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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Today, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By Jim Watson
It has been done a lot, back when Army surplus...

It has been done a lot, back when Army surplus was cheap and an economical route to a target pistol by accurizing, including a fitted barrel.

But nowadays, unaltered Army surplus guns are rare and...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Jim Watson
Anecdote alert: When I was in high school, my...

Anecdote alert: When I was in high school, my physics teacher was on short time for retirement, one of the generation too young for WWI, too old for WWII.

When he was in college, there were a lot...
Forum: Alchemy Custom Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Jim Watson
Like a digital Will Rogers, all I know is what I...

Like a digital Will Rogers, all I know is what I read on the internet, but here it is:

Baer Commanche has a Commander type slide and a GM type receiver. So it gives up slide travel and you may...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Jim Watson
PVD equipment is in the megabuck range. Your...

PVD equipment is in the megabuck range.
Your gunsmith will do the polishing/matting and send it off to an industrial plater who keeps a FFL for gun work.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-24-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By Jim Watson
Agree with Ricky T. Many years ago, a friend...

Agree with Ricky T.
Many years ago, a friend got a real USGI Thompson on department letterhead at government sales price of $250. A new Auto Ordnance/Numrich was about $1250 at the time. It was on...
Forum: Alchemy Custom 09-24-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Jim Watson
Trivia: There was a gunsmith who tried it the...

Trivia: There was a gunsmith who tried it the other way 'round; he offered a Five Inch Commander. Selling on the value of the short slide travel and fast cycle with full length barrel and sight...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 09-23-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 664
Posted By Jim Watson
There was once a wild idea of a holster with a UV...

There was once a wild idea of a holster with a UV LED to keep luminous painted sights energized. I bet me and my friend the Kydex bender could have fun with that.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 09-22-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Jim Watson
I've been wondering about these as they turn up...

I've been wondering about these as they turn up when the old bullseye shooters retire or die.

Did Giles, Clark, et al simply rechamber the Super barrel and accept a .004" step in the chamber, or...
Forum: Colt 09-22-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Jim Watson
Travis Strahan was a well known target gunsmith...

Travis Strahan was a well known target gunsmith in Ringgold, Georgia, just over the state line from Chattanooga. He built mostly bullseye and PPC guns but I also saw pictures of a S&W M10 that he...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-21-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By Jim Watson
Known as "statistical process control." They...

Known as "statistical process control."
They know just how many it is cheaper to fix than to increase manufacturing and inspection.
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 09-21-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 674
Posted By Jim Watson
Considering that FN has dropped the Browning and...

Considering that FN has dropped the Browning and people are reluctant to mess with their antiques, will these parts fit the Tisas?
Forum: Revolvers 09-20-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Jim Watson
Maybe they have improved in the past 13 years. ...

Maybe they have improved in the past 13 years.

" The design of the cartridge cylinder mounted in the tilting console plus the shock transition control from the console all the way to the frame...
Forum: Revolvers 09-18-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,109
Posted By Jim Watson
My Pythons have action jobs by Colt Custom Shop...

My Pythons have action jobs by Colt Custom Shop of the 1970s and Reeves Jungkind in the 1990s.
I would prefer a stock Smith over a stock Python or other V spring Colt.

Be sure that before you...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-18-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By Jim Watson
When my house burned in The Incident of 2010,...

When my house burned in The Incident of 2010, none of my guns were hit by flame but those not in the safe were finished damaged by fumes and water. I had most of them refinished - homeowners...
Forum: Springfield Armory 09-17-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By Jim Watson
I forgot the Beretta ad. Lots of Old World...

I forgot the Beretta ad. Lots of Old World gunmakers have boutique divisions.

I thought about revolvers, but don't know where SA could get a good one.
Forum: Springfield Armory 09-17-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By Jim Watson
New Pursuit

Got a teaser for a product introduction September 29th.
"...a new pursuit for Springfield Armory."

Let speculation run amuk for two weeks.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-17-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,177
Posted By Jim Watson
I have a genuine STI Eagle 9mm that holds 17 in a...

I have a genuine STI Eagle 9mm that holds 17 in a standard length magazine and is a treat to shoot but nothing I would want to hump for longer than the duration of a USPSA match.

The Wilson EDC X9...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 09-16-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 664
Posted By Jim Watson
Worth a try. I have a couple night sights with...

Worth a try.
I have a couple night sights with the whole blade painted red around the lamp.
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 09-16-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By Jim Watson
Seems you can't get Rusty Sherrick's Hyde Glide...

Seems you can't get Rusty Sherrick's Hyde Glide any more.
Might try Mitch Rosen's stuff:
https://mitchrosen.com/products/additional-products/

CAVEAT: I have not used it, just read about it.
Forum: Competitive Shooting 09-16-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 664
Posted By Jim Watson
The current craze in night sights is a front...

The current craze in night sights is a front sight with a WIDE orange or green ring around the tritium lamp.

There is also the TFO with a tritium lamp in the middle of a fibre optic illuminated...
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-16-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,066
Posted By Jim Watson
I have what I would call a good even large supply...

I have what I would call a good even large supply in peacetime.
I plan to keep bullets on order until I have accumulated a few more than my stock of primers. That way I can use up the primers on...
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-15-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By Jim Watson
If it didn't you would be S.O.L., no place to put...

If it didn't you would be S.O.L., no place to put a clip.

From what I have seen and read, blue Smiths like my M25-2 are good on chamber depth, large on throat diameter. Stainless guns good...
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-15-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By Jim Watson
On the case mouth, just like an automatic......

On the case mouth, just like an automatic... mostly.
There are some guns out there with deep chambers that require the clip for headspace control, and I am not talking about the first run of Colt...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-15-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 692
Posted By Jim Watson
McCormick has "compact" magazines with metal...

McCormick has "compact" magazines with metal followers and wide plastic floor plates.
I have full size Power Mags, RPMs, Range Pro, and XPs that all work fine. I would expect a short butt magazine...
Forum: Smith & Wesson 09-15-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By Jim Watson
Looks good. Loose plunger tubes are endemic in...

Looks good.
Loose plunger tubes are endemic in Smith 1911 derivatives. They seem not to have the idea of inside countersinking the holes.

I would get it replaced before I depended on the gun...
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