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Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 02-14-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,313
Posted By ndnchf
Upon recommendation here on the forum, I put a...

Upon recommendation here on the forum, I put a shock buff and new recoil spring in my 1917 vintage WWI 1911. I don't shoot it much in respect for its age. But I put the buffer in to save wear and...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-10-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,475
Posted By ndnchf
I installed a new recoil spring and shock Buff...

I installed a new recoil spring and shock Buff last week., I took it to the range yesterday - it ran like a champ. It will enjoy the retired life now, but I'll leave them in so I know its ready if...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-03-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,517
Posted By ndnchf
Wow - that is beautiful! Cant wait to see the...

Wow - that is beautiful! Cant wait to see the completed pistol!
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 01-30-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,475
Posted By ndnchf
Thanks - good advice. I've shot it once and it...

Thanks - good advice. I've shot it once and it ran perfectly. I would like to shoot it every once in a while, but not a lot. I've ordered a new recoil spring and shock-buff for it. I have an AO...
Forum: Ruger 01-29-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 365,941
Posted By ndnchf
I decided to dress up my lightweight commander...

I decided to dress up my lightweight commander with Ajax faux ivory grips.
Forum: Ruger 01-27-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,252
Posted By ndnchf
That's a beauty! Could you explain what the FBI...

That's a beauty! Could you explain what the FBI mod to the slide stop pin is? Thanks.
Forum: Ruger 01-26-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By ndnchf
I put another 200+ rounds through it today....

I put another 200+ rounds through it today. Reloads, Geco 115gr and Federal hollowpoints. I had one FTF with a reload. A bump to the slide seated it.Other than that, it ran perfectly. I'm starting to...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-26-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By ndnchf
I went back to the range again today. I put over...

I went back to the range again today. I put over 200 rounds through the Ruger SR1911 lwt cmdr. 50 Geco 115gr ball, about 150 Georgia Arms 115gr reloads, and about 20 Federal FST hollowpoints. In all...
Forum: Ruger 01-25-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By ndnchf
Thanks for the tip. I'm off to the range tomorrow...

Thanks for the tip. I'm off to the range tomorrow to give it more exercise.
Forum: Ruger 01-24-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By ndnchf
Well, I did 3 things to it. 1- Carefully stoned...

Well, I did 3 things to it. 1- Carefully stoned the lower edge of the claw to help the rim slip under it, 2- reduced the extractor tension just a tad, and 3 - polished the feed ramp and chamber top a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-24-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,722
Posted By ndnchf
That looks much better. Let us know your range...

That looks much better. Let us know your range test results :-)
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-23-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By ndnchf
I stopped at the range on the way home from work....

I stopped at the range on the way home from work. I put about 75 rounds of FMJ reloads through it. It ran perfectly. I did 3 things to it last night. Carefully stoned the lower edge of the claw to...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-22-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By ndnchf
Yes, I chose the wrong word. I'll try to go to...

Yes, I chose the wrong word. I'll try to go to the range in the next day or so and see if what I did so far make any improvement. If not, then I'll try to lighten the tension a tad and see if I can...
Forum: Ruger 01-22-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By ndnchf
Thanks. When empty the slide closes fine in any...

Thanks. When empty the slide closes fine in any position.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-22-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By ndnchf
This is what I'm thinking for a gauge.

This is what I'm thinking for a gauge.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-22-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By ndnchf
Sorry, its 9mm. I did gently round the lower...

Sorry, its 9mm. I did gently round the lower corner of the claw to help the case ease under the extractor. To set tension, maybe I can make a gauge that is .010" smaller than the average case...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-22-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By ndnchf
After reading Steve's original extractor...

After reading Steve's original extractor discussion I thought my Ruger SR1911 LW CMDR's extractor was fitted wrong. The claw is pressing on the groove. But now I see that this is in fact the way it...
Forum: Ruger 01-22-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By ndnchf
No. It's just the last 1/4" before battery. And...

No. It's just the last 1/4" before battery. And only occasionally.
Forum: Ruger 01-21-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By ndnchf
Oh, I did lightly polish the feed ramp and top of...

Oh, I did lightly polish the feed ramp and top of the chamber. I tried several rounds dropping into the chamber. They all went in smooth as silk.
Forum: Ruger 01-21-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By ndnchf
Further reading and a video seem to indicate that...

Further reading and a video seem to indicate that the 9mm extractor should contact the case as mine does. This is different than the .45 extractor. I dont understand why they would be different, but...
Forum: Ruger 01-21-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By ndnchf
Im looking at the extractor adjustment post in...

Im looking at the extractor adjustment post in the gunsmithing forum, it seems like I need to stone down "B" a little so the claw is not pressing against the groove. This says the claw should not...
Forum: Ruger 01-21-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By ndnchf
SR1911 LW CMD extractor adjustment

I have about 100 rounds through my 9mm LW CMD. I realize it's still breaking in, but I'm having some FTF issues. Occasionally the slide wont go the last 1/4" into battery. I give it a bump to the...
Forum: Kimber 01-18-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By ndnchf
Thanks guys, I appreciate your insight and...

Thanks guys, I appreciate your insight and advice. I've been to a couple LGSs, but neither are stick to handle first hand. But a gun show is coming up soon, so hopefully I can see them there.
Forum: Kimber 01-16-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By ndnchf
Good to know - thanks.

Good to know - thanks.
Forum: Kimber 01-16-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By ndnchf
Looks like you have all the bases covered - Lol! ...

Looks like you have all the bases covered - Lol! I like my PPK/S for summer use or when I need something smaller. What makes changing the sights difficult? Are they just very tight in the dovetails?
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