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Posted: 4/2/2006 3:35:00 PM EDT
My parkerized SA 1911A1 needs to be essentially dripping with lube to operate reliably for any length of time. Which leads me to a few questions:

Is this normal for this finish ? I've owned it for more than 10 years and it's always been this way. I just assumed it was normal.

Would you:

Sell and buy one with a different finish?
or
Have it refinished? I like it but would probably replace the ramps with something more useful which would add to the cost and probably make option 1 more reasonable.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts

Link Posted: 4/2/2006 3:38:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 3:38:26 PM EDT by Trigg]
That sounds like a good excuse for a hard chrome finish.

If you don't want to spend that much, Teflon based finishes are also pretty nice.

As for the lube problem, I don't think that's normal. What kind of failures are you having?
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 3:41:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:15:03 PM EDT
If not dripping, the slide slows down to the point it's not only noticeable but won't reliably eject the spent round.

It probably has less than 2000 rounds through it…

It’s always done this but does seem worse lately.

Yost? Info please..

Thanks
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:25:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:31:17 PM EDT
change the recoil spring out with a stronger ,higher weight,wolf spring.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 7:26:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 7:30:50 PM EDT by JasonBurton]
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 12:40:12 AM EDT
No, no paticular magazine, happens with all of them. I think I will change the recoil spring, it's the original and may very well be part of, if not the entire problem. That never occured to me. Anything else I should change while I'm ordering parts? With the exception of the slow slide it seems to function fine. I think I'll order a stock spring and and extra power one just to see if it makes a difference..

Thanks guys

BD
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 1:31:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Blackdog:
My parkerized SA 1911A1 needs to be essentially dripping with lube to operate reliably for any length of time. Which leads me to a few questions:

Is this normal for this finish ? I've owned it for more than 10 years and it's always been this way. I just assumed it was normal.





WWII USGIs were parkerized I think that should answer the question about the finish playing a role in your reliability problem.

a non-historic/collector's pistol owned for 10 years and has less than 2,000 rounds through it???????
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 1:39:03 AM EDT
^regardless

after 2,000 rnds through it all contact surfaces should be worn down enough to eliminate that as the cause I"d look at the recoil spring.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:03:47 AM EDT
"a non-historic/collector's pistol owned for 10 years and has less than 2,000 rounds through it???????"

yup, sad I know.....don't get out shooting as much as I'd like.

Going to order the calibration pack from wolf. hope that helps, I really like the weapon. and a $1000 package from YOST aint in the cards!
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