fed through a push-through sizing die (better) before...
Forum: Range Reports 03-21-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By RickB
Free recoil energy for 10mm is more than three...

Free recoil energy for 10mm is more than three times that of 9mm . . .
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 03-19-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By RickB
I googled "garand web sling installation", and...

I googled "garand web sling installation", and the first line of the first hit is:

1.Attach the J-hook to the lower sling swivel so the open end of the J-hook faces outboard, away from the rifle....
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