1911 Question

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  1. duck32man

    duck32man Member

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    I have a taurus pt1911 and I have changed out the extractor to a Wilson. Now the firing pin retainer and spring fell out while shooting. Guy at the range said I don't need it. I am curious if anyone has some insight? Thanks in advance.

    Duck
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    Don't know, I have never seen nor heard of a firing pin plate/retainer or firing pin spring falling out of a 1911 or 1911 clone. I'm not sure we are talking about the same thing, because as Mr. Spock would say, " it doesn't compute".:)
  3. duck32man

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    It's shaped like a dumb bell and the firing pin rides in the channel and It sits on the tiny spring. Taurus calls it a firing pin block and a firing pin key block spring.

    I since have seen via google that this is common after changing the extractor. Person says it makes it go from a 80 series to a 70 series.

    Still need some clarification though.
  4. Hawg

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    It can happen. I had it almost happen once but it didn't come all the way out and only did it the one time.
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    :D Well, when i was 21 i was pretty sure I knew everything, since then I realize there may be one or two things I haven't learnt.:D
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    Hell, I turn 65 next month. I'm reminded of this daily and try to learn one new thing every day.
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    Thanks Shooter - Now I need to know if i have to install the trigger lever bar with the spacer or if the spacer replaces that and the firing pin block lever. I ordered the spacer from brownells.
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    Remove the trigger bars and place the filler in the slot.
    Remove the plunger and spring from the slide.

    Job done.

    If these instructions aren't clear, look on youtube.

    Its a simple job.:)

    I always have at least one on hand in case I get in a series 80 style 1911 in need of trigger work.

    The drop safety is useless in a match pistol. jmho
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    Thanks
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