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Old 02-24-2011, 08:56 AM   #21
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Good shooting Fred and it's nice to hear the new Springer ran well out of the box. I've had a number of them and the trigger pull has varied. You are on the right path as I like to get lots of rounds downrange before I start to tinker. It is very possible that a little tweaking on the sear spring will get the pull weight down to the 4.5-5# range though.

BTW, that C&S trigger pull kit is worth the money as it does as advertised and is made from high quality materials...

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Good shooting Fred and it's nice to hear the new Springer ran well out of the box. I've had a number of them and the trigger pull has varied. You are on the right path as I like to get lots of rounds downrange before I start to tinker. It is very possible that a little tweaking on the sear spring will get the pull weight down to the 4.5-5# range though.

BTW, that C&S trigger pull kit is worth the money as it does as advertised and is made from high quality materials...
Thanks NGIB. I think I'm gonna have to agree with you from now on that Springers are the 1911s I prefer in ~1k price range. I did some reading last night about tweaking the sear spring, but I don't feel comfortable with doing that right now as I don't have that much experience with the platform yet. I'll probably give it a try on my next one though.

That's good to hear about the C&S kit. If I went that route I have a question though, what can I use to finish the hammer with to get it close in finish to a parkerized look?

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Thanks NGIB. I think I'm gonna have to agree with you from now on that Springers are the 1911s I prefer in ~1k price range. I did some reading last night about tweaking the sear spring, but I don't feel comfortable with doing that right now as I don't have that much experience with the platform yet. I'll probably give it a try on my next one though.

That's good to hear about the C&S kit. If I went that route I have a question though, what can I use to finish the hammer with to get it close in finish to a parkerized look?

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A little cold blue will darken it up some but to get a real parkerized look you'd have to parkerize it...
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A little cold blue will darken it up some but to get a real parkerized look you'd have to parkerize it...
Should have worded it a little better. I don't necessarily want it to look parkerized, I just want it to be flat instead of the typical glossy blue. Also, is there a cold blue you've had good results with?

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Can anyone help me out here im new to 1911s and parkerized pistols and ive had my SA loaded for a week now and well im a very paranoid person and i think i see the early signs of rust is that possible?When i got it it was well lubed took it to the range then after cleaned it but during the week i couldnt keep my hands off it since it was virtually my new toy and i want to get the feel and it seems the color seemed different than the pics ive seen on this forum and everywhere should i treat it with some remoil ive heard that helps keep it looking tip top so any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Can anyone help me out here im new to 1911s and parkerized pistols and ive had my SA loaded for a week now and well im a very paranoid person and i think i see the early signs of rust is that possible?When i got it it was well lubed took it to the range then after cleaned it but during the week i couldnt keep my hands off it since it was virtually my new toy and i want to get the feel and it seems the color seemed different than the pics ive seen on this forum and everywhere should i treat it with some remoil ive heard that helps keep it looking tip top so any help will be greatly appreciated.
you will want to keep a very light coating if oil all over, lube it up and wipe it down then stuff it in a sock.

Get you some fluid film.
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you will want to keep a very light coating if oil all over, lube it up and wipe it down then stuff it in a sock.

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rem oil is da poop.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f100/rust-protection-fluid-film-vs-xf7-vs-wd-40-a-38007/

the good thing about parkerizing is it soaks up oil like a sponge. you really need to put a good coat and keep coating it everyday for almost a week to build it up. once you got that, only occasional oiling is all you need.
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Great looking rig Fred and that's some pretty fair shooting for your first time out with er That's the one I've been eye balling when finally get my 1911 but I'm kinda going through a revolver lust right now it seems. Good luck and Happy shooting with your new 1911

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