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Old 08-02-2011, 04:01 AM   #1
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Ok, so I had a thread a while back about my new (bought on consignment) Auto-Ordinance 1911A1 GI Model. I'm now working on getting to know (litteraly, everything to know about it) her and started my first mods. I bought these sights and set off to get her rocking.

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I'm not used to fine work of any kinds ... learned on the fly. Not bad.

Jesus ... how freaking beautiful is a GI 1911A1.

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Old 08-02-2011, 09:38 AM   #2
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Looks good! What are your plans for other modifications?

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I'm not sure ... perhaps some different grips, and I think I want one of those vented looking triggers, those are cool.

Actually my next plan is to get a dremmel and super polish the whole feed ramp and ejection area.

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Nice job.
IMHO, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it." applies to feed ramps that work.

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STEP AWAY FROM THE DREMEL!!!!
The Dremel is the fastest way to ruin a functioning firearm.

If there is not a problem with feeding, then leave it alone.

Might I suggest a different trigger? It may not affect the functioning, it will add appearance, and it will teach a little in fitting parts. Plus you can revert back to original should it not work out without ruining the firearm.

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STEP AWAY FROM THE DREMEL!!!!
The Dremel is the fastest way to ruin a functioning firearm.

If there is not a problem with feeding, then leave it alone.

Might I suggest a different trigger? It may not affect the functioning, it will add appearance, and it will teach a little in fitting parts. Plus you can revert back to original should it not work out without ruining the firearm.
Just polish up some of the scuffs not grinding ... geesh lol.
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Just polish up some of the scuffs not grinding ... geesh lol.
if the gun is functioning with the marks on the ramp dont do anything. leave it.

what happens if you polish the scuffs out and those were what was making the gun run like a sewing machine??....
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OK old timers, it's canebrake back again with his old saying:

As a retired engineer I will share with you my well/over used mantra; "Never change a running assembly." What's to gain? You will need to run your scheduled PMs which should include lube and visual inspections. Only make changes when indicated.
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And.......if you take a Dremel to that "new" 1911 I'll personally drive up to Boston and slap the taste out of your mouth!

  • First you need to shoot it.
  • Then you need to shoot it some more.
  • Then you need to shoot it a lot more.
  • Then......and only then, should you find an issue, fix it.

I have NEVER found a positive outcome when the words new-1911 and Dremel are used in a sentence!
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