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Forum: Model 41 Pistol Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By LDBennett
I bought mine new with the 7 inch barrel in the...

I bought mine new with the 7 inch barrel in the early 1990's. But since I am old (and with very bad eyes!!!) I needed a red dot. I bought the Clark optics 5 inch barrel and installed a red dot. While...
Forum: High Standard Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By LDBennett
Alan Aronstein (Interarms...

Alan Aronstein (Interarms Texas....interarmstx.com) can provide almost any part you would need for a High Standard. Most of his parts are made to the drawings that were originally Hi Std Connecticut...
Forum: Model 41 Pistol 06-19-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,964
Posted By LDBennett
Many decades ago guns were hand fitted and...

Many decades ago guns were hand fitted and finished. As time went on, the labor cost began to exceed the materials costs. To handle that, the gun manufacturers started cutting corners to minimize the...
Forum: High Standard 06-19-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By LDBennett
You probably already know what I am about to...

You probably already know what I am about to write here, but anyway:

The disconnector/trigger bar is held up by its long spring. When the slide travels its underside pushes the...
Forum: Model 41 Pistol 06-18-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,964
Posted By LDBennett
WashingtonAve: At that time those pistols...

WashingtonAve:

At that time those pistols (Model 41) were NOT assembled on a production line. Production line means multiple persons assemble the gun from a box of parts . Each pass it on to the...
Forum: Model 41 Pistol 06-14-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,964
Posted By LDBennett
Before the early 1990’s the Model 41 was almost a...

Before the early 1990’s the Model 41 was almost a custom assembled target gun. At that point the highly polished finish was replaced with a satin finish. Even before that the loaded chamber indicator...
Forum: Model 41 Pistol 06-13-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By LDBennett
To satisfy the lawyers, few people or...

To satisfy the lawyers, few people or manufacturers will suggest touching the trigger before you are on the target and it is safe to shoot. But from a safety point of view, with a very light trigger,...
Forum: Model 41 Pistol 06-12-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By LDBennett
Mike: This is common knowledge for people...

Mike:

This is common knowledge for people with competition trigger jobs. I first ran into this for 1911's with trigger jobs.

Think about it....this is exactly the way it works for shots after...
Forum: Model 41 Pistol 06-12-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By LDBennett
The difference between the first round trigger...

The difference between the first round trigger pull and the second round is that the sear/hammer engagement is done a little different when the slide goes forward.

When firing the second and...
Forum: High Standard 06-10-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By LDBennett
Random Thoughts: As far as practicality goes...

Random Thoughts:

As far as practicality goes for a shooter (not a collector), 22 Short is a poor choice for a shooter like me. It is almost “unobtainable” today. In its day it made sense as you...
Forum: High Standard 06-07-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By LDBennett
bocash3: If your gun has the trigger...

bocash3:

If your gun has the trigger overtravel screw (in the face of the trigger) adjusted too close, the gun may fail to reset its trigger in operation.

Successively adjust the trigger...
Forum: High Standard 06-04-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,812
Posted By LDBennett
Mike Myers: As for lubrication of the frame...

Mike Myers:

As for lubrication of the frame internals, look down inside the frame with the grips, slide and barrel off the frame using a flash light. Any part that rotates on a shaft needs a tiny...
Forum: High Standard 06-03-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,812
Posted By LDBennett
"taking my gun apart" is not very well defined....

"taking my gun apart" is not very well defined. The armies of the world differentiate between Field Stripping and a Full Disassembly. I advocate for a Field Strip after EVERY range session.

In...
Forum: High Standard 06-02-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,812
Posted By LDBennett
Glad to hear you got the gun sorted. These...

Glad to hear you got the gun sorted. These X-Series guns have a very good reputation and your experience after replacing a bad firing pin spring add to that. SXXT happens even to new parts...because...
Forum: High Standard 06-01-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,812
Posted By LDBennett
Mike Myers: While Alan may not be a...

Mike Myers:

While Alan may not be a machinist (??), he is the person who converted the Connecticut Hi Std drawings to modern manufacturing processes. He changed the design to a modern process like...
Forum: High Standard 05-31-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,812
Posted By LDBennett
Mike Myers: If this gun is a new X-Series...

Mike Myers:
If this gun is a new X-Series version from Alan, you should quit screwing with it and return it to him for warrantee repairs. Alan normally does not like negative reports here and...
Forum: High Standard 05-29-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,812
Posted By LDBennett
MikeMyers: From the first video you can see...

MikeMyers:

From the first video you can see that the AGI instructor Bob Dunlap puts a focus on how the gun works and not so much on just how to disassemble it. My belief is that to work on these...
Forum: High Standard 05-28-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,812
Posted By LDBennett
There are two distinct schools of thought on...

There are two distinct schools of thought on field stripping your gun after every use: Do it and Don’t do it. By field striping I mean remove the barrel, remove the slide, remove the grips. I do that...
Forum: Model 41 Pistol 05-27-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By LDBennett
Is there any defense of a manufacturer of guns...

Is there any defense of a manufacturer of guns that ships guns that jam or have other faults?

S&W looses face every time we see comments here of brand new "Performance Center" guns that have...
Forum: Model 41 Pistol 05-26-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By LDBennett
A couple observations: My mental picture of...

A couple observations:

My mental picture of shooting a gun lubed as per coltlog suggested is shooting in a rubber suit with rubber gloves to avoid getting splashed with lube. That obviously is an...
Forum: High Standard 05-25-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,910
Posted By LDBennett
MikeMyers: The time frame comment I made was...

MikeMyers:

The time frame comment I made was in reference to the East Hartford Connecticut guns. Two series were made there: ML and SH. Basically, I meant to probably stay away from the SH series....
Forum: High Standard 05-25-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By LDBennett
John reports here from time to time. That means...

John reports here from time to time. That means you can look him up in the list of members to this site and personal message (PM) him. I think he recently took those pages down due people stealing...
Forum: Model 41 Pistol 05-24-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By LDBennett
Long periods of storage effecting the workings of...

Long periods of storage effecting the workings of a gun is not a problem if the gun is cleaned after every shooting trip. The deposits that make the gun sluggish are powder residue, carbon, and...
Forum: High Standard 05-22-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By LDBennett
Dcarey51’s advice is good. Old guns tend to...

Dcarey51’s advice is good. Old guns tend to collect cooked on powder residue in all the nooks and crannies that can impact trigger pulls. But some time in the last 50 years the gun manufacturer’s...
Forum: High Standard 05-21-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By LDBennett
Several things affect trigger pull: ...

Several things affect trigger pull:

Engagement of sear/hammer surfaces (usually, if too much, results in long trigger pull-creep)
Surface roughness of engagement surfaces (need polishing without ...
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