Tuner strikes again


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ken grant
July 13, 2006, 04:51 PM
Just returned from several days visit with 1911 Tuner and family(GREAT PEOPLE).
I carried an OFFICER"S ACP that an un-named 1911 Custom Gunsmith had reworked. Wilson barrel and bushing,reverse plug recoil system,thumb safety,grip safety,trigger and Novak nite sights. Beautiful workmanship and finish. Only problem was IT WOULD NOT RUN!!!!!!!
Before Tuner had even seen it,he said it sounds like someone "Tried to make a Target gun out of a Belly gun". He was right. I put a .002 feeler guage between the hood and slide and it would not go into battery. I removed .005 from the end of the hood and corrected the the failures to return battery even when empty.
The pistol would still not run as it should,so I took it to see Tuner. Got to Tuner's house Monday PM and the first thing he wanted to do was see the Officer's ACP.
Drinking Turbo Coffee and looking over the pistol,checking things with his caliper,he said yeah we can make it run.
He went and got some tools(headspace gages,finish reamer,file and a homemade scrape.
In less than an hour while shooting the bull,drinking coffee and working on the pistol(all while setting at his kitchen table) he said now it will run.
Tues.AM,we went to the range to try it out and it worked great.Tuner wanted it HOT and DIRTY and while he loaded mags,I ran almost 300 rds. through it,mostly non-stop.
Had a couple of mags that failed to lift the slide stop all the way up and Tuner said "the slide is still running a little fast.
It was very hot on the range(mid 90's) and we quit for the day.
Went back to his house and he wanted to slow the slide down just a lttle and also to give it a little more rearward travel. He took a few thousands off the rear of the guide rod flange and cut the spring a little.
Went back to the range Wed.AM and ran it again while still dirty from the first day and everything worked GREAT:D
So,with about less than an hours work with handtools(some homemade),Tuner made this pistol run well even when hot and dirty.
I would rather have a TUNERIZED plain Jane 1911 than any of the so-called CUSTOM BIG NAME 1911's.
Ken

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Old Fuff
July 13, 2006, 05:16 PM
Now tell us why Colt couldn't have made it that way in the first place... :cuss: :banghead:

ken grant
July 13, 2006, 05:50 PM
Fuff,this pistol may have well worked as Colt made it.I don't know as the guy who had the work done is known for buying a new gun and never firing it before sending it to a well known custom gunsmith.
It is just possible the pistol would have worked as it was when it was received from Colt.

1911Tuner
July 13, 2006, 06:18 PM
Aw shucks! 'Twarn't nothin'.:o

Howdy Ken! Glad you and the Lady Sandra made it back to Gee-ay in one piece.

It probably did run a little better before it was flogged by the smith, but he forgot a couple minor details, and then he added a couple more...which made it a Four-Flusher. :D

Gotta go get Kelie up for her shift at the ER. Be back in a few and we'll go over'em.

ken grant
July 13, 2006, 06:57 PM
Tuner also does a good job at Tuning S&W wheel guns. He let handle some of them. SMOOTH!!!!!!!
Darn good at shooting them as well. Seemed to me he was as fast with his wheel guns as a 1911.

1911Tuner
July 13, 2006, 07:39 PM
Is in the details, so they say...and this one pretty much bore that out.

Sad thing is, that the issues with Ken's little blaster were pretty much covered in "Pistolsmithing 101." Gettin' it to run was a cakewalk compared to some of the shorties I've been into.

First thing that jumped out at me was the end of the recoil spring channel in the frame. Hard coil bind was in evidence, and it had literally relocated the impact surface a good 64th inch. I cut a half-coil off the spring to get the rest of it.

The second thing was the breechface guide blocks. They miked out at just a hair below .480 inch apart. Five minutes with a safe-sided pillar file took'em to .486 inch, and I cut a light bevel on the bottom corners to help funnel the rim in.

