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Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Jim Watson
1. Wolff says 14 lb. Most racegunners use...

1. Wolff says 14 lb. Most racegunners use lighter rather than heavier. I think your 12 is fine for standard loads.

2. I could not tell a difference between .38 Super and 9mm or .45 as far as...
Forum: Reloading Bench Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By Jim Watson
I am sure there are other suitable powders with...

I am sure there are other suitable powders with greater case fill.
I use HP38 which is not one of them, just taking care.

The Brazos bullet has a crimp groove. I would load it with a roll...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin Today, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Jim Watson
In my limited experience of one .45 Buzzard...

In my limited experience of one .45 Buzzard (Eagle configuration out of local shop) and one 9mm Eagle...

I have seven .45 126mms. No three alike. That in combination with a plain ramp barrel...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Today, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By Jim Watson
Measure the width of the breech face. Poke in...

Measure the width of the breech face.
Poke in a case of each caliber and see if it fits.

What did the seller SAY it was?
Forum: Reloading Bench Today, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By Jim Watson
You can certainly load .38 Special with Titegroup...

You can certainly load .38 Special with Titegroup and 125 gr bullet. Titegroup is a dense powder and a double charge will fit the old black powder case so you must be careful that the Dillon is...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By Jim Watson
Oops. That's what it says for 9mm extractor...

Oops.
That's what it says for 9mm extractor groove bevel alright, 35 deg - 10 deg; anything 25-35 is ok by them.

CIP says 35 deg with no tolerance shown except that it is the maximum at:
...
Forum: Fusion Firearms Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Jim Watson
It is all an oxide conversion of the surface of...

It is all an oxide conversion of the surface of the steel.
I figure if it is a dull black machine part it is "black oxide."
If it is a shiny gun, it is "bluing."
Forum: Ammo Can Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,750
Posted By Jim Watson
I tried various combinations of powder, primer,...

I tried various combinations of powder, primer, and bullet. I got 25-40 fps higher velocity with large primers.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By Jim Watson
The actual SAAMI drawing does indeed show that...

The actual SAAMI drawing does indeed show that back bevel at 35 deg + 20 deg, so anything 35-55 is spec.
However, the extractor groove bevel is shown at 26 deg Basic with no tolerance.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By Jim Watson
Smith & Wesson sold some "Midnight Black"...

Smith & Wesson sold some "Midnight Black" stainless revolvers. Attractive when new but the finish wore nearly as fast as blue and did not have the "character" of a used blued gun.
Robar offered a...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-31-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Jim Watson
Like Bandit, I was ready to freak out over a...

Like Bandit, I was ready to freak out over a pilfered M16A2 which would be a lot hotter item than a scrubbed pistol. The pictures set me straight.

I think post 10 is definitive.
Forum: Colt 03-31-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Jim Watson
I have seen them, but did not examine the...

I have seen them, but did not examine the provenance to be sure they were FACTORY nickel.
Forum: Revolvers 03-31-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,492
Posted By Jim Watson
An admirer once said to a Grand Master here: "I...

An admirer once said to a Grand Master here: "I wish I had your talent."
GM replied: "Talent is good. Ten years and a million rounds helps, too."

A non-enthusiast city employee once watched...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-31-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By Jim Watson
Amazing. And I thought the guy who did that to...

Amazing. And I thought the guy who did that to my Trap gun was nuts. But it held up for years and a lot of clay pigeons.

Once upon a time, you could not read an article about gunsmithing (or gun...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-30-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,980
Posted By Jim Watson
One of us is confused. Flat wire recoil spring...

One of us is confused. Flat wire recoil spring doesn't fit mainspring housing? It's not supposed to.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 03-30-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Jim Watson
Colt SP1 getting to be valuable.

Colt SP1 getting to be valuable.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-30-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Jim Watson
Oxpho Blue will work fairly well. Some...

Oxpho Blue will work fairly well.

Some bluing shops will "dip" guns or parts sent in at reasonable cost if not requiring polishing.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-30-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By Jim Watson
Those dwarf pistols are more nearly Star design...

Those dwarf pistols are more nearly Star design than Colt, but I don't know if that figures into guide rod breakage.

Philip Lichtman was hung up on small guns - the only one that made it to...
Forum: Range Reports 03-30-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By Jim Watson
That is just bass ackward unless you are left eye...

That is just bass ackward unless you are left eye dominant and aim on that side. Your master eye should be focused on the front sight, usually about an "intermediate" correction.

My shooting...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-29-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By Jim Watson
I see Trijicon now sells fiber optic sights as...

I see Trijicon now sells fiber optic sights as well as night sights.
That is the way I would go, or look at Dawson Precision and see if they will install or recommend an installer for their fiber...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 03-29-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Jim Watson
There is a screw on beavertail for SIG P210. It...

There is a screw on beavertail for SIG P210. It is not bad looking. I wonder if it could be filed to fit the Browning.

But I would lean to the "no bite hammer" or a completely de-spurred hammer....
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-29-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By Jim Watson
I only have one hard chrome gun, the STI I shoot...

I only have one hard chrome gun, the STI I shoot USPSA with.
It is smooth and easy to clean, I would have a future gun chromed.

But as Wilsonedbrown says, better have your mind made up; chrome...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 03-29-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By Jim Watson
There is a long thread with the limitations of...

There is a long thread with the limitations of the "low number Springfield" at:
https://thefiringline.com/forums/archive/index.php?t-551861.html

And don't put stock in those bolt handles, they...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-28-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jim Watson
I am not saving a whole lot on 9mm IF you...

I am not saving a whole lot on 9mm IF you consider 147 gr subsonic vs 115 gr econoball. But like for like, it would cost about double my reload expense to buy what I shoot the most of at IDPA and...
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 03-27-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,289
Posted By Jim Watson
They have been having "computer outages" and the...

They have been having "computer outages" and the like all along.
Just to show you who is boss.
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