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Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By Jim Watson
Like Bandit, I was ready to freak out over a...

Like Bandit, I was ready to freak out over a pilfered M16A2 which would be a lot hotter item than a scrubbed pistol. The pictures set me straight.

I think post 10 is definitive.
Forum: Colt Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By Jim Watson
I have seen them, but did not examine the...

I have seen them, but did not examine the provenance to be sure they were FACTORY nickel.
Forum: Revolvers Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,442
Posted By Jim Watson
An admirer once said to a Grand Master here: "I...

An admirer once said to a Grand Master here: "I wish I had your talent."
GM replied: "Talent is good. Ten years and a million rounds helps, too."

A non-enthusiast city employee once watched...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Jim Watson
Amazing. And I thought the guy who did that to...

Amazing. And I thought the guy who did that to my Trap gun was nuts. But it held up for years and a lot of clay pigeons.

Once upon a time, you could not read an article about gunsmithing (or gun...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-30-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,870
Posted By Jim Watson
One of us is confused. Flat wire recoil spring...

One of us is confused. Flat wire recoil spring doesn't fit mainspring housing? It's not supposed to.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-30-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By Jim Watson
Colt SP1 getting to be valuable.

Colt SP1 getting to be valuable.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-30-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By Jim Watson
Oxpho Blue will work fairly well. Some...

Oxpho Blue will work fairly well.

Some bluing shops will "dip" guns or parts sent in at reasonable cost if not requiring polishing.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-30-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By Jim Watson
Those dwarf pistols are more nearly Star design...

Those dwarf pistols are more nearly Star design than Colt, but I don't know if that figures into guide rod breakage.

Philip Lichtman was hung up on small guns - the only one that made it to...
Forum: Range Reports 03-30-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Jim Watson
That is just bass ackward unless you are left eye...

That is just bass ackward unless you are left eye dominant and aim on that side. Your master eye should be focused on the front sight, usually about an "intermediate" correction.

My shooting...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-29-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By Jim Watson
I see Trijicon now sells fiber optic sights as...

I see Trijicon now sells fiber optic sights as well as night sights.
That is the way I would go, or look at Dawson Precision and see if they will install or recommend an installer for their fiber...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 03-29-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Jim Watson
There is a screw on beavertail for SIG P210. It...

There is a screw on beavertail for SIG P210. It is not bad looking. I wonder if it could be filed to fit the Browning.

But I would lean to the "no bite hammer" or a completely de-spurred hammer....
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-29-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 846
Posted By Jim Watson
I only have one hard chrome gun, the STI I shoot...

I only have one hard chrome gun, the STI I shoot USPSA with.
It is smooth and easy to clean, I would have a future gun chromed.

But as Wilsonedbrown says, better have your mind made up; chrome...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 03-29-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By Jim Watson
There is a long thread with the limitations of...

There is a long thread with the limitations of the "low number Springfield" at:
https://thefiringline.com/forums/archive/index.php?t-551861.html

And don't put stock in those bolt handles, they...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-28-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jim Watson
I am not saving a whole lot on 9mm IF you...

I am not saving a whole lot on 9mm IF you consider 147 gr subsonic vs 115 gr econoball. But like for like, it would cost about double my reload expense to buy what I shoot the most of at IDPA and...
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 03-27-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,272
Posted By Jim Watson
They have been having "computer outages" and the...

They have been having "computer outages" and the like all along.
Just to show you who is boss.
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-27-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jim Watson
Oops, double tapped.

Oops, double tapped.
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-27-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jim Watson
I have a very early Super 1050. When I posted on...

I have a very early Super 1050. When I posted on Benos that my plate advance was jerky, a Dillon rep posted that there was a new cam and I should call in to get it. I did, but the clerk I got was...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-26-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By Jim Watson
Agree with Stan. If Ballistol is what you have,...

Agree with Stan. If Ballistol is what you have, slather it with Ballistol.
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-25-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By Jim Watson
Note the (circle) R, it's a registered squiggle...

Note the (circle) R, it's a registered squiggle trademark.
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-25-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By Jim Watson
Ha ha. I thought the same thing of a .45...

Ha ha.
I thought the same thing of a .45 yesterday.
Until I got it turned the right way to recognize the Browning stylized "buckmark."
One source says Winchester contract.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-25-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By Jim Watson
In 1942, the extractor was SAE 1075. Heat treat...

In 1942, the extractor was SAE 1075. Heat treat not specified, but obviously to spring temper.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-25-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By Jim Watson
Poor thing. It shows almost no wear or beating,...

Poor thing. It shows almost no wear or beating, just neglect.
If I had inherited it, I would treat it as a family heirloom and just oil it heavily and rub it down with a coarse cloth - I like...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-25-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Jim Watson
Army surplus, it was meant to be parts...

Army surplus, it was meant to be parts interchangeable, but not guaranteed perfect fit.

NRA once reported that a slight off center seemed to improve accuracy. Not much, the gun, ammo, and rest...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-25-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jim Watson
Good move. When I upgraded from SDB to S1050, I...

Good move. When I upgraded from SDB to S1050, I figured it took me six years to amortize the machine vs cheap commercial, but I almost giggled every time a loaded round fell in the hopper.

I got...
Forum: Rimfire! 03-24-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
Posted By Jim Watson
Kind of like those "minimum match chamber" .45s;...

Kind of like those "minimum match chamber" .45s; really undersize.
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