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Old 01-15-2019, 4:22 PM
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No. It's fine. Some 1911 barrel makers heat braze the chamber/locking lug end to a standard barrel blank. Many have done it that way for years. What you are seeing is the joint between the two. It is done from a manufacturing/cost saving approach. Rather than machine a complete barrel from a solid piece of stock, the more intricate chamber end and locking lugs are machined and then a barrel is fit to it. If you look real close you will also see a radial joint line at the mouth of the chamber.
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