Wtk: Tightening Stock
Posted 09 October 2004 - 10:17 PM
Posted 09 October 2004 - 11:44 PM
A second possibility would be to measure the vertical play and cut a piece of steel strip or flat spring stock a thousandth or two thinner to exactly fit the "floor" of the stock slide recess, for a fairly good friction fit between the groove bottoms on either side. This shim plate would be pierced to allow operation of the latch, and wouldn't be visible if done carefully.
An alternative fix would be if you had a very heavy parallel-jaw vise (such as the kind used on large milling machines) you could try *carefully* squeezing the stock slide on both sides to reduce the groove width slightly, and file flat any resulting metal displacement. Depends how hard the slide is; with mild steel it wouldn't be difficult to make a small adjustment this way, but hardened or cased steel could be problematic without annealing and re-heat-treating.
Posted 10 October 2004 - 08:26 AM
Posted 10 October 2004 - 09:54 AM
Stock does not bind up when intstalling or removing, but not nearly as much "wobble" as a standard 28 slide.
Haweye Joe- since your gun is a WH, the stock slide is probably cast. Send the lower to Daemon, and purchase a reproduction slide. For the cost ($125), you won't be sorry. I have one of his reproductions, and it is much better quality (in my opinion) than the two AO (WW2 era) made sllides.
If you send the lower to him, he can fit the slide to the lower.
Posted 10 October 2004 - 10:15 AM
Posted 10 October 2004 - 10:21 AM
Kinda like the wedge you can buy to tighten up an AR15 upper/lower fit??
I LIKE THE IDEA!!!
Now if I could just find my stash of urethane....
Posted 10 October 2004 - 10:42 AM
Posted 10 October 2004 - 11:09 AM
Trying the rubber buffer sounds cheapest and easiest. If that doesn't float your boat, you may want to try sending it to Daemon.
Posted 10 October 2004 - 11:42 AM
Posted 10 October 2004 - 01:29 PM
I'll contact Damon on turnaround time.
I see that he asks about screws....should I include the screws to be examined?
Posted 10 October 2004 - 01:45 PM
Posted 10 October 2004 - 03:21 PM
One of our slides should do the trick nicely. If needed you could send us your frame and we can fit up a slide directly to it for the best fit possible. The total cost either way would be $125 plus $5 shipping. This way you could try the slide first and send it out only if needed. Shouldn't take more than a week or two to fit one up though. Let me know if I can help you.
Lionhart, Norm...Thanks a bunch! I am really glad you guys are happy with your stuff!
Posted 10 October 2004 - 06:38 PM
I plan to order another!