Tapered Mainspring Housing


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ripcurlksm
December 11, 2006, 03:29 AM
What is it called when you grind the corner of your mainspring housing to 45 degrees, as to take the corner off so it is rounded?

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Jim Watson
December 11, 2006, 08:36 AM
I call it smart. But do not know a specific name for the process. Call it Trixie.

The Bobtail conversion which uses its own MSH and takes a lot off the butt did not feel right to me and I traded mine away. But just rounding or beveling the corner is a worthwhile change, especially on a short gun like OACP that cannot be Bobtailed anyhow.

Sunray
December 11, 2006, 11:36 PM
It's called chamfering the edges. AKA cutting the sharp edges. Trixie will do though.

RogersPrecision
December 12, 2006, 12:21 AM
I call it "rounding off the heel".
I'll put some pics up of this done on an officers model later this evening.
Frames with full sized mainspring housings like the government and commander models can be bobtailed. Like the rounding....but a lot more.

RogersPrecision
December 12, 2006, 02:27 PM
Here is a bobtail:

http://www.the-gunsmith.com/sarge/12-05-06s/1s.jpg

Here is a rounded Officers:

http://www.the-gunsmith.com/sarge/12-12-06S/17s.jpg

I hope this helps!

:)

ripcurlksm
December 12, 2006, 05:06 PM
Lookin good, you love it?

Walkalong
December 12, 2006, 05:17 PM
Hey Rogers Precision....WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautifull work.

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