Wednesday, June 10, 2009

On Springs.

So apparently removing the ejector spring from a Tokarev is a great way to see if all that type-II malf clearance drilling you've been doing has paid off. Don't ask me how I know this. Wolff appreciates the business, though.

Furthermore, the Tokarev's "improvements" to the 1911's recoil spring arrangement are peachy keen so long as you don't need to remove the muzzle-end recoil spring retainer; say, if you want to replace the recoil spring so as to not have the gun batter itself to death (err, sooner than it would, anyway). Expect the use of vice grips, a flathead screwdriver, and a few points increase in blood pressure, as well as indentations in drywall matching whatever solid object is closest at hand.

I also took a queue from ToddG and tried applying a JohnO-type high-visibility sight. Using a Tactical Sight Enhancement Applicator (found in art supply stores erroneously labelled as a gold paint marker), the result stands out nicely against a target black. Wonder how it'll do at the range.

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