1911 Trigger Help


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Ewok_Guy
April 23, 2003, 11:52 AM
Greetings all,

I have a fairly new S.A. .45 Auto. After nearly 300 rounds I noticed the trigger stop/trigger pin (not sure what its called, its inside the actual trigger)
had moved about 1/8" forward, and has been unscrewing out a little more every time I fire the gun.
When I got the pistol the pin was just barely seen.
I cant afford to take it to a smith right now.
I have the correct allen key size, can I simply screw it back in myself? How far in should it go?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Navy joe
April 23, 2003, 12:00 PM
That is the overtravel screw to stop excess rear travel of the trigger. Screw it in until the trigger will not fire the gun anymore and then back it off in increments until it just will. 1/2 or one whole turn more for insurance. A little blue (semi-permanent) loctite on it once you have done a trial run and verified the gun still shoots.

bountyhunter
April 23, 2003, 02:32 PM
"That is the overtravel screw to stop excess rear travel of the trigger. Screw it in until the trigger will not fire the gun anymore and then back it off in increments until it just will. 1/2 or one whole turn more for insurance."

Agreed, it needs some extra headroom. Not just for insurance, but to make sure the hammer isn't dragging on the sear nose as it releases (that will chew up the front of the sear).

Soap
April 23, 2003, 04:22 PM
If it is for a fighting pistol, take it out all the way, say 10 Hail Brownings and throw it away. I got rid of the trigger overtravel stop screw since there is the remote possibility that it might go further in, which would prevent the trigger from being pulled.

Andrew Wyatt
April 23, 2003, 08:04 PM
Brother Daniel speaks the truth. take it out. it serves no function and can tie up your gun.

care-less
April 24, 2003, 03:09 PM
Yeah, you can take it out like Daniel suggested, or do as Navy Joe said. Once you loctite, or fingernail polish it in place, it won't back out, neither will it go in further and tie up the gun. Follow Joe's advice on adjusting it should you decide to keep it in there. Screw in until pistol will not fire, back out just until it does fire, then back out another half turn. You can do all this while loctite is still wet, put it aside let it dry.:)

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