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View attachment 179679 A lot of Baers thru the shop lately. This one was in for a front sight replacement and trigger job. Gotta love the blind front sight hole. Take a look at this disconnector work......but hey at least it won't drag on the mag....Lol. Surprisingly the trigger pull on this one was better than most Baers I see.
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View attachment 179679 A lot of Baers thru the shop lately. This one was in for a front sight replacement and trigger job. Gotta love the blind front sight hole. Take a look at this disconnector work......but hey at least it won't drag on the mag....Lol. Surprisingly the trigger pull on this one was better than most Baers I see. View attachment 179681 View attachment 179683
I guess they’re not finely put together as they say.
 

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More hand work doesn’t always translate into better quality. It depends on who owns the hands and who taught them how to use them.

I read the linked post a little more. It seems the Les Baer barrel fit everyone is so pumped about was probably the cause of the malfunction in the first place.
 

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I’m curious as to why the barrel broke. I wonder if it broke from lower lug contact with the VIS, the barrel feet being too thin or maybe a combo of both.
My understanding is that their method, which appears to involve a neanderthal with a flat file, creates a stress riser in the barrel foot because the file tends to create a square profile instead of a rounded one. This stress riser can generally be avoided by using the proper tools and practices.
 
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Right, like using a round file to file a radius. :)

There’s so many things about their build philosophy that makes me scratch my head. I just don’t get the Baer mojo I guess.

I wish him all the success in the world and it looks like he found it but I just don’t get it and that’s fine too.
 

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Baer quality seems to keep going down. The front sight fit was terrible on this gun as well the bottom of the sight was about .005 from contacting the slide and was drove in pinching the blade bottom to the top surface of the slide. The slide will require some machining to properly fit a new sight. That being said, I used to have access to about all the custom builders guns from back in the day when Colt and Springfields were actually built by the men themselves....Les, Bill Willson, Brown, Nowlin and such and I will say Les work impressed me the most.

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Baer quality seems to keep going down. The front sight fit was terrible on this gun as well the bottom of the sight was about .005 from contacting the slide and was drove in pinching the blade bottom to the top surface of the slide. The slide will require some machining to properly fit a new sight. That being said, I used to have access to about all the custom builders guns from back in the day when Colt and Springfields were actually built by the men themselves....Les, Bill Willson, Brown, Nowlin and such and I will say Les work impressed me the most.

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Was that a gun Les built himself or a Les Baer pistol built by his crew?

Just curious.
 

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I think maybe they have someone new in the shop that isn't building them that tight like they use to but JUST right. Kinda like Brown is doing now with the cosmetics with there new builds. I believe the gentlemen that came over was from Wilson. Anyway I'm enjoying the crap out of all of them.
 
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