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    • #27439
      timspawn
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      I have a 1911 that has substantial wear/peening to the bottom of the slide where the hammer comes in contact with it. Any idea as to why this is happening?

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      Larry Gibson
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      Picture please?

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      skeettx
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      Now that is a new on on me!!
      Bad hammer or wrong size hammer pin??
      Mike

    • #27443
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      When is the last time you replaced your springs? (esp. the main spring)

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      timspawn
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      Artful;n6345 wrote: When is the last time you replaced your springs? (esp. the main spring)

      I just got the gun. I am in the process of replacing parts now.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YdEGWEX4LM

      Looks to me like the main spring may have been replaced with an extra power one causing excessive wear.

      Or they could have replaced a hammer with non standard tip

    • #27446
      Goodsteel
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      Who made the slide? What Brand?

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      timspawn
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      It is a commercial Colt made in 1919.

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      Does the hammer look like the one above?

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      It’s very hard to tell what’s going on there without seeing the whole gun go through a cycle. My first guess would be that some home smith (AKA bubba) went and got himself some hammer bite, then he put on a beavertail grip safety but didn’t change the hammer or know to file down the spur? That would be a one shot, then beat the slide back into place with a rubber hammer proposition.
      That could totally explain that epic damage.

      I’m just guessing though. I’ve never seen anything like that before.

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      Larry Gibson
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      I would also check the back of the frame where the hammer stops to see if it is peened up. I have seen that one time before many years ago when a fellow dry fired w/o the firing pin and stop in position to practice his trigger pull. He had been told dry firing would damage of bread the firing pin. In doing so the hammer peened the back edge of the frame up and caused the wear pattern shown. Just a guess as it is hard to diagnose such problems positively just as Tim mentions.

      Larry Gibson

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      Top of hammer is peened also. It does not look like the one Artful posted.

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