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bushmaster1253 said:As far as putting one together I shouldn't have much problems. My problem would be getting the slide to fit the frame properly. I would probably take off more metal than I should and screw up one or the other.
A wad gun is a 1911 .45 set up to shoot 180-200 grain wadcutter ammunition only. The powder charges are not heavy and the recoil spring has to be adjusted accodingly. A full rib is a square piece of steel that is screwed to the top of a pistol or revolver, from muzzle to rear sight, to make the pistol or revolver heavier. It usually has the sights installed on it. The rib I have has a front sight that extends 2" in front of the muzzle.slabsides45 said:Doug, educate me! What is a "wad gun"? What is this rib you speak of, on a 1911? Hardball?
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Maybe I am not so old after all :tophat:captain-03 said:Doug - I know that in the late '60s and early '70s that was about all we had and that was what evreyone used!!
My friend built the Louisiana guns and they won the National Championships for 9 years. I have never observed .45 Target pistols with smoother slide to frame fit. I will wait for my friend to build it. I will start amassing the parts for the second pistol soon.. Thank you for the offer,eddybo said:Good info Doug.
Just an idea as I know your pretty handy but, why don't you come build your pistol yourself. I have a mill and some lapping compound and probably suitable woodruff cutters. I have seen some jigs for holding the frame that would be pretty easy to duplicate. I will gladly open my shop to you.
There is something very satisfying about building your own.
It is not that hard. I took mine down to bare frame and slide, and put it back together with no instruction whatsoever. The only thing that was tricky to me was getting the orientation of the disconnect right. Other than that, no problem.slabsides45 said:I've wanted to break down the frame of one of my 1911's for a long time, but haven't had the stones yet. Maybe one day I'll be at a class that has an extended break, and someone will have pity on an old grunt...