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  • megafiddle's Avatar
    21st October 2020, 22:45
    megafiddle replied to a thread :

    Forum: Colt
    Thread: Colt Night Defender Rear Sight Won't Drift!
    Soldering irons work well for releasing locking compounds. I have removed locked setscrews with a small pointed soldering iron tip. Adding some...
    5 replies | 74 view(s)
  • niemi24s's Avatar
    21st October 2020, 22:07
    niemi24s replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    That would be great, thank you!I suspect that's the natural place for most leading to occur. The sequence of events might be: • Main powder...
    16 replies | 170 view(s)
  • Rick McC.'s Avatar
    21st October 2020, 17:58
    I donít think you should try to remove the sights; they should be OK in a CLP bath anyway. As I recall from my Kimber days; theyíre put in using a...
    5 replies | 60 view(s)
  • Rick McC.'s Avatar
    21st October 2020, 17:50
    Rick McC. replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    The only swaged Hornady bullets I’ve used were round ball from back in my early muzzleloading days, before I started casting my own rifle balls. No...
    16 replies | 170 view(s)
  • Rick McC.'s Avatar
    21st October 2020, 17:32
    Rick McC. replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Powder Measures
    Iíve never used a cleaning product on the inside or outside of a powder measure.
    11 replies | 120 view(s)
  • .45s r best's Avatar
    21st October 2020, 16:43
    .45s r best replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Powder Measures
    I have always gone sparingly using any solvent on it...maybe once or twice a year at the most. I think from now on I will only blow it out and if it...
    11 replies | 120 view(s)
  • .45s r best's Avatar
    21st October 2020, 16:41
    .45s r best replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    If I mange to get my hands on some, maybe I can send a couple to you. I have not seen hide nor hair of them in these parts for quite some time. The...
    16 replies | 170 view(s)
  • niemi24s's Avatar
    21st October 2020, 14:51
    niemi24s replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    This shows the difference in blow-by around a 0.4505"D bullet (left) and a 0.4520"D bullet (right) propelled only by a primer: These bullets...
    16 replies | 170 view(s)
  • Norton's Avatar
    21st October 2020, 14:01
    The internal parts should be inspected. Slide disassembly, cleaning & lube. The frame & components I would blow out after allowing oil to drain. If...
    5 replies | 60 view(s)
  • ThisIsMy1911's Avatar
    21st October 2020, 12:33
    @Norton, I think that's they way to go - just maintain it as an old, reliable compact 1911; nuttin' fancy. The sites are tritium, and even though...
    5 replies | 60 view(s)
  • Norton's Avatar
    21st October 2020, 07:54
    I picked up a 1911 Armory made nm. It had beeen in a flood and left on a shelf for years. Rusted up tight with empty magazine in it. Slide was...
    5 replies | 60 view(s)
  • noylj's Avatar
    21st October 2020, 06:38
    noylj replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Powder Measures
    The "film" is a dry lube. I have never had to solvent clean a measure after initial cleaning. If you do this, be sure to run graphitized powder or...
    11 replies | 120 view(s)
  • .45s r best's Avatar
    21st October 2020, 03:25
    .45s r best replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    No Niemi, I have not compared my bullets diameter to my barrels diameter. For what it is worth, the Hunter's Supply 230 grain .45 LRN has a diameter...
    16 replies | 170 view(s)
  • Doran's Avatar
    21st October 2020, 01:39
    First I would try Breakfree CLP, soft cloth rags and a toothbrush with the bristles cut to about half normal height. Breakfree CLP softens rust so...
    5 replies | 60 view(s)
  • niemi24s's Avatar
    20th October 2020, 20:39
    niemi24s replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    How do the measured ODs of your store-bought lead bullets compare to the groove diameter of your barrel? That asked as I'm fairly well convinced...
    16 replies | 170 view(s)
  • .45s r best's Avatar
    20th October 2020, 18:11
    .45s r best replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Powder Measures
    The only cleaning I do on my powder measure is when I switch to another powder, I make sure I remove all the powder I had been using and blow it out...
    11 replies | 120 view(s)
  • .45s r best's Avatar
    20th October 2020, 18:03
    .45s r best replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    I also shoot a lot of lead round nose bullets, when I first started reloading and asking questions at this site, it was you Niemi who recommended I...
    16 replies | 170 view(s)
  • ThisIsMy1911's Avatar
    20th October 2020, 14:58
    I purchased my Kimber Custom Shop Combat Carry in 1999 when I lived in Seattle, then moved to California at the end of 2000 and the gun sat in...
    5 replies | 60 view(s)
  • niemi24s's Avatar
    20th October 2020, 12:39
    niemi24s replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    I'm the opposite of Hawkmoon as I practically never shoot jacketed or plated bullets in the 1911 - only cast lead. But that doesn't keep me from...
    16 replies | 170 view(s)
  • Hawkmoon's Avatar
    20th October 2020, 09:29
    Hawkmoon replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    Yes, the Hodgdon web site shows a 230-grain LRN bullet with Titegroup, and they show a 230-grain Hornady FMJ Flat-Point. Those are the only two loads...
    16 replies | 170 view(s)
  • JD11's Avatar
    20th October 2020, 07:00
    JD11 replied to a thread :

    Forum: Ammo & Reloading
    Thread: Winchester .45 FMJ
    They list it in my Hodgdon reloading manual, I figured they showed it on their website too. They DO also show a 230 gr. LRN Starting load 4.0, max...
    16 replies | 170 view(s)
  • JTQ's Avatar
    20th October 2020, 06:11
    JTQ replied to a thread :

    Forum: Magazines
    Thread: Magazine Loaders
    The Ed Brown .45 Auto picture (choose the .45 in the drop down, if my picture grab doesn't work) shows the dimple fairly well. ...
    16 replies | 199 view(s)
  • JTQ's Avatar
    20th October 2020, 05:51
    JTQ replied to a thread :

    Forum: Magazines
    Thread: Magazine Loaders
    I can't post pictures, but if you have other mags, such as McCormick Power Mag or a Wilson 47 series, you can compare them to the CheckMates and...
    16 replies | 199 view(s)
  • noylj's Avatar
    20th October 2020, 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....
    11 replies | 120 view(s)
  • Doran's Avatar
    20th October 2020, 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...
    16 replies | 199 view(s)
  • Hawkmoon's Avatar
    19th October 2020, 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...
    16 replies | 199 view(s)
  • JTQ's Avatar
    19th October 2020, 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.
    16 replies | 199 view(s)
  • Hawkmoon's Avatar
    19th October 2020, 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...
    16 replies | 170 view(s)
  • megafiddle's Avatar
    19th October 2020, 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...
    5 replies | 74 view(s)
  • JD11's Avatar
    19th October 2020, 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...
    16 replies | 170 view(s)
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