1911 Repair question!

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by lonewolf204, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

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    The disconnector and sear may be in the right positions but is the sear spring pushing the disconnector back up behind the sear like its supposed to? If the sear nose is too long or the trigger bar has misadjusted take up ears then there may not be enough room for it to return between the trigger bow and the sear but now its sitting below it. The only way to see what it is truly doing is remove the grip safety then assemble the gun without it to watch the functions. Taking the gun apart to see if its sitting correctly can be misleading. Ive also seen instances were the sear spring is actually too short and it can get under the sear instead of behind it.
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I have also seen too short sear springs causing problems. usually a weekend gunsmith trying to clip here and there to make the trigger lighter..
  3. lonewolf204

    lonewolf204 Well-Known Member

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    What I have figured out is the hammer likes .007 being pushed back far enough to cock. So I shortened the hammer stroke .008 and all seems to be well. It passed all the test, But I have not shot it yet. I still do not understand how this happened. I have checked and rechecked the safety fitting it looks good and function properly. I did replace all the pins when I put the new safty in.
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    Glad you got it goin..
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