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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-22-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By Totally Tactical
I went back and forth 4 times with Lyman as their...

I went back and forth 4 times with Lyman as their electronic gauge readings were heavier than my RCBS spring type.
I finally gave up, use the RCBS
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-21-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,929
Posted By Totally Tactical
Sounds like the Hammer strut is a hair short. ...

Sounds like the Hammer strut is a hair short.
Not uncommon a problem and nothing to worry about.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-21-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Totally Tactical
Thank You

Thank You
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-21-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Totally Tactical
So it rests in the forward position. fitting pad...

So it rests in the forward position. fitting pad against inner wall of tunnel and then moves back when the case rim engages it. That distance is the Deflection number?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-21-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Totally Tactical
Thank You for all the information. I am having...

Thank You for all the information.
I am having trouble understanding "Deflection"
Can somebody explain it to me better?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-21-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,285
Posted By Totally Tactical
Very nice, A few things that you did that was too...

Very nice, A few things that you did that was too modern for this gun.

I'm not sure if that thick barrel bushing was available back then.
Barrel bushing and the barrel were welded up and fitted....
Forum: Wilson Combat 03-21-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,031
Posted By Totally Tactical
It happens sometimes with hardchrome. I like to...

It happens sometimes with hardchrome.
I like to use Birchwood Casey Barricade on the outside of my guns.
spray on and wipe off excess with a soft cloth.
Some of that may come off with the...
Forum: Nighthawk 03-21-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Totally Tactical
They used to recommend going to a heavier spring...

They used to recommend going to a heavier spring especially if you were going to hotter hollowpoint loads.
So 18.5 for full size and 20 for commanders.
But apparently John Browning knew what he...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-21-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Totally Tactical
The Bushing can't turn as the guide rod, even the...

The Bushing can't turn as the guide rod, even the Wilson guide rod, is too long and in the way of the bushing turning.
If I pull the rear of the guide rod away from the barrel it drops down enough...
Forum: Revolvers 03-20-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Totally Tactical
It's a very nice gun. But at the time it was...

It's a very nice gun.
But at the time it was being sold it wasn't very popular.
It only sold for about $250.
You have to remember at that time revolvers were the big thing and that gun was over...
Forum: Colt 03-20-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By Totally Tactical
Wood grips and rubber grips squeese down when the...

Wood grips and rubber grips squeese down when the grip screw gets tightened, and work like a lock washer.
G10 grips doesn't so rubber O -rings on the screws work fine.
On something like a Ivory...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-20-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Totally Tactical
Extractor Question

So I have this Jim Hoag Commander.
The gun was made in 1975 and Jim did his work a bit later.
The gun is hardchromed.
I changed all the springs and have two mags both 7 round Colt.
Recoil spring...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-14-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By Totally Tactical
Very nice!. Needs a differant color grip to set...

Very nice!.
Needs a differant color grip to set it off.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-14-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Totally Tactical
Ok so with the slide off. The guide rod and plug...

Ok so with the slide off. The guide rod and plug keeps the barrel bushing from turning.
With the originial guide rod I was able to pull the rear of the guide rod away from the barrel and turn the...
Forum: Colt 03-14-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By Totally Tactical
Breakfree CLP is fine, but I use it mostly for...

Breakfree CLP is fine, but I use it mostly for cleaning.
I like Breakfree LP. It's a hair thicker and use to be marked for stainless and full auto weapons.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-12-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Totally Tactical
Jim Hoag Commander

For your viewing pleasure a Colt Combat Commander done by Jim Hoag.
I completely detailed stripped it. Soaked it in mineral Spirits.
Changed the guide rod to a Wilson Combat as the orignal was too...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-08-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,234
Posted By Totally Tactical
The only reloads I trust are mine. I generally...

The only reloads I trust are mine.
I generally stick with only name brand factory ammo.
Federal, Winchester, etc.

I don't buy foriegn made ammo with the exception of Magtech, which has proven...
Forum: Caspian Arms 03-08-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Totally Tactical
I might be wrong, but as far as I know they don't...

I might be wrong, but as far as I know they don't build complete guns.
Their parts are of good quaility , so the total gun is as good as the guy that built it.
Forum: Colt 03-07-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By Totally Tactical
Relax it's not a big thing. The pin can get...

Relax it's not a big thing.
The pin can get lose over time.
Put the barrel on it's side with support under the barrel foot.
Take a pointed punch and hammer and put a dimple next to the hole that...
Forum: Les Baer 03-07-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,297
Posted By Totally Tactical
Yes, because les has his own crazy specs for his...

Yes, because les has his own crazy specs for his guns!

Try fitting a new trigger! You will be filing the top and bottom of the shoe for hours.

Any 1911 grip will fit, but what I find his his...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-07-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By Totally Tactical
Take the mags from your flawless series 80 and...

Take the mags from your flawless series 80 and try them in your series 70.
Have you checked Extractor tension? There are about a dozen You tube videos that can show you how.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-04-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Totally Tactical
Jim Hoag Guide Rod Question?

I bought a Hoag Colt Commander yesterday.
Got it home to clean it and noticed the Full length guide rod seems too long.

I finally got the back end angled away from the barrel enough to turn the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-01-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By Totally Tactical
Check Extractor tension. Colt gets that wrong...

Check Extractor tension.
Colt gets that wrong alot.
Forum: Colt 03-01-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By Totally Tactical
It's a parts gun. Judging buy the grip safety and...

It's a parts gun. Judging buy the grip safety and rear sight, I would say it was made around the 80's.
Don't reconize the "JM" stamp, as to who built it.
I'm thinking as a parts gun and not knowing...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-01-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Totally Tactical
Lightning cuts under commander slide

I'm curios why Colt did a lightning cut under the Extractor tunnel on some of the early Commanders.
I know they did them on the Gold cup slides, which I always though it was so the gun could feed...
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