Removing ILS


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lono
May 15, 2011, 02:52 PM
Bought a new Springfield loaded 9mm 1911 yesterday. Has anyone removed the ILS locking system and replaced the mainspring housing with a regular one?

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gbelleh
May 15, 2011, 02:56 PM
I did it to an old Springfield GI I used to have. It's pretty easy. I don't enjoy tinkering with things, so if I can do it, anyone can.

bigfatdave
May 15, 2011, 03:21 PM
http://www.springfield-armory.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=21_29

considering that the ILS is part of a standard-size mainspring housing kit, it should be an easy swap.

(and as an aside, the "ILS locking system" is redundant, like "ATM teller machine" or "PIN identification number" ... this message brought to you from the redundant department of redundancy, we're here to assist you with help)

lono
May 15, 2011, 03:24 PM
http://www.springfield-armory.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=21_29

considering that the ILS is part of a standard-size mainspring housing kit, it should be an easy swap.

(and as an aside, the "ILS locking system" is redundant, like "ATM teller machine" or "PIN identification number" ... this message brought to you from the redundant department of redundancy, we're here to assist you with help)
Just making sure readers understood the ILS abbreviation.

K9american
May 15, 2011, 03:25 PM
Is "BigFat" redundant Dave? :D

JDGray
May 15, 2011, 06:27 PM
You can also just replace the guts, and retain the MSH. The original style mainspring is longer and lighter than the ILS parts, and helps with the trigger pull.

mbopp
May 15, 2011, 06:31 PM
You can replace the whole MSH or just the guts. Here's a sticky from the 1911 forum:

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=135279

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