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Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 08-02-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By dfariswheel
All the Winchester 1200 and 1300 shotguns had...

All the Winchester 1200 and 1300 shotguns had aluminum receivers.

Winchester first made actual stainless steel guns, but found that in actual use the bores tended to rust, probably due to the...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 07-27-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By dfariswheel
In the past, some military personnel applied a...

In the past, some military personnel applied a heavy coat of real Cosmoline to their pistols and baked it in an oven.

The Cosmoline melted into the parkerized finish and was said to seal it very...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-27-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By dfariswheel
Another replacement sight pin that doesn't fail...

Another replacement sight pin that doesn't fail is a section of Allen wrench.
These also tend to stay put very well.

To secure a Colt type sight pin, there are several options......
Put a slight...
Forum: Colt 07-19-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By dfariswheel
Buried somewhere I still have the Guns & Ammo...

Buried somewhere I still have the Guns & Ammo magazine test where Skelton fired 10,000 rounds through an aluminum Commander.

As I recall it was the frame that cracked in a non critical area, not...
Forum: Revolvers 07-13-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By dfariswheel
As said, for a real cowboy the revolver was a...

As said, for a real cowboy the revolver was a rarely used tool, that due to the conditions got little care, which is why few cowboy guns have survived the years.

The cowboy revolver was basically...
Forum: ARs ONLY 07-12-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By dfariswheel
There's a discussion about it on the S&W Forum. ...

There's a discussion about it on the S&W Forum. It appears to be a Nitride finish.....

http://smith-wessonforum.com/smith-wesson-m-p-15-22/477516-armornite-mystery.html
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 07-12-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 627
Posted By dfariswheel
If you want to convert an M1 to National Match...

If you want to convert an M1 to National Match standards, the best source of info available is "The US .30 Caliber Service Rifles: M1 and M14" by Jerry Kuhnhausen.

This is another of his excellent...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-12-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By dfariswheel
Protrusion is a judgement call. Better a little...

Protrusion is a judgement call. Better a little too much then not enough.
If you do it right, you can simply grind off however much excess is left after staking.

The key to getting a tenon sight...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 07-10-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By dfariswheel
Another machined steel ambi safety to look at is...

Another machined steel ambi safety to look at is the EGW.

The Wilson and EGW use the best system yet for securing the two halves together and the right side firmly on the frame.
With these there...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 07-09-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By dfariswheel
That's almost literally true. The AK is in...

That's almost literally true.

The AK is in use in a lot of third and fourth world countries in which the users have had NO instruction on the weapon other than to figure out how to load and fire...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 07-08-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By dfariswheel
The truth about lubricants in firearms is that...

The truth about lubricants in firearms is that virtually ANY lube will work just fine for normal use.
This is especially the case in the AK rifles.

Just buy any good lubricant and try it. If it...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-08-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By dfariswheel
The Argentine's bought the manufacturing...

The Argentine's bought the manufacturing abilities to build the Colt 1911 .45 auto from Colt, and in fact, the early Argentine 1911's were built in the US by Colt until the Argentine's got their...
Forum: ARs ONLY 06-30-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,706
Posted By dfariswheel
The answer is fairly simple....... ANY civilian...

The answer is fairly simple....... ANY civilian sporting, expanding bullet ammo.
This is soft point, NOT hollow point ammo for the most part.
This is ammo that's designed for use on game animals...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 06-30-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By dfariswheel
There are several options. One thing to be...

There are several options.
One thing to be aware of, bore brushes will appear to to be fouling since they leave a thin layer of copper when run through a bore. Often this is mistaken for...
Forum: Revolvers 06-25-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By dfariswheel
No they won't and CAN'T. The new 2020 Python...

No they won't and CAN'T.
The new 2020 Python is made of stainless steel.
The Colt Custom Shop may be able to offer one of the methods of blackening stainless, but you'll have to contact them and...
Forum: Revolvers 06-21-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By dfariswheel
Colt always did a better job of spreading the...

Colt always did a better job of spreading the money spent to build them.

S&W directed the money to external appearance of the bluing and the nice grips with a usually rougher internal finish.
...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 06-18-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By dfariswheel
It can be a problem with lighter colored holsters...

It can be a problem with lighter colored holsters and liquid lubricant.

I've seen a number of holsters carried daily in which the toe of the holster was stained a darker color from oil leaking out...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 06-10-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By dfariswheel
This is aftermarket. Note the casting line on...

This is aftermarket.
Note the casting line on the inside.
All USGI parts were made of milled steel.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-09-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By dfariswheel
These trigger guard covers are retained by dome...

These trigger guard covers are retained by dome headed Allen screws.

As above you may need a screw extractor to remove them.
I'm not sure grinding the heads off will work since the shanks will...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-06-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By dfariswheel
As has been alluded to above, don't buy gun parts...

As has been alluded to above, don't buy gun parts from eBay or Amazon.
Almost all of the new parts sold through them are cheap Chinese made out-of-specification junk.

Sometimes you can buy good...
Forum: Revolvers 05-29-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By dfariswheel
Given the prices of original genuine Colt Target...

Given the prices of original genuine Colt Target grips, those are a viable option.

They can be improved by sanding the "thumb rest" areas to round off the sharp edge, which is the way the new Colt...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 05-29-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By dfariswheel
To be effective a shotgun doesn't need to have a...

To be effective a shotgun doesn't need to have a longer barrel.
Years ago the NRA American Rifleman Dope Bag staff did a study of shotgun ballistics by starting out with a 32 inch Marlin Goose Gun...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-25-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By dfariswheel
I got you on the other forum you posted on with...

I got you on the other forum you posted on with full instructions on how to insure a good job.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-25-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By dfariswheel
There's no need to bead blast those areas and in...

There's no need to bead blast those areas and in some areas it's not even really possible to get a bead blast stream into awkward places.

Parkerizing is a rough coating, but without a bead blast...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 05-23-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By dfariswheel
I don't have time to watch the video right now,...

I don't have time to watch the video right now, but the first Kydex holster I remember seeing was the "Snick".

These were sold for a very short time and at one point were a favorite of combat...
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