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OK I JUST ORDERED A NEW STI 38 SUPER TRUBORE RACE GUN,ANY IDEAS ON WHAT RACKING LEVER IS BEST,AND HOW TO FIT,CUT A DOVETAIL IF SO WHAT POSITION.

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OK I JUST ORDERED A NEW STI 38 SUPER TRUBORE RACE GUN,ANY IDEAS ON WHAT RACKING LEVER IS BEST,AND HOW TO FIT,CUT A DOVETAIL IF SO WHAT POSITION.
Hey Terry, in my opinion there's only one option: http://shootersconnection.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=56&products_id=523

That being said, according to SkinnErgram #78:
"Changes to the 'TruBor' and 'GrandMaster' line of 'race guns':
All of the foregoing will be (no additional charge) 'slide lightened'."

I believe it will look like this at the rear of the slide: http://www.stiguns.com/guns/GrandMaster/images/GrandMasterWeb05_800w.jpg

If it does, there might not be enough material to mill deeply enough into the slide (and you probably wouldn't want to go right behind the breechface) for the racker to work.

I might be wrong, however. Hopefully Bob will be along shortly to tell it like it is. ;)

As far as the cut itself, this is from Dan Bedell: "Racker dovetail is 60 degree x .360". I cut the center of dovetail .450" from breechface and .125" deep, then blend and contour the racker to the slide. The height of the dovetail on the unfinished racker is .190". After it is fit to the slide, drill a hole at a 45 degree angle with a #29 drill and tap it with an 8-36 tap or use whatever size hole and set screw you want. If you already have an existing dovetail, fit it accordingly."

Good luck with the new toy!
 
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