Know a good gunsmith

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by elect1mike, May 3, 2007.

  1. elect1mike

    elect1mike New Member

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    I have a 1911 that has given me fits. I put a new barrel in it as the old one was not in great shape now when I shoot it it puts a big dent in the cases and does not feed round nose reloads ( not a big problem) I would like it to not bend the crap out of the cases tho. I have heard you have to do something to the ejection port but I am not sure. Any coments or smiths good on 1911's
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    What brand 1911 do you own ?

    Usually just lowering and flairing the ejection port will solve the problem.
  3. elect1mike

    elect1mike New Member

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    Thanks shooter thats what I thought It is a custom Ithica slide essex frame with a match barrel and other goodies. Shoots great if you feed it factory ammo but its hit and miss with round nose lead reloads ( wad cutters feed and shoot great) I guess its wad cutters or FMJ reloads or factory stuff. And I will check around for a smith to do the ejection port work unless someone here knows of a good smith.
  4. oldtimer

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    Did you fit the barrel to the bushing and slide? Slide stop should be fit so that barrel snaps squarely into battery. Flare ejection port at back and bottom.
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