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Old 01-03-2020, 03:52 AM
hulsmsc hulsmsc is offline
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New Performance Center Breech Wear

I purchased this 1911 Performance Center earlier today. I did not notice this wear until I got home and took down the gun. Is this uneven wear something to be concerned about? I can still return the gun as it has not been fired, just wanted to see if this is something to get addressed?

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Old 01-03-2020, 08:32 AM
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It's been test-fired. I'd clean it up and see what it looks like then.
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:46 AM
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I don't see any "wear" - just powder fouling. Clean that sucker.
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:03 PM
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I don't see any "wear" - just powder fouling. Clean that sucker.
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:42 PM
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I agree with the others, that is one dirty pistol. Clean it and then check for wear.

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Old 01-03-2020, 07:36 PM
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Thanks for the replies, I do see the fowling from the test fires the factory did. Maybe I did not call the part of the slide the correct name, what I noticed is circled in red, where one side of the hood seems to be making contact and the other not so much. I guess I just want to make sure this is normal before I start to fire the gun and cause damage.

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Old 01-03-2020, 09:06 PM
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Looks like a bit of wear as the barrel hood impacts and ride upward into battery.

If it is, there should be a bit of clearance. Like .015ish!

Google: "fitting the 1911 barrel, hood clearance"

A few swipes with the right file and verifying with the barrel in the right position will fix it!

Full disclosure: I'm not a gun mechanic!

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Old 01-03-2020, 09:32 PM
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The barrel was likely fitted with hood contact, unlike the original 1911.

If you assemble just the slide, barrel, and bushing, and slide the barrel against the breechface, you can view the contact between the barrel hood and breechface. Look at the gap between the two against a brightly lit background. Contact is often not perfect across the width of the barrel hood. The hood, breechface, or both can be slightly out of square.

Can you measure, or estimate the amount of gap on the side that is not making contact? Should not be more than a couple thousandths.

If there is actually an indentation being worn into the breechface on the one side, then that is not good.

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