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Old 04-24-2016, 12:48 PM   #81
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Unreliable with both factory and reloaded ammo. Back to the 'smith for an adjustment.
Pistol did feel good and handle well, however.
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:33 PM   #82
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I hope so. The trigger job is guaranteed for factory ammo, but not for reloads. I plan on testing some of each tomorrow. Fingers crossed!



If you prime your brass with Federal primers, you should have no problems. On the other hand, CCI and the many foreign primers MAY give you grief......especially MagTech primers.

Good luck.
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:45 PM   #83
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The strike marks on the rounds that didn't fire were noticeably lighter that those that did go off. He did warn me that there might be a problem. He did the trigger work with a spring I got from Numrich; no telling the quality. He can always put the original spring back, it was a bit heavy but it did work 100%
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Old 04-25-2016, 02:09 PM   #84
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You for sure want your carry piece to be 100%.....without question.
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:58 PM   #85
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Got it back today with the original spring back in. The DA trigger is back to its heaver self, but ignition should be 100%.
Off to the range!!!
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:24 PM   #86
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Ran through a box today, 100%. One of my friends was much more accurate than I, but now I can load for the gun and practice, practice, practice. And find the right holster.
Thanks for all the thoughts and suggestions along the way.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:05 PM   #87
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You did a great job! It looks awesome!
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:42 PM   #88
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Thanks.
Still looking for a ratty S&W 1917 for similar treatment, similar to the OP.
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