Fluted barrel question

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by 340pd, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. 340pd

    340pd Active Member

    Jul 29, 2020
    I get the fact fluted barrels add a lot of class to the looks of a 1911 but, could they not contribute to a lot more sand and dust being dragged into the action?
  2. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Only if you're shooting them in the sandbox . . . . . .
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  3. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    They are actually supposed to hold dirt and keep it out of the action by giving it somewhere to go.
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  4. Nicholst55

    Nicholst55 Member

    Jul 23, 2020
    That's the theory behind fluted bolts on bolt action rifles, anyway. Beyond that, it's primarily esthetic.
  5. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
    What makes you think they would “drag” sand & dust into the action?
  6. 340pd

    340pd Active Member

    Jul 29, 2020
    Thinking it is just another dedent in the barrel surface and combined with a coat of oil, it might attract more dirt.

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