Barrel Link to Slide Stop Pin

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by azpoolguy, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Im continuing to research 1911 barrel fit and see a few different ideas on how much play the barrel link should have on the slide stop pin.

    Assuming a .200 EGW slide stop. Do you settle on.203, .204 or .205 depending on manufacture link or ream to another dimension?
     
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  2. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011
    Another dimension...
     
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  3. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    So you are saying I’m on the right track? :o.o:
     
  4. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011
    No.
     
  5. ZoidMeister

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  6. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    You may need to enroll in Joe’s 1911 build class for that info I’m afraid to say!
    Go ahead. You need a WMG
     
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  7. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    In for the chance that I might learn something.
     
  8. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    The barrel link doesn't support the barrel when in battery, i.e., the barrel should be wedged between the inside of the slide and the SS pin and the link should be loose (no tension).

    Also, when the barrel is lowered and sitting against the frame, the link should be loose on the SS pin (no tension).

    You can't elongate the SS hole in the link too much, or the barrel will not rotate out of battery before it hits the VIS. You also can't have the link too short as this can cause the barrel to unlock too quickly and possibly damage the upper lugs.

    I've always have to hold my mouth just right when fitting links, but then I'm just a hack. ;)
     
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  9. Eastwood1

    Eastwood1 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 19, 2017
    Curious what was the outcome of this “other dimension”
     
  10. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    You may have to ask Joe about that, as it was his comment.
     
  11. Eastwood1

    Eastwood1 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 19, 2017
    Yea was curious as to what azpoolguy with link play. Or is that unkown until class is or has been taken. Wish I had some time an money would take joe class
     
  12. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
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  13. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    I will elongate the SS pin hole slightly when I'm tweaking the timing of the barrel coming out of battery. And I will elongate slightly the other way to keep tension off the link pin when the barrel/slide/frame are in battery.

    So yea, it's more of a slot than a round hole. :)

    It's easier for me to show this to someone rather than try to describe it to someone in words.
     
  14. Eastwood1

    Eastwood1 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 19, 2017
    Yea just saw the article. Is great
     
  15. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    I never called you a hack? And I've seen your work Sir, and would easily put you at least several steps above that. ;) :D
     
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  16. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    You called yourself a hack ^^^^^^^ and I was inferring that I'm not even up to that level. :eek:
     
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  17. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Oh yea... I did.

    But I’m an above average hack. Mostly. :oops: :D
     
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  18. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    I have decided on a plan. It may be wrong but I’ve been reviewing prints and have had some good talks with a few respected smiths @wrmiller being one of them about barrel fit.

    I’m going to go with a .208 hole in the link and see how it works out. The original spec is a .206 hole with a .198 slide stop so I’m using an EGW .200 slide stop so I figure .208 will get me the needed clearance around the slide stop pin.

    Links are cheap so I’m going down this path and will adjust as needed once the link is fit and I check timing.

    I have not had much time to work on my project as I have just finished getting my shop space set up at my new house after moving last winter, the return of my wife’s cancer and some issues with one employee quitting and one going to rehab for the last 90 days.
     
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  19. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Once you understand the fundamentals, the best thing to do IMO is to go at it and try different things, observing what works and what doesn't. As you said, links are pretty cheap and the experience gained will be well worth the cost.

    But first take care of your wife. The pistol can wait. :)
     

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