Originally Posted by txcasey86
Just curious as to how you know that they function just fine if they have been loaded for 35+ years?
Well, every so often I become possessed by range demons and actually shoot a few rounds. And because I have yet to master the ability to shoot the 1911 without depleting the contents of the magazine it then becomes unloaded. At which time I remove it from the pistol and I reload it.
So as you say, from a technical standpoint they have not been "loaded" for 35+ years but I think your question is majoring in the minors.......