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Old 03-22-2014, 09:28 PM   #11
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That's a nice gun. How old is it, and how much was it?
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You should send that gun to me. I just happen to have a spare recoil spring for a Colt 1911. I'd be happy to take care of it. 😛


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That is a nice Pony, but is it not a Commander size?

And the answer is, it is a 1991A1 Compact.

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It's a colt compact, officer, I picked it up off internet for $ 700. It was supposed to be new in box, but I thing it had been fired. The guy told me it had been in the safe for a while. It's a great shooter. Have nit check serial number yet.
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If you choose to replace the recoil spring use the stock weight design for the gun.

Compact guns should have recoil.springs changed every 1500 or so rounds sub compact every 750 or so. Reason being is a weakened spring will cause extra frame wear reducing life of gun
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If it is a used gun by all means replace the springs. They are cheap and it can't hurt. Wolfe and Wilson Combat will have what you need.
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Normally, when you get a new recoil spring, they will include a firing pin spring.
The recoil spring works with the hammer spring to control recoil, but the main job is to push the slide forward.

If used, I would replace all springs (sear spring, too). That is to give me ease of mind.

Get to know what you have before changing. Can you replace the firing pin spring? Can you clean the extractor channel?
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According to colt they do not make this recoil spring any more. Any suggestion on where to get one when I need it?
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According to colt they do not make this recoil spring any more. Any suggestion on where to get one when I need it?
Brownells and MidwayUSA both carry Wolff springs which are quite good. you need to find out the factory spring rate for your pistol to match it up to where it functions like it's suppose to.
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According to colt they do not make this recoil spring any more. Any suggestion on where to get one when I need it?
Go straight to the source, Wolff is very user friendly.

http://www.gunsprings.com/Semi-Auto%20Pistols/COLT/OFFICERS%20MODEL/cID1/mID1/dID69
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