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1911 modification

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by patkeltx, Jan 13, 2010.

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  1. patkeltx

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    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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    Did you fit the safety lug to the sear yet?
     
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    No, I have made any changes to the new parts. Is there a site that provides instructions for this modification?
     
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    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.
     
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    A set of needle files, a black Sharpie marker, and some time.

    It will fit. :)
     
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    Did you fix it? Keep us updated.
     
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    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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