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1911 Triggers replaced

bruchibruchi Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
Was JMB involved in the changes made between the series 70 and series 80, I gather this as not the case?

So it took me couple of hours to swap the triggers on my buddy's Sig Sauer 1911's. Thanks to those that gave me the pointers!

First 1911 had a metal frame so a magnet helped not only to hold that really tough part, sort of an inverted L that goes on the same pin that holds the sear, but it was one on a retractable handle so it helped hold the gun at an angle which made easier dealing with it, I was also able to lean a very small AAA powered flashlight where the leaf spring rests, still not so easy to manage with sausage fingers!

Second gun took a piece of tape to hold the mentioned L shaped part damned thing has a "plastic" frame making the magnet useless, but it got done.

Of course one is a Government model and the other a Commander and I managed to mix up the recoil springs, that was a lot of additional fun!

Have I mentioned I hate short recoil rods on 1911's?

It was a good learning experience doing one right after the other, now I feel a lot more confident when it comes to "gunsmithing" 1911's, s in the future I will be buying the stones to work on lowering the hammer and REPLACEMENT PARTS in case I go overboard.

What stones should I get fr this, I suppose the sear and the hammer are the parts to be stoned, anything else, is oil needed?
If this post is non welcomed, I can always give you a recipe for making "tostones".


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