A 1911 question for all the purists...

retrieverman

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Buddy got a Kimber Custom 2 tone 45ACP and I had issues making ammo run through it reliably.
I then took the gun apart and colored a brass case all over with a sharpie.
I found the area in the chamber where 45 ACP was stamped was causing all the issues.
The chamber stamp is done with too much force and dents the chamber down inside.
After I found the issue I fixed it and it will eat anything now with 100% reliability.

Read here for more and a picture.
https://www.kimbertalk.com/threads/failure-to-feed-issues.5496/page-2


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Great info. I’ve never heard of that before.:scratch:
 

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I agree that you can change the guide rod and plug and keep the original spring. I don't agree that series 80s have bad triggers. They are different from the the series 70 triggers of course. And they can be tuned to be decent. But not as good as a well tuned serise 70. As for the obround barrel due to the factory stamp. I am stuned. Its kind of unbelievable that a well made and proper hardness barrel would bend under a reasonable strike from a stamp. Take the barrel to a gun Smith and have it reamed.
 
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