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Cast Frames Question

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by USMC61, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. USMC61

    USMC61

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    Am I wrong in thinking that cast receivers are only made with stainless steel? In other words regular steel (I think its 4140) cannot be cast for guns. Am I all wet?

    By the way, any opinions on the 1911 Desert Eagle in .45 acp?
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Many manufacturers use cast carbon receivers.

    Not a fan of the DE roll marks
     

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Top of my head, the Remington R1 has a cast frame and it's carbon steel. So are the Filipino guns.
     
  4. bac1023

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    There are many carbon steel cast frames.

    I like the DE 1911 quite a bit. Its in my guide below.
     
  5. USMC61

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    BAC - Thanks for that link - it will be really useful for me.
     
  6. dakrat

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    I believe there is more cast carbon 1911 than stainless. In my limited LGS gun fiddling, I prefer the DE 1911 over the R1 and the Ruger offerings. but it is hard to beat a Springfield 1911 in the same price range. Good luck.