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Anyone in the area that can throat and polish my 1911?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mpperales, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Anyone local that does this work? Open to all suggestions as I am unfamiliar with any gunsmiths in this area..

    Thanks in advance...:)
     
  2. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I am just glad that ended with 1911!

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
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    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I've heard of a smith in Salem, Shepherd Home.html. I've never used him, but I found him while researching a while back.
     
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Talk to Kevin at Olies Gun shop in Salem or try Riches Gun Shop up in Donald
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I'm doing mine right now.
    My R1 that is
     
  6. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    I can help on this one, if you like. I do some work in my place here in Happy Valley. I am a PistolSmith and Armorer. PM me if you would like some help.
    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
     
  7. KTM530XCW

    KTM530XCW Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Had a rib removed so I could do it myself...
     
  8. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Just an idea...

    Before you plunge into smithing, take a round rubber pencil eraser and work it vertically up and down the ramp for 20-30 minutes while you watch TV. You'll still see horizontal lines across the ramp where it was originally shaped, but shinier and slightly less pronounced. Maybe a little light dremel action with a soft felt wheel and whitening toothpaste as an effective, but not too aggressive, polishing medium. I've had more than a few grumpy semi-autos that fed less than cooperatively. Cleaned them up without any professional intervention and they all feed 100% now with whatever I put in them.
     
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  9. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Just to let you know, if you don't know what you were doing and manage to change the angle of the feed ramp (with the dremel, probably won't happen with the eraser), a gunsmith will probably charge you more to fix it that he would have to do the job from the start. Or to replace the barrel if too much material has been taken off the ramp. But if you are talented with tools and want to try this, power to you! Hopefully you have the luck teflon has. But just want to make sure you have all the facts...
     
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    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. That's exactly why I used a felt (cloth) wheel. The idea is to polish, not reshape.

    Good advice by MB. If you're not sure, don't do it.
     
  11. Steve06

    Steve06 Oregon Active Member

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    Try John Semm at his shop.

    Shooters's Service Center
    8242 North Lombard
    Portland OR 97203

    Phone 503-289-1280
    Hours are Wednesday - Saturday 10-5.
     
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    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Let's get back to square 1- Why are you wanting to do this?
     
  13. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    so it will feed JHP.