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Old 09-15-2009, 08:45 PM   #11
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It's the small tube containing the plungers and springs that work with the thumb safety and the slide release. It's between these two parts just above the grip panel. The tube itself can work loose if the gun has been mistreated or "bubba'd". If the tube appears solidly affixed - it's good to go...

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The plunger tube is on the left side of the frame. There's a spring inside that holds a pin at both ends. The one at the rear is the pin that the thumb safety engages and the one in the front is the one that the slide lock engages.

It sits just below the slide and over the left side grip. They are pinned in and can work loose over time. It's not a big fix and don't let it stop you from buying the pistol. As I say, it's an easy fix, but it is something to check.

We will need many pictures of this fine specimen and an accompanying range report in due time.

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Disregard...

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I GOT IT

Give me an hour or so to get my camera out and figure out how to upload pictures to this forum again

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Terrific! The Commander is an excellent sized pistol.

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I created a new thread with several pictures of my new Colt 1911 attached...

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