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1911 question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Monkeybear, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Monkeybear

    Monkeybear Participating Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    How hard is it exactly to replace and fit a hammer and grip safety on a 1911? I have a new GI 1911 on the way and I was thinking about replacing those parts later on down the road. I have no real tools besides a couple of screw drivers and a couple of hammers(I live in an apt). What exactly would it take or me to do these things myself or should I just leave it to a gunsmith?
  2. KHawk

    KHawk New Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    West/Central Illinois
    I'm also working on a project 1911. I replaced the long-spur hammer with a commander style 3 months ago. It wasn't difficult, but you will need a very fine file and a hone is recommended to fit the hammer properly. I have not done my grip safety, actually don't intend to replace it.

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