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Old 01-19-2020, 05:00 PM
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Slide offset?

New to the forum, but ask for help! Any idea why this 1911 slide is offset to the frame? Here are the pictures to show the problem. How to fix? Thanks!!
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:10 PM
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Looks like the barrel feet were cut to far.
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:16 PM
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Looks like the barrel feet were cut to far.
How to fix it? Hammer the feet a little bit forward? LOL
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:26 PM
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Can you post a pick of the barrel feet?
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:30 PM
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As long as the pistol passes all safety checks and operates normally, all is well and this is just a cosmetic issue.

You could fit a new barrel to get things to line up or you could grind away the frame to get the back of the slide to line up with it and you could spend big bucks to get a 'smith to cut away the scallop cut on the slide to mate up with the front end of the frame. None of these things is quick and/or easy.

If the lower barrel lugs were cut too much, they may shear off at some point. I don't have the minimum thickness they should be after fitting in my head right now.
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:33 PM
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The frame dustcover extends farther forward than my gun, but still doesn't cover the rear face of the recoil spring tunnel.
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:38 PM
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The frame dustcover extends farther forward than my gun, but still doesn't cover the rear face of the recoil spring tunnel.
How did Colt let this Gold Cup get out the door in this condition?

penn1911, did you buy this pistol new?
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:53 PM
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Cut for a reverse plug?
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:29 PM
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Can you explain why a cut for a reverse plug would do this? I can seem to figure that one out.
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:29 PM
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If the lower barrel lugs were cut too much, they may shear off at some point. I don't have the minimum thickness they should be after fitting in my head right now.
IIRC, the minimum thickness for the barrel feet is .100".
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:53 PM
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Cut for a reverse plug?
yes. It was colt gold cup but some guy did custom job.... I think it’s for the reverse plug.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:10 PM
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yes. It was colt gold cup but some guy did custom job.... I think itís for the reverse plug.
Yah, they cut the lugs to far, that's the only thing I can think of that would adjust that.
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:30 AM
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Early reverse plugs were pretty much all flanged type with a collar on the rear. The rear of the dust cover has to have about .090" milled off to make room for the reverse plug's flange. That by itself should not have any effect on lockup in my experience. I have installed a lot of those plugs and never lost any lockup engagement or had the rear of the slide protrude past the frame.

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Old 01-20-2020, 01:22 PM
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Either way, I'd be concerned that the slide's rearward travel is being stopped by clashing of the rails, rather than the recoil spring tunnel against the guide rod/frame.
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:34 PM
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yes. It was colt gold cup but some guy did custom job.... I think itís for the reverse plug.
It does not appear to have a reverse plug installed. If it was indeed cut for a "hat" type reverse plug you MUST run it with one installed to prevent damage to the front of the frame rails.

Close up photos and measurements of the barrel lugs/hood and the slide's recoil spring tunnel would be of use in determining what may be actually wrong.
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