The glaring problem was that the barrel was not only short-chambered, but it was tapered a little at the shoulder and had a very short leade. Two minutes with a finishing reamer cleaned it up.

Finally, the barrel ramp...throat to some...had a small defect on the left side, that extended from the leading edge to about halfway up. 5 minutes with a scrape had it lookin' good like Hollywood.:cool:

Just to make sure that we had the thing squared away, I chucked the guide rod up in the lathe and faced a 64th off the rear face of the flange, and a like amount off the butt-end of the rod...and added a light bevel for link and lower lug in-battery clearance. This provided an extra 32nd inch...a 64th comin' and a 64th goin'...more time for the magazine to catch up, and told Ken to go ahead and knock off another quarter-coil from the spring when he got it home.

The 24-pound recoil spring seems to be a bit much, but the spring is proprietary...even though the wire diameter is identical to Wolff's 16-pound spring...the spacing is much wider. If somebody would make a 22-23 pound spring of exactly 14 turns, we'd have a little more wiggle room. Wolff! Are ya hearin' this?

Final analysis:

If the smith had seen to the details...Checked for coil bind...Gauged the chamber...and actually test-fired the gun, all this could have been avoided.
But...lookin' on the bright side...I got to go behind another Pro from Dover.
When Ken told me that it had been worked over by a Top Gun, I grinned and
said: "Ooooh! Ooooh! Bring it to me! That's JUST my game!":D

Ken. Shhhh...Don't tell. Let'em wonder.;)

Old Fuff
July 13, 2006, 08:12 PM
The second thing was the breechface guide blocks. They miked out at just a hair below .480 inch apart. Five minutes with a safe-sided pillar file took'em to .486 inch, and I cut a light bevel on the bottom corners to help funnel the rim in.

Apparently at Colt they don't gage this anymore. One wonders how many slides they turned out before someone discovered something was wrong...

The glaring problem was that the barrel was not only short-chambered, but it was tapered a little at the shoulder and had a very short leade. Two minutes with a finishing reamer cleaned it up. Finally, the barrel ramp...throat to some...had a small defect on the left side, that extended from the leading edge to about halfway up. 5 minutes with a scrape had it lookin' good like Hollywood.

The barrel maker was really on the ball too.... :uhoh:

The 24-pound recoil spring seems to be a bit much, but the spring is proprietary...even though the wire diameter is identical to Wolff's 16-pound spring...the spacing is much wider. If somebody would make a 22-23 pound spring of exactly 14 turns, we'd have a little more wiggle room. Wolff! Are ya hearin' this?

24 pound recoil spring...!!! :eek:

For some foolish reasons I thought these pistols were supposed to be defensive weapons - someting a man or woman could stake their life on if push came to shove. Obviously I'm badly mistaken. :cuss: :banghead:

1911Tuner
July 13, 2006, 08:31 PM
Fuff, I'd have to assign blame to the smith for the barrel. It was probably slightly short-chambered to allow for final reaming and headspacing. Apparently it was...overlooked.:rolleyes:

The breechface guide blocks...I doubt if they've been gauged in over 30 years. I find that they normally run from as narrow as .476 to as wide as
.495 inch.

Almost forgot...I had to do a little rework on Ken's extractor too. When I opened up the guide blocks, the bottom corner protruded a litle, and I had to
blend the bevel in for smooth pickup. I've seen better extractor work too...but that was a minor thing.

ken grant
July 13, 2006, 08:32 PM
Up until now,the best running 1911 type pistol I have is a Norinco Compact that was Tunerized year before last. That was done because someone had been messing with the extractor.:fire:
Tuner put an Ed Brown extractor and EGW oversized stop in it and has not had a failure in almost two yrs.
I am going to leave the Officer's dirty and run a couple of hundred rds. through it Fri.AM and see how it holds up.
Then I will clean it and take another 1/4 coil off the recoil spring.

1911Tuner
July 13, 2006, 08:38 PM
Ken...Grab a box of Winchester 230-grain hollowpoints and run'em through it.
Wait until you're through before you clip the spring. That extra travel probably cured things.

