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Old 03-29-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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Personal Note #33 – Trying to understand how the Colt 1911 pistol works - on the 1911 pistol the disconnector’s engagement with the hammer is what holds the hammer in the cocked position. I believe that this statement is correct. Is this statement correct?

Personal Note #34 - Trying to understand on the 1911 pistol what stops the disconnector’s upward travel when the slide returns to battery after the pistol is fired and the trigger is still being held to the rear. I believe that it is the slide but it could be the sear tail, or the trigger bow. Am I correct? Thanks.



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Old 03-29-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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the sear....you'll notice that if a sear failes, then the hammer will follow the reciever and fire another round if you keep the trigger depressed after every shot

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#33: The sear holds the hammer is the cocked position. The disconnector is pushed downward to allow the sear movement to catch the hammer.

#34: There is a divot in the slide that allows the disconnector to rise and get in position to activate movement of sear when trigger is pulled. As the slide moves rearward, it pushes the disconnector down. When the disconnector is in lower position, the sear is free to catch the hammer and keep hammer in the cocked position after the round is fired.

(side note: if disconnector is worn too much, or broken, the sear is not released as it should be and can create hammer follow. A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION TO HAVE.)

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