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Forum: Para USA 06-22-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By redcaddy51
It says: API Haywood CA. Philippines

It says: API Haywood CA. Philippines
Forum: Para USA 06-22-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By redcaddy51
Here's some pics. I'll file that last piece...

Here's some pics.

I'll file that last piece of opinion in the "DUH, why didn't I think of that" folder. Now I only have to choose from a dozen or so weights, piece of cake.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Para USA 06-21-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By redcaddy51
all righty then, I'm officially cornfused, both...

all righty then, I'm officially cornfused, both logo's appear on the gun I have.

As I said, I acquired it used, it does not bear any name "(fatboy" or "Warthog") so it could very well be just a...
Forum: Para USA 06-19-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By redcaddy51
RIA fatboy Q

I posted a while back about a Armscor/ API 45 ACP "fatboy"

I've shot it some, enjoyed it, but now it's starting to be a jamb-o matic.

I've traced the problem to a worn guide rod and a weak...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-16-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By redcaddy51
MOM: "alright now, you boys fight nice!" ...

MOM: "alright now, you boys fight nice!"


Sorry, old, pop up memories.

RED

Taps inbound, rollin, rollin, rollin
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-15-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By redcaddy51
Well, I hit up flea bay and amorozon. I found a 3...

Well, I hit up flea bay and amorozon. I found a 3 tap set from RDG tools in the UK. Price is $13.00 with $11.00 shipping and there may be a VAT/customs fee. Anybody heard of them?

The only...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-15-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By redcaddy51
It's 45 ACP, the hood has been trimmed some but...

It's 45 ACP, the hood has been trimmed some but the locking lugs and toggle ramps are pretty much un molested, bore is pristine.



I remeasured the threads and found them VERY slightly out of...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-15-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By redcaddy51
1911 barrel ?

At a gun show, this past weekend, I picked up a 6 inch, threaded, 1911 barrel.

The threads measure .564 X 40 TPI. In all my travels, I've never run across this thread before.

What is it?...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-26-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By redcaddy51
I seem to have attracted some arm chair lawyers...

I seem to have attracted some arm chair lawyers on RFC. A few were more interested in telling me no and why not, than they were in giving useful advice. Not all , of course, just more than I...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-26-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By redcaddy51
Otto, I'm building a multi use weapon. Without...

Otto, I'm building a multi use weapon. Without the can installed, it's a compact, lightweight field carry piece. Depending on ammo selection, it will provide useful accuracy, at various distances, on...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-25-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By redcaddy51
eggzachery, when I don't use / set the lock, it's...

eggzachery, when I don't use / set the lock, it's a box stock MK-I. When I set the lock, it's a hand jammer.

Yes, I'm aware that what I want is a bit outside the lines... (I will have to modify...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-25-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By redcaddy51
Ruger MK-I bolt lock ?

I need a way to lock the breech / bolt on my Ruger MK-I.

I want something I can thumb operate. To allow me to easily use a sequence of Load, Lock the bolt, Fire, Unlock, Hand cycle the bolt, to...
Forum: ARs ONLY 03-05-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,153
Posted By redcaddy51
I likely shouldn't say this in the open, BUT,...

I likely shouldn't say this in the open, BUT, Ever since my Governor and my President made me a felon (as yet un adjudicated) because I retained possession of a lawfully procured item, after the...
Forum: ARs ONLY 03-04-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By redcaddy51
Hey, thanks for the fast reply. My google foo...

Hey, thanks for the fast reply. My google foo finally kicked in. I found an 18 inch, Shaw barrel, S/S, HBAR at E A Brown. it's listed at 1:16 twist. $179.00


I'm thinking I might want a faster...
Forum: ARs ONLY 03-03-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,153
Posted By redcaddy51
Plidad, yes I have tried all the factory loadings...

Plidad, yes I have tried all the factory loadings I could find.
Changing from the 123 Gr. to the "hunting" 154's, a change to a longer brake, (more chambers/gills) brought the group size more in...
Forum: Other 1911's 03-02-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By redcaddy51
1911 .357 mag?

I recently ran across a video of a 1911 in .357 Mag, purportedly a Coogan.

Any info out there to share?

I've had an empty spot since my AMT Hard baller moved on...

Thanks,
RED
Forum: ARs ONLY 03-02-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By redcaddy51
350 Legend

I recently got the bug for another AR carbine, this time in 350 Legend.

I'm having trouble locating an 18 or 20 in SS barrel and barrel extension.

Anybody out there got a source for me?
...
Forum: ARs ONLY 03-02-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,153
Posted By redcaddy51
Several years ago, I took the quick and easy way...

Several years ago, I took the quick and easy way out and ordered an upper from SOTA Arms, with a couple of magazines. (the only difference I could see was the follower)

I dropped it on an Anderson...
Forum: Para USA 10-21-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By redcaddy51
"new" Warthog

I just acquired a API Armscor 10 +1 Warthog lookalike. I would like to change out the slippery wood grips that come stock, for something like the grippy G-10 style. (Will shortly stipple or checker...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness 08-30-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By redcaddy51
I'm near Sarasota FL. We are having the same...

I'm near Sarasota FL. We are having the same shortage problems here. Homie desparate and not so Lowe's are both out of plywood, generators, batteries, water and so forth. I think I know why.

This...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-21-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By redcaddy51
Another place you might look is the plunger tube....

Another place you might look is the plunger tube. Some are soft and will deform enough, at installation, to slow the plunger pin down and not give the distinct "snap" you are looking for. (oxidized...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-21-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By redcaddy51
Yep, first thing I learned the HARD way, always...

Yep, first thing I learned the HARD way, always file or beat on the cheapest part...

Sweets 7.62 and a brush works for me, Acetone works on aluminum.

Paul in da swamp
Forum: Rock Island Armory 08-18-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By redcaddy51
Thanks very much for the reply Jay. Yes, I...

Thanks very much for the reply Jay.
Yes, I think it is a "warthog" clone. Last night I swapped a few parts with my Para-Ord, just to see what fit. (trigger, sear, disconnector, hammer, safety)
...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 08-17-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,639
Posted By redcaddy51
I cobbled up a 26 inch barrel in 22TCM in a...

I cobbled up a 26 inch barrel in 22TCM in a Savage Axis. It was originally in .223, so the magazine was long enough to accommodate most any length bullet I want. I got some very interesting results...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 08-17-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,885
Posted By redcaddy51
As usual, I'm late to the party, however, When I...

As usual, I'm late to the party, however, When I first got my TCM combo sets I laid in several cases of factory ammo and a couple of thousand bullets. (They were both 3 digit serial numbers) I never...
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