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Springfield's have firing pin safety?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Otony, Jan 15, 2004.

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  1. Otony

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    A friend and I were "discussing" the merits of the various 1911's on the market. He claims that his Springfield (now sold) had a firing pin safety. I was of the opinion that Springfield only uses the locking mainspring housing as their addition to JMB's design, but I suspect I may be wrong.

    So, other than the mainspring housing, is the Springfield straight Browning? And if there is a added safety, what form does it take.

    Please.......?
     
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    Springfield has the ILS with a key for the Mainspring Housing.

    They passed the Ca drop test without a FP safety by making the FP safer.

    The FP in a new springfield is titanium, and has an extrapower FP spring.
     
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    I rather thought that was the case, but he claimed that he had a "transitional" version, that was before the locking mainspring housing. In all honesty, that seemed to recall a dim memory in my antiquated brainpan.

    I think we are just two old farts who suffer from CRS:D
     
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