Springfield's have firing pin safety?


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Otony
January 15, 2004, 01:48 PM
A friend and I were "discussing" the merits of the various 1911's on the market. He claims that his Springfield (now sold) had a firing pin safety. I was of the opinion that Springfield only uses the locking mainspring housing as their addition to JMB's design, but I suspect I may be wrong.

So, other than the mainspring housing, is the Springfield straight Browning? And if there is a added safety, what form does it take.

Please.......?

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Master Blaster
January 15, 2004, 01:54 PM
Springfield has the ILS with a key for the Mainspring Housing.

They passed the Ca drop test without a FP safety by making the FP safer.

The FP in a new springfield is titanium, and has an extrapower FP spring.

Otony
January 15, 2004, 02:03 PM
I rather thought that was the case, but he claimed that he had a "transitional" version, that was before the locking mainspring housing. In all honesty, that seemed to recall a dim memory in my antiquated brainpan.

I think we are just two old farts who suffer from CRS:D

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