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Old 08-04-2012, 04:06 AM   #1
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I completly dissassembled my older norinco 1911. Ive done it twice with no trouble. First trigger wouldnt drop hammer. Pretty sure it was a sear issue. Got it fixed. Now the hammer is not locking back. Not even half cock. It feels like theres a lot of pressure there. Any ideas



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Old 08-04-2012, 04:08 AM   #2
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I completly dissassembled my older norinco 1911. Ive done it twice with no trouble. First trigger wouldnt drop hammer. Pretty sure it was a sear issue. Got it fixed. Now the hammer is not locking back. Not even half cock. It feels like theres a lot of pressure there. Any ideas
Check the sear spring again. Is the hammer strut sitting correctly in the mainspring housing?


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Welcome to Firearmstalk, the left sear leaf spring is underneath the sear, remove the main spring housing, and the grip safety and relocate the spring making sure that it lands on top of the sear, hold the spring fast and slide the main spring housing back in, then install your thumb safety.



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Yup, Cuba nailed it. Done that myself. LOL

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Thanks for the help. got the hammer functioning properly but back to square one with trigger. seems loose and does not drop the hammer. i noticed the far left spring on the leaf spring is damaged. it should have a downward bend but part of the bend is missing. could this cause my trigger problem.

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This is what the end of the sear leaf spring should look like.



Remove the grip safety and look inside to see what preventing it from moving back, pay special attention to the thumb safety, also inspect the grip safety bar.

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