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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Today, 05:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 138,263
Posted By Magnumite
Nice high contour going on there. Love the...

Nice high contour going on there. Love the beavertails like that.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-07-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Magnumite
True. My son and I built his pistol. Stainless...

True. My son and I built his pistol. Stainless on stainless. Sub .002" clearances. He was off to work in DC and I shot a match with it as a real test. It ran like a scalded dog. Shot it again...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-06-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Magnumite
Preference here is carbon/carbon/carbon. I have...

Preference here is carbon/carbon/carbon. I have built guns which are at least 'snug' (.0020 - .0027") on stainless/carbon and stainless/stainless as well. The stainless is a little tougher to fit...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-04-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By Magnumite
^^^ BBBBill mentioned that. I made that type...

^^^ BBBBill mentioned that. I made that type hammer (amoung other things) to run a dedicated frame 22 conversion on CCI Standard Velocity.

I alternatively change the firing pin stop radius for...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-03-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 491
Posted By Magnumite
”This stress can apparently break links.” It...

”This stress can apparently break links.”

It definitely will break them. Acquired my first new 1911 around 1989, mil parts assembled by a local gunsmith. It broke a link. Because of the stated...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-03-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Magnumite
One can also use calipers to measure the lower...

One can also use calipers to measure the lower lugs for fit. With the link pin and link removed use the caliper outside measuring surfaces to measure from the link pin hole to the lower lug flat...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-02-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By Magnumite
I have noticed differences in materials when I do...

I have noticed differences in materials when I do trigger jobs. Never argued it was better than machined from forgings or from barstock...that would be jibberish. I have noticed one manufacturer's...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 04-02-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Magnumite
You may consider putting the injector in the vise...

You may consider putting the injector in the vise and rocking the frame. Just thought of that.
Forum: Springfield Armory 04-02-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,166
Posted By Magnumite
That price, for that pistol, will decimate many...

That price, for that pistol, will decimate many of the off shore 1911 offerings in that format. Huge value in the SA Defender.
Forum: Rock Island Armory 04-02-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Magnumite
I just went that route with a 45 to 9mm Para...

I just went that route with a 45 to 9mm Para Ordnance conversion on one I have. The plier trick didn't work (didn't want to try vise grips).

I tapped the back of the ejector away from the frame...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 04-02-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By Magnumite
Within reason and caveat to special requirements,...

Within reason and caveat to special requirements, I think strong springing a 1911 mag is a good think. That is one of my first go to's when nose dives and misfeeds occur.

You and "adjust" that...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-01-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,989
Posted By Magnumite
I feel privileged being in the company of the...

I feel privileged being in the company of the smiths on this website.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-31-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Magnumite
Get ready, many will be along to say use a GI...

Get ready, many will be along to say use a GI setup because that’s the way JMB designed it.

Sig recoil spring guides are thinner because they use a flat wire recoil spring. If keeping the flgr I...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-28-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Magnumite
measure from the top of your barrel chamber to...

measure from the top of your barrel chamber to the lower lug flats. That will reveal your barrel as purchased.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-28-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Magnumite
The malfunction I was referring to the when the...

The malfunction I was referring to the when the hammer drops and touches the half cock notch against the sear. This check is done that same as the overtravel adjustment check.

The roughness you...
Forum: Want to Buy (WTB) 03-28-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Magnumite
Off 12 gauge. $50

Off 12 gauge. $50
Forum: Rock Island Armory 03-28-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By Magnumite
True. And nosediving would be a clue to...

True. And nosediving would be a clue to eliminate much on the laundry list.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-28-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Magnumite
What log says is true. The same end disco leaf...

What log says is true. The same end disco leaf flex is the same. I would suggest the initial trigger pull was very light in the beginning and you are not used to the initial (return) force on the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-28-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Magnumite
Nice job. I have even had the pocket between the...

Nice job. I have even had the pocket between the two peaks prevent adequate movement of the trigger on two pistols. This caused the safety notch to just graze the sear. Fortunately I check for...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-28-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By Magnumite
Fit the barrel with a loose bushing. Bushing fit...

Fit the barrel with a loose bushing. Bushing fit is last.

I have a Nowlin barrel in the package. It is a “prefit” meaning some fitting maybe required. Being you have instructions not to fit...
Forum: Ruger 03-27-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Magnumite
they are carbon steel..

they are carbon steel..
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-25-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Magnumite
Does the rear of the slide extend past the rear...

Does the rear of the slide extend past the rear of the frame?
Forum: Ruger 03-23-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Magnumite
I am not a Commander length gun kinda guy. But a...

I am not a Commander length gun kinda guy. But a new Ruger CMD beckoned to me. Never regretted it. The only negative QC issue I found was actually a very basic check I didn’t do for whatever...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-23-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Magnumite
Sometimes the grip safety and mainspring housing...

Sometimes the grip safety and mainspring housing tangs need to be thinned as indicated by previous posters. It depends on how your hand disegages the grip safety. I set mine for shallow...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-22-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By Magnumite
Using your graphic, line “A”. Looking from...

Using your graphic, line “A”. Looking from bottom rear of pistol with grip safety out will reveal the interface. So will marking the end of the thumb safety nub and tapping/rocking it very lightly...
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