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1911 barrel buff?

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Post by Boriqua » February 28th, 2019, 10:07 am

I recently bought a Rock Island 1911 in 10mm. I like the Rocky's but this is the first one I had a problem with. It would jam every round and I was finding a ton of brass shavings in the area inside the ejection port and at the rear of the frame. I knew it wasnt the ejector scraping along the brass because I collect my brass and they had wide scrap marks.

Rock island took it right in and added a secondary bevel at the top of the ramp that was not there when I sent it in. The area marked was a sharp edge.
http://www.boriqualeather.com/stuff/Barrel%20marked.jpg

You can see in the large pic below that when adding the second bevel they left pretty gnarly tool marks.
http://www.boriqualeather.com/stuff/barrel%20large.JPG

Would I hurt anything if I touched it with a buffing wheel and some rouge to just smooth it up some? how about those striations on the ramp?



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Post by smithers599 » February 28th, 2019, 11:58 am

That is some pretty nasty quality control. They sent that out to a customer, huh? Go figure....

Buffing wheel and rouge won't hurt anything, but will just make the high points shiny. SOP for marks like that is a Cratex tip on a Dremel. https://www.esslinger.com/cratex-style- ... tart%20ads

Probably find it at Home Depot.

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Re: 1911 barrel buff?

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Post by Boriqua » February 28th, 2019, 12:22 pm

smithers599 wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 11:58 am
That is some pretty nasty quality control. They sent that out to a customer, huh? Go figure....

Buffing wheel and rouge won't hurt anything, but will just make the high points shiny. SOP for marks like that is a Cratex tip on a Dremel. https://www.esslinger.com/cratex-style- ... tart%20ads

Probably find it at Home Depot.
I wish it were a symptom of just a particular manufacturer but .. I have had guns costing $1300 and ones costing $350 and obviously cost has nothing to do with it because I have found problem children across the board. Its so bad that I actually assume my first range trip will be a bust and am excited when I get one that functions fine the whole time I own it.

I know its assembly line but what other industry can send out $600 + items and they arent finished.

Ok .. enough b****'in .. my last three rocky's were great from day one so I will cut them some slack.

Anyway .. I am a little afraid of using anything to abrasive so was just hoping some rouge on a wheel would at least make the high spots .. Rounded instead of sharp and grabby but if its a waste of time I guess I can just shoot it out? :(

I wonder what grit their fine grit is?

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Post by AZ Husker » February 28th, 2019, 12:55 pm

:shock: Looks like they used a grinding wheel.

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Post by Boriqua » February 28th, 2019, 1:54 pm

AZ Husker wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 12:55 pm
:shock: Looks like they used a grinding wheel.
That secondary bevel they just added isnt even ground even!? :roll:
Being a tinker I am desperate to get at it but am trying to resist.

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Post by pvreb » February 28th, 2019, 7:44 pm

I assume you have tried it since the repair...

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Post by Boriqua » February 28th, 2019, 7:58 pm

pvreb wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 7:44 pm
I assume you have tried it since the repair...
I have and it's night and day from what I sent in but not yet "trust it with my life" ready. I went out yesterday with 156 rounds and by the third box I was able to do a mag dump with the factory mag but still having issues with the Wilson combat. Figure I will try again on my next outing and if the factory works full time I will just sell the Wilson and buy another factory.
But ... in the first two boxes I had about 5 rounds where I needed to tap the slide to get them to feed with both mags.
I gave it a good clean today and I went ahead and hit it with the rouge.
Guess I won't know if it did anything until my next outing.

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Re: 1911 barrel buff?

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Post by Ranger1 » March 1st, 2019, 11:20 am

Send it back. If you are not happy with it they should make it right.

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