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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-20-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,050
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
It's a shame USPSA CO excludes 1911/2011 pistols...

It's a shame USPSA CO excludes 1911/2011 pistols - SAO need not apply. :(

At least IDPA CO is an option.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-15-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Pictures of a typical jam would be very helpful.

Pictures of a typical jam would be very helpful.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-11-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
I don't think this is about lubrication or...

I don't think this is about lubrication or "tightly fit" 1911s. Many, many members here can attest to that.

Something is not quite right about the gun. Pictures will help. There are plenty of very...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-11-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Can you post a picture of the jam? I'd like to...

Can you post a picture of the jam? I'd like to see how far into the chamber, if at all, the round goes before binding up the slide traveling forward.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-09-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Those targets do look as if the pistol is hitting...

Those targets do look as if the pistol is hitting high. I zero my .45 1911s at 20 yards, use the Center Sight Alignment, and see very small elevation differences from 7 to 20 yards.

Because you're...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-25-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Dave Dawson knows A LOT about sights: ...

Dave Dawson knows A LOT about sights:

https://youtu.be/do8sHBDfIGk

No sight pusher.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-13-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-31-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
What file is that?

What file is that?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-31-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
OP, if you do, please tell us what you found out.

OP, if you do, please tell us what you found out.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-31-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Would you do it again if you didn't have the...

Would you do it again if you didn't have the rotary table?
Forum: Guncrafter Industries 01-27-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
No. That's a Nighthawk Falcon. I really like the...

No. That's a Nighthawk Falcon. I really like the BEC guns.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-19-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
I am very fond of Dawson adjustable rear and...

I am very fond of Dawson adjustable rear and fiber optic front sights:

https://dawsonprecision.com/024-022/

https://dawsonprecision.com/novak-cut-fiber-optic-front-sights/

You may just want...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-19-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
How is your extractor tension? Does it pass the...

How is your extractor tension? Does it pass the shake test?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-14-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Check out Steve in Allentown’s extractor thread...

Check out Steve in Allentown’s extractor thread (linked above); there is a lot of knowledge there.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-14-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
That looks normal for a GI style ejector. But...

That looks normal for a GI style ejector. But modern ejectors have a nose:
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-14-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
How does the ejector look? Is the nose intact? Is...

How does the ejector look? Is the nose intact? Is the ejector itself firmly attached to the frame?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-11-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Do you have a very light trigger pull? I'm...

Do you have a very light trigger pull? I'm wondering if the sear spring has been either worn out of tweaked for a lighter pull such that it no longer has a solid push against the sear. My...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-01-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,602
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Does your Kimber have a firing pin safety? I'm...

Does your Kimber have a firing pin safety? I'm not familiar with how they work, but could its mechanism be interfering with the new trigger?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-01-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Yes. The trick if to know which one so that you...

Yes. The trick if to know which one so that you don't "fix" the wrong part. Try it with the plunger and spring out.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-30-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Take out the pin and spring from the plunger tube...

Take out the pin and spring from the plunger tube and try it that way. If it's still stiff, you may want to file a TINY amount off of the thumb safety where it contacts the sear.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-30-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
How well finished before blasting and Cerakote?

My 1911 build is coming along well and I'm getting to the point of thinking about the finishing. I plan to have a local gunsmith blast and Cerakote it (black on black on black - everything black).
...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-30-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,816
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Here's what I ended up with:

Here's what I ended up with:
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-29-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,816
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Thanks for the help, all. After shortening the...

Thanks for the help, all. After shortening the ejector, the pistol now ejects dummy rounds reliably. I'm calling the gun functional. Now on to more blending.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-27-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,816
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Thanks. I'll go after it that way - it will surly...

Thanks. I'll go after it that way - it will surly work. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't a "standard" I needed to attempt to match.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-27-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,816
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
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5"
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