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Old February 26th, 2017, 04:22 PM   #31
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Roger that, I am aware of that item but that's a nuclear option. You can't just weld on a bead and reshape either, the frame is hardened and the heat would -unharden- it...
Careful, at my age I'm sensitive to that word!

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Old February 26th, 2017, 04:43 PM   #32
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He just wants it slicked up to a mirror surface. It actually won't take that long to do it by hand. The machine marks really aren't that deep looking at the photo.

Capona could use it just the way it is but then he wouldn't be a real 1911 owner. We just gotta tinker and it's a lot of fun!
I like to tinker too, but I also kind of like to polish them by wasting ammo.

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Old February 26th, 2017, 05:05 PM   #33
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I still don't understand what wrong with Caps feed ramp? Maybe I missed that post.
Probably nothing wrong with them as is. And as I shoot it more it will polish itself.
But I got some time on my hands and tinkering helps the whole gun bonding process.

This 1911 is definitely different than all my other handguns.
Just last night I learned it's not good to miss the barrel link with the slide stop pin.
If I ever see John Browning in heaven or hell, I'll have to tell him that piece of design needs to be tweaked.

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Old February 26th, 2017, 05:40 PM   #34
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Besides proper extractor tension is more important to feeding than a mirror finish feed ramp.

Oh, and your barrel throat looks fine to Cap.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 01:14 PM   #35
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So here's my stupid question of the day.

Every video I've seen on 1911 assembly shows them assembling the firearm upside down. Holding the slide upside down and inserting the frame upside down on top.

I thought it weird but I did it anyway cause that's how the videos did it.
It's so much easier doing it right side up every other handgun. The barrel lug hangs down from gravity, no worry that it flips backward.
Just easier to me.
So what am I missing here that everyone seems to do it upside down? At least the 4-5 vids I looked at.

That's the stupid question.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 01:35 PM   #36
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Nothing stupid about the question. Do it whichever way you like the best. It doesn't make a difference to the pistol. But as you discovered earlier just make sure that all the pieces are installed correctly.

I always check the safeties after reassembly and drop a pencil in the barrel to make sure the firing pin is working.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 01:41 PM   #37
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I do mine upright, partly because of the barrel link as mentioned, also because on the Series 80 doing it upside down can let the plunger lever hang out of the frame and block the slide as you try to slide it on. Bonk.

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Old February 28th, 2017, 03:21 PM   #38
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Thanks all once again.

You would think if someone does something inverted they would have a darn good reason, but I guess not.
Rightside up it is.

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Sorry for the late reply I was doing that work thing.... Anyway the white rogue is the softest of the polishing compounds and doesn't remove a ton of material, SS is harder than Aluminum and that's why I recommend it.

#1. The feed ramp.. Its easy too match/follow the frames feed ramp angle, were just wanting too smooth and slicken it up not machine a new angle or change whats there only blend away any lines left over from the original factory machining operation.

Total time, 5min or less and your done.

#2. The barrels throat, you will notice the bevel on the barrel where it looks like the feed ramp kind-of-sorta continues. Well, yours is also throated too feed semi-wadcutter ammo, not just ball. Don't worry that's a good thing as it will also chew up whatever else you decide too feed it as well. Anyway this beveled lip also gets polished up, same rules apply match the angle and keep the felt tip moving. We just want too remove any fine lines leftover from the original machining nothing more.

Total time, less than 5min and this job is done.

#3. Next on the polishing too do list and this will ruffle some feathers. Is the inside of the barrels hood between 10-2 o'clock in the chamber area. What many don't realize is the bullet/case doesn't just strip off the clip straight into the chamber. As it strips off the clip, the round drives into the feed ramp (clunk) as it then noses up it strikes the top of the chamber (clunk) then it cams into the chamber from the slides momentum (Clunk). This is so fast many don't feel it, but if you test it on your own real slow you will see it happening especially with semi-wadcutter ammo. Polishing the chamber from the 10-2 o'clock lessens the drag so you feel less clunk, clunk, clunk and more of a slick snap closed.

Total time less than 5min and your done with this operation.

So in closing for a total time investment of less than 15min you could have a very slick feeding 1911 on your hands that would more than likely digest anything you could feed it and do it reliably. Long 200grn semi-wadcutters too short and stumpy 200grn Flying Ash Cans.

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So here's my stupid question of the day.

Every video I've seen on 1911 assembly shows them assembling the firearm upside down. Holding the slide upside down and inserting the frame upside down on top.

I thought it weird but I did it anyway cause that's how the videos did it.
It's so much easier doing it right side up every other handgun. The barrel lug hangs down from gravity, no worry that it flips backward.
Just easier to me.
So what am I missing here that everyone seems to do it upside down? At least the 4-5 vids I looked at.

That's the stupid question.
I think the real reason is that they haven't mastered the dexterity of 1911 assembly. For newbs its easier too let gravity hold the spring and spring guide against the barrels underside as they slide the slide and frame on together than it is too use your thumb and hold them up as you slide everything together. There worried they will pinch there thumb against the frames dust cover the slides nose.

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Old March 1st, 2017, 05:24 AM   #41
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Thanks Phil, this is what I was looking for to do.




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Sorry for the late reply I was doing that work thing.... Anyway the white rogue is the softest of the polishing compounds and doesn't remove a ton of material, SS is harder than Aluminum and that's why I recommend it.

#1. The feed ramp.. Its easy too match/follow the frames feed ramp angle, were just wanting too smooth and slicken it up not machine a new angle or change whats there only blend away any lines left over from the original factory machining operation.

Total time, 5min or less and your done.

#2. The barrels throat, you will notice the bevel on the barrel where it looks like the feed ramp kind-of-sorta continues. Well, yours is also throated too feed semi-wadcutter ammo, not just ball. Don't worry that's a good thing as it will also chew up whatever else you decide too feed it as well. Anyway this beveled lip also gets polished up, same rules apply match the angle and keep the felt tip moving. We just want too remove any fine lines leftover from the original machining nothing more.

Total time, less than 5min and this job is done.

#3. Next on the polishing too do list and this will ruffle some feathers. Is the inside of the barrels hood between 10-2 o'clock in the chamber area. What many don't realize is the bullet/case doesn't just strip off the clip straight into the chamber. As it strips off the clip, the round drives into the feed ramp (clunk) as it then noses up it strikes the top of the chamber (clunk) then it cams into the chamber from the slides momentum (Clunk). This is so fast many don't feel it, but if you test it on your own real slow you will see it happening especially with semi-wadcutter ammo. Polishing the chamber from the 10-2 o'clock lessens the drag so you feel less clunk, clunk, clunk and more of a slick snap closed.

Total time less than 5min and your done with this operation.

So in closing for a total time investment of less than 15min you could have a very slick feeding 1911 on your hands that would more than likely digest anything you could feed it and do it reliably. Long 200grn semi-wadcutters too short and stumpy 200grn Flying Ash Cans.

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Old March 1st, 2017, 05:03 PM   #42
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What kind of mags did you decide to go with Cap?

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Old March 1st, 2017, 05:17 PM   #43
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What kind of mags did you decide to go with Cap?
I have 3 of the usual from SA, and 2 10 rounders from chip Mccormick, his power mag plus.

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I have had good luck with chips products, have you tried them out?

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I have had good luck with chips products, have you tried them out?
I haven't tried the Chips yet. I hope to in the next few weeks.

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