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  • noylj's Avatar
    Today, 02:29
    noylj replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Powder Measures
    It used to be easy for the powder company to remove the solvent. Now, they have to use low-volatile (slower evaporating) solvents to save the Earth....
    7 replies | 60 view(s)
  • Doran's Avatar
    Today, 02:22
    Doran replied to a thread :

    Forum: Magazines
    Thread: Magazine Loaders
    Magazines since 1913 have a slight indent on the RHS lip after an early material change made the lip too hard to flex when bypassing the magazine...
    14 replies | 152 view(s)
  • Hawkmoon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:41
    Hawkmoon replied to a thread :

    Forum: Magazines
    Thread: Magazine Loaders
    I have a number of Check-Mate magazines, and I don't recall ever seeing anything that could be described as a dimple on the magazine tubes. Can you...
    14 replies | 152 view(s)
  • JTQ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:30
    JTQ replied to a thread :

    Forum: Magazines
    Thread: Magazine Loaders
    It's not the dimple/pimple on the follower, it is the dimple on the mag tube body.
    14 replies | 152 view(s)
  • Hawkmoon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:00
    Hawkmoon replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    The Hodgdon web site does not provide sany load data for a 230-grain FMJ projectile. They list data for a flat-nose projectile. To use that data, you...
    6 replies | 78 view(s)
  • megafiddle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:35
    megafiddle replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: Colt Night Defender Rear Sight Won't Drift!
    It looks like the sight pusher "jaws" are not aligned with the dovetail. If so, is it possible to reposition the slide so that the jaws are...
    4 replies | 39 view(s)
  • JD11's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:31
    JD11 replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    I load 4.4 to 4.5 grains of TiteGroup for my 230gr fmj bullets. Hodgdons has their recommended loads on their site and if I remember right this is...
    6 replies | 78 view(s)
  • Rick McC.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:27
    Rick McC. replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: Colt Night Defender Rear Sight Won't Drift!
    I believe that there must be, since you can’t move it with a sight pusher. Many manufacturers use red LocTite on the rear sight set screw(s),...
    4 replies | 39 view(s)
  • Rick McC.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22
    Rick McC. replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Powder Measures
    Me too, but with powder in it.
    7 replies | 60 view(s)
  • Jim Watson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47
    Jim Watson replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: Colt OACP "Guide Rod Kit"
    The Wolff (and Brown) single springs for OACP are a heavy gauge wire with long pitch. They do not last long in regular use. My gunsmith fabricated...
    11 replies | 247 view(s)
  • Jim Watson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42
    Jim Watson replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Powder Measures
    I cover my Dillon measures when not in use, too.
    7 replies | 60 view(s)
  • MuyModesto's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33
    MuyModesto replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Powder Measures
    I've had the same RCBS powder measure for 46 years. It still works great. Once in a while if I'm done reloading, but plan to do more the next day...
    7 replies | 60 view(s)
  • .45s r best's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:37
    .45s r best replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Powder Measures
    I have an RCBS measure. As I said, I only leave powder in it for a day or two at most. After 8 years, the clear plastic is slightly fogged towards...
    7 replies | 60 view(s)
  • Hawkmoon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:04
    Hawkmoon replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: Colt OACP "Guide Rod Kit"
    Wolff Gunsprings sells two series of recoil springs for the 3-1/2" pistols. The ones they list for the Colt Officers ACP with the original guide rod...
    11 replies | 247 view(s)
  • Reichenbach's Avatar
    18th October 2020, 22:11
    Reichenbach replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: Colt Night Defender Rear Sight Won't Drift!
    Ah, so there is red LocTite at work here, is there? I never would have guessed that. Would a heat guns work also? I have one of those at hand. If...
    4 replies | 39 view(s)
  • Rick McC.'s Avatar
    18th October 2020, 20:37
    Rick McC. replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: Colt OACP "Guide Rod Kit"
    For those looking for a single recoil spring for Officer’s model Colts; the recoil spring that Kimber sells for their four inch Pro models are...
    11 replies | 247 view(s)
  • Rick McC.'s Avatar
    18th October 2020, 20:10
    Rick McC. replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: "COMMANDER" Rollmarks
    Hawk; I’m sure that Dakota’s right, after seeing his picture. I’d never seen a Colt GS like that before. It’s quite a bit different than the two...
    23 replies | 309 view(s)
  • Rick McC.'s Avatar
    18th October 2020, 19:57
    Rick McC. replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Powder Measures
    Iíve been leaving powder in my Dillon powder measure for as long as Iíve had it, except for several pre-obama years when Walmart was selling WWB in...
    7 replies | 60 view(s)
  • Jim Watson's Avatar
    18th October 2020, 19:44
    Jim Watson replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Powder Measures
    The black plastic (HDPE, I think) powder cans are made for long term storage. Cheap acrylic powder measures skate by telling you not to leave...
    7 replies | 60 view(s)
  • Rick McC.'s Avatar
    18th October 2020, 19:44
    Rick McC. replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: Colt Night Defender Rear Sight Won't Drift!
    Take a soldering iron and hold it on the set screw hole in the sight for a minute or so. The heat should break down the red LocTite, and the sight...
    4 replies | 39 view(s)
  • Reichenbach's Avatar
    18th October 2020, 18:23
    I'm using an MGW Sight-Pro in an attempt to drift the rear sight slightly to the left on a .45 ACP Colt 1911 Night Defender...without any bloody...
    4 replies | 39 view(s)
  • kenhwind's Avatar
    18th October 2020, 16:42
    kenhwind replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: "COMMANDER" Rollmarks
    The grip safety in the COMMANDER I posted is more then likely a John Mason. Colt used the same style for their first venture into the wide grip...
    23 replies | 309 view(s)
  • .45s r best's Avatar
    18th October 2020, 16:38
    .45s r best started a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Powder Measures
    I was recently on a website dedicated to the M1 rifle. I read some interesting posts from people who made it a habit of leaving powder in their...
    7 replies | 60 view(s)
  • Hawkmoon's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 19:37
    Hawkmoon replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: "COMMANDER" Rollmarks
    The Wilson drop-ins are more of a beavertail configuration. This looks like one of the no-name drop-in's Ive seen (and have a couple of) that are...
    23 replies | 309 view(s)
  • X62503's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 17:38
    My 1968 Commercial.
    701 replies | 970331 view(s)
  • dakota1911's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 16:08
    dakota1911 replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: "COMMANDER" Rollmarks
    The grip safety looks like one Colt used for a time in the 1990s. I have joked that the 90s is when Colt had what seemed like a "million and one"...
    23 replies | 309 view(s)
  • Rick McC.'s Avatar
    17th October 2020, 14:31
    Rick McC. replied to a thread :

    Forum: Magazines
    Thread: Magazine Loaders
    ^^^^ That’s never presented a problem for me.
    14 replies | 152 view(s)
  • Rick McC.'s Avatar
    17th October 2020, 14:29
    Rick McC. replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: "COMMANDER" Rollmarks
    The grip safety doesnít look like a duckbill to me. Based on the fitting, actually the lack thereof; it looks like one of the old Wilson ďdrop inĒ...
    23 replies | 309 view(s)
  • .45s r best's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 12:37
    .45s r best replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    Thanks for the info. I am going to try to get some powder tomorrow, hopefully I can find some. Primers are just about impossible to get in my area,...
    6 replies | 78 view(s)
  • Hawkmoon's Avatar
    17th October 2020, 08:51
    Yes, it would. I've pondered that seeming paradox. But ... if the parts that need to be in proper alignment with one another are in proper alignment...
    8 replies | 225 view(s)
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