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Slide to frame fit...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by 3rdgen40, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    Anyone have any tricks for fitting slide to frame without investing in a whole set of slide fitting bars ?
     
  2. The Pusherman

    The Pusherman officer mcgee

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    tricky procedure if you're not experience. you're a braver man than i. don't think i would attempt that myself :)
     

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    quick & dirty is peening the slide rails with a hammer.

    frame to slide fit is <5% of what the gun's accuracy is.
     
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  4. 3rdgen40

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    Mine has very slight vertical movement on the muzzle end.Is it worth trying to tighten or should I leave it as is ?
     
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  6. The Pusherman

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    you should really check out 1911forum.com or m1911forum.org. much better places for 1911 inquiries. many more knowledgeable people on there than glocktalk when it comes to 1911's.
     
  7. Quack

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    he was looking for how to do it without buying fitting bars, the only way that i know of is peening/swaging.
    other ways are welding up the rails & milling them down, having Accu-rails installed or tightening using fitting bars.
    he has a mil-spec, and not a bullseye gun, so there are other things that he can do to improve accuracy before tightening up the slide.


    edit: to save him the search.
    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=249782
     
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    I say leave it be,......
     
  10. chuckman

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    Yes, this. If this is about accuracy and reliability, don't. The "tight" race guns and competition shooters shoot well for competition, but have all sorts of problems if being used as carry guns.
     
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    this..
     
  13. Cobra64

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    Of course I agree. It's more the final barrel to slide lockup.
     
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    Me too. In reading posts by top gunsmiths, one of the major reasons for guns failing, is people screwing around with them.

    Especially the "Dremel Dummies". :supergrin:
     
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    i haven't messed any of mine up...yet :rofl:
     
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    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    1911s require the right tools to make them run right.

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  17. Quack

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    like cutting the slide stop flush?

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    what the hell? :shocked:


    lmao, that's your 1911 isn't it quack :wavey:




    (i'm just going to assume this is also quack in this picture. prob has micheal jackson playing on that boombox in the background :rofl:)
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    well i followed instructions from the 1911forum :rofl:
     
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    Exactly.