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Old 04-11-2020, 06:12 PM
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S&W 1911 170344 - New Owner

Hey guys, i’m new to the site and new to the 1911 platform. I just picked up a new S&W Performance Center 1911 and am absolutely in love with it. I took it out for my first rounds with it yesterday and it shoots really well. The grip feel is amazing!

I am relatively new to handguns, so forgive me if this is a dumb question. I noticed that the chamber has some decent wear where the slide slides over it. I know with it being black, it’s more likely to show wear but is this normal? The gun only has 50 rounds through it and was surprised to see it wear off the black color that fast. I’ve attached a few pics for description.

I did a full strip and clean/oil before shooting, so I maybe I didn’t oil well enough?

Overall, i’m really pleased with the gun and am super excited to continue learning with it.

Thanks in advance guys!
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:51 PM
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First off, nice gun! I have a e series and think it’s sleeper amongst 1911s. Am sure yours will serve you well.

Suspect the wear you are concerned about is normal wear, but as I’m not an expert, others better informed than I will comment.
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Old 04-11-2020, 11:09 PM
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Congrats on a fine 1911!

The wear on the barrel is normal. I am not exactly sure what S&W coats them with but itís not very durable. Mine looked about the same after the first range trip.
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Old 04-12-2020, 07:22 AM
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I have the PC full size version. The black finish on the barrel hood and areas that the barrel bushing ride on will gradually wear off with use. If I had to complain about something with these pistols, that would really be my only complaint. Still a great pistol. Here's a pic of mine. Gives you an idea of what your's will eventually look like. I bought mine new in 2015 and have about 3000 rounds through it.
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Old 04-12-2020, 07:33 AM
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very nice, I like it!

There are some good greases out there. I use a light weight moly gun grease that is even better, it reduced wear on those areas. But some grease along the barrel where it rides the bushing, barrel feel, barrel hood and lugs, rails before reassembly. Other than that the wear is totally normal. I do run 1911s a little more wet than other guns as there are more fitting point which benefit from reduced wear.
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Old 04-12-2020, 10:01 AM
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S&W 1911's are the most underrated 1911's of all time!

This is normal wear.

To make it "shiny" take a strip of 600 grit paper and using the "shoe shine" method and a little lite oil will remove the bluing and make it shins and maybe less noticeable to those of us with OCD!

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Old 04-12-2020, 10:08 AM
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Thanks for all the quick replies and kind words! I really appreciate it. I’m glad to hear it’s normal. I’ll just have to get used to it.

I’m looking forward to learning more on this site and appreciate all the feedback. Stay safe and well!
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