The last time I got surplus I had to swap pieces, throw the rusted out, correct the lips.
By the time I was finished, I had 1 that worked (maybe).
Magazines are the Achilles heel of the 1911. Buy the best possible.
$45 on one that works is better than $5 on 9 that don't.
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