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06-23-2010, 22:18
Are the slides on COLT 1991A1's forged or cast like the RIA?

06-23-2010, 23:45
Colts are forged (both the slides and frames).

06-24-2010, 05:59
The slides are definitely forged and I believe the frame is too.

06-24-2010, 07:15
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

Investment Cast:

Thumb Safety, Grip Safety, Mainspring Housing (Series 70 Models)

Stamped Steel:

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

Molded Nylon:

Mainspring Housing (Series 80 1991 Models)

06-24-2010, 10:29

Thanks for the detailed information.