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Old 06-06-2016, 03:06 PM   #1
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Torture Test 1911

I wonder what John Browning did to ready the pistol that he used for the torture test? I guess it was likely a highly tuned CUSTOM gun. In the Colt test against savage that pistol ran perfectly for 6,000 rounds, with rests to let it cool every 100 rounds and a cleaning every 1,000 rounds. It seems like in 2016 many of us seem to get happy when we have a range visit without a problem.
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Perhaps. But many of us use reman ammo, too. So, there is that possible issue. My stainless raptor pro and super carry ultra hd, combined, have less than 5 malfunctions that I can remember. Each has about 2,000 rounds through it. Not bad for production guns shooting reman ammo.
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Old 06-06-2016, 03:29 PM   #3
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If you haven't seen it check out the "Kimber 1000 round torture test" video Yeager did. He had been known for his dislike of 1911s, there's a "1911s suck" video and then a Kimber sales exec sent him a Pro 9mm to try. It runs perfectly and Jim has to eat crow :-)
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Let me know how your 1911 works after 6000 rounds and then you water board it!!

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I have a 1911 Colt SCG with 22000 rounds through it and it works just as expected.

However, I am getting a bit nervous about the springs.... sigh.... Is nothing forever???

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Hey, Biscuit. Just go visit the folks at Wolff Springs. The url is something like gunsprings.com. They have a LOT of springs, even for antiques and obscure guns. And their prices are so reasonable, every time I shop for a spring, I end up getting extras for guns that I *might* work on some time in the future.
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If you have that many rounds through the gun and the springs are original then you're not doing that gun any favors. I have a Kimber that saw 22,000 rounds 1 1/2 years ago and continues to shoot like a champ, I regularly replace the springs when the round count calls for it, I'm not going to let a fine gun destroy itself to save a couple of bucks on some springs.
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I like the flat springs from Wilson Combat, they have a long life and you can feel the difference in the slide even when you rack the slide by hand.
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
If you have that many rounds through the gun and the springs are original then you're not doing that gun any favors. I have a Kimber that saw 22,000 rounds 1 1/2 years ago and continues to shoot like a champ, I regularly replace the springs when the round count calls for it, I'm not going to let a fine gun destroy itself to save a couple of bucks on some springs.
Nighthawk makes a spring rated for a minimum of 15k rounds so maybe it's possible to do this without harming the gun.
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Originally Posted by RustyIron View Post
Hey, Biscuit. Just go visit the folks at Wolff Springs. The url is something like gunsprings.com. They have a LOT of springs, even for antiques and obscure guns. And their prices are so reasonable, every time I shop for a spring, I end up getting extras for guns that I *might* work on some time in the future.
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