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Old 08-24-2012, 04:45 AM   #11
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Got it all together. Still a bit to do. Everything seems to work ok, except the hammer isn't locking back at half cock and full cock when pulled back by itself with my thumb. Locks back fine when I rack the slide though. Not sure what that is. Hope I can figure it out when I take it back down.

Not to shabby for never doing this kind oh thing before, IMO. Here's a few more pics:

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Old 08-24-2012, 05:08 AM   #12
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Man I want those grips!
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Maybe the sear spring installed incorrectly??
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Thanks DJ. Made those up recently.


Certainly sounds like the seat spring might not be seated correctly. I'll be breaking it down tmrw morning to check it all out again and thoroughly clean and degrease it. I want to make sure it's all correct and running properly before I do any refinishing work. Not sure if I want to duracoat it or send it off to get something else.
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Where did you buy it from?

Brownell's has a no question return policy.
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Hey Dan. I bought it from a member at another forum. It was a take off piece that he had lying around.

It was my fault for not asking better questions about it. Couldn't tell the offset was different in the pics. Honestly didn't know they came that way.

Looks like I got it in and it should work. If not, I've got a WC commander drop in coming now just in case.
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Hammer cock all fixed. The sear spring was not engaged properly on the left side. It makes a big difference if it's put in right!

Now .....

What the heck should I do with the gun finish? Needs the rear tangs done as well as the GS at the minimum. Go the cheap route and Duracoat the whole gun myself; go the cheaper route and just cold blue the exposed parts, or go the pro route and send it off somewhere???

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Robar!!!!!!!!
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Dang! That looks awesome! If money were no object, I'd jump in a heartbeat. Have to be honest though; not sure my RIA is gonna warrant a finish that costs as much as the gun did. Dang it sucks to be a cheap a$$. LoL!!
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Well I've got my answer on the finish. My FIL just told me that he ordered the Duracoat stainless Shake & Spray kit for my birthday gift. Guess he was listening pretty close. Now it's time to get it all prepped and ready. Wish me luck!!
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