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Forum: Reloading Bench Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,721
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Do you measure the crimp right at the end of the...

Do you measure the crimp right at the end of the case? Do you use the Lee factory crimp die?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 729
Posted By Steve in Allentown
One of the great things about this forum is that...

One of the great things about this forum is that folks with a great deal of experience and knowledge freely share it with others. One of the challenges with the 1911 is there are often multiple...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-17-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 729
Posted By Steve in Allentown
That's a tricky question. I'm sure there are...

That's a tricky question. I'm sure there are specs somewhere for the width across the lips at the front of the magazine but they are probably for GI fully tapered lips.

I would measure all the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-17-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 729
Posted By Steve in Allentown
As others have noted, this is most definitely the...

As others have noted, this is most definitely the result of an inertia feed. What has happened is the the round in the chamber popped out of the magazine before it was supposed to and floated into...
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-14-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,721
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I've recently run across a discussion of this...

I've recently run across a discussion of this among bullseye shooters. It's not uncommon for them to taper crimp as low as .463". They say this will not affect the size of the bullet at the base...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-14-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I took a 1911 armorers class from Hilton years...

I took a 1911 armorers class from Hilton years ago and have nothing but respect for his skills. I've watched his video and meant to drop him a note to ask why he didn't include setting the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-13-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Steve in Allentown
It's the same idea as the flat homemade gauges...

It's the same idea as the flat homemade gauges that I show in the extractor fitting sticky (https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=829865). The business end of the round one is the end of the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-12-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Steve in Allentown
No, Dustin didn't. It's not necessary. Since...

No, Dustin didn't. It's not necessary. Since the tensioning wall is a relatively long flat area all you need to do is visually verify that the middle of the round gauge is on the tensioning wall...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-12-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-12-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Custom deflection gauges by HS-Custom

It's time to retire my homemade deflection gauge.

Dustin Housel (HS-Custom (https://hs-custom.com/)), one of the professional 'smiths who posts here, made some .45 extractor deflection gauges for...
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-10-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,721
Posted By Steve in Allentown
For me I simply seat the bullets as long as...

For me I simply seat the bullets as long as possible using the constraints of the magazine and the leade as the upper limits to OAL. In other words the cartridges have to be able to be loaded into...
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-10-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,721
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Uniquetek sells a seating die...

Uniquetek sells a seating die (http://uniquetek.com/product/T1561) for Dillon reloading machines that contacts SWC bullets at the shoulder rather than the bullet nose. This is what I use. It is not...
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-10-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,721
Posted By Steve in Allentown
David, can you post the URL to the Bullseye...

David, can you post the URL to the Bullseye forum? Sounds like I need to do some reading. I always thought that squeezing the bullet too much would deform it in such a way that its aerodynamics...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-10-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,471
Posted By Steve in Allentown
According to Wolff the Compact uses different...

According to Wolff the Compact uses different mainsprings than the Officer.

From Wolff's site:

For Use in: Springfield Compact...
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-09-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,721
Posted By Steve in Allentown
First do as jglenn suggests. If his suggestion...

First do as jglenn suggests. If his suggestion doesn't solve the problem, read on.

Do you mean the slide doesn't go fully into battery unless you smack the back of the slide?

If so, then...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-09-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,471
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I don't know Cowboy. A 20lb spring in a 9mm sure...

I don't know Cowboy. A 20lb spring in a 9mm sure seems excessive especially considering that Wolff lists the 20lb spring as the standard weight for a .45 in those 4" Springfields. We know a 9mm...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-09-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I assume this is happening with an all steel, 5"...

I assume this is happening with an all steel, 5" 1911.

How do you know the feed lips are the cause?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-07-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Learn something new every day here. I've never...

Learn something new every day here. I've never tried soaking a frame in acetone to melt Loctite in the grip bushing threads. All I've ever used is a small butane fueled torch.

Somebody applies...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-06-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By Steve in Allentown
The problem is that the bottom of the notch has...

The problem is that the bottom of the notch has been filed too low. It is not in contact with the cross pin. Filing the top of the notch will not help.

When filing the notch I will leave the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-05-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,471
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I just realized I didn't answer the question you...

I just realized I didn't answer the question you asked.

The flat bottom firing pin stop is similar to the mainspring in that it has more of an effect on slowing the slide than the recoil spring. ...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-05-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,471
Posted By Steve in Allentown
I should have said I agree with you :)

I should have said I agree with you :)
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-05-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,471
Posted By Steve in Allentown
It's not a one-to-one cancellation. In other...

It's not a one-to-one cancellation. In other words, for every 1lb increase in the mainspring there's not a corresponding 1lb decrease in the recoil spring.

Pound for pound the mainspring has more...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-05-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,471
Posted By Steve in Allentown
You've got all the cool toys. So in terms of...

You've got all the cool toys.

So in terms of getting that shorty 1911 to work for your wife, we seemed to have arrived at the following solution:


Flat bottom firing pin stop to slow the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-05-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Steve in Allentown
Or maybe the sear spring.

Or maybe the sear spring.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-05-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,471
Posted By Steve in Allentown
US1911, I've been down the same path you describe...

US1911, I've been down the same path you describe a few of times (wife and sisters). All of your points are valid and make perfect sense. My wife loves her S&W 625 and is a force to be reckoned...
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