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Old 07-17-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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This is for the S&W 1911 owners are they Series 70 or Series 80?
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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Series 70 and 80 refer to Colt 1911's.
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The series also refers to the type of safety that the 1911 has. A series 70 doesnt have a firing pin block, a series 80 does
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If your 1911 has that little round plunger thing, its a series 80

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Series 70 and 80 refer to Colt 1911's.
Duh! really...J/K
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If your 1911 has that little round plunger thing, its a series 80

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That's my question does the S&W have the plunger thingy (Series 80 like) or like the Series 70 without the plunger thingy
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That's my question does the S&W have the plunger thingy (Series 80 like) or like the Series 70 without the plunger thingy
Lock your slide back and look at the underside of the slide, if you dont see the plunger its a series 70..thats the easiest way that you can check :-)
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This is for the S&W 1911 owners are they Series 70 or Series 80?
i don't have one... i was hoping an owner would chime in
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i don't have one... i was hoping an owner would chime in
If you don't hear from an owner here, check out a Smith and Wesson forum, or just send them an email.
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All SW1911s* use the "Swartz" style safety that is activated by the grip safety. There is a L shaped lever that pushes up on the plunger that releases the firing pin to be struck.
Search this site for more info on it.
SW was supposed to come out with a standard "Series 70" type safety with a titanium firing pin and stronger firing pin spring to help protect against accidental discharges if dropped, but they have yet to market it.
*Note: this was written before the release of the E series 1911s.

As I understand it, the E series are "70 series-like" w/ a titanium firing pin.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2011/06/benjamin-t-shotzberger/gun-review-smith-wesson-e-series-sw1911sc/

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mith blessed the SW1911Sc with a titanium firing pin. In so doing, they’ve dropped the Series 80 style firing-pin block common on many modern 1911 variants. The weight of the Sc’s titanium firing pin is insignificant enough that the firing pin will not acquire enough kinetic energy to impart the requisite pressure on a pistol primer to cause detonation in a direct-drop from three feet.
Hope this helps.
So...Go E series.
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