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by GlennW
Mon May 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 60
Views: 17145

Re: 1911 Project

Today's mission was to put the dimple in the slide stop for the plunger using a 1/8" ball end mill and install the plunger tube. Next will be to install the sight rail when it arrives. https://i.imgur.com/OgupHoLl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/08QJNRYl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tUeYxJSl.jpg Running out of t...
by GlennW
Mon May 18, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 60
Views: 17145

Re: 1911 Project

Had a few minutes so the rear of the frame, slide, extractor, and ejector all got a bit of blending. Then drilled the ejector pin hole, installed the firing pin and spring, and did the final fitting on the firing pin stop.

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by GlennW
Sat May 16, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 60
Views: 17145

Re: 1911 Project

I was a bit curious about how all of this was going to work out, so I installed the extractor and firing pin stop. Installed the barrel in the slide, put the slide on the frame, and installed a 10# recoil spring. Loaded one round of a .180 LSWC in a magazine, pulled the slides back and it effortless...
by GlennW
Sat May 16, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 60
Views: 17145

Re: 1911 Project

Thanks Harold!
by GlennW
Thu May 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 60
Views: 17145

Re: 1911 Project

The Firing Pin Stop arrived, so the fitting process began. It was inked up and tapped in as far as it would go easily. Then removed and examined to see where the ink was rubbed off, which was on the back side. I lapped it a bit to remove the tool marks and it then slid in a bit further. That was wor...
by GlennW
Wed May 13, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 60
Views: 17145

Re: 1911 Project

The extractor. Needs a bit of final blending https://i.imgur.com/fSTof8fl.jpg Started on the Ejector. You can see that the slide was lightly rubbing on it as it was cycled half a dozen times. https://i.imgur.com/MdWXwenl.jpg Back to the surface grinder to remove a few tenths and try it again. https:...
by GlennW
Sun May 10, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Two flute v. four flute end mills
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Two flute v. four flute end mills

A little WD-40 or coolant on the cutter will do wonders for the chip welding as well.
by GlennW
Sun May 10, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 60
Views: 17145

Re: 1911 Project

Rainy day today, so I decided to work on the extractor. Had it in a and out a hundred times, and between stoning and marking with a sharpie, I believe it's going to be just fine. It's an EGW extractor, so everything needed to be shaped and fit. I should have taken "before" and "after" pics, but I di...
by GlennW
Sat May 09, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 60
Views: 17145

Re: 1911 Project

I was getting ready to order a barrel bushing and remembered that there was one around here somewhere. I dug it out and sure enough, it fit very snugly in the slide to where it couldn’t be rotated by hand. The bushing bore was checked and it was .0005” smaller than my barrel O.D. which made it perfe...
by GlennW
Wed May 06, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 60
Views: 17145

Re: 1911 Project

I had a few minutes this evening and figured I’d just install the link on the barrel and see how it all fits into the frame. Well, I soon discovered that the barrel link pin hole isn’t finished…so, off to the honing machine to get that set up and get the pin fit. https://i.imgur.com/z8Gagrkl.jpg Mad...
by GlennW
Sat May 02, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 60
Views: 17145

Re: 1911 Project

Another iteration of the above and the lugs were taken down to within a few thousandths of the destination and checked again. Back on the grinder for the final time and taken down to the desired dimension. The lugs were blackened up with the Sharpie and the slide and slide stop pin installed on the ...
by GlennW
Sat May 02, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 60
Views: 17145

Re: 1911 Project

Finally circled back around to this and did some final hand fitting of the barrel to slide lockup using a sharpie to identify tight spots and stones to relieve them. https://i.imgur.com/PwzKOwSl.jpg Next was to dress an convex radius on a grinding wheel that perfectly matched the radius of the slide...