AMT 1911 Hardballer, hammer fallows slide when slide slams into battery
My new to me AMT 1911 Hardballer, hammer fallows slide when slide slams into battery. Also hammer falls when safety is engaged, trigger pulled(I can hear light click) and when safety disengages hammer falls and gun fires. I can pull hammer fully back and release it and it doesn't fall. I took the gun apart and found sear being worn out with the little hook under engaging surface, protruding arm of the grip safety was welded and filed and is longer than my original Colt. I even installed the Colt part and it does it the same. Looks like I have to invest in new sear and disconnector. Any ideas?
Hammer looks good and it seams nobody fingered it
Can't help you, but I sold an Auto MagII which was maybe the most poorly manufactured gun I ever owned.
Go to the 1911 forum and look for 1911Smith.
He may know.
AMT 1911's aren't worth putting a lot of $$$ into as the metallurgy and overall QC of the guns were lacking in many aspects.
If the hammer is following the slide you have insufficient/improper hammer hook to sear engagement. If the hammer falls after pulling the trigger and then releasing the safety the safety has been fitted incorrectly.
You need to have a qualified 1911 smith examine your gun.
I've ordered Brown's Match Sear, Perfect disconnector and Wilson's Bullet proof sear spring , installed it today and everything is OK. No more hammer fallowing the slide, thumb safety works. Trigger is not super smooth yet but is getting there.
Good luck with the AMT. I had purchased a hardballer years ago because I thought it looked good in the dealers case. I took it to the range and it would not fire more than one round before jamming. I got so pissed off that I turned around and gave it to my father. He spent weeks with the dremel polishing the piece of crap and it ended up shooting pretty well. I couldnt believe that they would let this leave the factory this way. Then I found out that they went belly up. Guess I know why...
After fixing it I put about 200 rounds; 50 factory and the rest hand loads with HP plated bullets. I had few hang ups but mostly with HPs but had no problem with hammer fallow. It would be greatly improved if the mag catch hole was drilled correctly. All my mags hang about 1mm below the frame. I found that Brownells has mag catch which will rise the mag higher.
EGW also has them, if Brownells is out-