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Re: Best polishing areas for 1911?

GREAT responses here- appreciate all the sage advice. Barrel/crown, lugs and trigger travel? Barrel- yep. Travel- yep. Lugs? Maybe I should start a new thread on "Why would lugs matter?" Swap out triggers? Even after I polished the rails and sides on this one? My plan IS to shoot bullseye ...
by Bergie
on Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Best polishing areas for 1911?
Replies: 28
Views: 769

Re: Best polishing areas for 1911?

I’m not sure if you can make an $800 gun into a $1,400 gun. At a home work bench. Maybe if I spent another $600 in finishing work......! I ONLY use a tiny amount of Flitz and a soft cloth 'drum' on my Dremel when I use it on guns. NO grinding! I had a Rock Island that I wanted to make into a Gold C...
by Bergie
on Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:41 pm
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Best polishing areas for 1911?
Replies: 28
Views: 769

Re: Best polishing areas for 1911?

Update: pulled it all apart, but prior to that the hammer was pretty smooth, so left it alone. Just that dang trigger drag is driving me nuts! I polished the trigger side rails and lightly filed the frame rails/tracks for the trigger sides. Less gritty, but still there. (The Dremel went away -didn't...
by Bergie
on Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Best polishing areas for 1911?
Replies: 28
Views: 769

Re: Best polishing areas for 1911?

Butler makes some excellent points, which I'll adhere to..... (no, getting a "rise" out the the group wasn't my intent- but more so a 'I don't know what I don't know' post) So from the replies, it sounds like the slide/frame is normal and I'll put the Dremel away.
by Bergie
on Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:53 am
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Best polishing areas for 1911?
Replies: 28
Views: 769

Re: Best polishing areas for 1911?

Interesting.....described multiple times as "stringy". Doesn't seem like a lube at all if that's the characteristic.
by Bergie
on Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Best polishing areas for 1911?
Replies: 28
Views: 769

Best polishing areas for 1911?

I'm working on my second 1911. My first was a Rock Island as a 'practice' round- polished the feed ramp, the trigger sear, the trigger slide sides, and disconnector. Seemed to work well- no malfunctions, and for the most part very smooth. Now I'm on my second- a Springfield Range Officer. The trigge...
by Bergie
on Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:27 pm
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Best polishing areas for 1911?
Replies: 28
Views: 769

Re: New rifle, std Weaver mount, aims 4 feet low! ???

My apologies to everyone trying to help me out. But there's lesson to be learned here I guess..... I pulled it all apart and only then after inspecting the base did I see the small "60" stamped on it. OMG, I erroneously used a 60 MOA mount! Oh well, this 700 will go hunting next year. But ...
by Bergie
on Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:25 am
 
Forum: General Gun Chat
Topic: New rifle, std Weaver mount, aims 4 feet low! ???
Replies: 18
Views: 612

Re: New rifle, std Weaver mount, aims 4 feet low! ???

I did shoot it once, just to see if the bore sight was being stupid and that shot wasn't on the paper (2'x2'). I pulled the laser out and the bolt and looked thru the barrel and it pointing super low. The rings are the same height (I know Ruger will often make different height rings for their rifle ...
by Bergie
on Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:10 am
 
Forum: General Gun Chat
Topic: New rifle, std Weaver mount, aims 4 feet low! ???
Replies: 18
Views: 612

New rifle, std Weaver mount, aims 4 feet low! ???

Picked up a Cabelas Rem 700 ADL .308 when they were on super sale back in Sept. Saved enough with rebates and discounts to justify a Magpul stock upgrade....took my spare Nikon Monarch and Warne steel med. high rings and it all went together super easy. At the range today, threw in a laser boresight...
by Bergie
on Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:11 pm
 
Forum: General Gun Chat
Topic: New rifle, std Weaver mount, aims 4 feet low! ???
Replies: 18
Views: 612

Gunsmith Needed (Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, ?)

I was shooting my Marlin Guide 45-70 and while trying to cycle in a new round, the next live round didn't come fully out of the tube mag and just stuck with the lever open! So now I have a live round jammed half in/half out of the tube and the level locked full wide open and stuck tight! So I need a...
by Bergie
on Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:53 pm
 
Forum: General Gun Chat
Topic: Gunsmith Needed (Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, ?)
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Scope for Ruger Precision Rifle? (Not my Nikon?)

Are you just looking to use for fun, or anything specific? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk LZ made a good point- What's its use? For years, I've been the 300+ yrd 'look out' in our hunting group. Whether it's deer running out of the woods from the drivers, to the Wyoming speed-goats across the f...
by Bergie
on Thu May 18, 2017 2:38 pm
 
Forum: Long Guns
Topic: Scope for Ruger Precision Rifle? (Not my Nikon?)
Replies: 17
Views: 1552

Scope for Ruger Precision Rifle? (Not my Nikon?)

Have a brand spankin' new RPR in 6.5 and am thinking about what it deserves for glass. I have a Nikon Monarch 4-16, but am thinking it should have something that goes out to take full advantage of this caliber. The Nikon has the BDC circles, which I'm not fond of. Should I just be content with the N...
by Bergie
on Tue May 16, 2017 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Long Guns
Topic: Scope for Ruger Precision Rifle? (Not my Nikon?)
Replies: 17
Views: 1552

Re: Battle Creek Armory

Charles is a good guy- likes to teach while he is working on your stuff. He's a roll up your sleeves and get the job done kind of guy. I'm heading there this week to finish off two builds, so I can update the post later. (But I suspect I'll have nothing more to add other than good things.) He does l...
by Bergie
on Tue May 02, 2017 8:19 pm
 
Forum: General Gun Chat
Topic: Battle Creek Armory
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Re: What's it worth? (Tikka 595 in .223 with heavy barrel)

Thanks grimbeaver, that's what I was wondering....the relative 'depreciation' due to the crack. (Wasn't looking to post it for sale in this section, I know that)(not quite sure I get the pan/spatula post)
by Bergie
on Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:19 am
 
Forum: Long Guns
Topic: What's it worth? (Tikka 595 in .223 with heavy barrel)
Replies: 18
Views: 1471

What's it worth? (Tikka 595 in .223 with heavy barrel)

New to this forum and didn't see a 'value' section, so forgive the misplaced post if there is such a section. I have the above mentioned rifle that's just been a safe queen for a long time. So in order to get new and different toys, I'll want to sell this one. It's the standard sporter version, not ...
by Bergie
on Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:43 am
 
Forum: Long Guns
Topic: What's it worth? (Tikka 595 in .223 with heavy barrel)
Replies: 18
Views: 1471

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