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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-19-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By emptymag
Interesting Novak/sight install...

Check out this Commander with the 'gunsmith' installed Novak rear, and custom(?) front sight...
Gunbroker #878786797.
(Sorry, I am too compooter stoopid to LINK... if someone wants to link it here)
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 09-13-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By emptymag
Wilson 7 or 8 round .45 Gov't/Commander full-size...

Wilson 7 or 8 round .45 Gov't/Commander full-size mags with "47" in the P/N will be the same overall LENGTH (slightly longer than a STD flush fitting 1911 mag). The difference is in the follower and...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-07-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By emptymag
Tight is fine, as long as it fits with the...

Tight is fine, as long as it fits with the extractor installed...
and the firing pin moves freely when you push on it with a pick or a punch.

The secondary function of the firing pin STOP is to...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-06-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By emptymag
Totally Tactical... I have several of the Colt...

Totally Tactical...
I have several of the Colt recoil systems/take-offs.
PM me, since I can't PM you.

Sorry for the thread drift.

On subject...
I find regardless of ammo type/'power', and...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-06-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By emptymag
Shooting most off-the-shelf commercial .38 Super...

Shooting most off-the-shelf commercial .38 Super in a LWT Commander...
I would use a 16lb recoil spring. Maybe an 18lb for hot loads.

9mm in a 5" Gold Cup...
9lb to 12lb is a common range used...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-05-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By emptymag
Ruger's Commanders are TRUE Commander-sized guns,...

Ruger's Commanders are TRUE Commander-sized guns, with full-size grip/frames, using standard length 1911 mags. The 9mm Commanders have a 4.25" barrel with a bushing, and conventional recoil system....
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-04-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By emptymag
If you are using a Ruger 9mm Commander, you...

If you are using a Ruger 9mm Commander, you want...
a Wilson/Nowlin RAMPED barrel, 4.25" Commander length.
(Wilson has them IN STOCK, with bushing, $200. Would need some amount of fitting)...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-31-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By emptymag
That first pic looks more like an accidental...

That first pic looks more like an accidental 'groove'...
could be they slipped off the edge of the hood, or the inside edge of the chamber's face,
while trying to de-burr and 'soften' the sharp...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 08-28-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By emptymag
Sometimes Remington barrels are faintly marked...

Sometimes Remington barrels are faintly marked with choke designation.
Often this marking is closer to the receiver, and not included with the gauge marking and chamber/shell sizes.
"IMP CYL" or...
Forum: Colt 08-28-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By emptymag
Gunbroker auction... 876880035. It was a...

Gunbroker auction...
876880035.

It was a simple (blued) conversion kit only (complete slide, barrel/bushing, recoil spring/parts, magazine),
to make a 'target' oriented 9mm...
back when there...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 08-26-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,823
Posted By emptymag
Fine, then... an AR15 with an 8.5" barrel, so...

Fine, then...
an AR15 with an 8.5" barrel,
so I can put it in my mouth
and still reach the trigger.
Forum: Springfield Armory 08-23-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By emptymag
What caliber (on the slide) was this Loaded...

What caliber (on the slide) was this Loaded Target originally?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-23-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By emptymag
Most aftermarket .40 caliber barrels are going to...

Most aftermarket .40 caliber barrels are going to be RAMPED barrels,
requiring the frame be machined for either the Wilson/Nowlin style ramp/cut,
or the Para/Clark/Lissner style ramp.

Many 1911...
Forum: Revolvers 08-21-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By emptymag
I would say it is because of the (small) amount...

I would say it is because of the (small) amount of scandium in the frames of the special models.
There are Smith autoloaders with that symbol, aside from the various revolvers.
Regardless, the use...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-13-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By emptymag
Now ^^THIS^^ is the perfect subject for a NEW...

Now ^^THIS^^ is the perfect subject for a NEW thread...
"What handgun/caliber should I use for shark encounters?"

(I know, I know...
GLOCK 20, end of discussion!):rolleyes:
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 07-30-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By emptymag
Smith and Alexander... the magwell people.

Smith and Alexander...
the magwell people.
Forum: Revolvers 07-26-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By emptymag
I test-fired the gun with both .357 and .38 ammo,...

I test-fired the gun with both .357 and .38 ammo, PRIOR to beadblasting it...
just a satin finish with glass beads a lower pressure,
in my $99 Harbor Freight leaky-ass blast cabinet (which I only...
Forum: Revolvers 07-23-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By emptymag
Made the front sight out of a rectangular Novak...

Made the front sight out of a rectangular Novak blank.

Faced off the factory rounded muzzle 'crown', but did not shorten the barrel... just counter-bored to remove the rifling from the comp/end.
Forum: Revolvers 07-23-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By emptymag
S&W 65 custom F-comp...

Finished this old K frame project a couple weeks ago.

Yes, I ruined a perfectly good 3-inch 65-5 to satisfy a whim!

I got the idea from the highly collectible (and costly!!!) Performance Center...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-04-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By emptymag
Maybe get a grip safety for a double stack 1911...

Maybe get a grip safety for a double stack 1911 or a 2011...
certain/specific models (intended for grip-less poly-framed guns) have 'extra' material at those areas,
and there should be plenty of...
Forum: Colt 06-27-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By emptymag
I take a very pointy metal o-ring pick and...

I take a very pointy metal o-ring pick and scratch the inside of the hole in all directions, roughing it up a little.
Then I use Testor's model paint,
or automotive touch-up paint...
with a...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 06-27-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,175
Posted By emptymag
I would get a DW Vigil or Valkyrie in 9mm, then...

I would get a DW Vigil or Valkyrie in 9mm,
then convert with a (Para/Clark/Lissner ramp) new barrel.

Metalform makes the compact mags.

I have run 14,16, and 18lb recoil springs in .38...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-27-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By emptymag
For years, Wilson's 47 series magazines have been...

For years, Wilson's 47 series magazines have been made to intentionally 'push the boundaries' of most 1911's frame height dimensions.
(Lately, I am not sure if they are still doing this, at least...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-25-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By emptymag
You may NEED an EXTENDED ejector, for the shorter...

You may NEED an EXTENDED ejector, for the shorter 9mm cases.
You may WANT to try a couple different styles of 9mm magazines.

What magazines are you using, currently?
Forum: Springfield Armory 06-24-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By emptymag
Polish '1911'... isn't that a Radom P35?

Polish '1911'...
isn't that a Radom P35?
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