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Springfield 1911 question ?

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I could not resist buying a springfield 1911a1 my dealer had on sale. It is the loaded model and a very nice gun. But I have one problem,if the slide is open and you insert a loaded mag and release the slide release to chamber a round it takes a six o clock nose dive into the bottom of the throat. It does so with so much force it will shove the bullet back into the casing and ruin it.I reload my ammo but in this case I have used numerous brands of factory ammo,and wasted close to a$100.00 bucks Im sure.When you shoot the gun it functions flawless.You just have to pull the slide all the way back and release it to chamber a round. I called Springfield and they told me to use the seven round mags instead of the eight round ones I bought from Springfield at a huge discount.I did so but it made no difference,I even used some Wilson mags I have and it still would not chamber a round by releasing the slide release button,you still had to pull the slide all the way back and release it to chamber a round.I even tried ball ammo with the same results. I called Springfield again and they tol me to shoot a couple hundred more rounds through it.Which I have not done yet.But since the gun shoots well and dot malfunction should I just be happy pulling the slide all the way back or what should I expect? Thanks for any information in advance.
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Rugster, I don't have an exact answer to your problem, but I have a couple of suggestions. I had a Marlin Camp .45 that used 1911 magazines that did something similar. I noticed that the bolt was sliding past the rim of the cartridge and impacting the round forward of the extractor grove on the angled forward surface of the groove and sometimes on the top of the round itself. This caused the round to nose down in the magazine. Could your magazine release be holding your mags too low? This would let the slide skip over the rim, but wouldn't explain why firing the pistol didn't cause a similar malfunction unless the force of recoil was pressing the magazine upward. Another thing, is it possible that your slide lock isn't holding the slide far enough to the rear? If this was the case, the slide might skip over the rim when released, yet when the gun is fired the recoil would slam the slide all the way to the rear and allow proper functioning. I would try replaceing the mag release fist and then maybe the slide stop if that didn't work. None of this may work, but maybe it will help. Good luck, and good shooting! :2guns:
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