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Hey Dave, do you have a source for the .200 cutters? I just got a weigand barrel fitting fixture and don't have an end mill yet to cut barrel feet with it.
 

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Hey Dave, do you have a source for the .200 cutters? I just got a weigand barrel fitting fixture and don't have an end mill yet to cut barrel feet with it.
I special ordered 6. Should be done any day now. I get 2, Steve gets his 1 or 2 so I can put you down for 1if you want.

Spec is .200 with a minus .001 max deviation.
 

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They will when those .200 endmills ship.

Every…Single….One will look like that Steve.
Question to learn here, gents… Jack W indicates a 5mm end mill to cut the lower engagement if using his barrel fitting tool. That’s basically a .197. I’ve been hand turning with a .197 Chambers cutter and been getting results that look like that using .199 or .200 SS pin sizes. Am I splitting hairs here or are the results that much better using the .200 cutter/end mill and SS pin sizes?

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A .200 endmill will ensure wrap around contact to a .200 pin and cut way cleaner than a hand crank cutter. And since we are cutting on the mill, we don’t have to worry about overcutting if we do it right.

I use a Chambers .198 hand cutter and it’s served me well for years. Maybe a 100 barrels? More? But this will be much better.
 

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A .200 endmill will ensure wrap around contact to a .200 pin and cut way cleaner than a hand crank cutter. And since we are cutting on the mill, we don’t have to worry about overcutting if we do it right.

I use a Chambers .198 hand cutter and it’s served me well for years. Maybe a 100 barrels? More? But this will be much better.
Based on your years of posts and using the .198 cutter, something serious must’ve changed your mind to start using another method. Thanks much for your reply!

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Nothing serious. I bought the Weigand fixture JUST to cut the lower lugs. And mostly because rounding the transition in a perfect radius to the link hole will kill barrel bump. I friggin hate it. The Chambers cutter is great but want those lower lugs the way I want them and this way will be better and faster.

I’m also going to be cutting my own links from now on too. No more settling on the closest one and making it work.

Better and faster is what I’m striving for. And yes, it can be done. 😀
 

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Nothing serious. I bought the Weigand fixture JUST to cut the lower lugs. And mostly because rounding the transition in a perfect radius to the link hole will kill barrel bump. I friggin hate it. The Chambers cutter is great but want those lower lugs the way I want them and this way will be better and faster.

I’m also going to be cutting my own links from now on too. No more settling on the closest one and making it work.

Better and faster is what I’m striving for. And yes, it can be done.
Very cool! I actually bought one as well with hopes to either use a friend’s mill or Mrs. X giving the thumbs up to buy a reasonably priced one. And don’t I know about barrel bump. Ooftah!

Thanks for letting us borrow the thread. Back to your regularly scheduled IA programming.

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Just an FYI.. I have acquired some really nice Colt Govt. base guns over the past two years. I just boxed one up for a great addict that will remain unmentioned for awhile as it's a surprise lol. Anyway I currently have two small letter mkiv 45 acp govt models and a 1971 large letter 45 acp available for build only.. Obviously the 71 is a C&R.. The other are 1978 and 79 respectably... One of the small letter guns has had the roll marks already re-done. The 71 could use this service. but could be salvaged as is, the other small letter is also of normal colt roll marks light in a few spots as is usually the case. These are all what I would say are very acceptable base guns with the normal needs of older Colts..
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Just an FYI.. I have acquired some really nice Colt Govt. base guns over the past two years. I just boxed one up for a great addict that will remain unmentioned for awhile as it's a surprise lol. Anyway I currently have two small letter mkiv 45 acp govt models and a 1971 large letter 45 acp available for build only.. Obviously the 71 is a C&R.. The other are 1978 and 79 respectably... One of the small letter guns has had the roll marks already re-done. The 71 could use this service. but could be salvaged as is, the other small letter is also of normal colt roll marks light in a few spots as is usually the case. These are all what I would say are very acceptable base guns with the normal needs of older Colts.. View attachment 784578 View attachment 784579 View attachment 784580 View attachment 784582 View attachment 784583 View attachment 784584 View attachment 784585
Well Steve....... it appears its no longer a surprise. It seems that Mrs.C. has seen the PP transaction.
She saw your name and the cha-ching. Asked me what it is that I bought or paid for?

I just showed her the pics and..............

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