U.S.SFC_RET
July 13, 2006, 09:37 PM
Tuner you are a true legacy in living form. You probably could have made a godzillion bucks somewhere.:D

Tinman357
July 13, 2006, 10:25 PM
So when you gonna invite the rest of us over. I'll bring my kimbers and a few pounds of coffee. I might even spring for some good Dominican cigars and a bottle of cognac.. :D


Whaddya think fella's... Party at Tuners??

:neener:


( I should apologize for this, I don't even know Tuner but I'd sure like to sit at his campfire while he and Old Fuff chewed the fat a while) :cool:

1911Tuner
July 13, 2006, 10:38 PM
Gonna be a looooong trip, Tinman. Dang near spans the continent...and you'd hafta stop on the way and drag Fuff outta that cave that he hides in...likely kickin' and screamin'.:D

1911Tuner
July 13, 2006, 10:52 PM
US_SFC wrote:

>You probably could have made a godzillion bucks somewhere.<
***************

Nah. Everybody wants pretty guns, and I just never have done pretty. About all I did was make'em behave. When I was walkin' the walk, I made about 10 bucks an hour...and most of'em I could get to run in less time than that, so I never coulda made big money wrenchin' on pistols.

Old Fuff
July 13, 2006, 10:57 PM
( I should apologize for this, I don't even know Tuner but I'd sure like to sit at his campfire while he and Old Fuff chewed the fat a while)

You don't want to be near any conflab between me and Tuner... :eek: :eek:

We'd both be after everything that the other one had, and the blood and gore would be awfull to behold. He's sent me pictures of some of his goodies to get to get my bloodlust up... On his part he'd kill just to get my junkbox after I sent him a genuine one-piece, all steel 1911 Colt trigger... :D

1911Tuner
July 13, 2006, 11:01 PM
Fuff, just keep transmittin' signals. I've got the GPS sattelite homin' on your cave even as we speak...:evil:

Old Fuff
July 13, 2006, 11:05 PM
You just remember that the Army Air Field is less then 5 miles away and they have a bunch of them A-10 Warthogs... :eek:

I would have them make a preemptive strike, but that would wipe out everything I was trying to get... :banghead:

1911Tuner
July 13, 2006, 11:29 PM
Makes note to take out the A-10s before raiding Fuff's Cave.

Old Fuff
July 13, 2006, 11:33 PM
Just how do you plan to take out them A-10's??? :neener:

There are also some F16's around for back-up too... :evil:

1911Tuner
July 13, 2006, 11:36 PM
With the Acme Warthog Disintegrator Ray that's mounted on the satellite, of course.:scrutiny:

Old Fuff
July 13, 2006, 11:55 PM
With the Acme Warthog Disintegrator Ray that's mounted on the satellite, of course

Them Warthogs turn corners pretty fast... I doubt that your ray will be able to catch up.

Besides, the Air Force will shoot down your satellite with one of them rockets they have... :neener:

HSMITH
July 14, 2006, 12:43 AM
In any trade there is a difference between someone that has been taught the theory, tested and shown examples when compared to someone that has been there, done that, and learned what works and what doesn't. What strikes me is that people go for cosmetics and/or name over all other considerations with something as important as a gun that was never intended for anything other than an "oh-Sh!!-gun".

If it doesn't work fix it, if it can't be fixed throw it away. Cosmetics and brand names are WAY down the list.

