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Old 10-20-2012, 11:58 AM   #11
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... a license to operate a dremel would be a nice restriction for civilization for once. haha
And take away some of my jobs? I say we give Dremels out for Christmas to everyone.

I have only 1 firearm that I've polished the feed ramp on. An old Springer that I used in competition. In looking back, I probably didn't need to polish it, but a few friends said "That's the way to go". Not knowing then what I know now, I did polish (luckily things worked out).
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I'm wondering if the gun is broke in yet, or an ammo change is needed.

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Looking advice on how to polish the feed ramp for my pistols. Need to know what equipment to use, duration amount of items to use as well as any advice from those who have already successfully done the process. Thanks
I polished my 1911 feed ramp, hell i did the whole barrel. It came out alot better than i thought.
1soak your barrel in viniger. All barrels/parts take diffrent amounts of time. When you do this your taking all finish off and turning the metal raw.
2clean with soap and water, make sure to clean the inside of the barrel completely.
3make sure to dry completely and quickly, the metalx are raw and will rust in minutes.
4take some mothers mag polish or chrome polish and wax on and off. Make sure to do the inside of the barrel as well.

This has made my pistol more reliable and i think it turned it to a tack driver. It goes exactly where i want. I also polished my internals and i believe that has made it function better as well.

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These are before and after. You can make it a mirror shine with the more wax you put on but i chose to leave it where its at. The hardest part for me was getting in those threads
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And take away some of my jobs? I say we give Dremels out for Christmas to everyone.

I have only 1 firearm that I've polished the feed ramp on. An old Springer that I used in competition. In looking back, I probably didn't need to polish it, but a few friends said "That's the way to go". Not knowing then what I know now, I did polish (luckily things worked out).
Another thing dont use a dremel, if yiu dont want to take the time to do it by hand then you shouldnt do it at all. Use small cloth, the winchester swab packs are great
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I polished my 1911 feed ramp, hell i did the whole barrel. It came out alot better than i thought.
1soak your barrel in viniger. All barrels/parts take diffrent amounts of time. When you do this your taking all finish off and turning the metal raw.
2clean with soap and water, make sure to clean the inside of the barrel completely.
3make sure to dry completely and quickly, the metalx are raw and will rust in minutes.
4take some mothers mag polish or chrome polish and wax on and off. Make sure to do the inside of the barrel as well.

This has made my pistol more reliable and i think it turned it to a tack driver. It goes exactly where i want. I also polished my internals and i believe that has made it function better as well.

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These are before and after. You can make it a mirror shine with the more wax you put on but i chose to leave it where its at. The hardest part for me was getting in those threads
i may even regret asking this, but how does removing the blueing or finish and cosmeticly polishing make the gun more reliable and a tack driver? Mother's Mag polish doesn't remove enough material to make any realistic changes. just saying.
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i may even regret asking this, but how does removing the blueing or finish and cosmeticly polishing make the gun more reliable and a tack driver? Mother's Mag polish doesn't remove enough material to make any realistic changes. just saying.
Its not removing any thing. if you could get a bolt carrier for $50 itd be a good deal right, what if you could get a nickel boron bolt carrier for the same price which would you go with. The nickel right....why? Its smoother action and over all better quality because its slick coating operating without lube.

My sig is great but every once in awhile id have a few problems, after the coating i had none. I polished the,inside of the barrel taking away any friction and ultimately giving tge barrel its proper function.

The internals function together alot better than before with no lubing or anything. I love the look as well. The barrel was blu and the friction had cause the blu to fad. I also think the friction between the barrel and slide are smoother as well. If i could put a stock tac ops in your hand and mine youd be able to see the diffrence
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I polished feed ramps and and such before but it was needed in each case and solved the feed problems. I've also done it for cosmetic reasons. The polish does have a small amount of abrasive in it and needless to say so does the sand paper.

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I polished feed ramps and and such before but it was needed in each case and solved the feed problems. I've also done it for cosmetic reasons. The polish does have a small amount of abrasive in it and needless to say so does the sand paper.
I love the look and the feel of mine now
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The gritty tooth paste you don't like and a soft cloth fingered in the ramp will work.

Work it back and forth in the ramp.

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Just use your finger and some 400 grit paper. Don't round off edges. Don't use a Dreml unless you have done it, a lot!

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