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Posted: 4/5/2006 10:56:06 AM EDT
and yes my name's mark.

put those 2 together.

Made the circular scratch on the slide of my SA GI champion and I feel like shit now.

Wanted to break down the gun after the first shooting and this happened.

How much of the value is gone now?

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:04:16 AM EDT
almost everyone does that the first time....

value? its a shooter--as soon as you shoot it, its already de-valued--value is all in the eyes of the beholder
and all you did was add character, dont worry about it

and before anyone else says it, its "87"

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:06:59 AM EDT
I've been real lucky so far. I haven't done that yet. I said "YET".

It'll happen.


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Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:09:27 AM EDT
"The circular scratch"

Pics anybody?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:19:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 11:21:24 AM EDT by ALPHAGHOST]

Originally Posted By Punani:
"The circular scratch"

Pics anybody?



double click pls--look below the slide stops:
--friend did this
--i did this one, both of em
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:20:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:

Originally Posted By Punani:
"The circular scratch"

Pics anybody?



double click pls:
img18.imageshack.us/img18/1866/dscn04484vl.th.jpg--friend did this
img18.imageshack.us/img18/8409/dscn04479rd.th.jpg--i did this one



It'll buff out
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:22:08 AM EDT
It happens to everyone...most of mine have one on the frame, no big deal.

The only one that doesn't have one yet is my Colt WWI re-issue...but that'll get one eventually. Probably after I take it to the range next time.

Unless it's a custom one-off that had pure gold inlays, it won't matter...you can always get it re-finished if it's that bad

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:23:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 11:23:42 AM EDT by ALPHAGHOST]

Originally Posted By Bob1984:

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:

Originally Posted By Punani:
"The circular scratch"

Pics anybody?



double click pls:
img18.imageshack.us/img18/1866/dscn04484vl.th.jpg</a>--friend did this
img18.imageshack.us/img18/8409/dscn04479rd.th.jpg</a>--i did this one



It'll buff out




maybe...but i aint worried about em
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:26:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:31:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 11:31:35 AM EDT by Bob1984]
Did anybody in here manage to make *that* special scratch when trying to remove the slide stop ?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:32:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 11:33:51 AM EDT by ALPHAGHOST]

Originally Posted By Bob1984:
Did anybody in here manage to make *that* special scratch when trying to remove the slide stop ?



no, not yet--all the times it was re-installing


Originally Posted By BookHound:
Are you saying you made a little scratch on your 1911? If that is the case, I don't see the big deal. All my firearms are tools. They don't look right until they get a few scratches on them.



Yes--and no, its no big deal for me, just as long as my 1911s keep running
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:34:26 AM EDT
Con: you have a scratch that bothers you

Pro: now you can stop pussyfooting around with the kid gloves and treat it like the tool it is.

It's a wash.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:51:06 AM EDT
I managed the first 20 break downs with no scratches until I tore my thumbnail off twice pushing in the detent then I bought some punches then the punch slipped and scratched it so I gave up on careing wether or not it got scratched.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:45:52 PM EDT
bah, you just got it out of the way. now you need some holster wear on that baby
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:07:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Parabellium:
bah, you just got it out of the way. now you need some holster wear on that baby



been carrying it now for a month and the edges already show the holster wear.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:10:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 2:11:16 PM EDT by twonami]
It's the dreaded idiot mark!
I made mine the first time I field stripped it and I didn't even shoot it.
Mine was on the frame though not the slide.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:09:24 PM EDT
....I really screwed up my one and only s/w auto....glad it`s stainless.......my kids officers...different story......thank god i got out of that one....aluminum frame....."whew"......
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:14:40 PM EDT
It adds character. I saw a good thread on another 1911 site that showed pics of before and after. This guy had one of the nicest 1911's out there and he got a nasty scratch on the slide. He used a red scotch bright pad and it buffed right out. You couldnt even see it anymore.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:19:38 PM EDT
when I clean my 1911s, i pop the thump safety out, and get a q-tip of oil in there. with the thumb safety out, it takes pressure off of the plunger tube, so the slide stop slides right in nice and smooth. no idiot scratch :)
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:53:59 PM EDT
The first time you and your 1911 have to dive behind cover and both of you can come up shooting the scratches won't bother you near as much!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:08:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MauserMark:
How much of the value is gone now?


If this is your only concern then your thread title is accurate.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:31:15 PM EDT

Damn, I thought those scratches meant that you're in the 1911 Club.
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