18 February 2019

Veddy Insteristamine



What 1911 doesn't rattle?

Tonight's beer is New Belgium's Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA.

8 comments:

  1. Now do the first two again with the trigger pinned back - just like you did with the third.

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    1. Will you take my word that it doesn't make a difference in the Colt and Springfield?

      The slides are rattling on them, not the trigger.

      The Ithaca/Rem-Rand's trigger rattles like a mofo, but not the slide; which is what I wanted to pithily show.

      I should add the "mindless amusement" tag to show I'm not too serious here.

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  2. Oh, I'll take your word for it - I forgot the smiley when I pointed out the variation in methodology.

    My 1911s don't rattle - but then they're custom match guns, and properly (and tightly) fitting the slide to the rails was probably a large part of the cost of building them. As a consequence none of them like to run dirty either.

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    1. I'm finding it odd that the ancient and abused mil gun is tighter than the brand new commercial offerings.

      Especially since the pistol I was issued would rattle when held perfectly still.

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    2. Whoever rebuilt it last either got lucky and put a slide and frame together that fit well or they intentionally picked them, and/or they tweaked them to make them fit better.

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    3. They intentionally picked them. They had bins and bins of parts to go through.

      Refurbishment wasn't done on a one by one basis, but in case lots.

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  3. The Ballester Molina I rebuilt a few years ago, while not strictly speaking a 1911, does not rattle any more. I did some work to tighten the slide to frame fitment as well as fitting a match grade barrel to it. It shoots surprisingly well now considering it looks terrible. It was the cheapest grade SARCO had at the time.

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    1. SARCO had installed a decent set of springs in it, which was good. The original barrel looked like a sewer pipe. The grips SARCO installed look like hell, but feel better than they look. I've been too lazy to change them considering they aren't the worst part of the cosmetics of the piece and I'm a function over form sort of guy anyway.

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