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Here is a pic of the inside of my SA Mil-Spec, As you can see in the pic the barrel lugs hit the stop pad inside the frame evenly. This is a very important area of the 1911 and if you are about to purchase one field strip it first and examine that area. This contact pattern is crutial to barrel life. Some may have a bowtie impression there so the bottom of teh feet don't make contact, that is a 1 way (not the best way) that compaies mass produce these so the bottom lugs don't cause issues on a non properly machined frame.



The whole story can be read here, some good pics and very good info. http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=120227
 

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The bowtie is supposed to be there .. look at the orginal drawings and its there ..

usually barrel contact in that area doesnt become a issue unless barrel is fitting improperly or there is a comped barrel then it needs the bowtie or it will usually break off the barrel lugs
 

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Bud White said:
The bowtie is supposed to be there .. look at the orginal drawings and its there ..
Believe it or not the vast majority of 1911 that I have handled had no bowtie (colts included). I have seen some pretty beat up stop pads also. I have seen the original drawings. The drawings show it there so they can get away with slamming just about any barrel in there in a time of need.
Here are the drawings



I just noticed that there were quite a few 1911 noobs popping up, and I just want to give them a heads up.
 
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