question about slide

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by kennyg, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. kennyg

    kennyg New Member

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    I recently boutght a SA GI-45 and have noticed that the front of the slide is scratching a little on the right side. I can actually move the slide with my hand (side to side). It will touch the right side slightly, but not the left. Is this normal, or should I sent it back to SA? :eek:
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2006
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Welcome to TFF. I've seen alot of mil-spec 1911's make the scratch. It doesn't seem to be a big deal. Send it back to Springfield if you want and they might just do a little slide fitting.
  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Shooter is right in his suggestion. Springfield's people are some of the best and will try to see that nothing is wrong. I have had mine back to them and it was 100% better after they thoroughly went through it to see that all was well.
  4. rmrdaddy

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    Remember that GI is just that, the general issue model. The slide will probably have some play in it, unlike say a Gold Match, or something that has tolerences within a hair, and has been accurized.
    If you are concerned with the scratching, send it on in. I remember that Marlin had that difficulty with his right after SoMo got it for him, and if he says it's 100% now, after SA looked it over, I'd take that to the bank.

    The Daddy
  5. kennyg

    kennyg New Member

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    Thanks for the info, It stopped getting any worse, I did call SA, they said a little wear is normal. It seems to be a slight cosmetic problem at best. It shoots fine for now. I will see how it goes. Thanks again!
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