Power Custom Series I Sear Jig

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by log man, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. log man

    log man Banned

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Just a start, more if interested.

    LOG

    Apparently preempted due to restrictions, can't talk about tech stuff.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2011
  2. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

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  3. CMG

    CMG Member

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    Aug 20, 2011
    I've been very happy with the Series II, as it allows for a bit more than just sear work. The repeatability is awesome, just remember to count the clicks!

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  4. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    I just send my stuff off to qualified smiths. That way I don't mess it up! :rofl2:
     
  5. EdS

    EdS Member

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    Sep 21, 2011
    I need more tools!
     
  6. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    I need to learn how to do some work myself, but I am afraid of screwing my gun up!
     
  7. John

    John Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 7, 2011
    This
     
  8. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Like fitting an ambi safety? :tongue:
     
  9. CMG

    CMG Member

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    Aug 20, 2011
    That's the second un-manly thing you've done in this thread........

    This was the first:

    :biggrin1:
     
  10. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    LOL! I just no my limitations at this time... It would cost me more to take 5 hours to do something it would take a qualified smith an hour to do than just paying them to do it. My hourly rate is expensive, so I would rather just work and pay someone to do it for now until I decide to learn to do a few things myself.
     
  11. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I've worked on multi-million dollar aircraft, I now build Caterpillar buckets, blades & shovels worth tens of thousands of dollars.
    Why is it cutting on a $900 Colt pistol SO darn intimidating?!

    Still have not started the work on my Delta.
     
  12. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Because it is yours, and you don't want to screw it up. That is why! LOL
     
  13. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Give that man a cigar!

    Is it me or did the "smilies" disappear?
     
  14. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    :rofl2: They seem to be working for me... Where are you not seeing em?
     
  15. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    No "toolbar" shown when typing replies.
     
  16. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Weird, I see it. Try clearing your cache.
     
  17. CMG

    CMG Member

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    Aug 20, 2011
    If we had the means and expertise to correct a mistake, we'd likely be less intimidated.

    I don't own, or have any experience with a TIG welder, so correcting an over-cut frame tang ain't in the cards.

    However, screwing up a $15 sear, or $25 thumb safety doesn't cause me too much worry. It pisses me off if I do it, but it's only lunch-money.

    Jigs like those from Ron Powers or Ed Brown, etc. really help the hobby-smith.
     
  18. log man

    log man Banned

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Actually the Power and EB jigs are fine, but many get really confused about the correct primary angle. Statements like matching to the hammer hooks give many the wrong idea, and they ruin the sear. This is why I would recommend a more simple approach.

    LOG
     
  19. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    Hobby (kitchen table) DIY guys like myself are less intimidated if they have a spare part on hand. Many dive in without a back up. It doesn't take much time. You can always come back to it if business or life interrupts.
     
  20. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    Always interested.
     

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