Hammer strut Springfield 2002 1911 broken carry gun.

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by txgho1911, Mar 15, 2008.

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  1. txgho1911

    txgho1911 Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    To focus on this without a resurrected thread. I am starting this as this was a carry gun that failed while shooting and continued to work for some shots.
    Springfield 1911 SS loaded base model from a 2002 Imbel lot broke a hammer strut from the lower thin end.
    Hammer strut pin was not staked.
    I found this thread searching for "broken, strut, 1911". So this would be first and only thread on this. Another how to thread of Tuner's also showed up. Replacement came from a spares kit I got from Numrich. Got two sets so thats one set whittled down.

    Posted on another board:
    Tonight I am not working for speed. I just wanted to get all the hits in. 2nd stage my pistol broke and I had a FTF and hard time racking. Magazines are suddenly pretty stiff getting out. I keep shooting to the end of the stage and go to the safe table to check this piece out. I rack and look. Slide sticks with the disconnecter frozen. I look at the magwell and it looks like the flat spring is twisted and rolled up. Kaput for this pistol tonight. rhino loans me a nice shooter and I finish the night out. I made a note on my score card about my hero.

    At home I start to work on the piece in the light. Spring did not roll or fold. Hammer strut broke where it thins for the mainspring housing. Racking without a mag pushed the partial strut pieces through the spring leafs and froze the disconnecter.
  2. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    May 22, 2003
    Lexington,North Carolina...or thereabouts
    Order an OEM Colt hammer strut from Brownells factory parts catalog. Problem solved.
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