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Old 10-12-2019, 09:51 AM
JoeQ JoeQ is offline
 
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Default Are CMP 1911's ready for the range?

I'm reading in the CMP 1911 sales site that the pistols are inspected and test fired by CMP. On the auction listing it reads pistols should be inspected by a gunsmith prior to firing. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:59 AM
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I disassembled mine, lubed it and took it to the range.

I’ve done the same with CMP rifles. Never found an issue but others have found small issues from time to time.

Generally speaking the CMP does a fantastic job and sends out great guns.

One suspects that the lawyers wrote the disclaimers?
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:02 AM
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I disassembled mine, lubed it and took it to the range.

Iíve done the same with CMP rifles. Never found an issue but others have found small issues from time to time.

Generally speaking the CMP does a fantastic job and sends out great guns.

One suspects that the lawyers wrote the disclaimers?
Very true thanks
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:05 AM
GotSnlB28 GotSnlB28 is offline
 
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Pretty sure these are all condition code "A" and "B" guns. They were in long term storage and ready to go (aside of the museum system guns). Mine was as dry as a dinosaur bone. Should only need lube. They are pretty simple guns.
Application has some sort of disclaimer too, if I recall.

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Old 10-12-2019, 11:13 AM
SkipinSD SkipinSD is offline
 
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A new 16# recoil spring would be cheap insurance, or at a minimum, measuring the spring that came with the pistol to make sure it falls within specs.
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:45 PM
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As said above, I would imagine its just smart to say - have a gunsmif check

Of course, I looked mine over for bore obstructions and then shot a box out of it.
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Old 10-12-2019, 01:24 PM
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The Colt that won the Military trials in 1911 went 6000 rounds and had 3 cracks in it.

Fully heat treated Slides were not available until 1947.Prior to that ,all 4 manufacturers were required to manufacture spare/ replacement Slides.

If your Pistol has a pre-47 slide, it’s not a matter of will it crack, its a matter of when as there is no way to determine prior round count.

If you have a 779 or IMI slide or other fully hardened slide, than replacing the recoil spring and shooting ammo such as Winchester White Box FMJ 230 gr. Ball should be OK. This ammo runs about 800 FPS and is very close to original spec. No Plus P etc. If you want to run that ,get a modern GI clone that is completely hardened / heat treated and has a warranty.

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Old 10-12-2019, 03:41 PM
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While all RGN pistols are inspected & test fired before shipping YOU SHOULD have your pistol checked by a gunsmith before firing. As to auction pistols, not all are inspected or test fired. If they are received in sealed packaging, then it is left sealed. So yes they should be inspected by a gunsmith.
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:39 PM
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While all RGN pistols are inspected & test fired before shipping YOU SHOULD have your pistol checked by a gunsmith before firing. As to auction pistols, not all are inspected or test fired. If they are received in sealed packaging, then it is left sealed. So yes they should be inspected by a gunsmith.
Thanks for the info
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:31 AM
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I lubed mine up and shot it this past weekend. The spring did feel light and I had a few ejection malfunctions shooting Winchester service grade ammo which is generally good stuff.

Would it be a good idea to change out all the springs?
Any suggestions on the recoil spring (lb)?
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