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Thread: 50,000 (now 88K) rounds and counting: Springfield Operator

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    Id' say mostly a plus.... and also for the mfgr or they wouldn't do it. I don't have much experience with the Ruger 1911's but they seem OK. They have disappointed me with their AR's though.

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    Extra Stout Plunger Tube installed—four pegs instead of two.



    ESPT compared to the one that came off. Springfield’s plunger tubes are actually beefier than most and this one I think acquitted itself very well, lasting 140K rounds. So much for MIM (done right) sucking; remember that many of the stock parts, the MIM parts, are still holding up on this long-term crusader.


    Rob’s bbl today, for the record. 140K on the gun, to-be-calculated on this barrel which is number four.

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    This thread excites me.

    Ned, is this the only 1911 Rob shoots or are there others that he shoots to such a high level and round count?
    Last edited by JohnK84; 08-03-18 at 11:01. Reason: Because I said so.

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    Always enjoy your posts Ned, thanks for the updates.

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    ^^^^^ Ditto. Thanks Ned!
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    Rob has several others-- only one other is subject to high-voulme use but I think that's still at a much lower rate than this one. I'm sure it's in use until I get this one back to him in a few days.

    Note that the ejector on this one is not pinned, as Springfield was doing for a while (dunno if they still are, I have not kept track). They were setting them in with glue and some people were not terribly keen on that idea-- although the ejector can't come out as long as the slide is in place. It is not loose. I might have a foggy memory that it was loose and I LocTited it at one point but I can't be sure. Anyway it's the original MIM'd part and is still there and still doing the job.

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    Ned,

    Enjoy your updates on this one. Please keep them coming.

    Question-
    In the first photo, what is the horizontal line just aft of the slide stop window?

    Thanks

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    This just absolutely amazes me. Thanks for continuing to put the updates out on this.
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    Can we make this thread a sticky please?


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    This continues to be one of my favorite threads, from any board, ever. Rob's pistol is the example of what a properly made 1911, serviced by a premier pistolsmith, is capable of.

    Thank you Ned, for your continued input and sharing here.

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