Smith to stake plunger tube on 1911 (ctl AL)


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EllisWyatt
November 15, 2006, 10:55 PM
So, it's hunting season, seemingly the worst possible time to have a plunger tube work loose -- all the smiths are too busy to stake a new one on for you!

Anyone know of a smith in the Birmingham area who would be willing to take on this five-minute job? Spending $40 for the tools for a simple one-time repair seems silly.

Anyone?

Anyone?

Bueller?

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1911Tuner
November 15, 2006, 11:20 PM
If your left grip panel has the cut that covers part of the tube, you can do an expedient fix that'll hold it until you can find a smith with the tool.

Loosen the grip screw enough to slip a narrow strip of cardboard between the top of the grip panel and the tube. Something about the thickness of a
business card. Tighten the grip screw, and use a sharp knife blade...an exacto knife is good...to trim the excess. Be careful not to mar the finish on the tube.

I did this one on one of my range guns sometime last year, and it held so well that I haven't bothered to stake it. Can't stake it until I get a round tuit...

EllisWyatt
November 15, 2006, 11:29 PM
I'm going to LFI-I next month, so I'd like to get a proper fix in place prior to that.

I will definitely file this advice for future reference, though. Thanks!

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