U.S.SFC_RET
July 14, 2006, 07:13 AM
Seriously speaking though when I was in the Army you'd never get the chance to make a godzillion bucks. Just shoot the M1911.:D . Man I wasn't supposed to have fun doin it either! I got hooked to em ever since. twas the Army that did it to me, got me addicted.;)

1911Tuner
July 14, 2006, 07:34 AM
U.S._SFC wrote:

>Seriously speaking though when I was in the Army you'd never get the chance to make a godzillion bucks.<
***************************

Funny how those ol' GI pistols just didn't seem to give a whole lotta trouble, ain't it?:cool:

ken grant
July 14, 2006, 10:13 AM
Most guys want a PURTY gun and a PURTY woman. They just don't realize what troubles they can have with both(Kelie is the exception)

U.S.SFC_RET
July 14, 2006, 05:09 PM
Tuner I have never seen one ever stop firing on the range and when you perform inspection arms with them you slam the slide home. I know some of those pistols were in the service longer than I was alive and I am knee high to a tree toad at 43. Those M1911s always performed flawlessly, like a "singer" sewing machine!

1911Tuner
July 15, 2006, 07:33 PM
Quote:

>I have never seen one ever stop firing on the range and when you perform inspection arms with them you slam the slide home.<
*************

Oh yeah...I remember that. :eek: Made me cringe then and it still does.

ken grant
July 16, 2006, 12:10 PM
Went to the range this AM before it got too hot. Carried the Officer's as it was without cleaning or lubing( didn't cut the 1/4 coil off the spring) left it the way it was dirty after firing so many rds. at Tuner's range in N.C.
100 rds. WWB------no failures
100 rds. MFS JHP+P----no failures (it has never ran with this)
100 rds. OLD,FUNKY cast reloads/beat up brass---- 1 FTRB ( a split case that I missed)

TUNER DUN GOOD!!!!!!! This pistol has never ran this well:D

Now for the ULTIMATE test---Clean,lub and Devel follower mags.:neener:
(Sorry. Johnny,had to put this in)

1911Tuner
July 16, 2006, 01:37 PM
Ahhhh! High fives!:cool:

But Ken...if ya use Devel followers in the magazines, I'll drive down there and whop ya on the top of the head with a stick...:D

Old Fuff
July 16, 2006, 02:05 PM
Lets see what we have here… :scrutiny:

Prestigious Gun Company (PGC) in Hartford CT. turns out a (very expensive) pistol of the sub-compact 1911 variety. Former owner then turns it over to Big Name Pistolsmith (BNPS) who does his thing and adds more bucks to the project. By now we must be well over a grand and climbing. :eek:

Trouble is this pile of peanut squeezings won’t run. What we have here is a big-bucks paperweight. :(

Apparently the former owners sells it (likely taking a loss) to the current owner, who travels into the wilds of rural North Carolina to see a redneck gunfixer named “Buba-T.” :)

Buba-T downs a mug of Turbo-coffee, casts his bloodshot eyeballs on the suspect pistol, and then goes to work. Using his trusty file with a safe edge he hogs out the breechface, and then reams out an undersized barrel chamber – which BNPS didn’t notice. He apparently didn’t check the headspace or test fire the gun either. Them Buba-T grabs his homemade scraper and scratches away on the barrel ramp, which isn’t right either.

Not yet satisfied, he makes a skim cut on the back of the recoil spring guide and circumcises the recoil spring. I would suspect that somewhere in this he should get out his big hammer and make some more adjustments. :what:

By now he has observed that a combination of fast slide cycling combined with a short run-up isn’t too good of an idea – something that escaped the (too) highly paid engineers at the PGC back in Hartford, CT. If Buba-T makes this piece of junk run (which he does) it’s probably because he doesn’t have an engineering degree – John Browning didn’t either, and seemed proud of the fact. :uhoh:

After consuming gallons of Turbo-coffee the pistol’s present owner goes out and shoots it, and discovers to his delight that it now actually does work – in spite of the PGC and BNPS. Clearly the redneck gunfixer has wrought his magic. :D

Meanwhile others are still shelling out big bucks to both the PGC and BNPS and receiving guns in return that too often don’t work. Not too worry, the government has shown them the way – simply throw more good money after bad. :rolleyes:

