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Old 11-30-2016, 06:59 PM   #31
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It's already looking much better. You plan on putting a SRT in it? I also modified my grips to put the new style mainspring assembly in it.
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Old 11-30-2016, 09:06 PM   #32
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I was going to, even have a kit bought already. But when I got it home and started messing with it, I saw that it did this:



My P229 w/SRT:



So I took the right grip panel off, and it does NOT have an SRT kit in it! That reset is at least the same and my P226 and P229. I don't know how it's doing it, but it's short! I'm sure I'll try the kit anyhow just to see if there's a difference.

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Old 12-01-2016, 05:15 PM   #33
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Cleaned the slide with glass media. Took the frame apart and ran it through a hot ultrasonic bath for about a half hour. All squeaky clean, almoat ready to go back together. Just waiting on the firing pin and one spring.



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Whoa!!! That slide looks amazing. It definitely looks nickel now. I was getting ready to send the slide from my trainer off for refinishing. I'm going to try what you did. Can you post or pm me your procedure?
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80 grit glass media, and about 15 minutes with this beauty.



Considering these slides are carbon steel, I'll be either wiping it down with oil or WD40 to keep it from rusting. Although hardly anything ever rusts around here.

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Old 12-02-2016, 12:06 PM   #36
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Thanks for posting this. I now feel a lot better about buying the P6 trainer. I was starting to panic because of the new barrel issue.

This is a long way from building the 1919A4. I got rid of my spare parts kit and traded the 1919A4 with it's tripod. Wish I still had both.
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I got rid of my spare parts kit and traded the 1919A4 with it's tripod. Wish I still had both.
You and me both! I was getting those 1919 kits for $200-300 at the time. Now they are easily over $1000.


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Got the breech block assembled and installed. Also was able to slowly sand away the importers marking on the slide.

Starting to look like a real pistol now. Just waiting for the barrel now.



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I hate the import mark on my P6 too. But I suspect that by sanding it off, you may have removed the finish as well, or at least severely compromised it. Bead-blasting it may have done the same to the rest of the slide. Are you planning to send it out for refinishing?

I have to say though, that thing is looking pretty beautiful.
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Old 12-03-2016, 01:38 PM   #40
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What's the hole in the hammer?
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What's the hole in the hammer?
It's the P6 hammer, used to alert the agency armorer the pistol was dropped on it's hammer if the hook is closed down.
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It's the P6 hammer, used to alert the agency armorer the pistol was dropped on it's hammer if the hook is closed down.
Yep. It's called a deformationssporn, which means "deformation spur."

It's one of the three differences between the P6 and the P225. The P6 has a heavier mainspring (specified by the German police contract), and some of the earlier ones (pre-1989 I think) had feed ramp geometry that is not always reliable with hollow points.

Other than that, the two pistol models are identical.
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I hate the import mark on my P6 too. But I suspect that by sanding it off, you may have removed the finish as well, or at least severely compromised it. Bead-blasting it may have done the same to the rest of the slide. Are you planning to send it out for refinishing?

I have to say though, that thing is looking pretty beautiful.
The plan, once I make up my mind at least, is to 1] Cerakote the slide in a matte stainless and leave the frame as-is, or 2] Cerakote the slide and all the controls matte black and the frame matte stainless. If the do both, I'll probably put on a nice set of reddish colored checkered wood grips.

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What's the hole in the hammer?
It is referred to as a "Deformationssporn", which means "deformation spur". Internet lore has it that it was a way for the armorer to tell if the pistol had been dropped. It is referred to in several German language documents.
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Hahaha, I start a post, get a phone call, then come back and finish my post. Then see others posted the same thing. Good stuff here, I love this forum.
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That is looking nice. I have been eyeballing those trainers on gunbroker, I do like a good project. This Thread is not helping
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