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Internal Parts Wear

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by sleepygreen, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. sleepygreen


    Mar 28, 2006
    Im a little new to 1911's, and have only owned guns for less than a decade. I have not used any firearms to the point that they even need any worn parts replaced. Do i need to worry about this type of thing? Unfortunately between work, school, and my income, i can not afford to go shooting as much as i would like to, but i enjoy dry fire practice when i cant get out. Other than springs, do i need to worry about things like hammers, sears, or other parts wearing out at any interval? I guess this question pertains to all guns, not just 1911s, but i know there are metal on metal parts in the 1911 that i can imagine would wear out eventually (probably after 1000's of trigger pulls).
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2011
  2. gconan


    May 1, 2000
    I like to put grease on top of the sear/hammer hooks. Makes it slick and has to prevent wear.

  3. MajorD


    Aug 16, 2010
    with proper lubrication the internal parts of a 1911 (providing they were properly made to begin with) will last dam near a lifetime. One of the old timers in my club has a 1911(old gun built with GI parts) with over 100 K through it- a few springs is all that was ever replaced, and no where near with the frequency suggested on internet gun boards.