Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fixed it.

Shotgun ran fine all night.

I knocked the burrs off the extractor with the file on a pair of nail clippers. I'm kinda stoked about that. :)

15 comments:

og said...

I keep a folding dmt diamond hone in my pocket.

http://www.dmtsharp.com/sharpeners/pocket-models/mini-sharp/

Very handy for touching up knives and works well for this sort of thing.

Tam said...

Alan Forkner suggested on Twitter that I prison file it on the concrete out front of the room here at the resort. I think that would have scored extra cool points in retrospect.

og said...

Lol. Or pry off a ceramic bathroom tile and use the backside therof.

Tam said...

Let's not talk crazy: I gave the hotel a card number. (That ruled test firing in the room right out, too.)

Alien said...

Much interesting, and congrats on the fix. It never occurred to me to detail strip and closely inspect my new competition guns prior to embarrassing myself with them. I am now better educated. Thanks.

og said...

You glue the tile back with a piece of gum.

Er, allegedly. I assume.

fast richard said...

Little burrs sure can mess things up.

Kristophr said...

Then pry the tile out of Caleb's room.

Hmmm ... but you have to get invited into Caleb's room to do that.

Nevermind.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you can flip the toilet tank and use the unglazed reverse side. Many times you can also use the underside of a saucer or cup, but in this case that would be pretty small.

My Leatherman PST II came with a file, one side bastard, the other diamond. One edge was bastard too, with the remaining thin side as "safe". One of the more useful blades on the entire tool, I'm surprised they don't make 'em like that any more.

I've also heard of people carrying around a real diamond file for a nail file, but I guess you would need to check it, because TSA

Congrats for the field repair.

-SM

rickn8or said...

"Improvise, adapt and overcome."

Old NFO said...

+1 on Rick! :-) And glad it ran for you!

Will said...

Was anyone using the KelTek shottie? Or, is Beta testing by the public still in process.

Paul said...

Gald you got the edges off. You can do a lot with the nail file in the gerber I carry. It has nail clippers as well.

Bottom of a saucer would have to be the most mcgyver choice, I think. That or the tile. But you might have clean some scum off the tile before it would work.

At least you got a free hat out of the deal.

Robin said...

Pretty cool accomplishment IMO.

Firehand said...

Saying I once heard was "If it sounds stupid, but it works, it's not stupid."

Once made a knife for a guy who'd worked on a .gov project, developing radar-guided A-to-A missiles. They used a ceramic radar dish in the nose, and occasionally one would crack in firing(in the kiln); they'd divide those up and use them for sharpening stones. He said the back of those cut fast.