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How 1911 safetys work...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by John Holbrook, Oct 29, 2006.

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  1. John Holbrook

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  2. BigG

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    Thanks for the clear lesson, John. :)
     
  3. shield20

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    Question - if the sear should break, does the thuimb safety block the hammer from falling?
     
  4. PhillyGlocker

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    Great pics of how the 1911 safety system works.:)
     
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    Good picture, they do help with understanding how the various safeties work.

    What'd you do to your gun for those pictures, man? :D
     
  6. 1911Tuner

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    Excellent Pictures John, and thank you VERY much! A man would wear out a keyboard tryin' to describe what you just showed us with those cutaways.:cool:

    The question:

    >Question - if the sear should break, does the thuimb safety block the hammer from falling?<
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    shield20...No. It will slow it a little...depending on how positively the plunger engages the safety...but it won't stop it.
     
  7. Iggy

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    John,

    Thanks for posting. As Tuner says.. it would take all night to explain what your pictures show.

    Keep it up...
     
  8. Spartacus451

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    Excellent photos

    Thank you for posting, I am going to attempt to fit a new safety in a few days, and that really helped me visualize the surfaces I am working with.
     
  9. hurrakane212

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    hey

    This should be a sticky!~Nathan
     
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    Thanks John, but did you really have to cut away the sideplate just for these pictures?!?
     
  11. Coronach

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    He has a 1911 that has been cut away for display purposes.

    Mike
     
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    Thank you John! Do you mind if this picture is distributed as needed?
     
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    Anybody noticed that it also shows a very good view of a secondary/breakaway angle on the sear?

    If nobody objects, I'm gonna copy and sticky this one on the smithing forum.
     
  14. Bazooka Joe71

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    Wow John, I hate to sound like a broken record, but those are fantastic pictures to show how the 1911 safetys work!

    Thanks alot
     
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