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Bone to pick with Tuner!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by 1911WB, Jun 3, 2004.

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  1. 1911WB

    1911WB Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Central Colorado
    Tuner, you made me do it! After reading your reports on the Springer GI and seeing one at my local dealer, I had to have it! So it went on layaway today (got a birthday coming up). Anyway, as you said the pistol was extremely well fitted; the trigger was crisp & I'd guess about 5 lbs. (did you say how much was on your's; if so, I missed it?); and the overall feel of the pistol was great. As soon as I get it in my hot little hands, I'm going to give it a good wringing out- but not torture it like the Marquis de Tuner! Anyway, I think there are threee things I'm going to replace: the mag. which I've found to be a pos in past SA experiences; the extractor with a Wilson cause I've had such a good drop-in experience with one on that pesky LW Cmdr.; and the slide stop- which would you recommend considering the drop-in ability, looks & function? Thanks for your great reports, and I'll try to give a report on mine when I get it. :)
  2. Kruzr

    Kruzr Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Surf City, PRK
    Grats on the new gun....................leave the water bucket at home. :D
  3. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Jan 3, 2003
    South PA, and a bit West of center!
    Tsskk ....... danged Tuner ... bad influence!!:p :D

    Bless his hide!:)
  4. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    May 22, 2003
    Lexington,North Carolina...or thereabouts
    Pickin' my Bones

    Hey hey! Springfield's gonna hafta start payin' me a commission!

    There ain't a thing wrong with the factory magazine that a Wolff 11-pound
    spring won't cure. Be aware that the Wilson extractor may require fitting
    to the firing pin stop. You may need to replace the ejector to get the thing to kick the brass out in the right place. If yours has the "GI Springer Tight
    Spot" between the slide and frame, go ahead and get a tub of J&B Bore
    Cleaner and CLP Breakfree and slick it up...You'll be glad ya did.:cool:

    The trigger on yours seems to be typical on the ones that I've seen and handled...about 5-6 pounds, clean. The Ed Brown hardcore slidestop
    is a casting, just like the OEM stop...and except for color and pin size, appear to be identical. The Wilson Bulletproof is machined barstock, and the color is a closer match, but it has a shelf on the backside to prevent
    premature slidelock that will probably need tweakin' to LET the slide
    lock on empty. Minor job with a small, flat file and a stone...Just bevel
    it a little and polish.

    Do keep us posted when ya wring it out.


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