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Old 12-28-2012, 05:55 PM   #21
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Scott anytime you need some advice on how to take apart your guns stop on by....lol
I will have to keep that in mind.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #22
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My grandpa just gave my dad a Springer GI 1911, his first pistol. For Christmas I got him a couple mags and accessories and we sat down to take it down. I'm the gun enthusiast, but my father is far more mechanically inclined than I am.

I kept explaining the concept of the "idiot mark" to him...and man oh man, he just seemed determined to run one from the trigger all the way through the top of the slide. There are just hairline marks for now, but I fear it's only a matter of time.

Taking down a 1911 is a cinch...once you've done it a few times.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:11 PM   #23
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I was putting mine back together for the second time and manage to bend the spring. I was sliding the slide back on and it popped out the gap between the slide and the grip. Luckily when I took it shooting somehow it straitened back out. Probably because of the compression. But boy was I nervous
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When I read the key words "1911" with "disassembly" I had a good idea what sprung up

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study up on the mark of shame too. thats the other pitfall of owning a 1911.

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A smart man learns from his mistakes. A wise man learns from others' mistakes.

I have neither an idiot scratch, nor lost the plug or spring to my 1911. Guess who taught me? You guys, with threads like this

I have however, bent the **** out of my mag base plates by slapping them into battery.... It's what I'm accustomed to with M16's and Beretta M9's.
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lol Mines got a little scratch too its stainless so pretty hard to see but I know its there and why lol
Had an extractor spring an plunger get away from me once, only took 2 months to find the plunger. lol
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study up on the mark of shame too. thats the other pitfall of owning a 1911.

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that thing is ruined ... a useless paperweight now. I'll tell you what, since I'm a nice guy I will give you $20 for it. Hell, I'll even pay the shipping
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that thing is ruined ... a useless paperweight now. I'll tell you what, since I'm a nice guy I will give you $20 for it. Hell, I'll even pay the shipping
Just because that's the kind of guy he is. It almost brings a tear to my eye to see what fantastic people we have on this forum.
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