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Old 02-20-2011, 06:44 PM   #21
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canebrake, this is right up my alley, so to speak. I have firelapped a couple of my guns using the Wheeler kit from Midway. Can't WAIT to lap my slide/frame on my 1911. All I gotta do is get one!!!! ) Lookin REAL HARD at the Taurus PT 1911. Thanx for your help to us all. jd45

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Old 09-09-2011, 12:25 AM   #22
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Hey, first time posting. I usually just read and soak up everything on a forum and typically don't post much. But had a question..

Would a DW Valor or Heritage need slide lapping?

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Old 09-09-2011, 12:34 AM   #23
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Hey, first time posting. I usually just read and soak up everything on a forum and typically don't post much. But had a question..

Would a DW Valor or Heritage need slide lapping?
I don't have a clue.

Are you having FTF/FTE issues?

Cycle time issues?

Does the gun run OK now?

This procedure fixes problems. If you don't have have a problem, don't make one!
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:07 AM   #24
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gotcha. no problems. But that may be because I don't have one yet.

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Excellent Cane!!! I appreciate your time & effort to make out 1911'a bit nicer...


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Excellent! Thanks Cane! I'm having a lot of FTF's on my RIA CS model (first 1911). The slide was pretty rough cycling. The lapping compound really helped to smooth it up a LOT. While I was at it, I applied the same treatement to the barrel bushing so I no longer need to "tap out" the bushing. Cleaned and oiled and it's much smoother now (also helps reduce FTF's when you don't install the spring backwards on the guide rod LOL). Still getting some FTF's, but will address that in another thread.

The lapping compound has already found another application - loosening the pivots in my leatherman just a tad ;-)

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