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Thread: Colt Parts, MIM? Forged? Cast?

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    How the current Colt 1911 pistol parts made:

    MIM
    sear
    disconnector
    magazine catch
    magazine catch lock


    CAST

    Thumb safety
    grip safety

    FORGED
    slide
    receiver
    barrel
    slide stop

    MACHINED from bar stock
    hammer
    all pins
    bbl link
    bbl bushing
    trigger finger piece
    ejector
    firing pin
    firing pin stop
    extractor
    plunger tube
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." - Jeff Cooper
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    Mim?

    What does "MIM" mean? Thanx, and pardon my ignorance!

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    Not a bad question at all. Metal Injection Moulding. Try this link it may help explain.
    http://www.azom.com/details.asp?ArticleID=742

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    MIM Explained

    Thanx, Hunter. Your Azom reference explained it nicely.

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