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Old 07-04-2011, 02:47 AM   #11
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Don't want to side track your thread, but how do those 1903's shoot???

I'm only 19 and have a couple years to go...But I was really thinking of a 1903 or a vest pocket model as my first handgun.

I love Browning and his designs and I'm not one for most modern handguns.

as for a 1911...I'd like to start on a smaller caliber like the 1903 or maybe the High Power???

any info is appreciated


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They are very smooth, easy shooters. Not a lot of takedown power, sort of between a 380 and 9mm. But they are a pain in the butt to get back together! jeeeeze/


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My first one of these, after all these years of refinishing, and yup...she is a pain on reassembly. To post pics, I see (as I suspected), a webhost site, (photobucket, etc. ) Man...I wish these forums would just lift them direct from your computer, like FB....but I can see the dangers. The data I have found here is very good and helpful. I have the main body of the pistol reassembled, but its the mainspring thats giving me a problem. I know the short tab goes forward, but does the mainspring fold ride all the way down in the bottom of the grip saftey, just above the pin hole, or does it ride up higher in the grip saftey. I also found the if you insert the magazine in place, and tape it in place, with masking tape, it will elimate the flopping around of the sear. If I can get the mainspring problem (placement) figured out, I think its all done. Did a 1000 grit finish on this one after pit removal, looks dang nice. Its the reassembly thats a bugger...thanks all. Jeb.
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Got it!....it was the 6d roofing nail trick, that summed it up. Worked like a champ, all reassembled, and working just fine. Lots of refinishes under my belt.....my first on the 1903. Sweet little pistol when all reassembled properly. Thanks guys/gals....(gotta be culturally correct these days)...he.e.....
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Yup, the nail saves lots of time.


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