1911a1 locking mechanism and main spring housing

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by 50of4064, May 17, 2014.

  1. 50of4064

    50of4064 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    just picked up a new Springfield 1911 and was wondering if anyone has tried to disassemble the new style main spring housing ?
    have read the instructions but they were written by an engineer...so any hands on would be appreaciaated.
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    why do you need to disassemble the main spring housing?:confused:
     

  3. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    I have a late model Springer. What do you mean by new style?
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    the newer housing has a internal lock that prevents the hammer strut from pressing the hammer spring plunger locking the gun.

    i just replace the housing with a colt housing but it should come apart like any other. how to get the lock out?? havent a clue. i never tried as i didnt want the hole filling with dirt so i replaced the housing with a non-lawyer housing
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Ed Brown makes some that do not have that lock.
    I suggest you keep the locking one (don't throw it away) should you have to return the firearm to the manufacturer.
     
  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    A Smith & Alexander MSH would look pretty skippy in your Springer.
     
  7. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    Honest to goodness, I don't even remember if mine has the lock. I have learned to ignore their presence.