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Does this look like normal wear (gun has maybe 250 rds through)? The frame corner opposite from my ejector seems to be getting hammered. It's kind of gouged it seems, not just worn smooth. The slide "T" rail (or whatever its called) seems to be the culprit. The tail end of it also looks like it's getting scraped. Normal or bad?








Also the front of the frame seem to be getting worn a lot (the blurry silver triangle). The worrisome part is the other side is a lot smaller. If it was equal wear it would seem normal. Maybe caused by racking from when the slide is hitting the frame at the rear in the above photos?

 

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Looks pretty normal to me.

The little triangle dent behind the mag well is caused by the empty cases hitting it on the way out.

The frame pocket wear is from the steel guide rod.

Keep it greased and it should stop or slow down.

The other stuff looks like normal break-in wear near as I can tell.

Grease is your friend!


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Hey OxydizingFastners,

That is WAY WAY WAY NOT NOT NOT normal.  You should package it up and ship it off to my FFL right away before it disintegrates... I'll even cover the shipping!

Man, I just have too much of a conscience.  It really is normal.  Like RC (ya, that's what I mean!) said, grease the bajeebies out of it and you should be about there on wear.  

-Scott
 

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want a 4th opinion?

looks normal....

For the gouge opposite the ejector... take something hard (knife blade) and scape any proud metal back to original plane. It will stop once enough clearance is made.

for the gouge from the recoil guide rod... same thing. If you let it build up a ridge, the rod head will get stuck when you try to remove the slide.

for the ding on the slide from the trigger disconnect cam. smooth down the raised metal, if not a second ding spot may develop
 

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The rib that runs down the center of the slide, sometimes referred to as the "hammer slide" on this board, gets worn on the back end from hitting the hammer as the slide recoils. There are pics somewhere on this board, I think courtesy of "Packer", which show how the angle at the back end of the hammer slide can be rounded with a small file.

Found it.
http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=101;action=display;num=1183002300
 

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Thanks, I've been using Tetra grease, but wiped it down for the photos. If you look close at the hammer slide end view, you can see the vertical portion of the "T" on the left side is gouged (somewaht visible on the overhead view too). I think that is what's hitting the frame opposite of the extractor.

I was planning on filing these areas down, but wanted to make sure it was OK before I went at it. The top of the hammer slide is smooth I think, just some of the blueing wearing off I believe. Have to check though.
 

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Rustynuts said:
 If you look close at the hammer slide end view, you can see the vertical portion of the "T" on the left side is gouged (somewaht visible on the overhead view too).  I think that is what's hitting the frame opposite of the extractor.
Actually I think it is the flying brass that is hitting the frame opposite the extractor EJECTOR...

-Scott

edited to fix brain fart.
 

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adamsesq said:
Actually I think it is the flying brass that is hitting the frame opposite the extractor...

-Scott
Mine is doing the same thing and I think it is the empty brass casing making a hasty exit. My wear has not gotten any worse there or on the hammer/slide interface since 200 rounds. I sande and then polished it and can see no further wear, I an at 300 rounds now.
 

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adamsesq said:
Actually I think it is the flying brass that is hitting the frame opposite the extractor...

-Scott
opposite the ejector?

it is the same side as the extractor with the slide on the frame.
 
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Hey OxydizingFastners,

That is WAY WAY WAY NOT NOT NOT normal.  You should package it up and ship it off to my FFL right away before it disintegrates... I'll even cover the shipping!....

-Scott
BAD BAD BAD Scott....
You know that is not a fair offer for that paper weight!

Send it to me Rusty.... I will use it for parts. In return, I will pay the shipping for you, and send you a copy Transformers when it comes out on DVD! ;D

REALX Rusty... as every one else says... it looks normal to me!
 
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