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Old 07-11-2006, 03:36 PM
RhettW RhettW is offline
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Disassembly Difficulty ?

I am considering doing a full detail strip of my HP. It will be my first time with one of these. So I'm looking for opinions here. I am competant to do the 1911 (both S70 and S80 Colt). Is the HP dramatically more difficult, anymore difficult, less so.....? Does it require a more sophistocated set of tools? Thanks much for the info.
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:23 PM
huntershooter huntershooter is offline
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" Is the HP dramatically more difficult".... Short answer; yes. A third hand is helpful. Lacking that, a piece of coat hanger bent to hold hammer in cocked position (hooked inside the magwell) is a great help for reassembling sear/disconnector. Go to "Hipowers and Handguns" site. They have a wealth of info, including if memory serves, a disassembly guide. Good luck.
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:49 PM
Sage Pup Sage Pup is offline
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I did the full disassembly of my Hi-Power years before I ever did it with my 1911s as part of an installation of a C&S extended thumb safety. It's not that hard. I succesfully used a clothes-pin repeatedly as the "third hand". I tried the wire-tie, but it did not work as well. I think all I used was a punch set, hammer and bench block, besides the "third hand".

My HP does not have the firing pin safety, so I don't know how that could complicate things.

I recall I lost the little spring behind the thumb safety plunger despite warnings to be carefull with it. So, be careful with that, if you're into that peice.
Embrace the suck.

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Old 07-11-2006, 06:40 PM
huntershooter huntershooter is offline
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Perhaps I should modify my above statement to RE-assembly is moderately difficult your first time.
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