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dusty_dragon 09-18-2012 09:08 AM

Prematurely Bolt Opening?
i run 2 blue WC 1911 buffers (not sanded, full thickness, in my mini 14 ranch rifle. everything works fine, no cycling probs, eeding issues etc.
but one thought came to my mind, hoe you can help me with that:

the rearward movement of the slide assembly (due to the added thickness of the WC buffer on the gas pipe) is a little less than without the buffer, so will the bolt unlock prematurely and is this dangerous?

the bolt locks completly into place and the slide assy has play, before rotating the bolt. but less play than before (due to the buffer).

i read that hundreds of users have 2 WC 1911 buffers installed in their minis, so i guess prematurely unlocking / opening of the bolt is no problem, but what would you say?

tri70 09-18-2012 10:52 AM

You should not have any problems with the bolt and the buffers. I have been running them for years without any problems, I use a vacuum cleaner belt and 9mm stamped hole for the gas block. The pressure from the spring will keep the bolt in place, like you noted, there a little play in the action but that is what makes the mini reliable.

dusty_dragon 09-18-2012 11:36 AM

okay, but the oplayx becomes less with the buffer installed on the gas pipe, no need to worry that the (greater amount of) play was intended by ruger?
just wanna make sure that the buffers safe the rifle (which i intend) and don't wreck it.

tri70 09-18-2012 12:03 PM

The rifle will be fine, buffers have been use for more than 10 years that I know of. No damage to any rifles.

dusty_dragon 09-18-2012 03:42 PM

perfect, thanks a lot, tri70

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