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    its been so long since i actualy bought a new 1911 pattern pistol i did not even consider locks hell i onthink i ly have one pistol with a lock and its a tarus 9mm revolver


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    AETEC extractor.

    Wolff spring kit.

    Brown/STI extended safety (if you like them- I usually thin the paddle down with a Dremel so that it is longer, but not really wider than stock).

    New hammer and sear, if yours have some miles, and you want a real "GASP!" trigger job.

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    OD -- thanks - never had a problem, so didn't think of lighter hammer strike. I work with the guy who bought that gun from me, so I'll see if he wants a "regular" hammer strut.
    Must be a 1911 thing -- Gideon's asking about what mods to do and many of us with 1911s have bins full of parts stashed everyplace. I hope I leave my next one stock. (Of course, I hope my next one says Ed Brown on the slide, too.)

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    Oh yeah, I'd love to have a Brown one of these days.

    many of us with 1911s have bins full of parts stashed everyplace
    Once again you are correct sir, only my early ones are factory stock.
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    Mainspring Housing

    I would go with the Smith & Alexander Combination Flat Checkered mainspring housing & funneled magazine well. I just put one on my Combat Commander. Very Nice!
    That is a quality unit that you sure can install yourself.
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    Kimber Ultra Carry in Stainless? Or a lightweight blued one is slightly cheaper. Most of what you're talking about is already done with the gun.
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