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Thread: New from WNC

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    Hope you don't me fiddling with your first photo:

    Soft Slide Recoil Plate.jpg
    When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind. [Lord Kelvin]
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    Last edited by niemi24s; 10th September 2020 at 21:45.


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    No problem at all. And sure enough it does screw in. I had a torx (star) driver small enough to fit inside the firing pin hole and screwed it back down flush. It would also go lower I don't want to tempt fate. I guess the next step is to take it out and use some version of loctite to put it back in so it doesn't work its way back out.

    Learn a little something about these old guns everyday.

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    That's good news!

    You'll have to unscrew it fully anyway in order to clean the threads in preparation for the Loctite, so you can do us a big favor (as this is a very rare opportunity) by:

    • Taking a nice close up pic of it
    • Measuring its length and OD (major diameter)
    • Measuring the thread pitch if you have a thread pitch gauge set

    Not sure what type of Loctite is best for this - it may depend on how much play there is when it's screwed in flush.
    When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind. [Lord Kelvin]
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    A closer examination of your photo and the breechface of my wadcutter gun seems to show that the major diameter of that recoil plate is closer to 5/16" - might even be 19/64". But that's just "gee-whiz" information now that it seems like it can be fixed.
    When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind. [Lord Kelvin]

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    Quote Originally Posted by niemi24s View Post
    Not sure what type of Loctite is best for this - it may depend on how much play there is when it's screwed in flush.
    I would try blue first. In order of strength of hold, purple is light hold (for small screws), blue is medium hold (for larger screws that may need to be removed with hand tools), red is heavy hold (for screws that are not intended to be removed -- heat is required to loosen), and green is for screws that will never, ever, under any cicumstances be removed.
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    I’ve been using “blue” for many years with excellent results.
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