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Posted: 11/4/2009 5:15:39 PM EST
So how important is the plunger?

Will the pistol still function without one?

Yea....I lost mine...but I blame the kitty.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:20:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By RebFootCav:
So how important is the plunger?

Will the pistol still function without one?

Yea....I lost mine...but I blame the kitty.


Replacement plungers are available from Brownells and Midway.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:32:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:
Originally Posted By RebFootCav:
So how important is the plunger?

Will the pistol still function without one?

Yea....I lost mine...but I blame the kitty.


Replacement plungers are available from Brownells and Midway.


Oh I understand that.

I cheeped out and thought I would find one at the gunshow..(shipping and all)

Well I did, I found a no-name brand that I''ve been trying to sand down to fit in the recess.

And while I am, making progress, I'm just wondering iffin the bastige is really necessary.

mechanically speaking of course.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:48:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 5:49:17 PM EST by foxherb53]
I think that if you remove the plunger and spring from the slide the pistol will still function. You can test it by pushing on the firing pin and seeing if it protrudes enough on the bolt face of the slide to strike a primer when you have your finger over the firing pin hole.

ETA; I'd leave the linkage in the frame.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:53:15 PM EST
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=49&t=84986&page=1
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:14:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By foxherb53:
I think that if you remove the plunger and spring from the slide the pistol will still function. You can test it by pushing on the firing pin and seeing if it protrudes enough on the bolt face of the slide to strike a primer when you have your finger over the firing pin hole.

ETA; I'd leave the linkage in the frame.


Thank you.

This is pretty much what I was thinking. I just was wanting a reassuring nod that the old design will still function without the new wave oddities.

Thanks for the link 1911smith.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:52:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 7:53:40 AM EST by wtchdr4011]
Originally Posted By foxherb53:
I think that if you remove the plunger and spring from the slide the pistol will still function. You can test it by pushing on the firing pin and seeing if it protrudes enough on the bolt face of the slide to strike a primer when you have your finger over the firing pin hole.

ETA; I'd leave the linkage in the frame.


If you ditch the plunger and spring in the slide you must also remove the 2 pieces in the frame. The leg that pushes the plunger can move far enough to enter the hole in the slide. Brownells sells the frame slot filler cheap.http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=13121/Product/1911_AUTO_FRAME_SLOT_BLANK
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