The Old Fuff has become a crippled, cranky old…. But he wonders about today’s gun buyers. In his day the PGC would be bankrupt (and maybe it is) and the BNPS would be sitting somewhere on a corner with a tin cup. As for the redneck gunfixer, Buba-T would have a lot less work to do, because the guns would have worked in the first place. Old-time gun buyers took it as a given that guns worked, out-of-the-box, and if they didn’t all kinds of h..l would break loose. :fire:

Times have sure changed… :neener:

ken grant
July 16, 2006, 02:22 PM
You are an old Fuddy-Dutty from the old days.:D
You just don't understand modern times and modern ways:uhoh:
Come out of your dark cave into the light,watch T.V. News and read the Mainstream Media and be enlightened to the modern day.:neener:
50% and growing of Americans are among the enlightened and 50% and dropping are of the old times.:cuss:
Did you not realize that money can fix anything and if it doesn't,the politicians can.:fire:

Old Fuff
July 16, 2006, 02:43 PM
You are an old Fuddy-Dutty from the old days.

True, beyond question. Just you wait until you get to where I am... You'll see. :uhoh:

You just don't understand modern times and modern ways

Ya' mean like indoor plumbing? :neener:

Come out of your dark cave into the light,watch T.V. News and read the Mainstream Media and be enlightened to the modern day.

Don't got no T.V... No newspapers either. They'd cut into my gun-buying budget... ;)

50% and growing of Americans are among the enlightened and 50% and dropping are of the old times.

More like 95% and 5%...

Did you not realize that money can fix anything and if it doesn't,the politicians can.

That's the problem. I don't have enough money to fix anything, and the politicians haven't noticed me. But they do keep asking me for money during this election year. :evil: :D

1911Tuner
July 16, 2006, 02:46 PM
Well, Fuff, that sounds about right, but ya really didn't hafta bring up the part about the hammer. Makes the folks nervous 'bout bringin' their problem chillun to me for a fixin'.:uhoh:

To be honest, this one was a pure delight compared to some of the others...mostly the chopped-slide variety...and there have been some real doozies. Wish they were all as easy as Ken's was. A real "smiler" that left me more time to show off my dogs.;)

The thing that torques my driveshaft is that, just about the time I get the basic cures sorted out for the Officer's Model, Springfield throws me another kink with the even shorter Micro Compact...and tosses in a damned ramped barrel on the cussed things! The engineers are creatin' messier abortions than I can keep up with! If they take the next "innovation" down to 2.5 inches, I quit!

Old Fuff
July 16, 2006, 02:58 PM
If they take the next "innovation" down to 2.5 inches, I quit!

Why that's nothing!!! In my latest design the muzzle has been moved to behind the slide stop pin hole. The first (and only) shot should be memorable. :neener:

1911Tuner
July 16, 2006, 03:53 PM
On second thought...Maybe I could get seven or eight hundred dollars a pop for tweakin'em. What think?:evil:

Old Fuff
July 16, 2006, 04:14 PM
On second thought...Maybe I could get seven or eight hundred dollars a pop for tweakin'em. What think?
It won't work unless you offer a full selection of Tuner-branded accessories and gadgets. These of course will include a line of "Tuner's Tactical II National Match barrels" (with custom undersized chambers). Then one can dress up their pistol with "Tuner's Tactical III Carbon Fiber Grips," and "Tuner's Tactical IV Enhanced Full Length Guide Rod." Along the same line we could have "Tuner's Private Stock" hammers, sears, disconectors, triggers, magazine latches. etc. and "Tuner's True Custom Spring Kits."

After the accessories and gadgets you'd have "Tuner's Custom Tactical Tools," and of course "Tuner's Tactical Drop-In Trigger Pull Kit (For the solid 2-pound trigger pull you've always wanted but others couldn't do).

Stick with me and you'll soon be rich... :evil:

sm
July 16, 2006, 04:23 PM
Bubba T & Old Fuff

At least we got a name for this traveling road show. :D

Re: Capsian and parts .

Update me please dear sirs [includes Bubba T and Old Fuff] on Caspian.

