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Absolutely ridiculous .....no recoil spring

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by IMTHDUKE, Aug 10, 2016.

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  1. IMTHDUKE

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    I hear all about how Kimbers are not up to par with Colt from so many, yet Kimber does have parts available. I have a Colt Defender made in 1999....need a recoil spring....none available on third party sites like Brownells, Midway, etc. Call Colt and they essentially tell me too bad...they can't get one.

    Ok....I ask if I can use a sub from a Kimber or other officers 1911. Of course, they don't know. So I need some help. Has anyone tried to use a Kimber or another recoil assembly in a Defender? Anyone have any advice on this issue. Thanks
     
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    WOLFF

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    Found one at Wolf....thanks

    Sorry for the rant...guess I was just surprised at how unhelpful and seemingly unconcerned Colt was.
     
  5. JTQ

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    Colt no longer sells parts. They used to, but not any more. Note the parts link on their website sends you to Brownell's and MidwayUSA http://www.colt.com/Shop-Colt

    As you've noted from the responses, Wolff Gunsprings as a source for recoil springs is such common knowledge, the Colt folks may have wondered why you were asking them.
     
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    W. C. Wolff Company rocks !
     
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    There's a good chance Wolff is Colt's OEM supplier for springs anyway.
     
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    Les Baer uses nothing but Wolff springs.
     
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    If they won't support customers of their pistols, why buy them?
     
  11. NWcityguy2

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    It's a replacement part on a 1911, use some perspective...
     
  12. Confederate

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    Wolff seems the way to go when it comes to putting a spring in your step.

    For those looking for hard to find parts for their guns, call Jack's First gun shop at 605-343-9544. I have an old Interarms Rossi .38 that needed a new firing pin. Jack's can't get the part because it's no longer made, so it makes the part itself. If you keep a Rossi on hand in your bugout bag, having a few spare parts may be a good idea. (S&W 60 parts won't work.)

    Shipping can be steep for small orders, so it's best to consolidate what you need.
     
  13. Bullseye

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    Here's the Wolff part
    Colt Defender 45 ACP
    STOCK NUMBER 54119
    Factory Standard 19.0 lbs
     
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