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
Last edited by jd45; 02-20-2011 at 06:51 PM.
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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 ;-)
Cane, Any issues with lapping stainless and/or aluminum? It would be my assumption that, obviously, aluminum will "wear down" significantly faster than steel. The reason I was asking about Staninless is because of it's tendency to gall. Thanks.