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Old 12-03-2012, 03:31 AM   #1
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Went to the range tonight, put another 200 or so through my sig 1911 nightmare. Went home and completely took it down to clean it. Removed the safety in a plastic bag expecting the spring to go flying, but it was stuck in its bore, pulled it out and found this. Should I bring it back to Sig, or is this ok?



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Old 12-03-2012, 03:40 AM   #2
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Went to the range tonight, put another 200 or so through my sig 1911 nightmare. Went home and completely took it down to clean it. Removed the safety in a plastic bag expecting the spring to go flying, but it was stuck in its bore, pulled it out and found this. Should I bring it back to Sig, or is this ok?
no that's not normal at all. i would contact Sig and see what they have to say.


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Actually it is not uncommon. Many 1911 builders will put a crimp in the plunger spring just to keep it from flying. Once it is in the plungr tube the spring is alligned and works just like normal.

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Doesn't "look" normal.

But I know nothing about 1911's.

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Actually it is not uncommon. Many 1911 builders will put a crimp in the plunger spring just to keep it from flying. Once it is in the plungr tube the spring is alligned and works just like normal.
cool Doc. that's a new to me. i might have to try that out on mine as well. good catch!
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Both my nightmares are that way

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Must not be a problem because you did not mention that you experienced a failure of any type. But I would call Sig......

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Went to the range tonight, put another 200 or so through my sig 1911 nightmare. Went home and completely took it down to clean it. Removed the safety in a plastic bag expecting the spring to go flying, but it was stuck in its bore, pulled it out and found this. Should I bring it back to Sig, or is this ok?
Mine looks the exact same on my tac ops, i wouldnt worry. Did your pistol do anything abnormal. By the way i think it may be just a sig thing, my colt didnt look like that.
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Those plunger springs are designed with a "kink" in the middle exactly to prevent them from going flying. Some of the current examples have omitted the extra step of adding the little kink, and they do "go flying". BTW, I have a copy of an old Rock Island Arsenal 1911A1 drawing dated 1 May, 1928. It shows the kinked plunger spring...

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Actually it is not uncommon. Many 1911 builders will put a crimp in the plunger spring just to keep it from flying. Once it is in the plungr tube the spring is alligned and works just like normal.
Agree- Sum seem to just be "Prone" to flying away--Those few i've put a little kink in


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