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Idiot Scratch of ALL Time- 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by cyclopsshooter, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Well-Known Member

    Customer needing some cash sold this today.. Spent two hours polishing the flats (deep,still there) Maybe folk oughta pass a class before being able to own a 1911.. :banghead:

  2. floydster

    floydster Well-Known Member

    According the way the grip screw looks, it kind of match's:D
  3. T Bran

    T Bran Well-Known Member

    Looks like someone kicked it spinning down an asphalt street.
  4. Shamus MacD

    Shamus MacD Well-Known Member

    I just got a loaded springlfield that had a really bad idiot scratch. Other than that its beautiful
  5. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Well-Known Member

    HA Yup.. the grip screws had to go too...

  6. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

    iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns Well-Known Member


    hooooly moly, that is QUITE the idiot scratch, never seen one quite like that before...

    looks like you polished the gun up real nice though! Glad that gun is going to a better home... by that I mean ANYONE besides the former owner!!!
  7. tangomike706

    tangomike706 Well-Known Member

    If you wouldn't mind sharing, What did method did you go with , as far as polishing it up ? looks as though it's a vast improvement !
  8. I had a pre WWII Government that had TWO strong idiot marks on the slide...one where it was in battery with slide forward, and the other when the slide was retracted for assembly/disassembly. Oh, and of couse, the usual one on the frame. Had to be a drunk sitting there, fighting with the slide stop during cleaning or re-assembly. The gun is long gone...wish I had a picture to share.............
  9. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    Idiot scratch, you say? I had better not tell you about mine then. :uhoh:
  10. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Well-Known Member

    Detail Strip, Flitz, Dremel, felt polisher bit. Go slow and even-

    This is the nice thing about SS guns- Beadblast, wire wheel, flitz friendly!
  11. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    ...at least they weren't bias in whether they were scratching high or low ;)
  12. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Don't know that I have seen it on the slide like that before. That is some serious talent.
  13. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    I'm confused. Doesn't the slide stop on a 1911 just push straight in and out?
    Both of mine have.
  14. BamAlmighty

    BamAlmighty Well-Known Member

    it adds character
  15. mrvco

    mrvco Well-Known Member

    That makes me feel a lot better about mine :eek:
  16. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    At least my idiot scratch is only on the frame. (That being said on the record, I might have to take the precaution of putting tape on the slide before my next re-assembly.)
  17. Greg528iT

    Greg528iT Well-Known Member

    Now to make sure that you polish the back of the back side of of the slide release. The backside of mine had a pretty sharp point. I dulled it so it wasn't sharp. Even with little or no pressure it would leave a mark.
  18. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Well-Known Member

    9mmepiphany, thanks for the vid links... apparently I need to move my left hand down one finger to get my left index off the trigger guard and onto the grip.. that DOES feel much more stable.. where the hell have I been?...

    Yea, my old 70 Series don't look too bad about now...
  19. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone Well-Known Member

    Saw pictures of one once that the smith had dubbed "Around the World and Back". You guessed it, a full circle of pain.
  20. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Well-Known Member

    That is classic- Oh my...

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