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Les Monolith sear and hammer problem

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Florea, Jan 10, 2012.

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  1. Florea

    Florea Member

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    Replacing Cylinder and Slide hammer sear spring and sear in Les Monolith I found that hammer could not engage sear. It keeps follow a slide to half cock when release the slide (even in a very slowly release). I do not know how to fix it.
     
  2. Drail

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    If the gun has an overtravel set screw in the trigger back it out a couple of turns. Make sure the sear spring is installed correctly. Try holding the trigger back all the way and then racking the slide and hold the trigger back, does it hold full cock then? After doing this let the trigger back out, do you feel/hear the disconector reset? Sears and hammers are not drop in parts. They have to be fitted to each other and the thumb safety is then fitted to the sear. Why did you replace the sear? Was there a problem with it?
     
  3. Florea

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    When I installed an original Les hammer back it functions well with Cylinder and Slide sear, sear spring and dicconnector. It seems like a Les slide could not push C&S hammer to the engage position. With out slide I can cock the hammer to engage position and a trigger works well. The reason why I want to replace Les parts with the C&S parts is a severely trigger creep.
     
  4. Drail

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    You cannot overcome creep by changing parts. The hammer and sear need to be mated to each other in regard to angle and depth of engagement. Any time a trigger group part is changed it affects the way the part interacts with several other parts. You can either put it back the way it was or have someone who understands 1911 trigger work to adjust the engagement and angles on the sear/hammer. And after that is done your thumb safety will probably not work anymore. "Drop in" trigger jobs are a crap shoot, it may make it better , it may make it worse, or it may cause serious problems. Be very careful as it is all too easy to end up with a gun that will double, triple, or go full auto if you don't know what you're doing.
     
  5. rcmodel

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    A $2000 dollar Les Baer Monolith with a creepy factory trigger has to be about as rare as a Unicorn.

    Sounds like somebody already dinked with it, before you started dinking with it.

    I'd suggest you find a good pistol smith who knows how to work on 1911's.

    Or send it back to Les Baer for a complete going over.

    Yea! That's the ticket!

    rc
     
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