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1911 grip safety replacement

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by slugcatcher, Dec 8, 2004.

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  1. slugcatcher

    slugcatcher Member

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    Ok. If I'm not using the correct terms please forgive my 1911 ignorance. I have a Remington Rand 1911 that belonged to my father. The grip safety doesn't function. It flops around with no resistance whatsoever. However, nothing rattles in the grip. I can only assume that the spring was removed. How much of a pain is this going to be to replace? Is it complicated enough that I have to take it to a smith? I am slightly mechanically inclined as I have installed a target trigger in my Ruger MKII with no problems.
     
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    Floppy Grip Safety

    Howdy Slugcatcher, and welcome aboard.

    It's possible that the right leg of the sear spring is missing, but since a single, tri-function leaf spring controls the grip safety, sear and/trigger/disconnect
    reset functions...if it was missing, the gun wouldn't function at all.

    Now for the good news.

    Since I have a deep affection for all USGI 1911s , I'll send a sear spring to you and walk you through the replacement procedure...by phone if need be.
    If you can assemble a model airplane, you're over-qualified to do the replacement. Send me a PM with an address and it's out the door tomorrow.

    Standin' by...
     
  3. slugcatcher

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    :D Address sent. Thanks for your help!
     
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