Are the slides on COLT 1991A1's forged or cast like the RIA?
Colts are forged (both the slides and frames).
The slides are definitely forged and I believe the frame is too.
This is a breakdown of what materials Colt is using in its Series 70 and Series 80 1911's right now.
Made From Forged Steel:
Slide, Frame, Barrel
Made From Machined Barstock:
Barrel Bushing, Slide Stop, Extractor, Ejector, Firing Pin, Hammer, Recoil Plug, Barrel Link, Plunger Tube, Grip Screw Bushings, Sights, Series 80 Plunger, All Pins
Thumb Safety, Grip Safety, Mainspring Housing (Series 70 Models)
Firing Pin Stop, Leaf Springs, Series 80 Actuation Levers, Trigger Bow (alloy or steel finger pad)
MIM (Metal Injection Molded):
Magazine Catch, Mag Catch Lock, Sear, Disconnector
Mainspring Housing (Series 80 1991 Models)
Thanks for the detailed information.
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