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  1. #111
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    Default Re: Sunday Night Rock Island Project

    Quote Originally Posted by bravo30 View Post
    so going forward here i should probably grease key areas then oil everything else? the only other time i ever use grease is with my FN-FAL.
    Nicely done that you got it on the way to running.
    I'm going to defer to the experts and spectate the rest of the fine tuning.
    Really great job Bravo.
    How can you have any cookies if you don't drink your milk?

  2. #112
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    Default Re: Sunday Night Rock Island Project

    You may find this of interest, it will keep your Rock Island pure if nothing else.

    Rock Island barrel
    If it ain't broke it ain't mine.

  3. #113
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    Default Re: Sunday Night Rock Island Project

    Edit: ( Sorry Walleye, I missed your post above)

    So, if all else fails, there's this from Sarko:

    https://www.e-sarcoinc.com/newgipatt...acpbarrel.aspx


    .45 1911 New G.I. Pattern Colt 5" Barrel

    This is the first time we have ever offered our barrels at such a great price but we finally6 have enough in stock to offer a great deal. These are new G.I. clone Rock Island Armory .45 1911 & 1911A1 barrels. The rifling is absolutely beautiful and the bore surface is very smooth. Made from ordnance steel.

    Sale Price: $39.95ea or 3/$109.95

    Smit
    Last edited by smit308; March 15th, 2019 at 04:43 PM. Reason: mistake

  4. #114
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    Default Re: Sunday Night Rock Island Project

    If they're the same as the R.I. barrel I looked at this afternoon, 40.00 is no bargain.
    "Ordnance steel" Thank God! That shit's mil spec, bro. Carry on.
    Crusader's local #556 South Central Asia chapter

  5. #115
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    Default Re: Sunday Night Rock Island Project

    Quote Originally Posted by bravo30 View Post
    i stayed away from them with the sandpaper but looking at them now i noticed theyre worn. definitley not sharp. the lugs on the reciver are sharp. heres 3 casing with popped primers. 2 look centered for the most part while ones a bit off center.




    By popped primers do you mean the primer ruptured and released gas?

    To me these pictures look like very low pressure reloads using beat brass...........A firing pin always leaves a big dent. But the pressure from the boom should flatten it back out some. The usual problem you see it craters from overpessure rounds where the primer becomes too flattened and can even crater. Your loads are so low pressure the dent in your case doesn't move.

    If they ruptured you might have a rough spot on your firing pin. Buff the tip VERY lightly to polish it. DO NOT change the length or contour.

    And fire a box or two of factory loads thru it. Your problem might be something as simpe like short stroking.

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    Default Re: Sunday Night Rock Island Project

    I bench checked and test fired the gun today- nice meeting you and your wife, B30.
    The issue is the barrel is over fit and the firing pin is not hitting dead center.

    The cure is a new barrel, link and bushing properly fit. Way too much money for this side project.
    The centering could be adjusted to a degree with an off dimension link- but it's not really that bad given the rest of the pistol.

    The rounded off locking lugs in combination with the weak recoil spring are causing the gun to open just a little early.
    There is evidence not seen in the photo indicating the firing pin is dragging across the primer- evidence timing is a little off. A new 18# spring will ease that a bit.

    All in all, when he replaces the overfit thumb lock and recoil spring the gun is safe to shoot.
    I've seen much worse...
    Crusader's local #556 South Central Asia chapter

  7. #117
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    Default Re: Sunday Night Rock Island Project

    Free gun. Barrel, bushing and link is cheap experience of fitting a 1911. Just my opinion and how I look at it.
    The Gun is the Badge of a Free Man

  8. #118
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    Default Re: Sunday Night Rock Island Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    By popped primers do you mean the primer ruptured and released gas?

    .
    i probably should have explained that further. what i meant was, i removed the bullet and powder and popped the primers in the gun on a handful of rounds to use as dummy rounds when cycling the gun.

  9. #119
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    Default Re: Sunday Night Rock Island Project

    Quote Originally Posted by cdi View Post
    I bench checked and test fired the gun today- nice meeting you and your wife, B30.
    The issue is the barrel is over fit and the firing pin is not hitting dead center.

    The cure is a new barrel, link and bushing properly fit. Way too much money for this side project.
    The centering could be adjusted to a degree with an off dimension link- but it's not really that bad given the rest of the pistol.

    The rounded off locking lugs in combination with the weak recoil spring are causing the gun to open just a little early.
    There is evidence not seen in the photo indicating the firing pin is dragging across the primer- evidence timing is a little off. A new 18# spring will ease that a bit.

    All in all, when he replaces the over fit thumb lock and recoil spring the gun is safe to shoot.
    I've seen much worse...
    we sincerely appreciate your help and the time you took to look over the pistol. we had a great time up there hanging around the shop and enjoy every chance we get to get out of the city! i have the spring and thumb safety in the mail then its one more shot at a quick polish and then this project gets a fork stuck in it!

  10. #120
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    Default Re: Sunday Night Rock Island Project

    Let me know if you need assistance fitting the thumb lock.
    It will be another chance to get out of the city.
    Crusader's local #556 South Central Asia chapter

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