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Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-03-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By PD5523
Iíve known Jim Garthwaite for 20 years or more...

Iíve known Jim Garthwaite for 20 years or more and spent many hours in the shop with him. He was always willing to take time to teach others, whether the topic was the 1911; the High Power, tactics...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-01-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By PD5523
Wasnít aware. Thank you. Sent from my...

Wasnít aware. Thank you.


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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-01-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By PD5523
Jim Garthwaite

For those who havenít heard, my friend and long time icon in the 1911 world Jim Garthwaite passed away suddenly yesterday at the age of 71. Beyond his talent as a Pistolsmith, Jim was the consummate...
Forum: Ruger 06-30-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By PD5523
Which grip safety did you use - looks like a...

Which grip safety did you use - looks like a nice, clean fit!!


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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-05-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By PD5523
Pictures would help. A small gap at the side of...

Pictures would help. A small gap at the side of the barrel hood (if thatís what you are referring to) isnít likely to be a safety issue - but could impact accuracy. If the barrel rides or stands on...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-08-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,160
Posted By PD5523
Just curious Steve - I assume you made the .466...

Just curious Steve - I assume you made the .466 wide ďgaugeĒ. What did you use and did you simply file and measure until you got the .466 width you needed?


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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-03-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By PD5523
Thank you LOG!! Sent from my iPhone using...

Thank you LOG!!


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Forum: Colt 01-03-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,124
Posted By PD5523
Realizing it could be made in 9mm, I would like...

Realizing it could be made in 9mm, I would like to see a revival of the .380 Government. The lines of the Mustang and Government just look better to my eye than similar competition.

Maybe bring...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-03-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By PD5523
Log, When you say the link may have to be...

Log,

When you say the link may have to be relieved to allow this.....I seem to recall an older post where you mention the bottom of the link hole should never be relieved since this effects...
Forum: Springfield Armory 01-01-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By PD5523
Thanks!! I noticed the Custom Shop menu has been...

Thanks!! I noticed the Custom Shop menu has been reduced and wasnít certain if they were still doing much work!


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Forum: Springfield Armory 12-31-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By PD5523
RO compact barrel

The barrel in my RO Compact 9mm was fit such that the lugs werenít cut properly and the slide over hangs the frame at the rear by perhaps 1/4 inch. I attempted to resolve this using my leg cutter...
Forum: Colt 12-25-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By PD5523
Sounds like you answered your question - a new...

Sounds like you answered your question - a new recoil spring solves the problem. These smaller guns are more sensitive to recoil spring fatigue and, if you purchased it with an unknown round count,...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 12-17-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,110
Posted By PD5523
The condition you describe (I.e. hearing the...

The condition you describe (I.e. hearing the ďclickĒ after pulling trigger with safety on the cocking hammer) is dangerous!!! The safety isnít properly fitted to sear and is allowing the sear to move...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-13-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,913
Posted By PD5523
Is it hitting the slide or corner of the barrel...

Is it hitting the slide or corner of the barrel hood? Sometimes a slight relief on the corner of the barrel hood is needed. And, as others have said, the length and angle of ejector nose may require...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 12-13-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By PD5523
An extended firing pin? Sent from my...

An extended firing pin?


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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-18-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,321
Posted By PD5523
Sorry you did specify feeding issue. I should...

Sorry you did specify feeding issue. I should have read more closely.


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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-18-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,321
Posted By PD5523
Looks like the wrong ejector installed. It's...

Looks like the wrong ejector installed. It's kicking the empty round out too soon. I'd either fit a new ejector made for the .45 or attempt to adjust the existing ejector.


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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-11-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By PD5523
Not sure but EGW makes a grip safety with a .240...

Not sure but EGW makes a grip safety with a .240 radius and a lot of extra material. Thinking out loud, I wonder if that could be made to fit?


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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-10-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By PD5523
The magazine may be expanding slightly when...

The magazine may be expanding slightly when loaded causing the bow to drag.


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Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 10-08-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By PD5523
Manufacturer? Sent from my iPhone using...

Manufacturer?


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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-07-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,059
Posted By PD5523
EGW Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

EGW


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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-02-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,789
Posted By PD5523
Prayers for Mr. Keefer's recovery. His...

Prayers for Mr. Keefer's recovery. His willingness to share his knowledge speaks to his character.


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Forum: Colt 10-01-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,710
Posted By PD5523
Erratic ejection may be the result of extractor...

Erratic ejection may be the result of extractor clocking. Fitting a new firing pin stop may help resolve remaining issues.


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Forum: Colt 09-24-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By PD5523
May have to find new old stock or go with the...

May have to find new old stock or go with the Colt Combat Unit Rail Gun.


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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-17-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By PD5523
Cutting springs is not preferred. Springs are...

Cutting springs is not preferred. Springs are readily available in various weights and relatively inexpensive - get the weight you want but avoid cutting coils.

Often interference with half cock...
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