You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > 1911 Forum >

Springer GI issues

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-29-2010, 04:00 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
CHLChris's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Portland,Oregon
Posts: 2,523
Liked 191 Times on 130 Posts
Likes Given: 89


Cane, your mag suggestions brings up a question, but I won't hijack. I'll just resurrect one of those threads. Could you look for it? "1911 Mags"
.45acp, .40 S&W, 9mm, .38 Spl, .380 acp, 22lr
12 gauge, .223/5.56x45mm, 30-30 Winchester

2 Chron. 7:14 Christians must seek His face
CHLChris is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 09:49 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,152
Liked 32 Times on 7 Posts


How many 1911s have you owned and worked on? A handgun is designed to operate properly at cyclic speed so manually racking live rounds through it isn't a real good test (and a bit dangerous). My suggestions:

Shoot the gun

Buy good mags

Throw away Dremel
NGIB is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 10:16 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
danf_fl's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 12,361
Liked 4872 Times on 2701 Posts
Likes Given: 2376


You have been given some good advice. Hit the range, shoot a few rounds. If the extractor is too long, you will see that on the fired cases (as a little dent near the rim). Quality mags are a must for any semi-auto. Buy quality mags. Going cheap will not be satisfactory in the end.

My springer extractor would chew up casings, but it never stopped or gave me a FTE.
Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)
danf_fl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2010, 03:01 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
utf59's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orange Park,FL
Posts: 676
Liked 42 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 56


I had a Springfield GI that gave me a number of problems out of the box, mostly FTEs. I fired a couple of hundred rounds through it finding that out, then called Springfield. They told me to call back once I had fired 500 600 rounds through it (they were very courteous about it). So I burned up some more ammo, then called back and arranged to send it back. They throated the chamber, replaced the extractor and polished the feed ramp. I don't recall the exact turnaround, but I'm sure it was less than two weeks total.

Their customer service is great.
"An armed society is a polite society." Robert A. Heinlein

"After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military."
William S. Burroughs
utf59 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2010, 05:37 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
pioneer461's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 938
Liked 28 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 7


Call SA customer service and send it back to them. Give them a chance to make it right.

I bought one of the early SA GI's. It had a real nasty tendency to kick brass back into my face, but my gunsmith was able to fix that in about 5 minutes.

I don't use the factory magazine, but ordered after market 8 round magazines, including Chip McCormick & Wilson Combat. I've never been happy with the teeny-tiny sights, so I am having the above mentioned gunsmith install FIO/tritium sights as we speak, so I can actually see them with my aging eyes.

Otherwise, I am very pleased with the reliability and accuracy.

Springer GI issues - 1911 Forum
Springer GI issues - 1911 Forum

Springer GI issues - 1911 Forum
Sui Juris
Cogito, ergo armatum sum
NRA Life Member / SAF Member
Retired Police Detective '71-'01 / LEOSA Certified
Naval Aviation Veteran '65-'69

United States Constitution (c) 1791
All Rights Reserved
pioneer461 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Springer trigger options haycreek XD Forum 5 07-11-2011 05:12 AM
My Brand Spanking New Springer mesinge2 XD Forum 10 06-27-2010 05:38 PM
Got a Springer Loaded. skullcrusher 1911 Forum 33 02-22-2010 05:40 PM
Springer TGO NGIB Range Report 1 12-10-2009 02:46 PM
springer sporter 03-a1 lyman #48 willfully armed Optics & Mounts 1 06-11-2009 07:25 PM