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  1. Different guns. They said the earlier hammers were weaker due to the size of the cuts on the spur and that the current production the cuts are a bit smaller.
  2. Yeah, the business end is the same on both. Just different design on the spur and slight weight advantage for the Koenig.
  3. I like the EGW hammer, but I've had three break at the spur over the past five years or so. They do replace them for free, but it's still a hassle.
  4. The "finished" end of the spring is supposed to be wrapped more tightly than the "unfinished" end. It's designed that way so that the spring stays in place during assembly. Regardless of which way you do it, there shouldn't be any gouges or scratches on the guide rod.
  5. Well, the bow tie brigade 'aint any better. I took the back seat out of my 2019 Silverado today. It's styrofoam with a thin cushion and cover. No metal frame, no springs, nothing. Weighs about 10 lb.
  6. The advantages for AFTEC are: 1) once they're set up properly, they're 100% reliable and 2) they don't wear out, so you don't have to replace them and end up with a new part that doesn't match the finish of the gun. I've used them since they came on the market, probably 20+ years ago and never had one fail or cause any problems. I don't even change the springs, and they work fine even in guns with 20k+ rounds. Having said that, they're not a drop in part, and just like anything else, if you don't get it right, you're gonna have lots of headaches.
  7. That doesn't look like normal wear to me. I would definitely check the slide hardness and most likely replace the slide. If you're intent on keeping it, you could TiG weld the breech face and remachine it. Might be a bit of a challenge getting in there with a torch, but I'm sure it can be done.
  8. Clausing 8520 is a nice little mill that is plenty accurate for pistol work if you know how to use it. Good condition units are around $2k and a much better investment than cheap foreign made machines.
  9. And how do you know this? Do you have some type of strain gage setup to measure chamber pressure? Or sent it to a ballistics lab for testing?
  10. Revolver bullets typically have a cannalure which allows for use of a roll crimp, the combination of which prevents bullet setback due to recoil. Semiauto cartridges have a taper crimp, which facilitates feeding. It does not, and is not intended to, prevent bullet setback (whether due to feeding, recoil, etc.). That's accomplished by using a sufficiently sized case which creates an interference fit. If the case isn't sized correctly, adding more crimp will not prevent setback. Adding too much crimp will negatively affect accuracy.
  11. As stated, it's the interference fit that holds the bullet and prevents setback, not the crimp. And a bit of a muffin top is normal. But that looks excessive. What sizing die are you using?
  12. If you have the skills and tools, you can weld that up and machine it back to the original specs. But paying someone to do it would not be cost effective.
  13. Not a bad deal. Give away a couple of 10 cent screws and a 50 cent stamp and sell more $5k plus guns. Just kidding actually. You'd think all companies would do business like that, but it's surprising how many don't. And how many have an fu attitude after the sale. Sandy, Brandon and crew have always been great to do business with.
  14. I notice that if I go slow and easy, that's when I feel the catch on the upstroke. If I go steady, firm and at a decent pace, it runs smooth and consistent. So technique is definitely a factor.
  15. Yep, lube definitely helps. One Shot or make your own with four parts alcohol and one part lanolin.
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