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Old 06-26-2009, 03:56 AM   #11
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Thanks. The pistol was manufactured in 1959. It's younger than I am...

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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Looking forward to a range report.

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Thats a dam nice looking 1911

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Thank you gents. We''ll see how it shoots tomorrow. It's pretty much going to be like breaking in a new pistol.

I also pick up my Beretta Cougar 8045 today. It's ten days now and I can finally get it out of gun jail.

So, it's .45ACP day at the range tomorrow. Range reports and photos forthcoming.

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Thank you gents. We''ll see how it shoots tomorrow. It's pretty much going to be like breaking in a new pistol.

I also pick up my Beretta Cougar 8045 today. It's ten days now and I can finally get it out of gun jail.

So, it's .45ACP day at the range tomorrow. Range reports and photos forthcoming.
I've been promised they are getting 45 ammo at the GS today. They did have some 223 and I got 100, so I'll take the AR out tomorrow. Sure hope I can bring the SW also.
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She turned out great! Pics look great, so in person she must really "Wow". Please post a range report after your trip to break her in.

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I took it to the range this morning. It shot great, but then I couldn't keep it tight anymore. The rear sight had come loose and was drifting side to side. So I borrowed an Allen key and centered then re-tightened it. It worked loose again very quickly. Tightened it a second time and same thing happened.

So, I'll remove it, dimple the slide and Loctite the set screw. Expect a report when I can actually have a range session with it.

It fed everything pretty well, but there were several FTF's & FTE's. And when the sight was tight, it was pretty darn accurate.

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I took it to the range this morning. It shot great, but then I couldn't keep it tight anymore. The rear sight had come loose and was drifting side to side. So I borrowed an Allen key and centered then re-tightened it. It worked loose again very quickly. Tightened it a second time and same thing happened.

So, I'll remove it, dimple the slide and Loctite the set screw. Expect a report when I can actually have a range session with it.

It fed everything pretty well, but there were several FTF's & FTE's. And when the sight was tight, it was pretty darn accurate.
Fairly typical for a new/re-freshed firearm. All look to be minor and fixable.

Check your extractor pressure. Is the extractor new?

She just needs to be exercised. And is hungry for a regular feeding!
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Yeah, all things considered I'm very happy. It's like breaking in a new pistol. After all, it's a fifty year old frame and slide with a heart transplant.

I haven't had it apart yet. I have to find a bushing wrench, the bushing's so tight. I don't know if there's a new extractor or not. I believe there is. I'll take it apart later and clean and lube it up. I'll also take care of the rear sight while I'm at it.

BTW, the slide to frame fit is excellent. I was able to hand pick this pistol, so I picked one that was tight, but it's been refitted really well.

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I had it out to the range last week and unbelievably the front sight worked loose. So I epoxied it (JB Weld) and I'm heading out with it in the morning.

I also polished the feedramp. It was blued along with the rest of the pistol and the nose of the bullets were just meeting too much friction to feed dependably. So, after that, there were no FTF's or FTE's last week.

I also must note that I doubled a half dozen times, the trigger is that light. I really have to get used to this pistol.

Now I just want to make sure that the sights stay put and to check the function of the mags I have for it. The two Kimber and one Novak mag that I already had work fine, but I picked up two new 8rd. CMC Power mags and two used 7rd. Wilson Combat mags that need to be tested.

I hope to post a full range report afterward. My wife has a medical evaluation in the afternoon, so I may not get the report up until Sunday.

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