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Shot my new 1911 this morning. It felt really good, and i did pretty good. I only put 50 rounds through it. I think i can do much better, but i was a little shakey because i was excited to get down to the range, and i did not eat breakfast like a dummy.:roll:

Maybe this is normal, and i just did'nt notice these marks because the 1911's I have shot were not mine. Is this normal? It's not a huge deal because it is going to get scratched some eventually anyway, because i plan on using it. In fact i carried it yesterday when i went out. Just a little too bulky for me, but doable.

If it keeps doing this though, I imagine it will wear through the parkerizing pretty quickly. Don't you think? Any way just thought i would ask if anyone else has seen this.
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They were a lot brighter, but i started cleaning it off before i thought of taking a picture.
 

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My Dan Wesson CCO does not have any brass marks, but it also has relief cuts, which I suspect helps decrease this issue. I have a little over 1500 rounds through it and haven't noticed any brass on it.
 
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I don't know about normal. I have a lot of 1911's that don't do this. On the other hand, if it is reliable, it's probably not that big of problem. The brass should be soft enough not to hurt the parkerizing, those marks should scrub off. You can have a smith try to tune the ejector / extractor to change the angle the shells eject at, so it doesn't happen.

My 2 cents. YMMV
 

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Let's not even talk about M1911. In this forum alone, there are threads on ejection brass marks with P90, SCAR, FNAR.

I have brass marks on HK91, FAL, Hi Power, frankly too numerous to list.
 

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My Dan Wesson CCO does not have any brass marks, but it also has relief cuts, which I suspect helps decrease this issue. I have a little over 1500 rounds through it and haven't noticed any brass on it.
I said above that I have a lot of 1911's that don't do this but, I looked at them, and it turns out I have a lot of 1911's with flared ejection ports like Dan is talking about, so maybe it is more normal than I think on the std. model.
 

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Thanks for everyones input. I think i am just going to let it ride... if it leaves permanent wear marks, so be it. It will add character. This is going to be a shooter, not a safe queen. As much as i hate to see a nice blue/park job get scratched, it is inevitable to some degree.
 

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Being a 1911 fan myself I can say that all of my standard cut models have brass hits. Those with modded flaired ports do not and in any case they are all shooters as are all my firearms....no safe queens for me thank you :)
 
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