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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:55 am 
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Photos of the day… a finished checkering pattern, hand-cut 25lpi.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:16 am 
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Photo of the day... post shooting marks on the feed ramp and barrel throat, just what I want to see.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:46 pm 
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Jason, can you describe what you’re looking for on the feed ramp? The nicks to all line up straight?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:01 am 
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Brother Methias wrote:
Jason, can you describe what you’re looking for on the feed ramp? The nicks to all line up straight?


Here is what I see and am looking for in that photo.... feed-ramp is proper depth to pick up the top round in an 8 and 10 round magazine. If you look close you should be able to count 10 separate impact marks in the fouling on the feed-ramp. During range testing I shoot a significant number of single shots that are fed from the top round in a 10rd magazine; i.e. chamber a round then top the magazine off and shoot a single shot, and repeat. Ideally I would like all the rounds to track up the middle. As you look at the barrel throat you will see with the round impacts and rolls over into the chamber; also centered.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:04 am 
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Photo of the day… may as well point these up to match the 25lpi front strap.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:55 pm 
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Jason,

Enjoying the daily posts very much. Amazing work!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:24 am 
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Photo of the day… this could be interesting.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:46 am 
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Jason Burton wrote:
Photo of the day… this could be interesting…


Why yes indeed! :?: How do you get the gold inlay to stay in the cut? Undercut? Adhesive? Prayer? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:47 am 
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Photo of the day... laying out a 50lpi checkering pattern.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:31 am 
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Photo of the day… two photos today showing the completed 50lpi checkering pattern on the trigger guard.

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Velcro, but made out of steel..... very nice.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:42 am 
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Photo of the day... blended mainspring housing and hand-filed mag-well bevel.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:30 am 
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Photo of the day... classic...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:26 am 
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Photo of the day... serrating the rear of the slide and an extra extractor at 50lpi, a bit of clean up and it will be good.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:09 pm 
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Jason Burton wrote:
Photo of the day... classic...

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Stunning piece of steel; thanks for sharing....


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:29 am 
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Photos of the day...

First pic shows results from a weld-up frame and slide fit.

A few years ago I got the opportunity to stop, take a brief pause, seek the input of others, and reevaluate the way I did certain things and the processes involved. This pause reignited my interest and appreciation for machining and the photo for today serves as both a reminder of that as well as an appreciation for the clients who allow me to do what I do.

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Next three photos showing prep and polish

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:09 am 
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Photo of the day… frame polishing.

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Photo of the day… shaping a gold bead insert for a front sight.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:26 am 
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Photo of the day… finished and blued slide ready to assemble.

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Beautiful stuff pal.

Slide stops-- man I find most of them to be very hard. Doesn't that kill a checkering file? You must have a drum full of dull ones....?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:34 am 
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Ned Christiansen wrote:
Beautiful stuff pal.

Slide stops-- man I find most of them to be very hard. Doesn't that kill a checkering file? You must have a drum full of dull ones....?


Thank you!

And yes... the slide stops are harder than the hubs of hell. They wear out checkering files with regularity.

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Photo of the day... inspecting prospective base guns. I didn’t always inspect every gun before taking it on as a project, experience has taught me otherwise and I’ve learned over the years what to look for and how to identify potential wrinkles and pitfalls in prospective base guns. The three guns seen here all revealed different issues/hurdles... some workable, some not.

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Sometimes you see things that present unique challenges that might not even be worth tackling. Note the low spot in the front strap, I’ve fixed many of them but careful measuring shows this one might be quite a challenge to correct and, considering other aspects, not worth it in the long run.

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Other times there are things that make you wonder... like, does this link look a smidge too long. :lol:

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Looks like a bubba-job for "accurizing" from the past, that link does.


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Photo of the day... one last finishing touch for the stocks and this gun is now ready to come home.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:34 am 
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Photo of the day... refinish and tune-up for a gun I built just shy of 9 years ago. Seems that I spend a lot of time either checkering something or polishing something, good thing that I like to do both.

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 10:23 am 
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Photo of the day... indicate then cut...

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Photo of the day… headed out of town to do some shooting and figured it was about time to clean my gun. This is 16 months of not cleaning and more rounds than I cared to count… during that time frame the gun had exactly one stoppage.

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That extractor has done some heroic lifting and toting. Which reminds me, time to clean the Pin guns....


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Jason Burton wrote:
Photo of the day... one last finishing touch for the stocks and this gun is now ready to come home.

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Thats an amazing looking pistol. Where do you source your grips from if you don't mind me asking, they look amazing also.

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Photo of the day... check-up and detail inspection for a piece of custom 1911 history. A Pachmayr Combat Special on the bench recently.

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