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Old 05-17-2014, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default 1911a1 locking mechanism and main spring housing

just picked up a new Springfield 1911 and was wondering if anyone has tried to disassemble the new style main spring housing ?
have read the instructions but they were written by an engineer...so any hands on would be appreaciaated.



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Old 05-17-2014, 03:48 PM   #2
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just picked up a new Springfield 1911 and was wondering if anyone has tried to disassemble the new style main spring housing ?
have read the instructions but they were written by an engineer...so any hands on would be appreaciaated.
why do you need to disassemble the main spring housing?


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I have a late model Springer. What do you mean by new style?

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I have a late model Springer. What do you mean by new style?
the newer housing has a internal lock that prevents the hammer strut from pressing the hammer spring plunger locking the gun.

i just replace the housing with a colt housing but it should come apart like any other. how to get the lock out?? havent a clue. i never tried as i didnt want the hole filling with dirt so i replaced the housing with a non-lawyer housing
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Ed Brown makes some that do not have that lock.
I suggest you keep the locking one (don't throw it away) should you have to return the firearm to the manufacturer.

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A Smith & Alexander MSH would look pretty skippy in your Springer.

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Honest to goodness, I don't even remember if mine has the lock. I have learned to ignore their presence.



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