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Springfield Armory 1911 A1 Trigger

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by selinoid44, Oct 14, 2009.

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  1. selinoid44

    selinoid44 Member

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    Brand new out of the box and the trigger is consistently pulling at 7.5 lbs.
    What can I do to adjust this trigger or does it have an adjustment ?
     
  2. Nugilum

    Nugilum Member

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    I had a beaver-tail installed on my SA WWII GI 1911-A1, and the gunsmith did a trigger job on it for free.

    I would recommend a gunsmith who specializes in 1911's. But definitely do it! It's worth the money!!
     
  3. skipsan

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    I bought a SA Mil-Spec about a year ago, and the trigger pull was in excess of 8 lbs out of the box. Spec for that model as well as the G.I. and Loaded Models is 5-6lbs. A call to Springfield Customer Service and the pistol was off to SA to get the trigger reworked to spec, all at their expense. The entire process took exactly three weeks. The work sheet claimed they replaced the sear and disconnector and sear spring. Aside from being without the pistol for three weeks, the process was pretty painless.
     
  4. Drail

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    Trigger work is not a user adjustable feature. Send it back or take it to a good pistolsmith.
     
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    See if there is a small allen-head screw in the face of the trigger.

    If so, it is an over-travel stop and may be adjusted too close.

    Back it off 1/2 turn and try it.

    Probably not the cause, but it is the first thing to try before sending it back.

    rc
     
  6. Shawn.L

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    its easy to bring the pull weight down.

    strip the gun.
    take off the mainspring housing. underneath you will see a 3 leaf spring. The middle leaf is the spring the trigger must press against. bend it back just a wee bit away from the trigger.

    reassemble and dry fire. make sure the trigger resets, if you go too far it wont have the strength to reset. Take it with the slide locked back and hold down the trigger, drop the slide while pushing the gun forward HARD. Make sure the hammer doesnt fall.

    trigger work that fits the sear better in the search of a cleaner break is best done by a competent gunsmith, but some adjustment of pull weight is pretty easy and can be done at home. Just make sure to function check without ammo first, check all your safetys, and the first time you shoot it just load 2 in the mag a few times.
     
  7. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    The hammer should not follow the slide without the trigger pressed either.

    That is the test you should perform, not with the trigger held back.

    rc
     
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