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Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Jason Burton, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    Photo of the day... mag-catch modification and 40lpi checkering on a soon to be finished Colt Government Model project.

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  2. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    I count 130 perfect points of contact for your thumb or finger if that’s your bag.
    Outstanding for such detail that we take for granted.
     
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  3. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    Photo of the day... bore sighting and trimming the front sight to hight, proofing it at the range. Time to begin the final details and prep work on this Colt Government Model project.

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  5. Serpico1985

    Serpico1985 Active Member

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    Jan 28, 2013
    Jason,

    Are you able to give any info on your method for bore sighting? Do you have to make adjustments after shooting or do you more or less confirm with live fire?
     
  6. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    Sure... indicate the bore level then measure the offset between the front and the rear sight. Machine the front sight to height.

    I zero guns at 25 yards and like to leave the front sight .004" high for the initial range session. Once I have proved the correct height I will machine any additional needed off the front sight and finish it as required. Test fire once more to confirm height if needed.
     
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  7. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    Photo of the day... a finished two-tone Colt 9mm Government Model being delivered to a patient client.

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  9. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    Photo of the day... a bit of checkering 101, sometimes new files aren’t useable. The teeth on the file need to run straight and the top two photos show two different files (one being worse than the other) that both have lines that do not run parallel to the file, not worth trying to use these. The bottom photo shows a good file, one I have used many times.

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  10. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    That's why my checkering never looks good! ;) Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
     
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  11. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Is it worth it, dollarwise, to grind edges parallel to the file teeth? or do you just discard and hope the replacement files are better.
     
  12. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    Grinding or dressing the file tends to only work well when correcting uneven edge lines. These get sent back.
     
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  13. cbrussell

    cbrussell Member

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    Jun 9, 2013
    From whom do join purchase your checkering files? Who has the most consistent quality?
     
  14. Serpico1985

    Serpico1985 Active Member

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    Jan 28, 2013
    Thanks for the info Jason.
     
  15. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    Photo of the day... ball-cuts on a current Colt Government Model project.

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  16. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    Photo of the day... one of the final details I add to a gun before de-horn and prep are rear slide serrations. These are on a current Colt Government Model project that is being prepped for blueing now.

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  17. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    Photo of the day... cutting borders on a current Colt Government Model project.

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  18. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    And back to invisible chips!!;)
     
  19. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    Almost like a magic trick... :grin:
     
  20. Jason Burton

    Jason Burton Well-Known Member

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    Photo of the day... polished and prepped before bluing.

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