Gunbuddy been busy with personal matters - still last Capsians he did up were the ones most close to Gov't Model. Gun went together as it was supposed to

I "thought" Caspian had bar stock extractors, and other parts as JMB originally designed ?? Confirmation / Clarification please.

The other sources he uses is Shuemann [ bbls getting a bit hard to get] and Ed Brown.
Capsian doing magazines still?

I know someone hounded him [ me] to get the Metalform 7 rounders and quit mentioning the USGI and Colt 7 rdrs to folks. [I'm selfish - sue me] .

"Why are you wanting me to shut up about them mags, OLDer S&Ws, this that and the other?"

"Reprobate's Code. You can make money on the Metalform, fixing the new mfg guns, and them McCormick mags for folks that count past 7 ...do all your racegun stuff, do up them 9x23 guns...

Just us Reprobates, Curmudgeons and Fuddy-Duddy's are a selfish bunch."

"Oh, how come I am older than you and you had to explain that to me?"

'Sniffing polymer guns does that, along with finding keys to unlock guns brought into to you'.

"You forgot the 3.5 # trigger part for that one mfg-ed poly gun".

"So sue me - but first I gotta steal a Coke from your fridge".


*smirk*

1911Tuner
July 16, 2006, 04:31 PM
I dunno, Fuff. Sounds like an awful lotta work...and I'm retired.:cool:

Steve...What ARE we gonna do with you?:D

Old Fuff
July 16, 2006, 05:13 PM
BUT.... but.... Tuner...

YOU could make ME rich... :evil: :evil: :evil:

Ya, what are we going to do with Steve. I'm thinking get him a new 28 Ga. and make him set in the corner... :D

ken grant
July 16, 2006, 05:33 PM
Tuner is rich!!! If not in money,he has other things going for him. Family,Dawgs,Guns and knowing how to use them,knowing how to fix them.
Also in being able to explain things to others so as they can understand.

If he wants to be rich in money,all he has to do is write a book or make a vid about troubleshooting 1911s

Old Fuff
July 16, 2006, 05:57 PM
Ken...

I know all that. But the idea wasn't to make bucks for Tuner... the idea was to use Tuner to make $$$ for ME!!!. ;) :D

Brian Williams
July 16, 2006, 06:06 PM
I think that if you get him a box of 28 gauge shells and tell him a there is a 28 gauge outside, Steve might be gone awhile....

ken grant
July 16, 2006, 06:11 PM
Fuff,old men like you and I don't really need big bucks Too old to spend them on women,have all the guns we need and really don't hunt anymore.
WHAT IS LEFT TO SPEND BIG BUCKS ON?:neener:

1911Tuner
July 16, 2006, 06:29 PM
If my daddy hadda had me neutered when I was about 13, I'd be a multi-millionaire...:rolleyes:

Hmmm...28 Gauge? I kinda like 28 Gauge scatterguns my own self. Make mine a double...Please!:cool:

Old Fuff
July 16, 2006, 10:52 PM
Ken:

That no-good Tuner still has some S&W N-frame .44's and some Remie-Rand .45's that need a new home...

MINE!!!! :evil:

sm
July 17, 2006, 12:32 AM
Ya'll didn't answer my question 'bout Caspian ...sniff...sniff...


...but...dats okay I can share without getting 'nuttin' in return...<shuffles feet, hands in pockets, head down, kicks rock >..sniff...




http://shop2.mailordercentral.com/bpicart/prodinfo.asp?number=0721628

Old Fuff
July 17, 2006, 01:13 AM
Gee we got sidetracked on 28 Ga. shotties... :evil:

I'm not up-to-date on what Gary Smith is doing at Caspian, but last I knew his frames and slides were no longer USGI style, but modified more toward the "New School" look. Lockwork is investment cast, but well done. Not sure about extractors. He was offering magazines, and the 7-round kind worked well in my guns. I can't count over 7 if I have shoes on...

