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18yrs and 200K + rounds, I think it's worn out.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by bigbore, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. bigbore

    bigbore

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    Sadly, I think it's about finished. The front locking lug is noticeably worn, probably to the point where it is unlocking sooner than it should.
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    Anyone else seen wear like this at a contact surface?
     
  2. BigMoneyGrip

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    That looks more like it fractured off. Wear from friction is usually smoother looking than that. Awesome, non the less!
     

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    Well you got your money's worth out of it .
     
  4. NAZG26

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    Polymer pistols are throw aways right? They disintegrate after 10 years,. That's what I read anyway.

    Thats great! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Great service you got out of it. But why don't you just replace the barrel if all the other parts are still working.
     
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    Agree that it looks more like a break than normal wear. Why was it unlocking sooner than it should have. Another barrel and you're good to go.
     
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    I bet Glock would love to look at it. Is this the one that got abused and tossed from an airplane?
     
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    Wow, 200K rounds. I'm impressed.

    What have you done to it during those 200,000 rounds? What have you replaced?

    And in what condition is the rifling in the barrel? Can we see some pics of the chamber, rifling and crown?
     
  10. BOOSTED12A

    BOOSTED12A two in thepink and a stump in the rump

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    looks like a manufacturing defect........send it back
     
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    You need to repost that entire link. Many here have not seen it and it was AMAZING.
     
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    too_fouled.jpg [​IMG] All I replaced were the sights and recoil springs. The only pic I have of the bore is when it went 13K rounds without cleaning.

    Sorry for the mess I have NO IDEA how to put pics in a reply with the IMG tag apparently?!
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    Wow, that barrel looks rough! That is quite an impressive feat though. Couldn't you just buy a new barrel and keep shooting it?
     
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    I could buy a new barrel, but this one deserves to be retired as a whole.
     
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    No, it's in fantastic condition. Hopefully OP or someone will post links to that gun's history.
     
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    I too would be curious what Glock would say, specifically if you're still good to shoot it. Either way, definitely got your money's worth.
     
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    Now this is the kind of post that makes wading through all the non-Glock non-gun junk on this forum worth it! Very interesting, and thanks for the post and the pics.
     
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    unless you get free ammo that is $50,000 in ammo at todays prices more or less
     
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    Keep in mind, 10yrs ago a case of .45 was under $200! This was the only gun I owned for a few years after college and I put 500rds a week of reloads through it for a long time.
     
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    Grunow, you're kinda new, but bigbore's G21 is well known here (and all over the internet, actually). I had to use google to find this cuz the GT search engine is worthless. And it's old enough some pic/vid links are duds now, but check this out:

    https://www.glocktalk.com/threads/i-think-my-21-has-proven-its-durability.462537/