First 1911A1 mod ...

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by ACRhino, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. ACRhino

    ACRhino New Member

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    Ok, so I had a thread a while back about my new (bought on consignment) Auto-Ordinance 1911A1 GI Model. I'm now working on getting to know (litteraly, everything to know about it) her and started my first mods. I bought these sights and set off to get her rocking.

    The results ...

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    I'm not used to fine work of any kinds ... learned on the fly. Not bad.

    Jesus ... how freaking beautiful is a GI 1911A1.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Looks good! What are your plans for other modifications?
     

  3. ACRhino

    ACRhino New Member

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    I'm not sure ... perhaps some different grips, and I think I want one of those vented looking triggers, those are cool.

    Actually my next plan is to get a dremmel and super polish the whole feed ramp and ejection area.
     
  4. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Nice job.
    IMHO, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it." applies to feed ramps that work.
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    STEP AWAY FROM THE DREMEL!!!!
    The Dremel is the fastest way to ruin a functioning firearm.

    If there is not a problem with feeding, then leave it alone.

    Might I suggest a different trigger? It may not affect the functioning, it will add appearance, and it will teach a little in fitting parts. Plus you can revert back to original should it not work out without ruining the firearm.
     
  6. ACRhino

    ACRhino New Member

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    Just polish up some of the scuffs not grinding ... geesh lol.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    if the gun is functioning with the marks on the ramp dont do anything. leave it.

    what happens if you polish the scuffs out and those were what was making the gun run like a sewing machine??....
     
  8. canebrake

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    OK old timers, it's canebrake back again with his old saying:

    As a retired engineer I will share with you my well/over used mantra; "Never change a running assembly." What's to gain? You will need to run your scheduled PMs which should include lube and visual inspections. Only make changes when indicated.
     
  9. canebrake

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    And.......if you take a Dremel to that "new" 1911 I'll personally drive up to Boston and slap the taste out of your mouth!

    • First you need to shoot it.
    • Then you need to shoot it some more.
    • Then you need to shoot it a lot more.
    • Then......and only then, should you find an issue, fix it.

    I have NEVER found a positive outcome when the words new-1911 and Dremel are used in a sentence!
     
  10. nhsuper44

    nhsuper44 New Member

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    Cane, Slapping is illegal in Massachusetts.
     
  11. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Slapping is discipline. He could slap his but hard enough that his taste buds go numb.
     
  12. fisher79

    fisher79 New Member

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    A dremel and a 1911 together makes a guy like me cringe!
     
  13. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Putting a dermal on a 1911, I'm guessing would feel about the same as having to go out and shoot your own dog, your favorite dog with nothing wrong with him. Take cane's advice, if it's messing up after you've shot it let a pro gun smith or manufacturer fix it.
     
  14. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Going back to replacing the trigger will give you plenty of exercise in tear down and reassembly.
     
  15. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Is that something I could do myself, I've been thinking about putting wilson combat adjustable trigger on my SA loaded?
     
  16. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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    Yes.

    That said your new trigger will likely need some fitting. Fit the trigger to the frame not the frame to the trigger. It should go without saying but I've seen people do the reverse. You can always take metal away but putting it back is a little more difficult. If you screw up it's a lot better to ruin a trigger that can be replaced with a few bucks and a call to Brownells than a frame.
     
  17. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    BrassMonkey beat me to it. Yes.
    Remember that the "adjustable" part of such triggers adjust the overtravel only, not the pull.
    (and should not be used in "series 80" 1911's, those need the overtravel to correctly work the "series 80" mechanism.)
     
  18. Wambli

    Wambli New Member

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    Pick me up on the way there, I'll hold him up for you... :D
     
  19. canebrake

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    Is anything legal in Mess-of-two-sh!ts? :eek:
     
  20. nhsuper44

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