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Posted: 9/27/2005 6:05:12 AM EDT

so, just recently 1911 number two came home with me. 1911 was only about a month old, so it's not quite as bad as BRD, but it's close.

i realized however, that i am tragically short on two things. mags, and spare parts. i like to keep a full stash of spare parts and mags for ALL of my weapons.

i've decided on Wilson 47D's for my mags, but i don't really know what i should have on hand for spare parts.

so help me out guys. tell me what i NEED to have on hand. what are the high breakage parts that i can't be without?

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:24:49 AM EDT
Although I keep atleast 1 complete set of spare parts for my individual firearms, for the 1911 I'd want:

firing pin
barrel link
recoil spring (same weight as your running)

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:27:38 AM EDT
+1 on the above.

Possibly add in a firing pin spring
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:38:48 AM EDT

that's pretty much what i had figured as the "bare minimums".

what is the typical life-span/should i have extra: hammer, firing pin stop, slide stop?

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 3:17:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 5:10:31 AM EDT
I would add the slide stop. When FP stops break, they almost always crack in one corner, and they keep on functioning. You can have a spare since they are cheap, but it's not super critical to replace them immediately when they break.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:03:24 PM EDT
I would have a new barrel bushing on hand as well.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:23:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 4:30:56 PM EDT by AJohnston]
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:38:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AJohnston:
Without trying to sort out anyone’s potential problems with poorly cast or MIM parts, with a good quality 1911 that is going to see a lot of rounds here’s all the spare parts one will likely need...

- Recoil springs
- Firing pin springs
- Slide stop
- Firing pin stop
- Extractor
- Firing pin

These parts will keep 99.9999% of the quality 1911s running for many 10s of thousands of rounds.

I agree, and for springs, might I suggest Wolff? Excellent springs and you can buy direct from the folks there. Talked with the owner there once when I called about a spring weight. He was a very helpful gent and I appreciated his help.
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