Colt Model 1908 - Magazine repair needed - www.ifish.net

Go Back   www.ifish.net > Ifish Fishing and Hunting > Ifish Hunting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
zabadozer
Steelhead
 
zabadozer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tigard
Posts: 138
Default Colt Model 1908 - Magazine repair needed

Hey Guys –

I inherited my Great Grandma’s old Colt Model 1908 “Vest Pocket” (25 ACP). She lived to 93 and this was her home protection. It’s a tiny thing (see pic with 50 cent piece for reference).

The gun is tight, the bore is bright and I’m anxious to take it to the range. However, I can’t get it to feed a cartridge because it has a hairline split down the back of the magazine (see pic). When loaded, the spring pressure wants to open the crack open preventing the cartridge from feeding.

I’ve been looking for an original magazine replacement, but they are in short supply and expensive. There are some repros out there, but they aren’t cheap either.

Seems like a quick weld would fix? Looking for recommendations of a gunsmith, precision welder, or suggested repair methods. Thanks in advance.


Last edited by zabadozer; 10-08-2013 at 08:09 PM.
zabadozer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 02:35 PM   #2
DogZilla15
King Salmon
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 14,739
Default Re: Colt Model 1908 - Magazine repair needed

Someone with a TIG welder could zip that shut. Would need to disassemble the clip so the spring doesn't get hot.
DogZilla15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
jeepmor
Ifish Nate
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hillsboro
Posts: 2,490
Default Re: Colt Model 1908 - Magazine repair needed

Try contacting Tornado Technologies or Bartlett Machining. I'm not certain if either shop does any welding as they are machine shops, but they will know a good shop to get that work done. BTW, they are both firearms shops, so they will also clearly understand the scope of your request.

At Bartlett, ask for John Little. Good folks at that shop. I have limited, but still positive, experience with Tornado Technologies.
jeepmor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 04:43 PM   #4
zabadozer
Steelhead
 
zabadozer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tigard
Posts: 138
Default Re: Colt Model 1908 - Magazine repair needed

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepmor View Post
Try contacting Tornado Technologies or Bartlett Machining. I'm not certain if either shop does any welding as they are machine shops, but they will know a good shop to get that work done. BTW, they are both firearms shops, so they will also clearly understand the scope of your request.

At Bartlett, ask for John Little. Good folks at that shop. I have limited, but still positive, experience with Tornado Technologies.
Thanks for the recommendation. I appreciate it.
zabadozer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Cast to



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:20 PM.

Terms of Service
Page generated in 0.15324 seconds with 24 queries