Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by John Holbrook, Oct 29, 2006.
Photos courtesy of John Holbrook.
Your friendly neighborhood Tuner
What'd you do to your gun for those pictures, man?
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.
>Question - if the sear should break, does the thuimb safety block the hammer from falling?<
shield20...No. It will slow it a little...depending on how positively the plunger engages the safety...but it won't stop it.
Thanks for posting. As Tuner says.. it would take all night to explain what your pictures show.
Keep it up...
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.
This should be a sticky!~Nathan
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.
Thumb Safety 101
Another lesson learned. Thank you, John.
I have a set of hobby files with 5 different shapes, would that be suitable?
[EDIT]Apparently the round shape is correct[/EDIT]
The afore mentioned safeties on a 1911 are correct unless you install a Cylinder & Slide Safety Fast Shooting System. See their web site for details on the operations.
Thats a very cool, clear, simple way to show how it works.
Ambidextrous safety removal
You seem to be very knowledgable on this subject so I have a question. I'm trying to remove a S&W 1911 ambi safety and don't know how to get it out. I have most everything else out but the grip safety, hammer, and sear/disconnector. and of course the trigger. Can you help me? This ambi safety is driving me nuts.
Thanks for any information you may have.
Thanks for the help. I really appreciate it. Sorry for the late reply, I have been out of town for a few days.
Any other ideas?
1911 ambi safety
My hat is off to you sir. I just wasn't puttin' enough elbow grease into the job. I did exactly what you said and it came off no problem.
Thanks again for your help.
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