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Recent 2009 Diamond K Upgrades and Enhancements

Many months ago, I sent my West Hurley Model of 1928 to Paul Krogh. The plan was to finish what we both started when I first purchased it and sent it to him for the routine Westy work back in 2002.

Originally, my Westy, like most (if not all) I suppose, was not completely finished. The TF series, of which mine belongs, were among the last guns to be produced. Although Paul characterizes them as better than most, they still have issues. Mine was no exception. The receiver nose, top edges, and rear were not polished. Purely cosmetic.

Inside the receiver bolt pocket is another story. Paul made several corrections here back on 02. The locking ramps for the Blish were out of spec, and he added some shims to correct this.

Previously, Paul placed divots at the entrance of the drum guides. Also, he checkered the fire control levers, replaced the barrel, and installed a military grip mount. A true Lyman site was also installed in place of the West Hurley copy.

From muzzle to rear sight, here is a break down of new enhancements:

1. Replaced the Cutts compensator with an original Diamond K threaded ring sight.
2. Smoothed the record groove ridges on the end of the bbl, and rounded the radii of the fins, per the early 1928 standard.
3. Finished the rough nose of the receiver.
4. Added and reblued (to match) a Gordon flat ejector.
5. Cleaned up the (very) rough edges around the ejection port.
6. Added a matching serial number to the frame rail, and if I am not mistaken, Paul also routed the stick magazine channel. Nice!
7. Filled the hole in the magazine catch.
8. Rounded the rear of the receiver.
9. Straightened a bow in the receiver that caused the trigger frame to hang upon removal. This may have been imparted to the receiver when the lettering was stamped into it.
10. Straightened actuator slot.
11. Reblued my 21 actuator.
12. Deluxe bluing of all affected pieces.

My goal was to accurately portray the look of an original Model of 1928A. I think Paul succeeded admirably. I am so pleased with the end result. I expect this gun will now be passed down though the family for years to come!

My only complaint is that now it looks too much like one of those stuffy Colt safe queens!
TSMG Violin 2009.jpg
TSMG Violin 2009.jpg
TSMG left side.jpg
TSMG left side.jpg
TSMG right side.jpg
TSMG right side.jpg
TSMG Ring Sight.jpg
TSMG Ring Sight.jpg
TSMG Fin Radii.jpg
TSMG Fin Radii.jpg
TSMG Ejection Port.jpg
TSMG Ejection Port.jpg
Herigstad Flat Ejector and Nose .jpg
Herigstad Flat Ejector and Nose .jpg
TSMG rear.jpg
TSMG rear.jpg
TSMG Fire Control.jpg
TSMG Fire Control.jpg
TSMG Frame Guide.jpg
TSMG Frame Guide.jpg
TSMG Frame Serial.jpg
TSMG Frame Serial.jpg
TSMG Bolt Divots.jpg
TSMG Bolt Divots.jpg
TSGM Bolt Ear.jpg
TSGM Bolt Ear.jpg