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Title: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: jersey kid on April 21, 2014, 02:09:34 PM
I need a recommendation for an action job for 1911's for WB to feed lead etc. Thanks
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: John Boy on April 21, 2014, 04:12:16 PM
Kid, you looking for parts?  http://www.edbrown.com/triggercomponents.htm
Kitchen Table Do It Yourself ? http://www.ktgunsmith.com/1911action.htm
Or a Professional Gunsmith?  http://www.theactionworks.com/1911.htm
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Boggus Deal on April 21, 2014, 05:01:12 PM
Chuck Warner of Warner Custom Pistols in Albuquerque or Cameron's Custom Gun in Phoenix. Those are the two who have worked on my guns. Including the one used at Winter Range this year.
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: J. Frank Norfleet on April 21, 2014, 06:49:17 PM
Jimmy Mitchell bulletworks.com has done an action job and built 2 pistols for me.  Good work.
JFN
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Two Dot on April 21, 2014, 08:50:01 PM
You might try Wild Bodie Tom. He's done guns for quite
A few of our top shooters.
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Buffler Jim on April 21, 2014, 08:57:28 PM
I agree totally with Two Dot! WBT has done both of mine and they run really great!
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Garrison Joe on April 22, 2014, 06:47:03 AM
The Jersey Kid?   Howdy and welcome to Wild Bunch!

"Getting lead bullets to feed" in the 1911 usually takes close attention to at least three things, most important first:
1) ammo that fits in the chamber "drop in" and is the correct length.  Mention what bullet you are going to be using and we can give you feedback on what Over All Length (OAL) works for that particular slug.

2) high quality magazines that are known to feed such lead bullet ammo as you want to shoot.  It's generally recognized that Tripp, Chip McCormick and Colt factory mags are right at the top of "always works in almost any gun for almost any load"

3) then, getting the gun running smooth, feeding 100% from the high quality mag, extracting and ejecting, and just generally "playing nicely."   A polished and tuned feed ramp and chamber ramp area is part of the equation, but not as important as many folks think if 1 and 2 are done right.

Another great 1911 gunsmith - and a moderator here!  Goatneck Clem does fine work on 1911s.

http://www.goatneckclemgunsmithing.com/


A fellow who does a very nice job on such things (he did  a wonderful job on my dovetailed front sight, from scratch):

Steve Morrison at Mars Guns in Salt Lake City:

http://marsguns.com/Home.htm

Good luck, GJ
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Miss Cubbie on April 22, 2014, 08:08:17 AM
+++ for Wild Bodie Tom   ;D  ;D  He worked on both my Colt Series 70's and they are WONDERFUL!!!
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: KingSnake on April 22, 2014, 01:35:13 PM
You might try Wild Bodie Tom. He's done guns for quite
A few of our top shooters.
WBT has also done guns for some of the BOTTOM shooters too, like me.  :-[
My guns that he has done deserve to be in the hands of a much better shooter than me. But I'm keeping em.  ;D
I'm sure there are many good 1911 pistol smiths around the country, but WBT takes care of most of us in the Southwest.
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Tully Mars on April 23, 2014, 07:07:15 AM
I have no doubt that all the gunsmiths mentioned will do a great job for you and stand by their work.

WBT has done my guns and guns for several friends!! I'm very pleased with his work as are my friend's. And he's a sharp dresser!!

Tully
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Samuel B Carpenter on April 23, 2014, 11:19:30 AM

 Sharp dresser  ???

Hey Tully I'll lend you my glasses  ;D ;D ;D

But a good gunsmith, YES

Samuel B
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Two Dot on April 23, 2014, 11:22:49 AM
Sammy you're just jealous of his fashion sense!
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Buffler Jim on April 23, 2014, 11:28:29 AM
Yep,WBT sure is "A Sharp Dressed Man" without a doubt!
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Tully Mars on April 23, 2014, 02:49:37 PM
Just cleaned my gun the insides where full of pink & purple feathers! Maybe Tom should not wear his boas while working on guns? :D

Tully
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Two Dot on April 23, 2014, 07:00:49 PM
Makes them run smoother
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Legendary Lawman on April 25, 2014, 11:03:58 PM
Back on topic - I echo the recommendations for Wild Bodie Tom.  He does a great job on 1911s.

Legendary Lawman
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: jersey kid on April 27, 2014, 07:41:35 PM
Does anyone have contact info for Wild Bodie?
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: KingSnake on April 27, 2014, 08:58:32 PM
Does anyone have contact info for Wild Bodie?

PM sent.
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: jersey kid on April 28, 2014, 01:52:26 PM
Thank you King Snake and everyone!
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: red cent on May 02, 2014, 10:46:48 AM
Rarely should you have to do anything with the feed ramp.
Title: Re: Action Jobs for 1911
Post by: Lanky Frame on May 04, 2014, 08:45:03 PM
What are you shooting now for a gun, ammo, and mag? Like others here have said, use a good mag and get a case gage and check every round. I'd steer clear of the new Chip Mc Cormick mags. they've cheapened them up from earlier ones and they don't work reliably in my gold cup.