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





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Hydrogen embrittlement.

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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?
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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