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I have what I was told was a WWII gun, it has a Remington frame and a Colt slide. The slide rests about 1/8 of an inch forward - or you could say that the rear of the frame protrudes from the slide by an 1/8. Every other 1911 I've seen this is flush. Were tolerances so loose that because different manufacturers were involved the parts don't fit so well? Or is this a problem I should be concerned with?
 

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dennisk,

There has to be something wrong. I've never seen a properly fitted up government model that wasn't flush at the rear of frame and slide. You might post in the gunsmithing forum. There are several world class 1911 smiths there who are always willing to help if they can.-TR
 

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The problem is that the lower feet of the barrel lugs are worn down where the slide stop contacts it and arrests the forward movement of the slide. It's mostly just a cosmetic issue, but if it bugs you then you'll need to install a new or unworn barrel.

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As usual Dsk is correct, after reading many of his posts I can tell you this guy is dead on with good knowledge.OCG1911
 

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Nah, I'm simply da man who used to stare at my own guns with the same problem before finally figuring it out.


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