It appears that the misalignment is about .040+/- but this is not the issue,what
has been pointed out earlier and rightly so is the fact that the slide can be easily moved while the gun is in battery.If this is not a defect then what is it?
Provided that no foreign objects like shock absorbers or exotic guide rods have
been installed there is no reason for this condition to be present in any M1911
and simple inspection would reject this firearm as unsafe.There is something very wrong with the action,cosmetic issues like blemishes do not affect slide travel or
any other function.