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  1. Pan957 I am the member who needed the help. I...

    Pan957

    I am the member who needed the help. I had broken one tool and several makeshift tools I tried. SpartanFC reached out to me, we discussed left-hand vs. right-hand threading and in the end...
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    Gotta love the forum! dfarriswheel is always...

    Gotta love the forum!

    dfarriswheel is always quick with an in depth well informed post for nearly every question.

    New member Mr. Speckin from Spartan Firearms is one of the last people who...
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    Sorry for the slow response. I have all of the...

    Sorry for the slow response. I have all of the internal parts out and thinking this was going to be more tinkering than success I did not take pics of before. I have found a couple of videos...
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    Well, after a broken crane tool and two broken...

    Well, after a broken crane tool and two broken makeshift tools I am down to three options in my mind-

    1. cut the ejector rod and hope that a Brownells screwdriver will finally get the bushing out,...
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    So I was able with time and effort to take the...

    So I was able with time and effort to take the cylinder off. Next I tried to remove the bushing. Both “teeth” on the crane tool broke. Any suggestions on how to loosen and remove the bushing?
    ...
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    So a little work on the leaf spring, very little...

    So a little work on the leaf spring, very little and a new 20# mainspring and now I am smooth and at 3.75#. Going to have to go to the range and see if that will cause it to go bang every time. It...
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    That’s better- two trips to the shooting range...

    That’s better- two trips to the shooting range with the kids and now the trigger pull is just over 4#.
    Next gun had to be better. A birth year Government model in 45ACP. Started at a heavy 7.75#....
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    Dfariswheel As always thank you. I will order...

    Dfariswheel

    As always thank you. I will order today. One is on back order. When they arrive I may be seeking advice on proper use.

    Flanman
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    DA cylinder project help

    Greetings

    I have a new winter project. I am working on restoring an almost functioning DA Army Navy Model. To refinish the revolver I will need to disassemble the cylinder. If memory serves me...
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    I will take the mother of pearl stocks.

    I will take the mother of pearl stocks.
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    How Did That Happen

    Recently I decided I would try my hand at lightening the trigger pull and the slide on a Colt Government Model. I have tinkered with my guns for a long time, worked on parts of actions but never...
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    I encourage my kids to shoot even one shot as...

    I encourage my kids to shoot even one shot as that gives me an excuse to detail strip and clean. I find this as enjoyable as shooting to be honest.
  13. Thank you both for the insight very helpful

    Thank you both for the insight very helpful
  14. Thank you all and sorry for any confusion. No...

    Thank you all and sorry for any confusion. No stainless steel tools here just want to use my usual tools on a stainless gun. I had feared the potential for metal deposits tonlater rust. I was also...
  15. Gunsmithing question regarding Stainless Steel and tools

    Greetings

    What guidance might you give for working on stainless steel. I have a stainless steel pistol and I would like to work on the trigger, and slide. Do any of you use the same tools and...
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    Similar ingredients yes, but not the same and...

    Similar ingredients yes, but not the same and that is the key. Ren Wax is a microcrystalline wax from petroleum as opposed to plant based wax which has both contaminants and breaks down over time...
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    isopropyl alcohol is fine if you are pouring it...

    isopropyl alcohol is fine if you are pouring it on and wiping off. 70% isopropyl alcohol soak however runs the risk of rust as it is 30% water. Do not ask me how I know this...
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    Ren Wax for long term storage is what museums are...

    Ren Wax for long term storage is what museums are using. It too is available at Brownell's and elsewhere on the internet. Unlike car wax it is petroleum based so it will not yellow over time.
  19. Thank you I will give this a go. flanman

    Thank you I will give this a go.


    flanman
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    Some stump removers available in Lowe's or Home...

    Some stump removers available in Lowe's or Home Depot are pure potassium nitrate. RHMC24 description is what I have seen elsewhere but have yet to try due to my move and new job.
  21. Colt New Navy (1892) assembly-disassembly instructions help needed

    Greetings All

    It has been a long time. When I lived in Maine life from a firearm perspective was great! Now I am in CA and, well you know the story if you mention the word gun you could be...
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    No you dont because I will take them.

    No you dont because I will take them.
  23. On it and thank you for visiting it. Yes I am now...

    On it and thank you for visiting it. Yes I am now back to having access to my own site and look forward to having time to update it. Please feel free to post suggestions here or contact me via email...
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    Isopropyl alcohol and orange algea

    Please understand for me disassembling, cleaning and reassembling is more fun than shooting. So while many recommend complete disassembly and meticulous cleaning only after thousands of rounds I do...
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    It has been a long time since I posted anything...

    It has been a long time since I posted anything and since what I am about to type is only what I heard from a neighbor telling stories it is up to you to believe or not. Our neighbor worked for...
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