This frame was made out of the same 7075 Alloy as current production. There is no need for any steel insert. HP anmo that is designed to feed in an autoloading pistol will work just fine.
Hard to tell how the gun was refinished from photos. Just my opinion, hard chrome and bead blast.kenhwind said:The magazines that caused problems were the Devel/McCormick and they could nick the feed ramp, but below where the bullet feeds. I could be wrong but believe this was only an issue with the .45 magazines.....
This is my old Series 70 45, bought new in 1972. The feed ramp tool marks were polished about 40 years ago. somewhere between 50-100K rounds through it, granted few hollow points. Magazines use almost exclusively were 3 USGI as well as an original Devel and a later similar magazine. This feed ramp look fine to me:Hard to tell how the gun was refinished from photos. Just my opinion, hard chrome and bead blast.
The 7 round followers on a Colt mag will eat up a ramp, anodized or not. Yes it is generally lower, till it isn't. I do see where you are coming from on the 38S however. Totally different feeding angle for a 38 or 9x23 by comparison to a 45. Cartridges and bullet centers sit higher in the mag, in the gun, for either than they do on a 45. Lighter spring so the ramp doesn't get a chance to get beat up as badly. Better feeding and a lot fewer issues. No wonder as Browning first designed the 1911 around the 38acp. Having a hard ramp is not a issue typically in 38 Super or 9x23. Bullet design can be. My comments were for a 45 specifically.