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  1. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Back story: we were cleaning out my Dad's apartment and found a Llama 380 (Especial) in his sock drawer. I thought that would be a good item of his to pass down to the grand and great-grandkids. I brought it home to clean it up, buff out some very light rust and put a coat of oil on the...
  2. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Hello, new owner of a Girsan 1911 as of a couple days ago. I've been reading up on the piece and it seems there's an overwhelming consensus that the recoil spring is a consideration of replacement. There's an old forum from 2013 discussing the issue but I didn't see a follow-up to the...
  3. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Say you have a gun, any gun, and the rear of the slide is checkered/serrated. What do you do if you need to replace the extractor and want it to match? Who's going to checker/serrate an extractor and get the pattern and LPI correct?
  4. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Brownells sells a 1911 extractor tension gauge that appears to be just a piece of sheet metal https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/handgun-tools/action-frame-tools/extractor-tools/extractor-tension-gauge-set-prod16125.aspx and the idea is that you set one end in the extractor on...
  5. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Hi all, I'm new to 1911's and this forum. I've had my RIA 1911 for about 3 months now and have only put about 100 rounds through it (pandemic ammo prices). During that first range session, I had 2-3 rounds jump in front of the extractor, preventing RTB. I've also been doing a LOT of dry...
  6. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    i am relatively new to the 1911 platform and just purchased a used Colt commander 70s series. I was having some malfunctions with the cycling where the casing wasn't being extracted from the chamber. This would happen about 10-20% of the rounds i shot. I was using both Colt and Wilson mags they...
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