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Forum: STI/SVI Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Jim Watson
No, they went to the movies, sold a John Wick...

No, they went to the movies, sold a John Wick prop, and decided to deal in kewl tacky tickle Tier 1 operator gunz.

Which is sad to me because my Eagle and Buzzard are first class competition guns.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-12-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Jim Watson
Finish Protection

We have just had another Bare Naked Steel thread and can't be far from a Suitable Lubricants Including Motor Oil thread; let's combine them.

I have read of Turtle Wax on blued carry and duty...
Forum: Nighthawk 08-12-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By Jim Watson
Not picking on Nighthawk, there are several...

Not picking on Nighthawk, there are several similar scale operations with similar reports from time to time, but do these places really test fire their guns?
M. Ayoob said that S&W shot each M645...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-12-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Jim Watson
The stuff I see in Patriot Gun Polishing...

The stuff I see in Patriot Gun Polishing advertisements is either stainless, aluminum, or nickel plated. I bet the guns he shows a before picture in black or blue are plated after the high polish....
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-11-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Jim Watson
Trivia: USFA sold a single action in naked...

Trivia: USFA sold a single action in naked steel, the China Camp model.
The only ones I saw were not rusty, but they were definitely darkening in some areas. Apparently going over directly to...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-11-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Jim Watson
It is just Accurate Powder now. I think the...

It is just Accurate Powder now. I think the "Arms" was dropped when they merged with Western Powders.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 08-11-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Jim Watson
Centaur Quadralok barrel. I once had the...

Centaur Quadralok barrel. I once had the Quadracomp set.

That doesn't look like a .45 magazine.
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 08-11-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,781
Posted By Jim Watson
She is a Democrat. She is friendly to guns for...

She is a Democrat. She is friendly to guns for herself (if interested at all), her bodyguard, and her connected friends. Not to yours.

She will say she supports the 2nd amendment for a few guns...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 08-10-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,799
Posted By Jim Watson
Probably stolen so he couldn't give clear title.

Probably stolen so he couldn't give clear title.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 08-10-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Jim Watson
Holes can be welded up, machined flat, and...

Holes can be welded up, machined flat, and refinished at a price but I never heard of filling an enlarged ejection port back in.

I would just consider it a shootable heirloom and not worry about...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-09-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Jim Watson
.45 HP (Hirtenberger)?

.45 HP (Hirtenberger)?
Forum: Range Reports 08-09-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By Jim Watson
1918 M1911 and 1920s .32. 1907 M1892 and...

1918 M1911 and 1920s .32.

1907 M1892 and 1912 M1885 Winchesters.

I had a couple of 1880s top break Smiths that I shot occasionally, but I sold them to collectors.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 08-09-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By Jim Watson
I assume you don't want to alter the unoriginal...

I assume you don't want to alter the unoriginal but still GI hammer and you don't want to alter the frame.

Buy one of the many many surplus or replacement spur hammers and get it fitted as...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-09-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Jim Watson
Very nice. Ever notice how the wider trigger...

Very nice.

Ever notice how the wider trigger track of the Gold Cup changes the trigger guard contour at the magazine catch? It looks kind of natural with the factory "kidney cut" trigger, but put...
Forum: Sig Sauer 08-08-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Jim Watson
This is also common in the Sig-Sauer DA/SA 9mms...

This is also common in the Sig-Sauer DA/SA 9mms and 9mm 1911s with at least some magazines.

What is happening is that when the top round is chambered, it drags the next one forward to the feed...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-08-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By Jim Watson
Looks good but an out of spec Caspian slide is...

Looks good but an out of spec Caspian slide is disquieting.



Made that way or boogered up in previous incarnation?
Forum: Les Baer 08-08-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By Jim Watson
My gunsmith says they did at one time and he...

My gunsmith says they did at one time and he could pinpoint the changeover by some dimensional changes that affected his fitting. But that was ca 25 years ago.
Forum: Revolvers 08-07-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,388
Posted By Jim Watson
There were at least two grip frames. One...

There were at least two grip frames.

One is full length for regular slab grips.
Then they brought out the Agent with a short grip frame and grips.
Then they started making all the D frames...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-07-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Jim Watson
WWB does not have a great reputation these days...

WWB does not have a great reputation these days but considering that SAAMI maximum case mouth diameter is .473" and chamber mouth minimum is .474", I would get it reamed.
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-06-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By Jim Watson
That's a shame. I broke the "crank" on my 550,...

That's a shame. I broke the "crank" on my 550, called in, left my number, got a call back and a package in a very few days.

I'd call again and if Steve gave me any trouble, I would ask for his...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-06-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Jim Watson
How to fill in tapped holes Don't. People...

How to fill in tapped holes

Don't. People are paying good money to have slots and holes and flutes and toots put in their guns, just consider it a feature, not a bug.


Best way to remove...
Forum: Colt 08-06-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Jim Watson
Wow. Looks shallow enough to get out without...

Wow. Looks shallow enough to get out without weakening the gun, but it would take a lot of work.

I remember when police departments and insurance companies teamed up to get you to scratch your...
Forum: Revolvers 08-06-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,388
Posted By Jim Watson
Numrich would let you swing both ways. When the...

Numrich would let you swing both ways. When the .32 H&R was new, Numrich was advertising .32 NP barrels and cylinders to be rechambered and put on a D Colt.
Forum: Competitive Shooting 08-06-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,068
Posted By Jim Watson
Nothing wrong with playing the local game if that...

Nothing wrong with playing the local game if that is all you do.
Go afield and shoot regulation IDPA or somebody else's home-brew and you will have trouble. There are advantages to standardized...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 08-06-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,068
Posted By Jim Watson
This sort of thing is fairly common. The...

This sort of thing is fairly common. The organizer feels that IDPA CoF is too prescriptive and USPSA scoring is complicated. Heck, Practiscore even has a "Time Plus" option in addition to USPSA and...
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