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Offline Blackwatch

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Re: pre B magwell smithing info
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2019, 10:11:58 AM »
Somewhere here on the forum, maybe in the home gunsmithing area, there is a pretty detailed explanation of what needs to be done, along with a graphic showing exactly where material needs to be removed from the grip frame.  I've found it before, and I think it's still out there.   

Anyone know WHERE that "how-to" guide is to be found?

(Search functions in all of these gun forums work in unexpected ways -- and they almost never work as I would expect them to work.  :) )

How-to is here

Offline Walt Sherrill

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Re: pre B magwell smithing info
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2019, 10:23:50 AM »
I saw that one, earlier in this message chain.  There's another one out there, somewhere, too...   I think it used drawings that made it a little easier to follow.  But the one cited above is good.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2019, 09:50:53 AM by Walt Sherrill »

Offline briang2ad

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Re: pre B magwell smithing info
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2019, 12:43:10 PM »
I did not use dye marker.  I did read the available information and took care to see where it was rubbing - taking steel off of the FRONT does help with where it hits on the rear.  In the end, I would have had to take a crap ton of steel on the 88 preB to make a difference for the rear - and it was not worth it - did not want to end up with a toast frame.  I filed hard and plenty, and it helps make things better for some mags that already fit.  But making MecGars or 16 rounders fit is a fools errand in my 88 CZ.  This methodology does NOT work in all PreBs.  Its MUCH easier to BUY current PreB mags - spend $5-7 more than a regular mag or $10 more than a MeGar and you are GTG. 

I do not recommend this technique in general to get 16 and 17 rounders (MecGar profile) to fit.  If you want to clean things up and make things go smoother in a PreB you are ALREADY refinishing, you may want to try this. 
« Last Edit: October 18, 2019, 10:16:45 AM by briang2ad »