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patkeltx
January 13, 2010, 11:14 PM
Recently purchased a Wilson commander style hammer and beavertail for my springfield GI 1911. Modifications to frame for beavertail went very well. Looks good to. My issue comes in when i try to install the thumb saftey. It will not fit between the new sear and commander hammer assembly! According to the techs @ Wilson this is not supposed to be an issue. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated!

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REAPER4206969
January 13, 2010, 11:22 PM
Did you fit the safety lug to the sear yet?

patkeltx
January 13, 2010, 11:28 PM
No, I have made any changes to the new parts. Is there a site that provides instructions for this modification?

REAPER4206969
January 13, 2010, 11:48 PM
You have to fit the new safety to the sear before it will go in.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/lid=10309/guntechdetail/Building_A_1911___Part_VI

REAPER4206969
January 13, 2010, 11:53 PM
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t8/REAPER1911-A1/M1911Thumblockfit-1.jpg

gb6491
January 14, 2010, 01:53 AM
There's a good picture of the safety/sear interface in this thread that might be of some help: http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=231096
Regards,
Greg

Canuck-IL
January 14, 2010, 06:15 AM
More pics of the interface - last item "Trigger Parts" in this list...
http://www.m1911.org/technic_forum.htm
/Bryan

Drail
January 14, 2010, 06:56 AM
You can pretty much expect to do some repeated disassembly/reassembly and some fitting to most of the parts of a 1911 regardless of what the parts companies tell you.

highorder
January 14, 2010, 01:23 PM
A set of needle files, a black Sharpie marker, and some time.

It will fit. :)

REAPER4206969
January 14, 2010, 05:47 PM
+1...

REAPER4206969
January 14, 2010, 08:47 PM
Did you fix it? Keep us updated.

jfh
January 14, 2010, 08:50 PM
If you don't have it, buy a copy of the Kuehnhausen (sp?) manual--and, IIRC, Bill Wilson has a good CD on 1911 home 'smithing.

Jim H.

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