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Ablebaker 04-23-2013 11:01 PM

stuck safety

danf_fl 04-23-2013 11:05 PM

I have some, but I would suggest that you get with a gunsmith.

limbkiller 04-24-2013 12:11 AM

Is the hammer pulled back? Won't come out till it is.

Ablebaker 04-24-2013 07:04 PM


Ablebaker 04-24-2013 07:05 PM


Tackleberry1 04-24-2013 07:11 PM


Originally Posted by Ablebaker (Post 1225561)
Yes, however hammer flops back and forth and when gun is assembled, it doesn't cock.

Did you buy it new? Is it under warranty?

I've never owned a Springer 1911 but I've let the hammers down, with the slide off while cleaning both my Kimber and Colt hundreds of times with no issues.

A hammer that won't cock, flopping back and forth, would qualify as "gun smith scary" to me...

I'd call Springfield Armory and see what they have to say.


danf_fl 04-24-2013 07:34 PM

If you were in my immediate area, I would offer to check it out.
Springfield may fix it under warranty. Call them.

bartwatkins 04-24-2013 08:37 PM

Couple of questions:
When you say "safety" are you saying the thumb safety or the grip safety?
Did you have the mainspring housing removed from the frame at the time?

It sounds to me (since you are saying that the hammer flops back and forth and will not cock) that the grip safety somehow came loose (while the main spring housing was off/removed) and the hammer strut is no longer engaging the mainspring.
Just guessing though.

Ablebaker 04-24-2013 10:38 PM


Hawg 04-24-2013 11:25 PM


Originally Posted by Ablebaker (Post 1225822)
Speaking of the thumb safety. The hammer flops back and forth regardless of whether the mainspring housing is in place or not.

Is the mainspring installed correctly?

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