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Old 06-18-2011, 8:13 PM
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Default The wait is ovARRR!!!

Finally picked up my first gun today. It was a long ten days. Brought it home and cleaned it straight away. Even though it was my first time cleaning a 1911 or any gun for that matter, I found myself pretty familiar with it thanks to all the vids I've watched on youtube.

I did notice that there is a pretty deep scratch/crack-like line on top of the beavertail safety. It just have been done at the factory. I also had a hard time cleaning out the barrel. I used a jag until the patches came out clean but from the front of the barrel I can see the copper colored stuff around the edges of the rifling. Is this copper fouling from the factory?





Even though I bought a brass rod which I heard didn't scratch barrels, I came up with the idea of using a straw over the rod just to make sure. I hope theres nothing wrong with this idea as I'm sure i'm not the first person who thought of it.



I shall not has idiot scratch!!! lol





I already changed something on it...can anyone guess?


Nothing super special...just a factory NM Loaded. But I love it


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Old 06-18-2011, 8:15 PM
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gorgeous gun!

range report soon i hope. enjoy it!
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Old 06-18-2011, 8:22 PM
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did you replace the full length recoil spring guide rod? thats the first thing i did.
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Old 06-18-2011, 8:28 PM
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Wow now that is a great first gun buy! Or is it????? You are going to be spoiled now if you ever use a friends gun you are going to be going from a Lexus to a Honda haha. Congrats btw.
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Old 06-18-2011, 8:33 PM
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congratulations.
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Old 06-18-2011, 9:02 PM
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Nice! Got my first one just last month.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:20 PM
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very nice!
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:35 PM
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Nice piece. Get a boresnake, makes cleaning real easy and won't hurt anything even if you wanted it to
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Old 06-19-2011, 1:08 AM
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nice one!
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Old 06-19-2011, 1:09 AM
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Nice Pistol.

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