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Old 05-05-2012, 04:48 PM
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R1 failure likely my fault but not sure.




I love my R1 but the barrel went on my gun.

I was shooting a match yesterday and after 54 rounds it locked up. It turns out the barrel went on it.

I was shooting medium loads with 200 grain semi wadcutters I might of missed a light round and followed up with a round but the casing looks ok.

Here is the painful video of me trying to get the barrel free then finding the problem. Have a look at my R1 review from before.

Hope you like my youtube channel I wish I wasn't sharing this video with you.

http://youtu.be/j2pcDS0nJSs
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:09 PM
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I love my R1 but the barrel went on my gun.
I was shooting medium loads with 200 grain semi wadcutters I might of missed a light round and followed up with a round but the casing looks ok.
http://youtu.be/j2pcDS0nJSs
Do you recall having to rack the slide after a failure to fire? If not, I doubt it was a squib followed by full power round.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:22 PM
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It was a bad day. I'll talk to boys and see what they remember. It should take a week or so to get my new barrel so I'll just have to pull out my wheel gun or my CZ85 out for a run.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:47 PM
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I blew the barrel with a squib load on a brand new $1000 Colt commander the 1st time out to the range with it. I had just got a new progressive loader and must have missed charging a case due to operating error. I thought that I had a failure to extract, so I manually ejected the case and fired the gun. A face full of smoke told me that something was not right. I pulled the barrel and it looked just like yours. I now carry wooden rods in my shooting bag and if I suspect a squib load I put the rod down the barrel to feel if it is clear, or tap out the slug. lucky it's a 1911 and barrels are plentiful.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:27 PM
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Thanks Nillerdog live and learn I guess. I changed my reloading system to I'm waiting for a new powder drop so..... I guess double check every damn round like I knew I should. Did you keep the barrel? That wooden dowl in my video is going in my bag!
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:01 AM
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Thanks Nillerdog live and learn I guess. I changed my reloading system to I'm waiting for a new powder drop so..... I guess double check every damn round like I knew I should. Did you keep the barrel? That wooden dowl in my video is going in my bag!
Actually a range officer who teaches reloading requested the barrel to show his students what can happen if you fire a gun with an obstructed barrel. I was lucky to find an actual replacement Colt barrel at Midway for only $105.00.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:52 AM
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Sucks man.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:41 AM
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Thanks for taking the time to make that video. It was very informative.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:44 AM
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thanks for the support guys. I'll have my 1911 back running in two weeks.

In the meantime I have a 22 coming in next weekend (GSG 1911) so I guess I'll be fine.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:14 AM
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thanks for the support guys. I'll have my 1911 back running in two weeks.

In the meantime I have a 22 coming in next weekend (GSG 1911) so I guess I'll be fine.
Did you end up buying a Remington replacement barrel?
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:12 AM
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I didn't I picked up a good used one that should fit. I will likely get a remington one as well.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:45 AM
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I didn't I picked up a good used one that should fit. I will likely get a remington one as well.
Hey Bill: Just be aware that the clearance between the barrel bushing ID and barrel OD must be minimum to retain accuracy. If you install a used barrel you may loose some accuracy. Also the split barrel may have stretched out the original bushing some what. When you order the Rem. barrel you may want to order a new matched bushing with it
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:10 PM
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Thanks for the tip.

I hope the used barrel fits properly but other wise I will order a matching set.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:57 AM
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Kudos to you for accepting the blame and not sending it back to Remington screaming about their inferior product. Sure glad you didn't get hurt and it appears to be repairable. I believe I'd have the slide checked to be sure its still in tolerance and no damage was done to it.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:17 PM
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The R1 is back up and running with a new barrel.


I like the dark barrel bushing and black barrel for looks very classic 1911 I might need to change out my trigger from stainless now.

http://youtu.be/kkem-gAnTDc

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:50 AM
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So I figured out what happened. The primer went off but the powder didn't burn. I took the rest of the batch of ammo out to the range and shot it carefully. One squib out of the 12 left.. I heard the primer and light puff. When I pulled the case out the powder was unburned. Anyway something in the case must of spoiled the powder.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:59 AM
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The R1 is back up and running with a new barrel.


I like the dark barrel bushing and black barrel for looks very classic 1911 I might need to change out my trigger from stainless now.

http://youtu.be/kkem-gAnTDc
You do good video work. Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:11 PM
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Thank you Mike.
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