do you actually use a bushing wrench ???

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by ivarr, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. ivarr

    ivarr New Member

    i have never even thought of buying one
  2. USMARINE1884

    USMARINE1884 New Member

    Aug 2, 2009
    I have about 4 of them laying around in the wrapper still. Every 1911 I have purchased came with them and I bout a bunch of wilson combat mags and they sent me one with them. I have use it once but on a friends 1911 that was his fathers from WWII and It was in a cabinet for years and a bit rusty and we needed it to really turn the bushing to disassemble the pistol for a good Restoration. That is the only time I ever used one.

  3. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    I use one every time I field strip my 1911's. When I didn't use one, I lost the spring and plug way into the hereafter. My Kimber came with 1 or 2 as I recall.
  4. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    Bushing wrenches are necessary for Series 70 guns with collet bushings, and for tightly fitted bushings on match/competetion guns. They are seldom necessary on most guns.
  5. Doc1911

    Doc1911 New Member

    Jun 29, 2009
    They come with my Wilson Combats - but I have not found the need to use them ....
  6. techoca

    techoca New Member

    Nov 3, 2008

    +1 Bill.
  7. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    Only when needed.
  8. PPK 32

    PPK 32 Active Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    Frickin, Illinois
    No. Instructions for the Colt say to use one but I never have.
  9. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Didn't even know that they existed! Been getten along fine with out one for many years.
  10. Tom Militano

    Tom Militano New Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Jacksonville, AL
    I've needed one on every national match .45 I was ever issued. In fact, the gunsmiths didn't want us taking the guns apart, they did it. They weren't always around though.
  11. fyimo

    fyimo New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    My gunsmith installed a custom fitted bushing to my series 80 Colt Government 1911 and you will not take it down without a wrench - Period.
  12. Brian48

    Brian48 New Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    My old Essex custom 1911 had a very tight, match grade bushing. A wench was necessary to take if off. All my other 1911s were/are loose enough to not need it.
  13. Suwannee Tim

    Suwannee Tim New Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    I've got a Les Baer and a Clark both Bullseye guns, you will not get them apart without a wrench.
  14. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Lost in SW USA.
    I have several of the plastic ones from brownells and use them on my series 70.
  15. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    I've never used a "wench" on my 1911s but it has been necessary to use a wrench a time or two.
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