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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By roaniecowpony
Evolution Armory on the east coast, Clark Custom...

Evolution Armory on the east coast, Clark Custom Guns in the middle, Cifaldi Precision on the west coast.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By roaniecowpony
thanks guys. i know now where this gun stands in...

thanks guys. i know now where this gun stands in price and historic value.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By roaniecowpony
So, since some great knowledge is here: would one...

So, since some great knowledge is here: would one of those AMUs have used an Essex frame back in the days when frames were scarce?

What is the significance of the NM7791414 marking vs other...
Forum: Rimfire! Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By roaniecowpony
My wife also has small hands. She wasn't a big...

My wife also has small hands. She wasn't a big fan of 45 with ball ammo, but it didn't intimidate her either. However, she was uncomfortable with the Pachmyr wrap around grips I had on my Gold Cup....
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By roaniecowpony
"Bare naked steel" isn't a term anyone's ever...

"Bare naked steel" isn't a term anyone's ever used to describe me, but an airport worker did say "steel balls, man, steel balls" when I trailered my airplane back with the engine guts hanging out of...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By roaniecowpony
I hate that I'm so sucked into Amazon.com that...

I hate that I'm so sucked into Amazon.com that it's the first place I shop. We're feeding the beast and the beast is Bezos' wallet. He's gonna be a trillionaire in a few years if this keeps up.
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By roaniecowpony
Re: The price of EVERYTHING is going up

No surprise. Toilet paper was our first hint of things to come. The economy has headed for the dirt and blew past the low set by the 08 Great Recession. It ain't over yet.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By roaniecowpony
mlin, Can you provide more info on the gun in...

mlin,
Can you provide more info on the gun in your picture? The slide has serrations like a 70s NMGC. But clearly it is not that.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By roaniecowpony
I remember an article or chapter in a book on the...

I remember an article or chapter in a book on the armorers at bases that would work on 1911s for their pistol teams. They fit NM barrels and did other mods. Basically, they built their team's guns....
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,219
Posted By roaniecowpony
Yeah, I was scratching my head on that too. I...

Yeah, I was scratching my head on that too. I can't find the exact Mil Spec at this moment, but my recollection was it was something like .020-,030" protrution from the firing pin stop.

I knew...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By roaniecowpony
A bit off the OPs proposed choices (Watsons Law)...

A bit off the OPs proposed choices (Watsons Law) but I bought a Sig P239 in 40 a ways back. I had packed a Detonics Combat Master 45 long ago. The P239 is a much more comfortable gun to pack in...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 08-12-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,155
Posted By roaniecowpony
I'm a believer in your logic.

I'm a believer in your logic.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-12-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 66
Sticky: Loctite?
Views: 31,188
Posted By roaniecowpony
Holy cow! That's a lifetime supply for half the...

Holy cow! That's a lifetime supply for half the forum...for $20.
Forum: Nighthawk 08-12-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By roaniecowpony
In my career, from machinist to QC inspector, to...

In my career, from machinist to QC inspector, to Manufacturing Engineer, QA Engineer and later Certification Engineer, I worked in a lot of different places from very small to very large. The shops...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-12-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By roaniecowpony
You can find people providing all kinds of...

You can find people providing all kinds of services. Not all are great ideas.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-12-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By roaniecowpony
If good care is taken, a bare steel (in the...

If good care is taken, a bare steel (in the white) gun can stay rust free. Not a carry gun, but a safe queen. My father-in-law had a prototype P-38 bare gun from the 30s without rust.
Forum: Nighthawk 08-12-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By roaniecowpony
Just my thoughts, but quality issues in these...

Just my thoughts, but quality issues in these "big little custom makers" seems to come with the higher volume of production they do. Recently, one of these makers was sent a gun back 3 or 4 times...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 08-12-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,155
Posted By roaniecowpony
I checked the "self-cleaning" option box when I...

I checked the "self-cleaning" option box when I bought mine.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-12-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By roaniecowpony
First check that slide stop. It looks like it's...

First check that slide stop. It looks like it's at the take-down cut in the slide. It may be working it's way out and jamming at that cutout in the slide. Your hold may be pushing on the slide...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-12-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By roaniecowpony
Thanks George. I'll cut a chamber in a piece of...

Thanks George. I'll cut a chamber in a piece of barstock or barrel blank, if I have some, and gash out the side to use as a cartridge check gauge. If I run into a problem, I'll get one of your...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-11-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By roaniecowpony
In the past, when I cut Bomar sight cuts I simply...

In the past, when I cut Bomar sight cuts I simply set the slide on parallels and made the cuts. Way back when I cut a few for S&W revolver sights, you are trying to fit the long tang of the sight...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-11-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,182
Posted By roaniecowpony
Phil, LM is a very popular brew. Over the...

Phil,
LM is a very popular brew. Over the years I've only tried about 4-5 different mixes. Pilkingtons is where I started, because that was one of the Brownell's stocked solutions. Back then, it...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-11-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,182
Posted By roaniecowpony
I found some pix of my late friend's gun. Again,...

I found some pix of my late friend's gun. Again, he polished to 2000 grit and did the heated barrel application and very very short rust times. The sheen is somewhere between shiny and a softened...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 08-10-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 191
Sticky: Shotgun Pics
Views: 347,799
Posted By roaniecowpony
Because bigger's not always better... A 1993...

Because bigger's not always better...

A 1993 Italian 410, built by a small maker in the Gardone Valley, Ferlib. 28" barrels, 5 lbs 8 oz.
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 08-10-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 191
Sticky: Shotgun Pics
Views: 347,799
Posted By roaniecowpony
A 1917-ish A.H. Fox 12g Grade A (late engraving...

A 1917-ish A.H. Fox 12g Grade A (late engraving style) restocked about 12 years ago.
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