Smith & Wesson 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by rjgnwdc, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    This is for the S&W 1911 owners are they Series 70 or Series 80?
     
  2. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    Series 70 and 80 refer to Colt 1911's.
     

  3. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    The series also refers to the type of safety that the 1911 has. A series 70 doesnt have a firing pin block, a series 80 does
     
  4. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    If your 1911 has that little round plunger thing, its a series 80

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  5. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Duh! really...J/K
     
  6. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    That's my question does the S&W have the plunger thingy (Series 80 like) or like the Series 70 without the plunger thingy:confused:
     
  7. MrWray

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    Lock your slide back and look at the underside of the slide, if you dont see the plunger its a series 70..thats the easiest way that you can check :)
     
  8. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    i don't have one... i was hoping an owner would chime in:confused:
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    If you don't hear from an owner here, check out a Smith and Wesson forum, or just send them an email.
     
  10. Overkill0084

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    http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=75385
    *Note: this was written before the release of the E series 1911s.

    As I understand it, the E series are "70 series-like" w/ a titanium firing pin.

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/20...er/gun-review-smith-wesson-e-series-sw1911sc/

    Hope this helps.
    So...Go E series. :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012
  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    All but the "E":

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    But they all still have that external extractor. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Did someone say Schwartz?

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  13. MrWray

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  14. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Thank you O'Guru of 1911 that's the answer I was looking for... yep you're right about the EE :( To bad :mad: