That means one thing to this barrel fitting guy. That the feet of the barrel must be level and very close to the slide stop. The bushing has to be reamed very carefully and OD has to be "soapy" and perfect with the parent slide. The problem with tight level feet is that during initial fit is obvious. The barrel seemingly hesitates to go into battery. It looks like the feet are contacting/bumping the slide stop. With a fractionally loose bushing. The slide moves into full battery butter. That is a balancing act between the barrels feet and the barrel bushings ID. NickOriginally posted by Hunter Customs:
I have not read the article in AH. But when I was being taught about barrel fitting years ago most of the smiths at that time used the term hard fit. What they were referring to was barrel lock up and it meant that the barrel would lock up at both ends as tight as a bank vault.
Regards, Bob Hunter www.huntercustoms.com
Larry Vickers was quoting about 3 to 3 1/2 years prior to the article coming out. This was on full guns, so may be a little quicker if looking for some simple modifications.Originally posted by Hydra-shokz:
Good article in AH.Sweet pistol.I want one.I wonder what the lead time would be on a L.A. Vickers?
Peening Rails. (This one method we offer, I do not know Mr Vickers, or what method he uses)Originally posted by jpwright:
I, too, read the American Handgunner article on Vickers' "full bore" 1911. I didn't understand some of what was quoted ... I'm still not sure I do, regarding peening rails vs squeezing slides.
, do I understand that the welding/re-machining technique you recommend means that the slide then "rides" the machined weld material itself? If so, is that durable and reliable?