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Old May 14, 2017, 08:37 PM   #14
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I don't know what, if any service life was mandated for the 1911, but I'd imagine there was a minimum number of rounds.
Since the adoption of the Beretta M9 the contracts for service pistols do specify a minimum service life.
The new Modular Service Pistol has a mandated service life of at least 25,000 rounds.

Some USGI 1911 and 1911-A1 pistols were seldom ever fired, being used as guard pistols or shipboard armament, others were made before WWI and were still in use in 1985 and even after, and were fired unknown thousands of rounds over the years and after who knows how many rebuilds and repairs.

Top shooter Ross Seyfried said he was putting 100,000 rounds a year through his Government Model when he was practicing for matches.
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