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Old 04-17-2010, 11:56 PM   #11
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Hydrogen embrittlement? Difficult to analyse from one photo.

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Old 04-18-2010, 05:44 PM   #12
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These pic's remind me of the time I was playing golf and the head of my 6 iron flew off the shaft when I hit the ball. I stood there for a moment trying to figure out what happened, I knew something was wrong but I just couldn't figure it out for about 5-6 seconds.

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Old 04-18-2010, 06:41 PM   #13
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Could have been a stress crack there and maby was dropped at one point causing the crack to give way? Just a thought

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Old 04-18-2010, 07:12 PM   #14
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Only the metalurgist knows for sure. A hair line frac doesn't seem likely looking at the photo. Bad casting and heat treat is more likely. Material very Brittle to seperate the way it did. The cop should have used his billy on the suspects head instead of his pistol. Wills in da Swamp in La. One Shot One Kill...........

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Old 04-18-2010, 07:44 PM   #15
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More than likely there was more than one thing that contributed the the problem. Problems with the steel, bad casting, a recoil spring that needed replaced, pistol whipping some socialist trying to get the idea in his head that he is not thinking right

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Old 04-18-2010, 10:51 PM   #16
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There is Stainless Steel, and there is Stainless Steel. A LOT of different alloys. S&W went through some issues with the Mdl 65 IIRC. Hard does not always equal tough. I can take carbon steel and make it so hard that a file has a hard time scratching it, but a sharp blow from a hammer will make it shatter like glass.

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Holy SH*T! I have never seen anything like that before. Maybe try shooting it a few more times and see if that fixes the problem.


No seriously sorry to see that happened.

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Hydrogen embrittlement? Difficult to analyse from one photo.
I was just throwing that out as a possibility. My second opinion was a blow from this gentleman's bowler.
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Surprised me as I always thought the 1911s in general are among the most reliable guns ever made.
Only if we do our part (change springs, cleaning). When was the recoil spring last changed? How does the frame look? How was the ejection of casings? Did casings land fairly close to the right rear, or did they eject to the next county? I wonder if "metal fatique" came about because of a weak recoil spring.
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wow never saw anything like it

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