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    I didn't know I needed a Colt Pocket Hammerless until I started reading the post by SPOOK331945.
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    I understand that it is your professional opinion that I need to take this to the range regularly and put prodigious amounts of ammunition through it...
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    What prybar is that?
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    Took it to the range today. It cycled and shot well. 1 Failure-to-feed on 50 rounds. It was a great feeling running a weapon for which I've held...
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 Show-N-Tell in Handguns
    I continue to go back-and-forth on the color of the plunger tube on two-tone 1911's. Should it match the frame of the controls? I decided it should...
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    Still want to throw lead with you someday, CM. Will give a full report.
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    To the range tomorrow to see if it runs.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I'm looking at pics on the webernets and cannot find a single picture of an M16a4 with the side sling swivel like the one on my service rifle. Crazy....
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I carried one like this a few years back. It had a side sling mount that attached to the front sight base. Do you know if there were some set up with...
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    Thanks, gents! Good info. Getting close. Still need to fit the mag catch. Then, at some point, need to get to a range and see if this thing will run.
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    These were listed as novak front and rear. However the front site still has a hole in it. It had to be pressed in with a sight pusher. Do it still...
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    Really appreciate the clarification from you and CM. I was pretty frustrated after spending so much time on the ejector and getting a fit that I was...
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    Preferred tool for staking the front sight? Brownells has one that looks decent for $50. Thoughts?
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    Patience I have. I need to develop some skill with the file. Marking the pin with a punch is a good idea. Will need to keep that in mind. ...
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    I'm listening, because the one I just installed is able to lift just like you described.
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    Got the Ejector installed. Had to cut the relief in it for the pin. This was more of a challenge than I expected (to do with any level of precision....
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    When I started this project, I viewed it as an opportunity to save some dough on a 1911 by assembling it myself. Nope. It will end up costing me...
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    If I had any choice in the matter, no. But the pistolsmithing gods have spoken.
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    I do, in fact, have one. Unfortunately, I've got a different problem. I ordered an OWD DeSantis holster. It has arrived and it is not for a...
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    That'd be fun, though if my wife ever discovers this forum... I'm at a standstill right now, waiting on a plunger tube. Originally, I'd intended...
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    That's it. Thanks, CM.
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    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    Ok - got a little cocky after the successful safety check. Attempted to install the ejector today. Bent the pin all to H-E-double-hockey sticks. Have...
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    4 Weeks Ago
    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    No impact, no idea. Standing by... Just checked the webernet. Passed all of the tests. :rockwoot:
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    4 Weeks Ago
    johny5 replied to a thread 1911 build in Gunsmithing
    Finally received my disconnector and firing pin stop in the mail. Full function check - everything cycles properly! :bacondance:
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