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Re: 1911 Project

Post by GlennW » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:55 pm

A gauge pin was then inserted into the barrel bore and indicated concentric to the lathe spindle axis.
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The reamer was then plunged to the desired chamber depth.
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The barrel was then flipped around and the crown was cut using the same technique.
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Now I just need to trim the barrel ramp back a little.
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Re: 1911 Project

Post by RSG » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:54 am

Lots of fussy work there no doubt Glenn!
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Re: 1911 Project

Post by leocs » Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:09 am

:D Outstanding Sir.Thanks for taking the time and effort to post this thread.I notice that you are in Florida.If you don`t mind me asking,where are you located?I was born and raised in Vero Beach.A friend of mine has a little business just up the road from Vero.Knights Armament.
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Re: 1911 Project

Post by GlennW » Sat Oct 30, 2021 4:34 pm

The slide I had used was a new Caspian slide that had been lapped by Caspian to a different frame. Although it seemed pretty good as far as the fit, I never really liked the idea of not having a properly fit slide.

I ordered a new slide from Caspian and finally received it after a bit of wait time. Fortunately, my barrel will need a bit of fitting as it is a bit too tight in the new slide. This made me happy, as my fear was that it would drop in and rattle around and I’d be welding up my barrel.

Right out of the box it went onto my slide maybe about ¼” and then got tight. That also made me happy so that proper fitting could be accomplished.

I threw it up on a surface plate and checked the rails. They are parallel to each other and to the outside of the slide within tenths. Nothing too scientific, just a gauge pin and a .0001” test indicator.

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I then gauged the width between the rails and found the slide rails to be just under a thousandth narrower than my frame rails. I lubed it up and found that I could slide it onto the frame without excessive force. I also discovered that Caspian had missed the ejector cut depth by .050” so I had to remove the ejector to get full travel on the frame. At that point, I got out some JB’s Bore Shine and lapped the slide to the frame which might have taken fifteen to twenty minutes. It now has nice contact between the slide and frame rails.

Off to the milling machine to add the Marvel cut and fix the ejector groove.

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Now the slide fits over the ejector.

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Re: 1911 Project

Post by Harold_V » Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:30 am

GlennW wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 4:34 pm
I also discovered that Caspian had missed the ejector cut depth by .050”
Heh! Amazing how things like that happen. Brings to mind a tool I delivered to Litton Industries, which was rejected (one of the five rejections I received in the 16 years I did work for them). For what ever reason, I had forgotten to engrave a line on the tool. That was troubling to me, as I had made the same tool before, without issue. Heavy sigh!

Nice job on the slide, Glenn.

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Re: 1911 Project

Post by GlennW » Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:18 am

Harold_V wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:30 am
Heh! Amazing how things like that happen.
Even more so when it is an automated process with multiple parts being made per setup. I imagine that there are a number of them like mine.

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Re: 1911 Project

Post by RSG » Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:56 am

Great work Glenn! Thanks for sharing
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Re: 1911 Project

Post by GlennW » Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:04 pm

I've got sears working the way I want, so now it's time to get hammers sorted out.

A little hammer hook grinding.

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