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Old 03-09-2020, 07:32 PM
heck1868 heck1868 is offline
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E Series trigger

I just received a new to me Smith & Wesson 1911 TA E series. The problem is I found that the trigger is marred (see pics) and has quite a bit of play (close to 1/8"). I know this is not normal. Any info would be great, and if this has already been addressed, please direct me to the post. Thank you for your guidance.
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:37 PM
jjfitch jjfitch is offline
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The "E" series S&W have a slightly different design for the way they have reduced the trigger "drag". It does allow a little wiggle and tilt.

Google: "S&W 1911 Series E trigger design"

A little wear in that area of any 1911 trigger isn't out of the ordinary. Unless the operator has a most intelligent trigger press directly to the rear!

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Old 03-09-2020, 09:58 PM
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The reason I ask, is because my other two 1911 do not have have as much play nor do they have the marks. It looks like someone tried to adjust the trigger.
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Old 03-10-2020, 08:39 AM
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I had the same issue in a Pro Series, I replaced the trigger with a Wilson Combat Ultralight Match trigger from Brownells. Required some very light sanding, but was a much better fit. Pull weight was not affected.


https://www.brownells.com/handgun-pa...prod26350.aspx
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Old 03-11-2020, 05:06 AM
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Thanks for the info. I am going to install a new trigger too. I was sort of hoping that it was because the previous owner had tried to adjust the stop, but it seems like the fitting of the trigger is a common problem with the Smith and Wesson's. I did not notice any other unusual wear on any other of the pistol's pieces.
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:15 AM
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When you do, check the inside of the frame for burrs, I used a trigger track stone to smooth mine, a very fine file would probably work as well. The burrs were causing the scratches on the trigger in my gun.
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Old 03-11-2020, 11:10 AM
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Will do, i dont think these are caused by any kind of burrs. The way the marks are not symetrical, I think the play in the trigger alone is the culprit.
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Old 03-12-2020, 06:14 PM
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Besides the trigger, I found this scratch/mark on the front of the slide. Has a little bit of a edge. It is covered by the barrel bushing. Is this from the previous owner or just a finishing mark. And more importantly will it affect the life of the pistol? Thanksin advance for any information.
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