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COLT 1991 - Forged or cast?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Big_Drunk, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Big_Drunk

    Big_Drunk

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    Are the slides on COLT 1991A1's forged or cast like the RIA?
     
  2. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    Colts are forged (both the slides and frames).
     

  3. bac1023

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    The slides are definitely forged and I believe the frame is too.
     
  4. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

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    This is a breakdown of what materials Colt is using in its Series 70 and Series 80 1911's right now.

    Made From Forged Steel:

    Slide, Frame, Barrel

    Made From Machined Barstock:

    Barrel Bushing, Slide Stop, Extractor, Ejector, Firing Pin, Hammer, Recoil Plug, Barrel Link, Plunger Tube, Grip Screw Bushings, Sights, Series 80 Plunger, All Pins

    Investment Cast:

    Thumb Safety, Grip Safety, Mainspring Housing (Series 70 Models)

    Stamped Steel:

    Firing Pin Stop, Leaf Springs, Series 80 Actuation Levers, Trigger Bow (alloy or steel finger pad)

    MIM (Metal Injection Molded):

    Magazine Catch, Mag Catch Lock, Sear, Disconnector

    Molded Nylon:

    Mainspring Housing (Series 80 1991 Models)
     
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  5. Chevy327

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    WOW!

    Thanks for the detailed information.