1911 barrel hood

1006smith

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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.
 

Texas1911

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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.
 

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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.
 

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