No problem cap, I absolutely love working on 1911's and there's just something about doing it yourself that feels just plain good. To me anyway.Jerry, I've got an oversize bushing coming in. I've never fitted one, but wanted to give it a try. I'm pretty clear about how to fit the bushing ID to the barrel OD, but have some questions about fitting bushing OD to slide ID.
Specifically, I'm wondering about the "locking lug" on the bushing. Does it normally have to be "fitted" in any way? Or is there enough "slop" in the locking groove in the slide?
Since you've done one of these, do you have any guidance for me? Any tips on how to "sand down" the bushing OD? I'm presuming you make the bushing OD smaller, rather than the slide ID bigger.
Thanks for the advice. I know the old adage to "work on the cheapest part", but I thought it would be easier to "shoeshine" down the OD of the barrel, than the ID of the bushing. The wall thickness of the barrel is substantial enough that it can lose about .005" in dia., isn't it?Yes, any fitting you do on the bushing, not the slide or barrel.