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Post by DA/SA on Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:19 pm

First topic message reminder :

I decided to try building a 1911 lower receiver when someone on here (jglenn21?) posted that Foster had them on sale.

First was to measure it a bit and find that the sides of the frame are basically parallel with the exception of a raised area on the right side where the roll mark and serial number were applied. The area was worked down using a fairly fine stone until flat.

The rails were then ground perfectly parallel to each other and to the centerline of the frame as well as centered on the frame. The slide I am planning on using now slides about a quarter of the way on without forcing it.

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I worked on the setup until it was perfectly repeatable and only a few tenths deviation on the test indicator when sweeping the frame side for flatness. This way I can repeat the setup if I need to grind any further.

I had a little time left, so I went ahead a fit the trigger taking a thousandth at a time off of the upper surface until it just slit into the frame. 

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That's it for the first Saturday afternoon.

Just ordered some parts from EGW to give me something to do next Saturday afternoon...

I wasn't going to post this project, but I got inspired to give this project a try after seeing someone else's post, so perhaps this might inspire someone else to give it a try!

If there is any interest, I'll keep posting updates.


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Post by DA/SA on Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:05 pm

A bit of 25 yard slow fire with 160's and 180's after it was chambered.

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I think it's going to be OK
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Post by mikemyers on Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:26 am

So, what was it like to finally get to do some shooting with it?  Does it need to "break in", or because of how precise you were, is it all set to go to Perry?  Any changes you plan to make because of how it felt?

When you get time, can you post a photo of the completed gun, just the way you plan to shoot it?  Which sight and grips are you using?
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Post by DA/SA on Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:16 pm

Hello Mike,

As far as shooting it, my limited Bullseye experience has been with a Marvel .22 conversion which has minimal reciprocating mass. When I first shot this one it had a 1" Ultradot on it and it felt like the slide was running in slaw motion with the scope moving with it rather than stationary like on the Marvel. It was pretty weird at first. Now it has an Ultradot Matchdot II on it, which is even heavier, but I kind of like the feel of it now that I have shot it a bit. I find the Matchdot II to be convenient in that it seems to want four or five clicks up to shoot at 50 yards vs 25 yards and the elevation knob is right in front of my face to remind me of that.

The lockup on it is pretty tight, which is what I wanted, so it will need a bit of exercise to get it settled in, but it seems to be doing well so far. The target above was shot as a "single shot", as it wouldn't quite eject the cases at that time and needed the slide racked every shot. A couple tenths more powder took care of that for now.

No plans for Perry or anywhere else really, as I'm just in this to compete with myself for now to see how far I can take it. I may eventually venture up the road a couple hours to a NRA match though with the Marvel rather than the local club match that hasn't been happening for a while now.

As far as changes, I'm just tinkering with different trigger configurations presently to see what I shoot best with.

Grips are Herrett Nationals with nearly .125" shim under the left panel as my hands are nearly full grown. I'll shoot it a bit with these grips and then a bit with slabs and see which work best. One step at a time.

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Post by mikemyers on Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:00 pm

If it's "tight" like a Les Baer, they say to shoot 2,000 rounds before you start fine-tuning things, for the gun to break in.  I know, because I have one.  I think that's what you wrote:
  .....so it will need a bit of exercise to get it settled in....   

Something I don't understand, the people I know who are the most talented seem to prefer the 1" Ultradot.  I've got two MatchDot II sights in a box, but got the one inch model on their recommendation.  They didn't tell me specific reasons, but they seemed to feel the additional weight on top of the slide was bad.  Someone with more experience than me could give a better reason.

If you download the Bullseye Range Commands, you can "do a 3-target match" as often as you wish, and post them in the ongoing thread in the general forum.  I like the way you wrote about it - the only person I need to compete with, is myself "last time".  But it's enjoyable posting in that thread, and I often get useful feedback from others in these forums.

Do you take it apart every so often, and look for signs of "wear" or whatever the proper term would be?

Last question - when you wrote you added a couple of tenths more powder to rack the slide, was that because of the weight of the sight, the recoil spring, or the tightness of the slide?

Oh, and one final suggestion - look at the front of the slide on my Springfield - you could put your name on your slide!   :-)
You can ask Dave Salyer how he does it.  It would be SO appropriate for your gun!

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Post by DA/SA on Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:39 pm

mikemyers wrote:
Something I don't understand, the people I know who are the most talented seem to prefer the 1" Ultradot.  I've got two MatchDot II sights in a box, but got the one inch model on their recommendation.  They didn't tell me specific reasons, but they seemed to feel the additional weight on top of the slide was bad.  Someone with more experience than me could give a better reason.

I had a 1" Ultradot on it at first and do like them. I wanted to get going on 50 yard shooting so I opted for the Matchdot II for simplicity when switching between 50 and 25 yard shooting. I also like the different dot sizes with it, as I find on different days and lighting the ability to change the dot size as well as the intensity makes a difference with my eyes. I look at the the additional weight of the Matchdot II as somewhat of a training aid to keep my shoulder tuned up.
 

If you download the Bullseye Range Commands, you can "do a 3-target match" as often as you wish, and post them in the ongoing thread in the general forum.  I like the way you wrote about it - the only person I need to compete with, is myself "last time".  But it's enjoyable posting in that thread, and I often get useful feedback from others in these forums.

I don't have anything to download them onto, as I don't have a smart phone! 

Do you take it apart every so often, and look for signs of "wear" or whatever the proper term would be?

Yes, I have been keeping an eye on it and all is well.

Last question - when you wrote you added a couple of tenths more powder to rack the slide, was that because of the weight of the sight, the recoil spring, or the tightness of the slide?

Yes! The barrel lock up is pretty tight right now so I am using a slightly heavier recoil spring to push it fully into battery when the slide returns. The extra spring tension required a couple more tenths of powder to cycle the slide back fully for proper ejection.

Oh, and one final suggestion - look at the front of the slide on my Springfield - you could put your name on your slide!   :-)
You can ask Dave Salyer how he does it.  It would be SO appropriate for your gun!

Nope. Not my style.

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Post by mikemyers on Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:38 am

DA/SA wrote:
I don't have anything to download them onto, as I don't have a smart phone! 
I think all we're supposed to do is type in our general information, and the three scores.
I like seeing photos of the targets, but that's just me.

I would love to be able to machine steel the way you do.  Thanks for the posting!  I enjoyed following along, as best I could.
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