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BT Fitting

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Tango63, May 19, 2017.

  1. Tango63

    Tango63 Active Member

    59
    Apr 8, 2017
    Does anyone know if a .250 radious cut beaver tail will fit on a SA Mil-Spec frame, or do I need a BT with a different radious cut?

    The reason I ask is, with the BT jig insalled on the frame, it does not look like there is much tang to remove from what I am use to working with other frames.
     
  2. ChuckC

    ChuckC Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    455
    Feb 2, 2016
    It won't blend properly on the top. If you have an extra BTGS in 250 you can file to jig and see how it looks. It might leave some gaps on the bottom as well.
     

  3. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Banned Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Depending on the pistol, sometimes even a .220R won't do it.
     
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  4. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jul 4, 2013
    .220 for most uncut Mil-Spec Springfield tangs but as PW stated sometimes still not close enough.
     
  5. Tango63

    Tango63 Active Member

    59
    Apr 8, 2017
    Thanks guys. Im glad that I asked first. This is the first SA frame that Ive ever needed to instal a BT on.
     
  6. Tango63

    Tango63 Active Member

    59
    Apr 8, 2017
    A .220 worked out just fine. I threw caution to the wind and ordered the jig and a new BT for my gun.
     

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  7. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jul 4, 2013
    Nicely done.
     
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  8. ChuckC

    ChuckC Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    455
    Feb 2, 2016
    Great fit!
     
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  9. fatty

    fatty Well-Known Member

    328
    Mar 18, 2016
    Just FYI a 220 will not fit on TRP frames... ask me how i know...

    Milspec frames will work as intended
     
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  10. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jul 4, 2013
    Factory TRP cut tangs are a compound radius.
     
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  11. fatty

    fatty Well-Known Member

    328
    Mar 18, 2016
    Yessir. Learned that the hard way
     
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