life of a 1911?
This is a discussion on life of a 1911? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Hey guys, need some quick advice. I have an opportunity to pick up a used Kimber from another forum member. So far, it's been a ...
February 7th, 2009 11:25 PM
February 7th, 2009 11:36 PM
If taken care of properly, it should outlast you.
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February 7th, 2009 11:50 PM
Originally Posted by jualdeaux
A friend has over 50,000 rounds through his. He's debating replacing the barrel, but the danged thing is soooo accurate! He did, however, replace the recoil spring. Everything else is factory and performing great!
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February 8th, 2009 12:03 AM
February 8th, 2009 01:29 AM
This handy little guide not only answers your question, but should give you some guidelines as to how often you should replace certain parts or have work done to your 1911. You can go longer on some parts than the suggestions but you may start to see some performance degradation. Reliability, Round Counts, and Longevity in 1911s
February 8th, 2009 07:55 AM
A decent 1911 will outlive many owners. Like all things mechanical they do need service now and then,some more than others. I would look for one that offers a lifetime warranty and hope the company is still around when my great grandson passes the gun along to one of his grandchild.
February 8th, 2009 08:13 AM
As others have posted, the gun should last a lifetime (or more) with proper care. I will add that, the UCII should have the recoil springs replaced at around 1800 rds. The complete spring assembly is about 45 bux. Good luck with your purchase.
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February 8th, 2009 10:59 AM
Plan on replacing springs and mags along the way, but the gun itself will still be going strong long after you and I are dust.
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