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Old 08-22-2016, 12:26 PM   #1
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jmb, something I've always wanted to ask you

wtf did you "think" a pivoting link was needed at both ends of your 1905 model's barrel? :-) I mean, I can see it as a starting point, but wouldn't your second prototype try to get away from that complication? Yet you made 100's of the 1905 with that weakness built into them.
 
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:29 PM   #2
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He is allowed one screw up, he got all the others right!
 
Old 08-22-2016, 01:34 PM   #3
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Agree with both of you. That approach was overly complicated and you would think that would be obvious pretty quick, but no way around the fact that the guy was a whole lot smarter than me when it comes to that stuff.
 
 
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Too bad Colt did not take the Hi Power an run with it. But FN most likely made a better gun as far as quality.
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:55 PM   #5
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Too bad Colt did not take the Hi Power an run with it. But FN most likely made a better gun as far as quality.
Colt management has made a lot of really dumb calls over two Centuries. The Colt 2000? Anybody could have done better than that thing
 
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Colt has not made a good gun since the 70 series, only weak spot in it was that damm collet bushing.
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Old 08-22-2016, 02:20 PM   #7
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Carried and shot my Series '70 for 20 years. Collet never broke; the extractor did.
 
Old 08-22-2016, 06:28 PM   #8
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there are other weak spots. the bushing in general and the spring plug are weak spots. so are the internal extractor, the area under the retaining pin for the mainspring housing, the half-supported feed ramp, the safety/slidelock plunger/housing. The collet bushing, if properly fitted, lasts for 10K+ rds, and costs just $10 to replace. Big deal. Many other handguns can't handle 10k rds of .45 at all, before major parts breakage occurs.
 
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