Re: 1911 collet bushing?
I have read about this breaking before. I don't think its happening on a regular basis. One read or hearing about in 20 years or more isn't an alarm to me. My colt goverment series 70 had it and it never gave me problem. Its spring tention was always good too. I just lubed it with moly not oil. I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Anyway a fix would be to get a IAI national match barrel bushing from CDNN Investments and fit it, the cost is very affordable and its not that hard to fit. I fitted my first NM barrel bushing on my norinco 1911a1 project and it has 100% lockup in full battery with no barrel spring in both directions. Even with a loose slide to frame fit she shoots clover leafs with wolf 45acp ammo. The improvement over the std loose barrel bushing is well worth the little cost and work.
Last edited by Bigbill; 07-25-2011 at 12:36 PM..