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Old 10-23-2011, 03:28 AM   #1
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OK, so I don't want to seem dumb here and hopefully you guys won't eat me alive about this....so, in another thread I posted I was wanting to change out my stock MSH off my Sig and replace it with an ed brown snakeskin MSH. So I've decided I'm going to get it on Wed so in preps I wanted to see how hard the change would be. With that being said....I kinda goofed (yikes I'm am idiot) and got ahead of myself. I didn't rubberband the grip safety so when I popped the pin out of the bottom of the MSH, my sear spring got off track as well. Well from there it went down hill in a matter of speaking....got on the web and researched how to fix it, all the videos I watched said the easiest way to fix is go ahead and pop the ambi safety off as well as the grip safety and set the sear spring. Assemble piece by piece and wahlah! Well....could not get the dang right side of my ambi safety off and started freaking the heck out. Took me an hour to finally get the spring set correctly in the notch
(w/o having to take off the grip safety and ambi safety) and put the MSH together and tried to get it in. OK so here's the $10,000 question
b/c I don't remember the MSH having any pressure to take out....Is it supposed to have pressure sliding the MSH back in place? Mine did, about a 1/4" I had to push the frame down and then pop the pin back in place. I feel like an idiot here guys
b/c I'm usually smarter about these things and consider myself mildly gun savvy. Did I just screw something up? I had no time to go to the range tonight to test but everything seems to be OK. With safety on, trigger will not engage. With safety off and grip safety untouched, trigger not engaged. Tested the firing pin, works. I'm freaking out! Ahhhhhhh! Stupid stupid stupid! Thanks for any input
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:32 AM   #2
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Yes it's supposed to have pressure, you're good I believe.
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It sounds like you did ok. hard to tell for sure without pics.

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this is a pretty decent vid on frame takedown and put together. if you dont have the firing pin safety you can disregard that portion.

it should help ya to learn a bit more about how things go together

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As already said that amount of pressure is correct & normal-
You are learning the way i did-
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As already said that amount of pressure is correct & normal-
You are learning the way i did-
THE HARD WAY
I learned the same was as well .
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Thanks for the replies. It was definitely a learning experience!
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I recently replaced the aluminum or plastic msh on mine with a Smith and Alexander arched , checkered housing. This video from Brownell's is super simple.

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I recently replaced the aluminum or plastic msh on mine with a Smith and Alexander arched , checkered housing. This video from Brownell's is super simple.

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yL3-sb9_Jc
Yea I've seen the video but it didn't say anything about the msh having to take any pressure to re install
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Some of the 1911 take down steps just need to be experienced and do not play well in training or DIY vids.

There is a lot to be said for a baptême du feu (baptism by fire) to imprint a procedure on your mind!

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