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Opinions welcome
« on: June 24, 2019, 10:30:08 am »
Friend of mine has a little 25 ACP it is Spanish made probably mid 50s or 60s.
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Function is quite good, with the exception the firing pin is broken, it is striker fired , and the part is fine.

He would just like to restore it to a shooter ..... however the firing pin & striker parts are unobtainable. We've tried.

So my solution was to mill the nub of the pin flush , drill out a recess hole and insert an piece of drill rod in the correct Diameter and lock in with Red Loctite 
...what say you  ?
 

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Re: Opinions welcome
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 02:10:30 pm »
For the number of shots that are likely to be fired in this type I would do it. This would be for plinking and not for serious work like carrying.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 02:34:01 pm »
spot on Kent.... just a tackle box plinker
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 02:49:56 pm »

Three alternatives.  If upon meting someone whom you notice is carrying the same gun .... ask if you can "look at it."  Be sure to be carrying a swell concealable take down screwdriver.  PRESTO !! instant new part for yours.

Next, make a drawing of what you need.  Carry the striker and the drawing to your friendly Gun Smith whom is also a machinist.  If your friendly Gun Smith says he has to "send it out" just skip that part and go find your own machinist.

Or,  just drill a receptacle in the striker and using the very drill you used to make the hole make a firing pin you secure with RED LocTite.  I'd personally go for door number three.

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 03:37:06 pm »
Yep Door # 3
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 03:48:47 pm »
Roger,
opinions welcome, so here goes.

I have always preferred crunchy peanut butter over creamy.
Yet crunchy is prone to tear fresh bread, so one must be careful when spreading, no rush job nor late night "fog of sleep" snacking. Also, if unsure, best not to keep it in the refrigerator, although this storage method is de rigueur in our household.

Just a word of warning, - NEVER buy one of those jars of "Natural" Crunchy Peanut Butter, you know the ones where the oil and all that golden goodness have turned their backs to each other and parted ways. You will never know a minute of happiness from that point on. And God forgive! if you refrigerate it! It will remain a permanent mass of oily goo incapable of reconstituting. (I speak from sad experience here, Brother.)

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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 04:09:10 pm »
Jif or Peter Pan ? Skippy or Smuckers ? 

I tried some organic stuff once...barf ~
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2019, 04:10:01 pm »
...Just a word of warning, - NEVER buy one of those jars of "Natural" Crunchy Peanut Butter, you know the ones where the oil and all that golden goodness have turned their backs to each other and parted ways. You will never know a minute of happiness from that point on. ...

Hmm, my favorite Crunchy PB currently is Smart Balance brand.  The oil does separate some (label says just stir it up) but it stirs back together easily.  So I'm okay with it, but I don't think it would do much good as far as firing pins and strikers go (unless it's lunch time).

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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2019, 04:54:53 pm »
I prefer creamy, as it is less painful to eat, and it can be used for lots of things.

As far as the pistol in question, as long as it is just tourist junk, Frankenstein it. It is is something unique, never.

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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 12:05:17 am »
Huzzah for the Spanish Gun Industry!

?Gazta?aga Destroyer ( or Destructor ) was  designed by Isidro Gazta?aga in Eibar, in 1913. It was produced in Gazta?aga y Compan?a, Eibar, Basque Country. It is a common Spanish handgun with the Eibar Type safety located above the grip. It was followed in production by a 7.65 mm version which was produced for the French army during World War I.The weapon is a copy of John Browning's 1906 pistols.?

Opinion 1: do whatever you need to make it go bang safely

Opinion B: the right organic peanut butter is fine, if one chooses carefully and selects the kind that ?does not separate? ... avoid brands with added sugar, as it makes the cats sick.

Opinion XXIIV: EVERYONE should respect the Do Not Call list, ESPECIALLY politicians and charities.

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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2019, 08:09:38 am »
The gun is all steel, none of  Raven Arms , Bryco Jennings,  Jimenez  cast zinc alloy crap, or the  Davis , Lorcin   ETC. cheapies.

Still a Sat. night special ....
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2019, 09:45:23 am »

ABB-SO-LUTE-LEE ..... All Natural Peanut Butter.  The other stuff like Jiff (Icky) are full of wacko preservatives.  Yes, the Peanut Oil in the naturals will/does separate.  Just stir it back in.  Simple.  Also, NEVER .... EVER .... stick it inna refrigerator.

My preference are "Crazy Richards Natural or Smuckers Natural.  Two ingredients.  A little salt and Peanuts.  After you stir it up, store it with the lid down (upside down) inna Bread Box right next to the bread.

Oh, almost forgot.  Creamy.  Creamy is Bestest.  Also very good on Bananas.  Yum.

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2019, 02:29:56 pm »
ADAMS peanut butter, smooth by preference. Stirring the oil back in is an age old tradition that doesn't bother me at all.
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2019, 02:45:51 pm »
This thread is making me laugh.  "Opinions Welcome" sure opened the doors (floodgates).  I like Adams crunchy and in my opinion, dogs are better than cats.  There.  Another opinion.  ;D

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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2019, 02:48:29 pm »
ADAMS peanut butter, smooth by preference. Stirring the oil back in is an age old tradition that doesn't bother me at all.

And that's what these are for. I love em .



 Get em online at Lehman's, one of my favorite stores
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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2019, 04:53:13 pm »
Ford is better than Chevy and both are ahead of Dodge
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2019, 06:14:25 pm »
The drill bit solution sounds like what a gunsmith would do, except maybe silver soldering the piece in.

Smuckers all natural, either creamy of chunky, it stays in the fridge after the initial stirring, I never use it on un-toasted bread so it works for me.

Lehman's crank thingy looks neat.

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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2019, 06:36:31 pm »

Just ordered one of those Lehmanns Cranky thingies.  Marvelous.

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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2019, 08:59:10 pm »
I do like the drill bit solution!

and many of the Spanish Gun makers put out copies that werequite good... remember the Santa Barbara Remington 1858?
and don't forget the Star line of semi-autos...

Ford, Chebby, Dodge ... phht

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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2019, 09:15:24 pm »
This thread is making me laugh.  "Opinions Welcome" sure opened the doors (floodgates).  I like Adams crunchy and in my opinion, dogs are better than cats.  There.  Another opinion.  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2019, 09:43:06 pm »
Yes, I agree. Dogs ARE better than cats, and they're hilarious if you give them a dollop of peanut butter and watch.

RCJ, which peanut butter produces the most entertainment? Chunky, smooth, all natural?

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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2019, 03:19:18 pm »

OK.  Read the labels of your Peanut Butter very carefully.  Some brands have started using "Sugar Alcohol" which is labeled "Xylatol (sp??) which is lethal to dogs.

I have always offered a tea spoon of Creamy Natural and I still watch the label carefully.

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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2019, 03:21:07 pm »

Most fun to watch are Squirrels going after a Bird Feeder when the post has been greased with Vaseline.  Much more fun than Chipmunks.

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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2019, 08:25:34 am »
From firing pin rebuild ... to Crunchy VS Creamy Peanut butter, to P-nut butter crank and a UniMog , Dog baiting and possible Canine-aside...

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« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2019, 09:36:23 am »

Ummm Yum.  Burgers bis Geshund!!  Seems I saw/ate at a Fudruckers at a "Dead" mall in Orlando Florida that hosted a Theater with reclining seats or some such.  But .......

5 Guys.  5 Guys fresh cut, skin on, Fries are absolutely ....... just absolutely !!!!  EXCEPT:  I have a fetish for McDonald's Fries.