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Posted in thread: Bent shell casing on 02-18-2013 at 08:08 AM
rrussell, I have owned and carried Colts for many years, carried them in mlitary and LE and am
a LE Colt armorer. The dent has nothing to do with magazines, the case is hitting the ejection
port on it...
Posted in thread: Alloy frame lifetime? on 12-14-2012 at 03:48 AM
Jstrong, Just personal experience, not internet BS as has been suggested. I purchased a new .45
ACP Colt Commander in 1980. I had been carrying a full sized steel-framed Government off duty
and just w...
Posted in thread: Is this normal? on 12-03-2012 at 06:05 AM
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 d...
Posted in thread: Kimber problem on 10-27-2012 at 10:06 PM
!911, I concur with what your gunsmith found. An improperly fitted safety causes the scant
safety situation I described. I have handled new guns in gunshops, including Colts BTW, that
display this def...
Posted in thread: Kimber problem on 10-27-2012 at 05:30 AM
Hello 1911Shooter, I'll give this a shot. From a distance, this sounds like what Colt would
call "scant safety". This is a situation where the thumb safety, in the safe position, allows
the sear to mo...
Posted in thread: Post some pictures on 10-25-2012 at 05:09 AM
Older 1911s. Colt .45, SA 9MM.
Posted in thread: What is a good 1911 chambered in 9mm? on 10-25-2012 at 04:39 AM
getem, fun guns, IMHO. Over quite a few years, I've owned Colt, Dan Wesson, Kimber and
Springfield in 9MM. I still have the four pictured. All, other than the Kimber, required at
least minor tuning to...
Posted in thread: NOVAC cut slide...questions! on 10-15-2012 at 06:47 PM
Hello Cliff, Does your gun have the actual NOVAK dovetail front sight? If so, Brownells lists
Novak front sights down to .160". This would raise POI at 25 yds. approx. 4", depending on the
Posted in thread: 1911 mainspring housing help! on 09-30-2012 at 11:22 PM
Nope, MSH should just slide out once the pin is drifted out. I have only had a MSH that was
hard to install and remove on a couple of ocassions. Those MSHs were intentionally machined
oversized to all...
Posted in thread: 1911 mainspring housing help! on 09-30-2012 at 08:19 PM
Make sure the hammer is at rest/down, not cocked. I use an old .45 firing pin as a drift to
remove the MSH pin. The nose shape of the old firing pin is a perfect match for the
hemispherical end of the...
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