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I field stripped and cleaned my Baer for the first time. Doubt they use tolerances that tight during brain surgery.

For the first time ever, I came across a two piece guide rod. What in the world is the purpose of that?
I'm sure there's a good reason, but I haven't a clue.
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2 Piece guide rod?? you mean it unscrewed or it had the GI style in it a little plug?
 

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Huh ?? got a pic?
 

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Huh ?? got a pic?
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Yes master, I'll take a pic. It will probably look like a bazooka, but I'll try.

The base of the guide rod has what looks similar to a washer. The open side of the washer has contact with the barrel, as we reasemble the gun. All of my 1911's have this base on the guide rod. This Les Baer has two and if their not lined up.....................you can't assemble.

I know I'm butchering the description, but it's at the base of the guide rod, where the recoil spring makes contact.
 

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you mean it had one of these and then one of these

 

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Ok ya got a Gi guide rod and a Shok Buff..

The Shok Buffer is supposed to soften the blow to the frame..

But if you plan on packing it and i think you said you were shoot it to 500 round and throw the buffer in the garbage never use on a Carry gun..

If it is a range only you can use them if you want i do.. does it help maybe if you are Rob leathem he shoots more in a year than i probley will in 5
 

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Ok ya got a Gi guide rod and a Shok Buff..

The Shok Buffer is supposed to soften the blow to the frame..

But if you plan on packing it and i think you said you were shoot it to 500 round and throw the buffer in the garbage never use on a Carry gun..

If it is a range only you can use them if you want i do.. does it help maybe if you are Rob leathem he shoots more in a year than i probley will in 5
Thanks for speaking "Bill," Bud. Gawd, I try my best to turn my questions as complicated as possible. Glad I neve seem to stump you, you miserable thing.
 

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Not a Big deal Bill.. Are you packing it yet
 

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The life of that buffer happens to be an exact match for when I open the gun, again. Mini Frizbee.
See, if I had sense enough to toss it on site, I'd have never bugged you.
 

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hey everyone asks about them..
 

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Not a Big deal Bill.. Are you packing it yet

No Bud, not yet. That new holster is unbelievably tight - more than my others were. I've got the gun it. Gonna take the pictures - out of fear!:biglaugh:
My guess is that holster is going to need a lot of blocking, before I can carry it.
 

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Wrap your gun in WAx paper wax side out and and stuff it in the holster go 1 layer and leave it a day see how fit is if to tight go 2 layers leave it a day and then wear it around the house with the gun in wax paper .. that should do it after a week you should be ready to go and after that it will wear in more..
 

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Thanks Vic. My first Milt Sparks was tight. This one is almost comical, but it will come out fine. Thanks for the tips.
 

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We all try and help each other here you know that already.
Thanks Vic. You need never assume that I know. If I know something, it's because somebody taught me. Even these holsters, I suppose I know pretty much what to do, but I don't know all of the tricks and tips.

I sure had this guide rod dialed in brilliantly, didn't I?:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:
 

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Almost forgot. I certainly do know that people here look out for one another. Lots of terrific people. You see it every single day. As little as I know, I don't spend any time thinking that someone will take my head off for that.
 
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