1911 barrel hood

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by 1006smith, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. 1006smith

    1006smith New Member

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    I have a S/A 1911 and I am wondering if it is common for the slide to make contact with outside of the barrel hood when fired. I have contact marks where the locking lugs on the slide ride across the barrel hood. The gun has never failed to function but the marks are unslightly.
     


  2. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Yep, the striations on the hood are pretty normal. I've seen it on Wilson Combats, to my Kimbers, and just about every other gun that's been worked a few times.
     
  3. LHB1

    LHB1 Active Member

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    +1. Common. I have sometimes tried to smooth rough edges of lug cavities in the slide by wrapping 600 grit sandpaper around a wooden dowel and lightly polishing upper inside area of slide. Am not really sure that it helped to any significant degree.
     
  4. rick458

    rick458 New Member

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    It is normal wear do not worry about it.
     

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