Thought I'd ask first...

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by BenchMonkey, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

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    Nov 28, 2018
    Too much sanding?

    Found this:
    20190208_213714.jpg

    Which led me to using 1500 Imperial Wet/Dry to knock the burr off a spot on the hammer where there is no reason for one to be there.
    20190208_213743.jpg
    Shiny spot at noon from hammer axis. I would like for there to be no more wear on the frame but this being a Taurus that is unlikely to happen. Question, what if anything can I do to keep it from being a dirt magnet, filling the gouge? Or am I tossing in the towel accepting it's a 500 shekel gun and running it?

    Thanks and yes granted it shoots it's the last Taurus ever. ;)
     
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  2. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    I'd fill it (JB weld?) and run it.
    Maybe keep that secret when you're burnin' ammo and others are clearing jams!! ;)
     

  3. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Has the hammer been dry fired into the frame? 34EF7AE1-9940-4616-975B-E9773DCFA9BE.jpeg
     
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  4. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

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    Nov 28, 2018
    That I do have and a decent idea, thank you sir!

    The faces should wear in and be good to go. ;)
     
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  5. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

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    Nov 28, 2018
    Not by me personally but looking at the hammer face I do see marks.
    20190208_223853.jpg
    North of the horizontal strike is wear and tear from the firing pin stop, incidently was staked in place.:confused:
     
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  6. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Yikes!! Staked in place?
    Taurus has a custom shop? :D
    Nothing like a beater that runs.
    Good braggin' stuff....
    "Yup,wore out ma third hammer..."
    Beats any holster wear hands down
     
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  7. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

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    Nov 28, 2018
    Firing pin stop:

    20190208_224654.jpg

    Better pic?
    20190208_225124.jpg

    I have the jewelers Vise and needle file ready for that.
     

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  8. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

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    Nov 28, 2018
    The beater is back togeather and it feels like butter. Test fire this weekend. Should be a good time, another to test too, my 21SF frame just came back. Should be fun.
    20190308_223943.jpg 20190308_223958.jpg

    Note to all, this was and is my work pistol. It is in a kydex all day and has never failed. Granted the finish has but mechanicly this Taurus is a shooter and survivor. That said, I will never own another. PERIOD. They serial number the slide, frame and barrel. The barrel has a custom cut to the top. The pin stop is peened, the link/barrel lugs are peened and any maintenance is to be done at the factory. Rubish!

    I applaud Taurus for a firearm that is finally made well, not well made. Stop the liability crap and make a firearm for the masses, customizable and needed...stop copying the trends!
     
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