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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

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    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

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    Order an OEM Colt hammer strut from Brownells factory parts catalog. Problem solved.
     
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