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Old 01-28-2011, 05:18 PM
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changing firing pin spring




i dont know if its been asked before, but how hard is it to change a firing pin spring on a 1911 and where could one find directions. thanks
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:19 PM
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i dont know if its been asked before, but how hard is it to change a firing pin spring on a 1911 and where could one find directions. thanks
What make and model of 1911 are we discussing? It makes a bit of difference...
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:31 PM
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What make and model of 1911 are we discussing? It makes a bit of difference...
s&w 1911es. its the commander length. thank you
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:39 PM
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s&w 1911es. its the commander length. thank you
No probelm...

Do you know how to field strip the pistol?
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:44 PM
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No probelm...

Do you know how to field strip the pistol?
yeah thats not a problem. i just dont want to bite off more than i can chew after i have it taken apart.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:16 AM
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can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:10 PM
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Take the slide off the frame.

Push the firing pin into the slide with the point of a plastic pen/pencil. Simultaneously push downward on the firing pin stop (the metal piece that the end of the firing pin sticks out of). If the gun has a firing pin safety block (usually a button on the bottom of the slide) push that in to take out the firing pin and spring.

Watch out for the firing pin and firing pin spring flying out like a snake in a can when the firing pin stop is removed and/or the safety button is pressed.

Reassemble in reverse order.

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Old 01-31-2011, 04:00 PM
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Get a Gallon Bag and stuff the slide into it before you go to work. That way any flying parts will stay in the bag.

I have dents in my ceiling to prove it now and that was just the recoil spring.

Good luck!
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:03 PM
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cgjf, your in the correct area. Go up to the thread, "How to get started working on your own 1911", by Big John. It worked for me. Bob
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:30 AM
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thanks

thanks guys
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