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Any Gunsmiths Here?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by 4x4x4trd, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Mar 16, 2008 at 9:56 AM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd [OP] My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    I like tinkering with firearms about as much as shooting. This is a 45 acp that I built from Les Baer parts. Probably cheaper to buy a production gun, but not near as satisfying. Checkering is tough but worth it if it comes out right. I use this one for IPSC & IDPA competition and personal protection.

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  2. Mar 16, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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    Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    When I was in the marksmanship section I did some basic smithing. Trigger work was my specialty. The only gun I own that I haven't smoothed up is an Anschutz 1913 which has a beautiful 2 stage trigger that breaks at exactly 2 oz. I don't think I can improve on it. :D
     
  3. Mar 16, 2008 at 6:51 PM
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    4x4x4trd [OP] My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    I keep'em a little heavier than that on a carry gun. About 3 lb. on the 45. Some on the competition pistols I'll take down under 2 lb. and I have some varmint rifles that are pretty light in the oz's.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2008 at 7:17 PM
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    Roland

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    It's an international free rifle. 13.5 lbs of gun to shoot a white dot smaller than the period at the end of this sentence from 50 ft. :D
     
  5. Mar 16, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    ZonKs

    ZonKs Can speak french in Russian.

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    Ive wanted an Anschutz since i can remember...any Anschutz. Im toying with buying one of thier rimfires. Im a 2 stage trigger addict and
    there arent too many manufacturers that make a nice 2 stage for civi rifles. Volquartsen makes a nice 10/22 trigger though.

    Ted
     
  6. Mar 17, 2008 at 8:24 AM
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    Don't have the patience for much of the work but have a Great Gunsmith Friend. He's built me 2 STI 2011's with Les Baer slides and Bar-sto barrels.
    USPSA Limited since 1996.
    Can't get into IDPA( I don't practice anymore):D
     
  7. Mar 18, 2008 at 7:04 AM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd [OP] My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    I agree that IDPA is a little to picky about stuff for me as well. I've got an open .38 super that was built by Les when he first left Springfield's custom shop. It has TRI on the grip for TRIPP RESEARCH INC. that tells you how long I've been in IPSC. Old as dirt in that game. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Mar 18, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    And a FUN GAME it is too.:D I only get out to our local club at Norco a few times a year but still have fun though I'm not as fast as I used to be.;)
     
  9. Mar 24, 2008 at 10:12 AM
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    Flycatcher

    Flycatcher Master of the Universe

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    Nice looking piece! You said you did the checkering? Does that include the front strap? I have a Springfield that I would like checkered. No way I could do it but I am wondering what a fair price to have it done would be?
     
  10. Mar 25, 2008 at 4:11 PM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd [OP] My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    With shipping regs. these days and the cost of a shop would probably be in excess of $200. I got started with parts from Brownells. 60* needle files (both fine and medium, checkering guide, starter file (I prefer 20 lpi), and dykem blue. I've done about nine of my own and those of a few close friends. After all it comes with my famous warranty, if I screw it up tough #$%. The one shown was a little more of a job with the mag well and the welding involved. My wife was afraid to come home for fear of the door handles and everything else being checkered for awhile. ;)
    Try it on a peice of pipe about the same radius as the front strap and get the feel and then go for it. The reason I tried it in the 1st place is I paid a local gunsmith a tidy sum to do a nice Colt and he ran one of the lines into two, and he had the same warranty I have.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2008 at 7:01 PM
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    4x4x4trd [OP] My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    Anyone done a trigger job on a M&P S&W. I have a 9mm that isn't bad but could be better. Who did it, results, and a price would be appreciated.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2008 at 11:01 PM
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    I have done my own garage quality trigger jobs on 10/22's and gotten decent results. The stakes are not too high on a paper punching 22lr unless you are a competitor. That said, it still doesn't run right.
    I bought a trigger kit for my CZ 452's that is dead simple and very effective.
    I let other guys at the range shoot it and the first shot always catches them by surprise;) passes the slam-fire test no probem and my CZ 22lr is way too accurate for the price.
    I like 1911's because you can do so much and parts are everywhere but don't trust myself to take on too much. Maybe a RI or Norinco if I found one cheap.
    Nice work on that one.
     
  13. Jun 6, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    Walk in the park. Smack the grip frame and the side plate comes off. Do not try to pry it. Polish any rubbing parts. The rebound slide always needs work. chamfer the sharp edge on the DA fly. S&W will have done this on an M&P, or that era.
    Put a set of Wolf springs in. The trigger rebound spring is the only tricky part.
    Don`t bend the pin. A golf tee works. I have a tool that is like a slot screwdriver with a notch for the pin.
    The smoother the parts, the lighter the springs needed.
    Test with CCI Mag. primers in Speer plastic cases. If it will pop those, it will pop anything.
     
  14. Jun 7, 2008 at 11:35 PM
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    4x4x4trd [OP] My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    Thanks Dan done that on revolvers but I'm talking about the newer M&P semi-auto's. ;)
     
  15. Jun 8, 2008 at 2:21 AM
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    I have read the reviews, but an M&P to me is a Colt or S&W DA.
     
  16. Jun 8, 2008 at 8:06 AM
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    4x4x4trd [OP] My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    It's a brave new world. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Jun 8, 2008 at 1:49 PM
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    Yeah, and the faster I go the behinder I get.
     
  18. Jun 29, 2008 at 9:22 PM
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    bambooshoots Be a fountain, not a drain.

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    I did it again. Got tired of paying truck payments and gas and traded in for a 2015 Honda Accord Sport since I enjoyed my 2013 Sport so much.
    I hear the 1000 round trigger job works wonders.
     
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