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Tuner: An update on brass in the face

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Greg45, Jun 4, 2004.

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  1. Greg45

    Greg45 Member

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    Tuner: As we discussed in my previous thread, I have a Les Baer Premier II that was giving me brass kisses pretty frequently. I replaced the recoil spring with a 16 1/2 LB variable, removed the shock buff, and cleaned everything real good.

    Well, last night I finally got to take it back to the range. I put 100 rds. of Winchester white box thru her, and it seems to be much better. I think maybe I got 2 or 3, but am not sure if they came directly back or richoched off of the partition next to me. I examined the spent cases closely (of those I could find) and saw no marks on most. I did find one that was creased about 2/3 of the way down the case mouth. I'm about 90% sure it was mine. I really need to get to the club which has an outdoor range and try it again. I did have 1 FTE, but out of 300 rds. total so far, I don't consider this to be a catastrophe.

    I will probably send it back to LB at some point anyway, to have a Tritium front sight installed and be refinished. Thinking of having them hardchrome the lower and re-blue the upper. That two tone look is starting to grow on me. I would like to put another 400-500 rounds thru her first just to see if any other issues might crop up.

    Thanks,

    Greg
     
  2. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    Excellent! The crease in that one round of brass is indication that the
    slide is battin' it back toward your head. It's just a matter of the timing if the release from the extractor...and maybe the angle in the port. You're
    almost there!

    Luck!

    Tuner
     
  3. Jim K

    Jim K Member

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    Don't overlook the ejector, which has a major impact (pun intended) on the brass and the direction it goes.

    Jim
     
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