1911 grip safety replacement


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slugcatcher
December 8, 2004, 11:41 AM
Ok. If I'm not using the correct terms please forgive my 1911 ignorance. I have a Remington Rand 1911 that belonged to my father. The grip safety doesn't function. It flops around with no resistance whatsoever. However, nothing rattles in the grip. I can only assume that the spring was removed. How much of a pain is this going to be to replace? Is it complicated enough that I have to take it to a smith? I am slightly mechanically inclined as I have installed a target trigger in my Ruger MKII with no problems.

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1911Tuner
December 8, 2004, 12:45 PM
Howdy Slugcatcher, and welcome aboard.

It's possible that the right leg of the sear spring is missing, but since a single, tri-function leaf spring controls the grip safety, sear and/trigger/disconnect
reset functions...if it was missing, the gun wouldn't function at all.

Now for the good news.

Since I have a deep affection for all USGI 1911s , I'll send a sear spring to you and walk you through the replacement procedure...by phone if need be.
If you can assemble a model airplane, you're over-qualified to do the replacement. Send me a PM with an address and it's out the door tomorrow.

Standin' by...

slugcatcher
December 8, 2004, 03:28 PM
:D Address sent. Thanks for your help!

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