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    Frame Rail Chipping

    Hey guys,

    I was looking at my 1911 and a couple used Hi powers and noticed that there seems to be a trend with the right rear frame rail getting chipped or deformed. Is this considered normal? If so, why does it happen?

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    Your photo is of a P-35/BHP.
    I see nothing extraordinarily abnormal in the one photo. Just what appears to be a scuff or mar in rear of frame rail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Your photo is of a P-35/BHP.
    I see nothing extraordinarily abnormal in the one photo. Just what appears to be a scuff or mar in rear of frame rail.
    I feel. I tried to get a pic of my 1911 but my camera wouldn't focus well. Idk, I just noticed it was a common thing and wondered why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Your photo is of a P-35/BHP.
    I see nothing extraordinarily abnormal in the one photo. Just what appears to be a scuff or mar in rear of frame rail.
    Question for you, why is it considered normal wear? I just saw another handgun with a similar mar on the right frame rail and it peaked my curiosity again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulkstr8 View Post
    Hey guys,

    I was looking at my 1911 and a couple used Hi powers and noticed that there seems to be a trend with the right rear frame rail getting chipped or deformed. Is this considered normal? If so, why does it happen?

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    Ive never see that scuff on any 1911 I’ve ever owned
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    That mark is normal on Hi-Powers. It is from the sear lever that pivots in the slide when the pistol is fired.

    You may see a similar mark on Series 80 Colts if someone tries to re-install the slide with the firing pin block lever in the up position.

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