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Posted: 10/2/2011 9:50:26 AM EDT
Early on it was reported that the R1 had a forged frame. Any changes to that info? Everytime I look at one I get the feeling that it is cast. I hope I am wrong.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 10:13:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2011 10:15:32 AM EDT by Kuryakyn]
http://www.1911addicts.com/showthread.php?511-Buyer-s-guide-for-all-you-1911-addicts

I think this is a pretty good read.

The answer to your question is that it is in fact cast.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 11:01:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kuryakyn:
http://www.1911addicts.com/showthread.php?511-Buyer-s-guide-for-all-you-1911-addicts

I think this is a pretty good read.

The answer to your question is that it is in fact cast.


Definately investment cast. That is why there are so many flaws with them. Quite a few 1911's now a days are investment cast.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 5:42:55 PM EDT
'Cast' may be a '4-letter' word, but that doesn't make it bad. IIRC, the new Ruger 1911 uses a cast frame AND slide.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 5:47:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By shooter1201:
'Cast' may be a '4-letter' word, but that doesn't make it bad. IIRC, the new Ruger 1911 uses a cast frame AND slide.


Ruger SR1911

This 1911 uses no firing pin safety.

Unloaded weight: 38.8oz

Slide: Forged stainless steel

Frame: Cast stainless steel

Country of origin: United States

Approximate 2011 street price: $650

Link Posted: 10/2/2011 6:09:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2011 6:10:58 PM EDT by shooter1201]
Thanks for the refresher! BTW......no one seems to be complaining that all the BHPs, since about 1990, have CAST frames.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 7:45:15 PM EDT
It's a cast frame..you can just barely see a cast line...and the inside of my dustcover is a bit rough cast on one side. Rest of the frame looks fine..don't know why the inside of the dustcover is so poorly cast..but seems like many are like mine.

Gun runs great though..I like the shit out of it..I've been wearing the finish off shooting and carrying it...up to approx. 800 rounds pretty much trouble-free.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 1:49:26 AM EDT
I really wanted one until I read NAVYMAN8903's thread about his R1 ordeal.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:00:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kuryakyn:
Originally Posted By shooter1201:
'Cast' may be a '4-letter' word, but that doesn't make it bad. IIRC, the new Ruger 1911 uses a cast frame AND slide.


Ruger SR1911

This 1911 uses no firing pin safety.

Unloaded weight: 38.8oz

Slide: Forged barstock stainless steel

Frame: Cast stainless steel

Country of origin: United States

Approximate 2011 street price: $650



if it is not hammered into the shape of the slide it is barstock, not forged.
forged, grain follows the part
barstock, grian goes in one direction
cast grain goes in every direction.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 9:45:28 AM EDT
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