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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-02-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,491
Posted By rotciv
Just look at this thread regarding a rusted 1911,...

Just look at this thread regarding a rusted 1911, Im sure it will incourage you.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=669817&highlight=rusty+1911

shoot safe, shoot straight and have fun
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-08-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,289
Posted By rotciv
I've herd some argue that because the manual is...

I've herd some argue that because the manual is dated it is no longer relevant, but no real changes have been made to the engineering functions of the 1911 in 102 years, so I would say that it is...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-07-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,289
Posted By rotciv
Just because you say so doesn't make it so! what...

Just because you say so doesn't make it so! what evidence do you offer to substantiate your claim? use your own reasoning and don't echo what you've herd from others.

shoot safe, shoot straight...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-07-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,289
Posted By rotciv
If you analyze the 1911 extractor yourself with...

If you analyze the 1911 extractor yourself with out the bias myth that is perpetuated today(if you drop the slide on a chambered round the extractor will break) you will find: 1) that the size of the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-06-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,921
Posted By rotciv
Most reliable 1911's have a gap of about 1/32"...

Most reliable 1911's have a gap of about 1/32" between the edge of the frame ramp and the barrel ramp,http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac210/Cuba1911/barrel15.jpg...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-06-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,289
Posted By rotciv
Why not just drop the cartridge directly into the...

Why not just drop the cartridge directly into the chamber the way it was intended to be loaded to achieve having an extra rounds. The original 45 acp cartridge was designed with a cannelure around...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-24-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By rotciv
I did mine using the drum sander dremel...

I did mine using the drum sander dremel attachment to remove the most metal and then fine tuned it with a long piece of emery cloth using a show shining motion.
...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-21-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,231
Posted By rotciv
Sometimes the tabs on the bottom of the grip...

Sometimes the tabs on the bottom of the grip safety that contacts the top of the main spring housing need to be filed down some to allow the safety to travel back enough to activate the grip safety....
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-03-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By rotciv
If your block looks like this your 1911 is out of...

If your block looks like this your 1911 is out of timing, and you will need to synchronize it, be it thought the over travel screw or by changing out the lever as suggested....
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-21-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By rotciv
This! what you are referring too is called a push...

This! what you are referring too is called a push feed and it's usually caused by a weak magazine spring that does not produce enough pressure to maintain a control feed (constant contact), when the...
Forum: Taurus 08-26-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,255
Posted By rotciv
Good Grief ...

Good Grief


http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac210/Cuba1911/monkey_zpsa9f374bc.jpg (http://s900.photobucket.com/user/Cuba1911/media/monkey_zpsa9f374bc.jpg.html)

If I were you I wouldn't let...
Forum: Taurus 08-24-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,713
Posted By rotciv
When the slide is in battery whether the hammer...

When the slide is in battery whether the hammer is cocked or not the disconnector is in its connected position that being making the connection between the trigger bar and the sear (or at its lowest...
Forum: Taurus 08-23-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,713
Posted By rotciv
Even if your hammer and sear are matted...

Even if your hammer and sear are matted correctly, if your disconnector is not re-setting properly the hammer will fallow the slide, I believe that its much easier to rule out the simple things first...
Forum: Taurus 08-20-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,713
Posted By rotciv
I totally don't know how familiar you are with...

I totally don't know how familiar you are with the mechanics of the 1911, but if you dare, I can explain to you what is needed to prevent the hammer from fallowing. What is likely happening is that...
Forum: Taurus 08-12-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By rotciv
I believe that you are using the correct sight...

I believe that you are using the correct sight picture (image 3)for the sights that come stock on the PT1911, the sights on the PT1911 are set for as they say "combat", that being your bullet hit...
Forum: Taurus 07-31-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,589
Posted By rotciv
My PT1911 runs fine with the stock magazines,...

My PT1911 runs fine with the stock magazines, I've had my magazines replaced by Taurus after about 5K rounds at no cost to me, and I'm currently on 20+K rounds on my PT1911, I do have a couple of...
Forum: Taurus 07-31-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,082
Posted By rotciv
Smith & Alexander Magwell

I like mine allot I use my PT1911 in local shooting matches and it works pretty good, I opted for the flat slim profiled model, didn't need any fitting to slide up into the frame, good luck...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-19-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,177
Posted By rotciv
Quick fix if you dare, first of all to determine...

Quick fix if you dare, first of all to determine whether your sear is engaging properly to the hammer hooks, unload the 1911 and cock the hammer apply pressure to the back of the hammer like if you...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-15-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,106
Posted By rotciv
I wouldn't think that you need to take out your...

I wouldn't think that you need to take out your sear, as long as your disco is re-setting and the hammer isn't falling, you should be fine to reduce the sear spring tension.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-15-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,106
Posted By rotciv
If your hammer isn't falling than, you can safely...

If your hammer isn't falling than, you can safely reduce the sear leaf weight by 1/2, all you have to do is carefully bend the sear leaf back a bit, and try your trigger pull to see if you liked were...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-04-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,372
Posted By rotciv
If your hammer is falling you might want to bend...

If your hammer is falling you might want to bend the center leaf spring forward a little or until the hammer doesn't drop any more.

shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-04-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,736
Posted By rotciv
Some times the triggers over travel screw can set...

Some times the triggers over travel screw can set the timing on the levers that activate the firing pin safety.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-01-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By rotciv
Wonder if this failure accord with the slide on...

Wonder if this failure accord with the slide on the frame or with the frame alone, because I know that if you set the thumb safety all the way up with out the slide the thumb safety will stop at a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-27-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,626
Posted By rotciv
Thanks tuc I wonder what manufacture of after...

Thanks tuc I wonder what manufacture of after market parts makes a hammer with this 1/4 notch safety, I have not personally seen 1911 with this notch or if I did, I didn't notice it, seems to me that...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-27-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,626
Posted By rotciv
I would imagine that if there is a 1/4 notch...

I would imagine that if there is a 1/4 notch between the hammer face and the half cock position that it would be visible from the rear of the pistol when the hammer is cocked, and as such who ever is...
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