Re: 1911 collet bushing?
They're only in the Series 70 and some of the early Series 80 guns. The early Series 70 ones had a knack for having thin fingers and so when the metal got fatigued, the fingers would break off and could jam up the gun really bad if it wasn't caught.
I would say if you're using it as a carry gun, change it out for a solid one. If you're not, then I wouldn't worry about it. Most of the ones in the later Series 70s and the Series 80 ones seem to be made stronger to the point where it probably won't break unless you shoot the gun a ton or put a lot of hot loads through it.
Samuel Adams once said, "among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."
Last edited by hogger129; 08-16-2012 at 10:12 AM..