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Old 02-14-2013, 07:59 AM   #11
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I have to agree with JonM on this.
Are you having 100% feeding now?
Then how can you make it better?

Are you sure it is the feed ramp and not the Frame/Slide fit?

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The old adage "if it works don't mess with it", applies in this case. I had a friend polish a feed ramp and started having feed issues. I have done a couple with mothers mag and aluminum polish.

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Small autoloaders often feel rough when chambering a round. Its got everything to do with frame to barrel to magazine to bullet angle as it sits in the magazine orientations. Polishing a feed ramp isnt going to change that clunky feeding thing small autoloaders have.

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Ok thanks for info guys i guess i will not mess with it

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Ok thanks for info guys i guess i will not mess with it
Best not to-
I've polished a bunch but it was only because of a combination of boredom & liking "pretty" ramps
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I just polished my feed ramp on my 1911. I used a foredom tool with a foot pedal for speed control. I used a piece of 1/8 in drill rod that i split down the middle with a really small jewelers saw. I then wrapped it with some 320 emory cloth, then moved to 400 grit, and then used a hard felt bob with brownells white 550 polishing media. It all worked out great. You just have to make sure that you do NOT change the angle of the feed ramp.

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I just polished my feed ramp on my 1911. I used a foredom tool with a foot pedal for speed control. I used a piece of 1/8 in drill rod that i split down the middle with a really small jewelers saw. I then wrapped it with some 320 emory cloth, then moved to 400 grit, and then used a hard felt bob with brownells white 550 polishing media. It all worked out great. You just have to make sure that you do NOT change the angle of the feed ramp.
Were you having trouble? The feed ramp guides the nose and ogive of the bullet, and in the 30+ years of 1911s, I've done only one (there were gouges from someone trying to feed empties from a mag and cases messed the anodized aluminum frame. Had to cut out the section and replace it.)
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No i wasnt having any feeding issues, i re-blued the frame, so in turn i had to clean up the feed ramp, disconnector rail, and then did a trigger job on it. All of this meant lots of time getting the blueing off of these crucial areas where friction is the devil lol.

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Oh and just in case anyone is looking at the remington R1's, those feed ramps arent even polished at the factory, and you will play hell trying to feed hollow points in them. Not a problem if you know how to fix it, but if not plan on dropping some money at your local smith to have the issue fixed.

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