Dirtiest 1911 I've ever seen

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by PaulM, Nov 10, 2016.

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  1. PaulM

    PaulM Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2016
    Say what you will about Taurus but I bought my father-in-law this gun used about 6 years ago since he loved my Springfield loaded so much. At the time, I was a 1911 newbie and looking for good bang for the buck and at $450 it is. It has never malfunctioned aside from a worn out spring, eats any and all ammo, and is as accurate as most shooters.

    Anyway, I went shooting with him today and finally got around to reducing the trigger pull for him. I learned that despite him being a retired mechanic, he has NEVER detail stripped it to clean it!

    I couldn't believe what I saw....


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  2. usmc_k9_vet

    usmc_k9_vet Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2013
    Haha this is awesome! Love some dirty pics.
     
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  3. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Love it! He took Les Baers recommended break in method, to a new level!
     
  4. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Yep that is a filthy gun for sure. Those parts should all fit together now.
     
  5. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    Looks like my mind when I see a beautiful woman.

    Cool that you still get to shoot with your father. Do it as much as possible.
     
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  6. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    I thought they sent them out like that at the Taurus factory. :bag:


    Just kidding. Looks like a lot of fun was had with that thing. Clean her up and keep shooting!
     
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  7. barmandr

    barmandr SHEEPLE HERDER Supporting Addict

    Oct 11, 2011
    Of course, now that it's clean it will never work right again.
     
  8. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Funny you say that. I had an old Monegomery Wards shotgun, basically a Mossberg 500a. Was dirty as could be. I detail stripped it and cleaned. It was never as smooth as it was when it was a pig sty
     
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  9. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it?
     
  10. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    That's a lot of crud.

    Run um wet they always say!
     
  11. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    So how did the trigger job work out? ;)
     
  12. Edb5020

    Edb5020 New Member

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    Nov 11, 2016
  13. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    Still shoots perfect groups probably. I love 1911s.
     
  14. PaulM

    PaulM Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2016
    That's what I'm afraid of!

    Ha, surprisingly it wasnt that gritty of a pull! I was truly shocked. I just adjusted the sear spring for him for now. We spent so much time cleaning the thing, I'll help him with the rest later. Need to polish everything up and adjust the overtravel screw and it should be good to go.
     
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  15. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    I have a friend with a car like that . The hood was rusted shut and was never serviced for oil or anything else. He got close to 100,000 miles before the engine seized. The car had a total of about 200,000 miles. This was back in the day when cars would barely last 50k miles.

    I think it was a Ford Fiesta or Escort .
     
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  16. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    Had an old Datsun like that. Except it didn't die. An ugly green wagon. I miss that old pickle.
     
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  17. Harley Fan

    Harley Fan Member

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    Oct 28, 2015
    OK, this thread is great!

    Took a day off Friday and spent a chunk of it re-loading .45. I broke down my trusty Kimber Custom II to use the barrel for plunk testing, and was wracked with guilt for actually having TWO range sessions between a field strip and clean.

    I don't feel so bad, now. :grin::grin:
     
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  18. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015

    That's funny I've tried to go two range sessions without cleaning, but I never make it. I have actually woke up in the middle of the night and had to clean them . Years of training from my Dad . That guy really got in my head
     
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