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Davyboy 04-17-2010 07:04 PM

Busted 1911
 
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First time I have ever seen this on a 1911 anyone any idea what could cause this ???

gorknoids 04-17-2010 07:07 PM

Hydrogen embrittlement.

Davyboy 04-17-2010 07:11 PM

Eh
 
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Originally Posted by gorknoids (Post 271515)
Hydrogen embrittlement.

Whats that ???????///////

Shihan 04-17-2010 07:15 PM

Let me google that for you

Davyboy 04-17-2010 07:24 PM

Thanks
 
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Originally Posted by Shihan (Post 271521)

Sort of understand now

jackg 04-17-2010 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Davyboy (Post 271513)
First time I have ever seen this on a 1911 anyone any idea what could cause this ???

What were the circumstances when this happened? What type gun?

Davyboy 04-17-2010 07:55 PM

erm
 
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Originally Posted by jackg (Post 271536)
What were the circumstances when this happened? What type gun?

Not sure, guy posted it on a british forum and got kicked just after, to be honest he was a bit of a d***head. Just thought you guys might have an idea.
Surprised me as I always thought the 1911s in general are among the most reliable guns ever made.

canebrake 04-17-2010 08:18 PM

It's a Randall Raider, a Commander size 1911. It was named for General Randall's unit which had been known as Randall's Raiders.

Here for history:

The History of the Randall Firearms Company

Randall pistols were manufactured from only June 7, 1983 to May 15, 1985 and made the very first production pistol of its kind in stainless steel.

My guess is that this first use of SS had something to do with this failure.

Mr. Bluesky 04-17-2010 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Davyboy (Post 271539)
Surprised me as I always thought the 1911s in general are among the most reliable guns ever made.

You're having difficulty separating manufacturing/material flaws from design flaws. Many, many companies produce 1911's, with varying degrees of faith to the Prophet John's original designs. Some use sub-par materials, which was likely the case here.

Davyboy 04-17-2010 10:16 PM

Thank You
 
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Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 271541)
It's a Randall Raider, a Commander size 1911. It was named for General Randall's unit which had been known as Randall's Raiders.

Here for history:

The History of the Randall Firearms Company

Randall pistols were manufactured from only June 7, 1983 to May 15, 1985 and made the very first production pistol of its kind in stainless steel.

My guess is that this first use of SS had something to do with this failure.

Thanks Cane now I understand the full picture.


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