Extractor clocking fix

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Texas49, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. Texas49

    Texas49 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 7, 2018
    0A66DE69-02F5-47FA-A8B2-48CF193E82EE.jpeg 95816D92-8C90-4120-8B7C-168FD231C580.jpeg E118F1F9-83F1-453D-A69F-FC9A6E78FA0E.jpeg I want to serrate the back of this slide and the extractor clocks way to much. So Micro welder to the rescue. This new micro welder is really cool. Measure, build up, and cut. No more clocking. The extractor that came with the gun and a Wilson were both the same needing about .030” of weld build up. It’s not pretty but it fixes the problem. And the micro welding will get better with more practice. I want to thank the gunsmiths that post work in progress it has inspired me to do work myself and I have learned a lot. Oh and spent a lot of dough.
     
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  2. texasnurse

    texasnurse Well-Known Member

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    Aug 6, 2016
    Fit a better tolerance firing pin stop


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  3. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    You mean firing pin stop?
     
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  4. Combat Weapon Systems

    Combat Weapon Systems Gunsmith

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    Mar 31, 2019
    The quest for tools never ends lol. Good Job.
     
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  5. Texas49

    Texas49 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 7, 2018
    I fit an egw oversized and it was the same problem. I am not sure about what the dimension is to the extractor hole on a 38 super slide. It definitely would not fit in the slide slot being .030 wider.
     
  6. EvolutionArmory

    EvolutionArmory Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Gotta love the microwelder

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    I wouldn’t have even attempted this without the superior heat control of microwelding. Tig would have probably blown right though it.
     
  7. Texas49

    Texas49 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 7, 2018
    Beavertail fitting and mainspring housing checkering on the same pistol. 4A1CBE06-B5F5-4FCC-A541-29BA3B162EB7.jpeg
     
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  8. EvolutionArmory

    EvolutionArmory Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    As you can see by how dull the checkering is in the pic, even with the microwelding it kicked the **** out of my carbide cutter. I basically had to hand checker it after to clean it all up lol!!!
     
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  9. Texas49

    Texas49 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 7, 2018
    Yes the micro welder does not need the heat required for traditional welding. I can make extractors, thumb safeties, and checkering ooops serviceable again. It is pretty sweet.
     
  10. texasnurse

    texasnurse Well-Known Member

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    Aug 6, 2016
    Damn it


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  11. Texas49

    Texas49 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 7, 2018
    Yeah my key cutter was crying on the second extractor.
     
  12. EvolutionArmory

    EvolutionArmory Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Yes, and being able to use tiny filler rod is the best thing since sliced bread.
     
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  13. Combat Weapon Systems

    Combat Weapon Systems Gunsmith

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    Mar 31, 2019
    I wouldn’t have even attempted this without the superior heat control of microwelding. Tig would have probably blown right though it.[/QUOTE]

    I know who I need to call now when I need some teeny tiny welding lol.
     
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  14. Texas49

    Texas49 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 7, 2018
    Yes I can go down to .010” filler rod. I just got this micro welder last week and this was the second job I tried it out. We do some high dollar shotgun weld repairs and it works good. The slot in the extractor is .100” wide and the bead doesn’t touch the side walls.
     
  15. EvolutionArmory

    EvolutionArmory Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    If you end up doing that extractor job frequently, I’ll make you a keyseat cutter that cuts on all 3 sides and I can make it exactly extractor slot sized.

    Staggered teeth lasts a long time even on weld. I use one to cut frame slots after a weld up. No crazy heat that dulls the cutter.
     
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  16. Texas49

    Texas49 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 7, 2018
    I’ll keep that in mind as I would like to do a weld up on the frame rails. This one is a cast frame and the slide fit is pretty good. Maybe on the next one with a forged frame.
     
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