Your welcome to whatever you find in my fridge...:scrutiny:

U.S.SFC_RET
July 17, 2006, 04:01 AM
Tuner. you know that the M1911 isn't going anywhere and you are making a name for yourself. Correction (made a name for yourself) Go and market your TUNER KIT and make a godzillion bucks!:D

Jim Watson
July 17, 2006, 10:19 AM
Fuff, Caspian is now offering a line of normal looking 1911 and 1911A1 parts to exploit the "retro" fad. They even have the stamps to fake military markings or some that look like they ought to be military markings.

Tuner, you are wasting your time telling the racegunners how to set up a service pistol. But WHY IS the breechface not squared?

1911Tuner
July 17, 2006, 10:36 AM
Yep...but there were enough over there who asked for an explanation that I thought I'd brave the flames and forge (no pun intended) ahead. It's all about positive, controlled feed, Jim. I started a whole 'nother thread on it just a few minutes ago. Whether it makes any difference to the top dawgs is of no concern. If it causes the light to go on for a few, it was worth the heat and the effort.

Canuck-IL
July 17, 2006, 11:59 AM
If it causes the light to go on for a few, it was worth the heat and the effort.

Absolutely correct!! There are several readers on that site currently, and undoubtedly more to come in the future, who appreciate the detailed back'n'forth discussion that eventually eliminates the false trails...a great way to learn! It's a credit to Tuner's patience and ego strength that he can put up with the barbs of some name brand know-it-alls for the benefit of users who actually want to know how it works, rather than settle for a flippant answer as gospel simply because of who dispensed it.

/Bryan

ps...sort of reminds me of a discussion about headspace in this very space, about a year or two ago....

ken grant
July 17, 2006, 12:22 PM
Where is this site? I would also like to read the threads:confused:
Really like to read anything Tuner writes about 1911's, might even have to buy more ink and paper to print it.:cuss:

Canuck-IL
July 17, 2006, 12:38 PM
http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showforum=38

Start down the list a little more than a screen with the thread titled...
Worn Breach Face On 1911 - Junk?
then note the conclusions in
Breech Face Wear - How To Fix It - Data Driven
then
So Why Is The Breach Face 89' 8" Travis
and up to date with...
The Angle Defined

/B

1911Tuner
July 17, 2006, 01:04 PM
It didn't start out to be a back and forth discussion, but it evolved into that...somehow. A member guy had a damaged breechface, and one of the top dawgs and a few others advised him to go at it with a file. I just thought I could save the guy some grief and and bucks by *tryin'* to point out the obvious. It kinda went south from there...

Makes me wanna quit doin' this, sometimes...:rolleyes:

KMKeller
July 17, 2006, 02:02 PM
'Tuner. If you ever decide to stop this whole online "educate the masses" thing, I'll be glad to spend weekends at your place, allowing you do teach me everything you know so you don't feel so bad...;)

45auto
July 17, 2006, 02:19 PM
Still waiting on "Tuner's Guide to the 1911". :)

Self publish, 3 ring binder like Ed Brown did...easy.

Lot's of good photos.

$30-$50. Sell like hotcakes.

1911Tuner
July 17, 2006, 03:38 PM
Well, come on down Kirk. I think I'm gonna quit and write the book. I'm already typin' my fingers down to a nub. Might as well grab my 15 minutes of fame instead of hidin' out down here in front of a computer screen for nothin'.
There's ample information here to let everybody diagnose and fix 98% of their reliability issues...and it's only a search function away. I seem to be making enemies over what I do. Guess no good deed goes unpunished.

Tuner-------->Out!

1911Tuner
July 17, 2006, 03:47 PM
Oh yeah...Almost forgot. Probably time to let this one die. It's been fun, but
it seems to be making some people uncomfortable. They don't need to be concerned, though. I never reveal names...out of professional courtesy. It'd be nice to get the same in return, but I guess that's expecting too much.

cheers

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