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by GlennW
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 6974

Re: 1911 Project

The grip screw escutcheons arrived this afternoon, so I installed the magazine catch, escutcheons, and grips. Then lubed up the rails and slid the Marvel .22 conversion on. The slide stop pin wouldn't fit in the frame, (.0005" too large) so I made one that did so I can get back to that later. I ran ...
by GlennW
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 6974

Re: 1911 Project

I had a bit of time before the slide got here so I made a couple of trigger shoes. (long fingers) Offset the stock and groove to the required radius to fit over the trigger. https://i.imgur.com/sTlwN1Ql.jpg Offset it some more for the thickness required and bore it to the required radius for a finge...
by GlennW
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 6974

Re: 1911 Project

Thank you for the comments, Harold. Two things that I have discovered on this project so far is that my 12" rotary table has gained a significant amount of weight, and little things have really gotten tiny! Well, I wasn't expecting parts until next week, but the FedEx guy stopped me on my way back f...
by GlennW
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 6974

Re: 1911 Project

So Harold, you like small work 'eh?

Having to assemble and set up this .108" honing mandrel is interesting...and I have one that uses an even smaller stone than this.

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by GlennW
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 6974

Re: 1911 Project

Tonight all I did was to break the sharp edge on the sear nose .005" setting it up so the relief angle would be parallel to the sear pin axis. https://i.imgur.com/je6PrKol.jpg The angle of the cut is 45 degrees to the radius. Each grid square is .005" at this magnification, so the sear nose is .030"...
by GlennW
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 6974

Re: 1911 Project

The plan is to just break the sharp (very sharp!) edge and make sure it is square with the bore, and then add to the relief angle a little at a time to see how it feels. I use an Optical Comparator so it's pretty easy to see exactly what is going on with this hammer and sear configuration. Hammer ho...
by GlennW
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 6974

Re: 1911 Project

I ended up working (real job) again on Saturday, but took a bit of time and ground the sear before I had to go home. It's spinning around under that flood of coolant. https://i.imgur.com/PY2qLpml.jpg I plugged in a couple of gauge pins and dropped on the hammer and sear. Looked OK so I inked up the ...
by GlennW
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 6974

Re: 1911 Project

I just mailed a check for a slide yesterday...

A guy had bought a Caspian slide and frame and then sold it to another guy. The other guy just needed the frame, so I got the slide for a decent price.

Thanks for the offer though!
by GlennW
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotary shaft seal with concentric tolerance?
Replies: 17
Views: 2282

Re: Rotary shaft seal with concentric tolerance?

Felt seals should be treated before use with a dunk in a melted mix of Petrolatum (Petroleum Jelly) and Paraffin. (1:1 mix) It gives the seal some light rigidity and will not absorb the grease or oil it is sealing.
by GlennW
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 6974

Re: 1911 Project

I ended up having to work all day again, but I did get to grind one sear before i went home. Turned out as planned.
by GlennW
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 6974

Re: 1911 Project

Suggestions are welcomed

Thanks!
by GlennW
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 6974

Re: 1911 Project

I finished up my grinding "fixture" and received some parts today, so now I may be able to get going again. (EGW swapped a long sear in there for me rather than the finished sear normally packaged) https://i.imgur.com/Zm5zsOnl.jpg The small shank on the rod was ground to fit the sear bore and then g...