Les Baer TRS Hillsdale

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  1. DSTallguy

    DSTallguy Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 13, 2017
    Local gun classified had an early build Hillsdale Les Baer TRS for sale at a very very good price. I quickly scooped it up. Noticed it was gummed up a bit. Shot 4 mags through it and it had a few failures to go into battery or fail to feed. I field stripped it and boy was the slide stuck to the frame. Oiled it heavily and ran 50 rounds through it today. Better. But sluggish on going back into battery.

    Took it home and detail stripped it, cleaned (again and again) and lubed it properly. I removed and stored the original grips and screw and added the vintage Baer grips from Zoid, Challis screws, a new WC guide rod and Wolff 18.5# spring. Looks almost new again!! Welcome home dear friend. You’re a keeper.

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  2. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    My 2000 vintage TRS runs like a raped sewing machine with a 16lb Wolff

    Nice pistol
     

  3. RMA

    RMA Active Member

    359
    Aug 18, 2011
    Congrats. Like those grip panels, adds a nice touch.
     
  4. Diablo

    Diablo When in doubt, empty the magazine!!!

    395
    Nov 28, 2018
    great score!!!
     
  5. Noel

    Noel Well-Known Member

    164
    Sep 9, 2018
    Nice save!
     
  6. DSTallguy

    DSTallguy Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 13, 2017
    Thanks for the tip. I have a 16# Wolff spring to try too. I use a 230gr (.451”) over 4.7-4.8gr Titegroup at 1.20”
     
  7. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    I load 230gr FMJ/HP over 5gr Bullseye at 1.265 (FMJ) and 1.245 (HP) for 850-870 fps
     
  8. DSTallguy

    DSTallguy Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 13, 2017
    And you run what # spring for those?
     
  9. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    16lb Wolff, replace every 2000 rounds. I also use a 23lb mainspring and a Harrison small radius firing pin stop
     
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  10. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Great looking Baer! I'm really liking this one!!
     
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  11. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Nice catch! I picked up a Springfield a while back that ran sluggish and had similar symptoms to your gun, turned out the previous owner had used Frog Lube in it and gummed up the works. Cleaned it out with gun scrubber, lubed it with M-Pro7 and it ran like a top.
     
  12. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Man that sure is a beauty!
     

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