Sunday, March 22, 2015

Not Covered in Class

Because these thinks take a LONG time to do and do right.

Finishing the gun.  You gotta tape it up, bead blast it, and apply Duracoat or something more fancy. 

The grip safety fitting?  VERY finicky. 

Barrel to slide fitting?  To get 10 and 2 contact forward of the hood where the barrel mates the frame?  Yeah.  More fancy tools, too.  Probably two days so, another weekend.  With homework.

Buffing on a Melt Job?  Oh, LAWD.

And mastering the sear/disconnector/hammer/trigger/spring...  That takes a long time of doing it a lot to be a BEGINNER.

These are all HUGE things that take a LONG time.


Angus McThag said...

Isn't it amazing that thousands of the parts you mention that require careful fitting were churned out in WW2 by companies that had never made a firearm before and the parts could be slapped into the pistols without fitting?

Almost as if nobody makes actual M1911A1 parts anymore.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Oh, it's pretty easy to make something that works. Make it so it works really good or even great? That takes a lotta work.