March 6th, 2017, 07:10 PM
Dodgin' The Reaper
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Originally Posted by Phil McGrath
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.
As old as I am you would have thought I would have known of this by now! I had a high school teacher that warned me about the effects of Jack Daniel's on my brain. Maybe he was right..........