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Slide stop fix, no more idiot scratches!

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by dilespla, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

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    I'm sure several of you have seen the slide stop modification to keep you from making a boo boo on a nice gun. I decided to try it out on mine today.

    I started with a small square needle file to set the groove, then went to a triangle to widen it for the last step, and finally ended with the round one. After all the filing I grabbed the polishing wheel out of the Dremel kit and gave it a few passes to smooth out the filing marks. I'm probably going to cold blue it to add some protection to the exposed area. If I do, I'll hit it with some 800 grit first to finish it out. I tested it out several times and it works just as intended. It only took about 30 minutes.

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  2. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA member Supporting Addict

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    Log got this one right, although it's not a must to prevent the scratch. Looks good
     
  3. Wheezy

    Wheezy Bullet Banger Supporting Addict

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    I dont think Logman invented this concept.
     
  4. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

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    I don't know who invented it. I've always seen Logman associated with it, but who knows. I just know that I'm a little scared every time I clean my gun that I'm going to give a nice big 'ol idiot scratch, so I solved that problem today. To whomever invented it, thanks!
     
  5. 50GI-Jess

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    If I remember right, then it was one of the older master pistolsmiths at Wilson's back in the 90's.
     
  6. Bender

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    Who knows the originator,.....Log' was the first one that I remember posting about it.
    It's a great mod to a slide stop, many thanks to whomever came up with it!
     
  7. Bender

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    Could be completely correct! Wilson does offer this as a mod/service
     
  8. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

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    Where's WCR? Maybe he knows.
     
  9. 50GI-Jess

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    That's where I learned it.
    We do it on all our 1911's. Takes 5 min. and customers love it.
     
  10. Kokopelli

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    Great mod.. Hit it with Kleenbore Black Magic... Ron
     
  11. Pappy

    Pappy New Member

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    It's a standard feature with NightHawk pistols.....
     
  12. ajstrider

    ajstrider Active Member

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    My GI NN has a little recessed area there too, I am not sure my camera can take that detailed of photo but I will try later.
     
  13. Sir Guy

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    I was really glad to see that my Guncrafter "No Name" came like that. Quite convenient! :thumb:

    Andy
     
  14. Mythree

    Mythree Banned Supporting Addict

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    Oh no man you got that wrong, didn't you know LogJam invented everything - including the 1911
     
  15. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

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    Hah!!! I guess he'll get credit for the .45 acp cartridge as well?
     
  16. Bender

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    I'll give him credit for the EMP mag mods,.......but that's about it.
     
  17. Mechanized

    Mechanized (Enter Text) Supporting Addict

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    Is it bad that when I hear logjam I think constipation.
     
  18. Pyrenean

    Pyrenean New Member

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    Then you might enjoy the material following the 1:08 minute mark on
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0f85vXdZHc
    Oddly enough the video is relevant to 1911s. However, my thoughts go more along the lines of a squib round or
    a fouled up chamber.
     
  19. Mechanized

    Mechanized (Enter Text) Supporting Addict

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    Lol Thats funny you found that
     
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    I have definitely had to take some fiber myself. The food on the good ol submarine wasn't exactly fiber packed and submerging a submarine of your own in the crapper wasn't always easy...
     
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