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Posted: 9/24/2001 10:22:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2001 10:40:06 PM EST
Well at least it isn't a Series 80 with that firing pin block crap. They made me completely strip down and clean a Colt 1911 series 80 and the damn firing pin disconnect parts wouldn't stay still when I tried to install the thumb safety. Took me 1/2 hour just to get that thing back together again. Did you ever notice that Springfield uses 9mm firing pins in their 1911s?
Link Posted: 9/24/2001 11:05:49 PM EST
me thinks you went a little too far with the field strippin now put on a blindfold or turn off the lights and try to put that gun back together in the dark [:D]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 8:52:07 AM EST
I detail strip mine every so often (measured in years) and wash them with simple green and water. Then dry, lightly oil, and reassmble. That prevents any oily crud from building up. Got the technique from the American Gunsmith Guild videos.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 8:54:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: Well at least it isn't a Series 80 with that firing pin block crap. They made me completely strip down and clean a Colt 1911 series 80 and the damn firing pin disconnect parts wouldn't stay still when I tried to install the thumb safety. Took me 1/2 hour just to get that thing back together again. Did you ever notice that Springfield uses 9mm firing pins in their 1911s?
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I thought you could just throw away the 'extra parts' in the series 80? [smoke]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 8:56:34 AM EST
It aint clean until the passes the white glove test. Let's see the gloves?
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 8:57:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2001 8:57:15 AM EST by ECS]
Normally I find you don't need to detail strip if you. (1) field strip (2) hose down everything with Gunscrubber (3) drink beer / smoke while Gunscrubber evaporates. (4) hose down with Aerosol Can of CLP (5) drink/smoke again (6) wipe off and reassemble. No worries [:D]
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 9:11:02 AM EST
Is that beaver-tail aftermarket, or did it some from the factory?
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 9:16:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 9:34:03 AM EST
You need an extended mag release for that pup.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 9:45:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By ECS: I thought you could just throw away the 'extra parts' in the series 80? [smoke]
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I would have gotten yelled at for ruining the collector's value of the gun if I did that.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 10:05:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By Imbroglio:
Originally Posted By ECS: I thought you could just throw away the 'extra parts' in the series 80? [smoke]
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I would have gotten yelled at for ruining the collector's value of the gun if I did that.
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80 Series Colt pistols have collector values!?!
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 10:13:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: Well at least it isn't a Series 80 with that firing pin block crap. They made me completely strip down and clean a Colt 1911 series 80 and the damn firing pin disconnect parts wouldn't stay still when I tried to install the thumb safety. Took me 1/2 hour just to get that thing back together again. Did you ever notice that Springfield uses 9mm firing pins in their 1911s?
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I found it was easier if you hold the frame upside down ¿¿¿.... p.s. I didnt know taking the 1911 down that far voided the warranty
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 10:22:05 AM EST
Now put it in the diswasher!
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:18:56 PM EST
Looks like they're putting beavertail gripsaftey and commander hammer on these now. Cool.
Link Posted: 9/25/2001 2:52:20 PM EST
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