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Old 03-11-2010, 08:42 PM   #11
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:02 PM   #12
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I concur with this advice, unless you're a 'smith: "Step away from the Dremel".

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Old 06-01-2010, 08:57 PM   #13
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I've polished feed ramps on mine with a dremel tool-but then,I'm a mechanic,and was doing it under the supervision of my friend,who is a master mechanic and a skilled gunsmith.

We used the jewelers rouge and buffing wheel.

You can do it yourself-but I think the best advice I can give is that you should really find someone who knows what they're doing to show you how to do it right before you try.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:32 AM   #14
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I have polished the feed ramp on every auto I have, from the Colt Gold Cup to the Rohrbaugh R9s. A mirror finished feedramp is slicker than oil on ice, and aids greatly in feeding and reliability.
But I spent nine years working for an Aerospace contractor, doing assembly work, and deburring and polishing parts that were for the F-15s,
Sikorsky helicopters, even the space shuttle.
Using a felt buff on a Dremel with a polishing compound or jewelers rouge will not cut the metal (as stated by greenjeans) and can produce a mirror finish. DO NOT use anything more abrasive, no sand paper drums or cratex rubberized wheels.
If your at all uncomfortable or have second thoughts about doing it, Don't, take it to a qualified smith and pay for the piece of mind.

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NGIB is correct. The only time a feed ramp should be polished, is if you are having trouble with ammo feeding. Try the ammo of your choice first, then polish as required.

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