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Posted: 6/24/2021 7:57:44 AM EDT
I have a 1911 that has just started occasionally becoming problematic.  For years it functioned like a Swiss watch, but recently developed occasional bobbles.  I'm looking for a good 1911 gunsmith in the south sound area (if possible) that is good at finding out what is going on.  

So far I have:

1.  Tried different magazines
2.  replaced recoil spring, and tried different weight mainsprings.
3.  replaced extractor with a new Wilson extractor
4.  Thoroughly disassembled, inspected and cleaned the entire gun and slide..even inside the pain in the ass areas inside the slide.  
5.  Tried different types of ammo, various factory rounds (JHP and ball ammo) and handloads that have previously worked great in this pistol, and still work great in other 1911 style pistols.  

The bobbles in the pistol are very infrequent, but are still there, and I would like to go back to no bobbles if possible.  

I would really appreciate recommendations for gunsmiths that are talented in troubleshooting...especially if they are in the south sound area.

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 6/24/2021 1:10:20 PM EDT
I cannot help you on the gunsmith end because I have not used one.
Could you describe “bobbles”? FTF, FTE?
Link Posted: 6/25/2021 2:10:31 AM EDT
You might look at these...

https://www.southridgearms.com/about

http://www.jplprecision.com/

https://olypenarms.com/

https://americanpistolsmithsguild.com/APGMembersByLocation/Washington

Link Posted: 6/25/2021 2:34:33 PM EDT
Bobbles:  Round fails to get completely stripped off the magazine and chambered.  The round is about half way into the chamber.

Have tried different extractors, had extractors adjusted/tuned.  The gun never used to do this, and it just started getting temperamental.  A new recoil spring used to fix the issue, but so far, trying different recoil springs hasn't fixed the issue.
Link Posted: 6/26/2021 1:40:24 AM EDT
Black Hammer Arms in Tacoma

He knows his way around a 1911
Link Posted: 6/26/2021 6:41:13 PM EDT
Many thanks for all the suggestions!
Link Posted: 7/3/2021 7:21:33 PM EDT
Is it the last round in the mag giving you grief? Have you tried a mag with a dimple on the follower?
Link Posted: 7/3/2021 8:21:25 PM EDT
+1 on Southridge
Link Posted: 7/6/2021 2:37:46 AM EDT
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Went there once with my 1911, never again.
Link Posted: 7/6/2021 9:05:18 PM EDT
What happened?
Link Posted: 7/6/2021 9:11:38 PM EDT
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What happened?
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Ill send you a PM.  Its done and over with so Im not going to blast him again (thats what it took to get a phone call back) on public boards.
Link Posted: 7/8/2021 12:34:52 PM EDT
Looking to piggyback on this for recommendations on the east side...Spokane, TC, Walla Walla?  I have a build that I don't have time to finish, just need someone to fit a barrel and it's done.
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