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1911 breakage

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by maseden, Sep 15, 2010.

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  1. maseden

    maseden Member

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    I have a series 80 stainless Officer's Colt. What would cause the ears on my bushing to break off? It happened to me about 50 rounds in on the day. I'm just curious how often this occurs. Thanks-
     
  2. DasFriek

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    I believe your referring to the barrel bushing? If thats the case id say its due to being too tight and not enough or no lube.
    I always put grease inside my bushing to cut down on wear.
     
  3. MICHAEL T

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    It fairly common on the officer Lots of reports of the breakage Their are several fixes out their . It was a weak point in the design. I have 2 officers and mine so far are fine . But they don't get shot as much as my Commander or Defender
     
  4. Nushif

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    Lies! 1911s don't break!

    Although I had my New Agent and after about eh .... 1 or 2k rounds it did have soem pretty serious wear on that particular part of the pistol. Seems like it's a very high stress area.
     
  5. rcmodel

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    The stock Colt bushing is a known weak link in the shorty guns.

    Replace it with a Wilson or Ed Brown bushing before (or after) it does and be done with it.

    rc
     
  6. The Lone Haranguer

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    The only thing holding the Officer's (and a similarly designed Para-Ordnance I had briefly) stock recoil spring plug in is a little tab that engages a cut in the slide. This is a known breakage point. Replacement parts are available that have a flange around the full perimeter of the slide cut. These may require a little metal to be removed.
     
  7. Full Metal Jacket

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    put in an EGW bushing. those are some of the best :)
     
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