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Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-15-2011, 05:33 PM
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Posted By JoeM
Actually, another off topic question for you....

Actually, another off topic question for you. What tool do you use to disassemble the mag release?
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-15-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By JoeM
jismail- That looks great!! I was going to go...

jismail- That looks great!! I was going to go with the arched version but I'm now going to seriously consider the extended mag version as well. Question though, where does the drop pin go? Obviously...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-15-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By JoeM
Broken mainspring housing

During re-assembly of my Kimber Eclipse Pro II I managed to crack the mainspring housing. A couple questions...

- Am I better off replacing it with a custom piece (Ed Brown, Wilson, etc) or with...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-09-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By JoeM
Trip- Not to my knowledge and unless it was done...

Trip- Not to my knowledge and unless it was done shortly after the war I would highly doubt it...this thing has been in a safe since about 1955. I did read somewhere before though that the smaller...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-09-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By JoeM
Wow, a 1912 mfg?!? Like the saying goes...if that...

Wow, a 1912 mfg?!? Like the saying goes...if that thing had eyes!!!

On a side note, the movement on this thing is unreal...like butter!!! It makes my Kimber feel like it's made out of...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-09-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By JoeM
I noticed the plunger spring when I was...

I noticed the plunger spring when I was re-assembling it...it looks like it is compressed into the plunger tube. How do I decompress it??? Is it something that would affect performance? I'm assuming...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-09-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By JoeM
A couple more...

A couple more...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-09-2011, 05:05 AM
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Views: 1,289
Posted By JoeM
Alright, the phone's camera sucks but oh well....

Alright, the phone's camera sucks but oh well. This is a blast to do...thanks for the help! I can't wait to take it to the range...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-09-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By JoeM
Niiiiice guys!!! :D Finally got it!! Didn't...

Niiiiice guys!!! :D Finally got it!! Didn't realize at the time, but the screwdriver I was using was just a little too wide so when I would press the mag release in all the way, the screwdriver would...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-08-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By JoeM
That's exactly what I'm trying to do. But when I...

That's exactly what I'm trying to do. But when I press the mag release I can't get the screw to turn AT ALL!! Could it just that it hasn't been touched in years?
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-08-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By JoeM
Here are a few pics...is there anything else...

Here are a few pics...is there anything else you'd need to see??? Also, any rec's on giving it a good thorough cleaning...this is the first one it will have in decades!!
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-08-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By JoeM
Troubles disassembling Colt m1911a1

Alright guys...been to youtube and google and still can't seem to figure this out so I came to the most knowledgeable people around!!

I have almost fully disassembled my grandfathers WWII Colt...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 08-20-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 346,792
Posted By JoeM
Here is my first AR. Stag Arms Model 2T ...

Here is my first AR.

Stag Arms Model 2T
Magpul AFG
Trijicon ACOG
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 08-19-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By JoeM
I like it. It allows me to grip the rifle the...

I like it. It allows me to grip the rifle the exact same every time which I like. The one issue I have with it is it makes you rest your left thumb (I'm a righty) on the floating rail which gets...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 08-19-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By JoeM
First AR finally complete!!

First of all, this is my first post but would like to thank all the regulars here for providing me with great info while I was in my search for my first AR-15.

I decided on purchasing a...
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