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Old 09-16-2012, 08:11 PM
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Dust Cover ???




Im a nubie to the 1911, and i feel really dumb, but what is the "dust cover" on a 1911 Please take it easy on me for my inexperience. Also can anyone point me to a link with an exploded view of a 1911 with part names. Thanks in advance. Steve.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:48 PM
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The forward part of the frame, that's located under the slide (when assembled). Other than "covering-up" (i.e., "dust cover") what would otherwise be an exposed and open-to-the-elements recoil spring & guide rod, the dust cover has no direct functional purpose
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:50 PM
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The dust cover refers to the front-most part of the lower receiver or frame of the gun. It shields the front of the slide from debris, which is why its sometimes called the dust cover (Example, a 6" longslide with full dust cover would mean that the frame and the slide extend all the way to the muzzle end of the gun, rather than a standard 1911 where the slide extends about an inch past the frame).
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:53 PM
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the forward part of the frame, that's located under the slide (when assembled). Other than "covering-up" (i.e., "dust cover") what would otherwise be an exposed and open-to-the-elements recoil spring & guide rod, the dust cover has no direct functional purpose
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:13 PM
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This is a Full dust cover with rail. The dust cover is the part under the rail. "Purpose" for me is to hold the rail


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Old 09-16-2012, 09:26 PM
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Typical exploded view 1911:
http://www.dawsonprecision.com/WSWra...d_gun_1911.htm
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:04 AM
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Thank you very much for taking the time to answer. Everyone on this site has been so helpful.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:19 PM
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We all had a "1911 start point". They are kinda like women in the beginning: we didn't know much about them but we knew we liked em...
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:58 PM
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We all had a "1911 start point". They are kinda like women in the beginning: we didn't know much about them but we knew we liked em...
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:57 PM
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We all had a "1911 start point". They are kinda like women in the beginning: we didn't know much about them but we knew we liked em...
And we still don't have them completely figured out!!!:scratch
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:01 PM
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For an exploded view, everyone seems to forget this, just get a Midway catalog. It has an exploded diagram right in it. I used it the first time I detail stripped my SA Mil-Spec. It was really helpful. You could also get the counter mat from your next local gun show.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:59 AM
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I recently decided that my next build will have a full length dust cover. It'll be a competition gun so my excuse is that the added weight will help yadda yadda.... but really, I just think they look mean as hell haha.
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