Auto Ordnance 1911 upgrade.

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Nov 29, 2022
Vancouver Washington
About 15 years ago I bought a 1911 clone made by Auto Ordnance. I picked it up in a local pawnshop for $200.00 plus tax out the door. Guns were still cheap to buy back then. The gun was in new condition, except it had some ugly grips on it which I quickly replaced with a set of thin ones made by Pearce. The gun never worked properly. Failures to feed and extract. The one magazine that came with the gun was a Mec-Gar. I tried a few more Mec-Gar magazines and some Chip Mccormic Shooting Star magazines with the same problems. It wound up sitting at the rear of the gun safe for many years as I got more into into revolvers and Ruger Mark series pistols. I have have replacement parts for all my firearms including the 1911. So a few days ago I started watching YouTube 1911 videos. So tuesday I took it out and field stripped it and cleaned it. It has a full length guide rod I put in years ago. I replaced the unknown recoil spring with a new 16 pound one from Wolff Gun Springs and a new extractor from Wilson Combat. The extractor seemed to be property adjusted, so I left it alone. I lubed it up in all the right places with some Hoppes gun oil and put it back together. Yesterday I drove up in the mountains about 45 minutes from my house. I ran a full box of UMC 230 grain ball ammo thru without a single problem. Yay yay. I could not be happier. Here is a few pictures of it.



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